NICHES Land Trust Summer 2023 Stewardship Positions

NICHES Land Trust is hiring two Seasonal Stewards for Summer 2023!


NICHES is a non-profit organization based in Lafayette, IN that focuses on preserving and restoring native ecosystems. NICHES stewards 4,000 acres throughout 13 counties in North Central Indiana. Seasonal Stewards will be paid $15 / hour to assist with land stewardship projects and outreach activities. You will spend part of the summer working with our land stewards to learn and implement a variety of ecological restoration techniques like invasive plant removal, rare plant conservation, herbicide application, native plant propagation, and trail maintenance to improve ecosystem health at nature preserves. Season Stewards will also attend and help facilitate public volunteer/outreach events like local creek cleanups and the Summer Nature Camp program designed to help expose local children (ages 11-14) to the natural world around them. Much of the work will be physically taxing ‘in the field’ and you will broaden your conservation skillset. You should expect to work in a variety of weather conditions and be prepared to communicate with a diversity of organizational volunteers/supporters. Experience with plants and restoration techniques is appreciated but training will be provided. The ability to work with others respectfully and be committed to learning is required.

To apply, please answer the following questions and email your responses and a copy of your resume to Sam Cody (

Application Deadline: March 10, 2023

  1. Name/address/contact info.
  2. Summer availability (please include anticipated start and end dates).
  3. Do you have access to housing and transportation for the summer? (This is not a requirement, see below)
  4. What is your experience with plant identification?
  5. What skills/experiences do you hope to attain through this position?

Funding is available for up to 40 hours/week for up to 12 weeks. NICHES may be ­able to provide housing if needed. The expectation is an average of 30-40 hours/week for a minimum of 9 weeks. We are willing to accommodate your schedule (summer school, family responsibilities, etc.). NICHES is a member-based organization that knows diversity is vital to life. Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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