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Forest Project

Youth Restoration Crew Leader

Comprehensive Leadership Responsibilities

Wave Hill is seeking candidates to lead crews of high school students participating in our Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) and Forest Project summer internship programs. Crew Leaders are responsible for managing a woodland restoration site, developing a restoration site plan with Wave Hill staff, and managing a crew of high school students as they implement the site plan. Crew Leaders report to the Youth Programs Coordinator to ensure goals are met and interns are working to their highest potential. Two weeks of paid orientation and training are provided.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to the email address below. Applications received by March 31, 2023, will be given preference.

Specific Duties

  • Work with Youth Programs Coordinator to develop a restoration plan for assigned woodland restoration site and manage its implementation.
  • Lead a crew of 6-7 interns in field work, data collection, team building and educational activities.
  • Maintain an open, friendly and productive dynamic within the crew.
  • Assist Wave Hill Staff with administrative duties, as well as planning for activities, special projects, and field studies.


  • Previous experience working with teenagers, leading groups of young people or managing group projects.
  • College-level coursework in one or more of the following areas: natural resources, ecology, plant science, environmental science or GIS.
  • Basic knowledge of forest restoration with eagerness and self-motivation to learn more as needed throughout the summer.
  • Ability to work outdoors with little supervision and to perform labor-intensive tasks.
  • Must be enthusiastic, organized, possess strong interpersonal skills and be flexible in handling different situations.
  • Experience as a youth intern at Wave Hill and/or a similar environmental institution is a plus.


Supervision will take place primarily in Wave Hill’s Woodlands and Ecology Building (only accessible by stairs). When outdoors, the Crew Leader should expect to traverse all of Wave Hill’s Woodlands, both on and off path.

Schedule and Salary

  • This is seasonal position includes:
  • Paid training from June 20 to 23 and from June 27 to 30, 2023 from 10AM to 3PM
  • From July 5 through August 18, 2023, Monday through Friday, weekly summer program schedule of 35 hours, with an hour lunch break
  • Hourly pay rateof $17.00 per hour

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wave Hill

Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Wave Hill is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact