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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 supervising groups of high school interns during fieldwork and managing woodland restoration projects. 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 your cover letter and resume to Applications received by March 31, 2024 will be given preference.

Specific Duties

  • Lead a crew of 6-8 interns in field work, data collection, team building and educational activities.
  • Work with Youth Programs Coordinator and other Wave Hill staff to develop a restoration plan and manage its implementation.
  • Maintain an open, friendly and productive dynamic within the crew of interns.
  • 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 including:

  • Paid training from June 18 to 21 and from June 25 to 28, 2024 from 10AM to 3PM
  • From July 1 through August 16, 2024, Monday through Friday weekly summer program schedule of 35 hours, with an hour lunch break
  • Hourly pay rate of $18.00 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