Lead Tackle Buyback Intern, Moultonborough New Hampshire

Loon Preservation Committee
Moultonborough, NH
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$12.50/hour, 20 hours per week. Communal housing is available. Mileage is reimbursed at the federal rate of $0.65/mile.
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Job Title: Lead Tackle Buyback Intern Location: Based in Moultonborough, NH. Will include travel throughout New Hampshire. Position Dates: April 15—September 29, 2023. Start date flexible. Compensation: $12.50/hour, 20 hours per week. Communal housing available. Mileage reimbursed at $0.65/mile. Application deadline: Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. About Us: The Loon Preservation Committee’s mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the larger natural world. Since our founding in 1975, we have worked to restore New Hampshire’s threatened Common Loon population through a multi-faceted approach consisting of monitoring, management, research, and public education. Position Summary: LPC’s groundbreaking Lead Tackle Buyback Program was the first of its kind in the nation. The program seeks to substantively reduce Common Loon mortalities from lead poisoning resulting from the ingestion of lead fishing tackle by incentivizing anglers to make the switch from toxic lead fishing tackle to non-toxic alternatives. Educating the public about the threat that lead tackle poses to loons and other wildlife is a major focus of the program. Working with LPC’s Volunteer and Outreach Biologist and Executive Director, the Lead Tackle Buyback Intern will help to facilitate all aspects of the program, including recruiting new participating tackle shops, communications with tackle shops, program advertising, and partnership building. Major Responsibilities: • Assist supervising staff in recruiting new participating retail locations • Maintain communications with participating tackle shops through in-person visits, phone calls, and/or email. • Arrange program publicity, including soliciting and helping to evaluate advertising proposals from radio stations and updating print and social media ads periodically • Solicit partnerships with local lake associations, planning commissions, and transfer stations to provide additional opportunities for responsible lead tackle disposal • Assist with tabling events related to the Lead Tackle Buyback Program • Other Lead Tackle Buyback-related activities as directed Ideal start date is in early to mid-April 2023, but that is negotiable. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Candidate Requirements: This is a public-facing position that requires strong interpersonal and writing skills. The position requires an individual who is driven, outgoing, engaging, organized, and passionate about wildlife and conservation. Because this position requires travel to locations throughout the state, a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is a must. Experience with or knowledge of fishing is preferred. To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to Caroline Hughes, care of chughes@loon.org. Please include “Lead Tackle Buyback Internship” in the email subject line.
Contact Person
Caroline Hughes
Contact Phone
(603)476-5555 x 19
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