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Bernheim Forest
Visitor Services / Café Staff Person
Seeking a part-time sales, visitor services and café person who can become a part
of an evolving environmentally friendly atmosphere. Knowledge of Bernheim
Forest and sustainable initiatives is desired. Must be an outgoing, friendly
person, with a great personality, experience in customer service,
food service and sales.
Position is part-time requiring at least 3-4 days per week, including Saturday,
Sunday and holidays.

Please submit applications to:
Lorie Messer
Bernheim Human Resources
P. O. Box 130, 2499 Clermont Road
Clermont, KY 40110
Call or come visit  to receive an application 

Natural Areas Internship

Begin Date: start date negotiable                  End Date: start date negotiable

Duration (weeks):12 Hours per week:40

Duties & activities:Interns will work with Bernheim staff assisting with restoration and management of the 14,378 acre Bernheim Forest. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in wildlife restoration and monitoring projects, invasive exotic species removal projects, maintenance and monitoring of ongoing restoration projects, threatened and endangered species monitoring and management, GPS/GIS mapping, and assisting with Bernheim events or programming. Field trips, workshops, and seminars are offered when available.

Recommended background or skills:Bernheim Natural Areas Intern Program is open to all students with a passion for stewardship of natural areas. Preference is given to applicants with an interest in pursuing a career in ecology, biology, wildlife management, botany, or related disciplines.

Required background or skills:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Lack of experience may be substituted with education and a strong willingness to learn.

1) An understanding of ecosystem processes and land management principles. Interns should be committed to practicing responsible and effective land stewardship.

2) Ability to communicate, work, live, and function effectively within a team of interns.

3) Familiarity with operation and use of vehicle with standard transmissions, herbicide spray tanks, chippers, chainsaws, string trimmers, leaf blowers and hand tools.

4) Ability to work with minimal supervision in remote areas in proximity to wildlife. This position involves traversing difficult terrain, ticks, chiggers, and oftentimes wet feet. Good boots are essential.

Compensation:On site lodging provided

Vehicle required: Yes

On-site lodging available: Yes

Other information:Bernheim Forest is a 14,378 acre protected area in the knobs of Kentucky.

Number of positions: 2

Contact:Andrew Berry, Bernheim Forest Manager

Address:PO Box 130

City/State/Zip:Clermont, KY 40110

Email:aberry@bernheim.org

Phone:502-955-8512

 

Horticulture Internship

Department:   Horticulture

Bernheim is the Official Arboretum of Kentucky and one of the largest protected natural areas in the state. The Arboretum contains a diverse collection of woody plants that includes some 6,000 accessioned trees and shrubs displayed in a landscape setting on some 600 acres. Signature collections include important generic collections (Ilex, Cornus, Viburnum, Acer, Quercus, Magnolia, and Malus), conifers, and native habitat display areas (prairie, glade, savanna, and cypress-tupelo swamp). The 12,000 – acre research forest is managed for the protection of native species and natural communities. Bernheim is located approximately 20 miles south of Louisville.

Summary Responsibilities include assisting Bernheim staff and volunteers with collections and grounds maintenance, nursery and greenhouse production, and educational program development. Duties include, but are not limited to planting, weeding, string trimming, pruning, mulching, watering, propagating plants, assisting in invasive exotic species removal, and participating in plant evaluations and other research projects. Field trips and seminars are offered. Interns are encouraged to complete a project during their internship, one of benefit to Bernheim and related to the intern’s area of interest. Projects will depend on program needs and season.

This is a twelve week, full time position.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bernheim’s Horticulture Intern Program is open to all students who study horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, forestry, conservation biology, environmental sciences or related disciplines and who are willing to advance their knowledge through practical hands-on work experience. Bernheim seeks reliable and hard-working candidates.

Familiarity with operation and use of vehicles with standard transmissions, trenchers, herbicide spray tanks, irrigation equipment, rototillers, chainsaws, chippers, string trimmers, leaf blowers and hand tools is helpful. Interest in arboretum collections management and conservation horticulture is beneficial. Position involves use of herbicides, performing physically demanding work in various weather conditions and working around poison ivy, stinging insects, ticks, snakes, mud and brush. Interns must be in good physical condition and able to lift 40 pounds.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Lorie Messer
Bernheim Human Resources
P. O. Box 130, 2499 Clermont Road
Clermont, KY 40110
lmesser@bernheim.org