Bull Run Mountains Conservancy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 to protect the Bull Run Mountains through education, research, and stewardship. The Conservancy is located in Broad Run, Virginia, about 3 miles west of the town of Haymarket and about 25 miles from Washington, D.C.
We are currently seeking a part-time Naturalist and a part-time resident Resource Manager.
Our Naturalist position entails a combination of environmental education programming and development, scientific field studies, and administrative work. Applicants must have a good grasp of natural history and biological concepts, and a willingness to constantly develop as a professional naturalist. Communication skills are extremely important. Experience in education and field studies desired. Computer experience in database programs, publisher programs, and spreadsheets is needed. It is a 20 hour a week position with a salary of $15,000-$20,000 per year, depending on experience.
Our Natural Resource Manager (or Managers) will live in the Mountain House, at the foot of the Bull Run Mountains. The Manager's primary responsibility is to be a presence in the natural area while maintaining the trails and monitoring their use. Other duties include cleaning and maintenance of the Mountain House and grounds, participation in some BRMC programs and research, and general support of BRMC goals. These duties require approximately 12 hours per week, and will be in exchange for free rent (utilities not included). The two-bedroom residence is the bottom floor of the Mountain House (offices are upstairs) and has its own entrance. There are stone floors, a large storage room, washer/dryer, and space outside for gardening. This is an ideal position for a mature college or graduate student, for an active retired person, or for anyone who has some free time and would like to live a bit closer to nature and help preserve our environment.
Both positions are available mid-August 2010 and potentially can be filled by a single individual. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Michael Kieffer, Executive Director, Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, P.O. Box 210, Broad Run, VA 20137 or to info(at)brmconservancy.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis up until September 1, 2010. You can also call Michael at (703) 753-2631, or inquire at the main entrance of the Mountain House weekdays 9 a.m to 4 p.m. For more information about the Conservancy visit our web site at www.brmconservancy.org .