Job Openings

Current positions available with Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Open positions: Whetzel Land Steward and Seasonal Event Assistant.

Whetzel Land Steward
The Whetzel Land Steward (Land Steward) will support various functions of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s (ASWP) Conservation Department, including Certified Backyard Habitat, land management, and Audubon Center for Native Plants. This is a 40 hour / week, seasonal position that will work Tuesdays – Saturdays from late April through early November, with a potential for extension.

Key duties will include:
•    Backyard Habitat Certification Program coordination, including site assessments, reporting, data tracking, scheduling, and communication (75%);
•    Restoration initiatives support including invasive plant management, site assessments, field data collection, restoration plantings, and leading volunteer events (20%); and
•    Special event, native plant nursery support, and other duties as assigned (5%).

•    Knowledge of native plants of Western Pennsylvania,
•    Willingness to work outdoors in varying conditions,
•    Experience conducting outreach activities and interacting with the public,
•    Experience with Word and Excel,
•    Positive attitude and a willingness to learn,
•    Transportation to Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve (BFNR), and
•    Valid Driver’s License.

•    ArcGIS, and
•    Experience with landscape design, habitat management, green stormwater infrastructure, data management, environmental education, and/or field work.

Compensation: $12.50/hour

Additional Details: This position will be based at BFNR in Fox Chapel, PA (just outside of Pittsburgh). The Land Steward must have transportation to get to BFNR. A company vehicle will be available for use to get to sites, as needed, during the work day.

To apply: Submit resume and letter of interest to Sarah Koenig, Conservation Director via email ( by March 31, 2020.
Seasonal Event Assistant

Position Summary:

The Seasonal Event Assistant is responsible for providing immediate assistance to Succop Nature Park staff in a variety of assigned tasks.  The Seasonal Event Assistant is expected to assist the staff to prepare and maintain the facilities, infrastructure and grounds in a safe and clean manner before, during and after events.  Requires weekend days and evenings. The employee reports directly to the Center Coordinator.  Beginning wage is $11.25/hour.

Primary Duties:

Facility Duties

Clean and disinfect restrooms

Clean event shelter, dispose of trash and recycling

Assist with Marcraig house cleaning and cleaning outside

Stock/replenish trash can liners, toiletries, etc. in all public areas. 


Ensure tables and chairs are clean and well-presented

Set-up tables and chairs as per event needs

Place signs, decorations, etc. as per event needs

Assist caterers with specific event set-up and clean-up

Assist with parking/traffic during events

Greet and assist guests as needed


Clean-up grounds to ensure area is event-ready

Clean-up patios, entrances, walkways and driveways

Other Duties

Other duties as directed by supervisor


The Seasonal Event Assistant is required to provide his/her own personal transportation to and from Succop Nature Park.

Background Check:

Criminal and child clearance background checks are required for all ASWP staff, interns
and volunteers

Substance abuse tests may be required

Physical Abilities:

Routinely required to carry equipment up to 25 lbs.

Routinely required to be on feet throughout the shift

Routinely required to safely operate a Gator all-terrain vehicle


All staff, interns and volunteers are required to review equipment safety standards
as they relate to their duties

Required to follow safety standards as outlined by supervisor


Expected to report to work as assigned and meet with supervisor as needed

Expected to work independently as assigned

Expected to deliver work standards appropriate to his/her abilities

Contact: Davlin Smith - or (724) 586-2591