Summer Employment with CFRU

We at the CFRU are looking for motivated Forest Research Technician Crew Members and Crew Leaders to assist in forest research projects throughout Maine in the summer of 2019. Field crew members will work with researchers on various projects critical to the productivity and management of the forests across Maine.

Forest Research Technicians are needed to perform a variety of field measurements throughout northern and western Maine. In addition to these duties, Crew Leaders will be responsible for crew productivity, safety, and data quality.

Work begins in late May or early June and continues through late August-early September, depending on your school schedule. Work weeks will be four 10-hour days, often in adverse conditions. Work at remote field sites may require tent camping.  Wages will start at $11/hr, and transportation is provided.

Applicants must have a strong work ethic, be in good physical condition, possess a valid driver’s license, have good communication and organizational skills, work well with others, be able to live in close quarters with others, and most importantly, be enthusiastic about their work!

Previous experience in fieldwork, data collection procedures, computer skills, woods navigation and plant species identification is desirable.

To Apply: Email a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references in a single document to Jenna Zukswert at:

The selection process will begin January 7th and the application deadline is February 22nd, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and offers will be made to excellent candidates prior to the deadline. Therefore, students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

For more information, click here to read the flyer!