Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Work for Sycamore

Sycamore Land Trust is currently hiring for two new positions: Land Stewardship Manager (full-time) and Nature Preserve Monitor (part-time). See below for job descriptions and application information.


Land Stewardship Manager

We are seeking a full-time Land Stewardship Manager to coordinate the monitoring and management of Sycamore’s increasing number of nature preserves and conservation easements, which currently consist of over 80 properties and total more than 9,000 acres in southern Indiana. This new position will work with other Sycamore staff and volunteers to fulfill Sycamore’s land protection goals and to meet Land Trust Alliance accreditation requirements related to land stewardship and acquisition.

In addition to the specific responsibilities, skills, and qualifications outlined in the job description, a candidate should be able to work well in a small staff environment, and possess the enthusiasm and flexibility to help a growing organization thrive. Like all other positions within the organization, occasional duties will be performed outside the position’s typical scope of work. The Assistant Director will supervise this position. This will be a full-time position with health, dental, and retirement benefits. Hours are flexible, with occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Read/download the job description.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted through June 9, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.


Nature Preserve Monitor

Sycamore Land Trust is hiring a temporary, part-time Nature Preserve Monitors to manage traffic and visitation at a nature preserve on Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana.

Job duties:

  • Monitor traffic at the preserve’s parking lot on weekends
  • When all parking spots are full, direct new arrivals to other hikes in the area
  • Record visitation data, including number of visitors and length of visit
  • Represent Sycamore well to all visitors and preserve neighbors
  • Maintain a courteous, helpful attitude
  • Be knowledgeable about the basics of Sycamore Land Trust
  • Be attentive to visitors’ questions


  • This position will be a substitute for our permanent Nature Preserve Monitor. When she is unavailable, this position will fill in as needed.
  • Shifts will occur on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 7pm.
  • This seasonal job begins immediately and runs through the end of October 2017 (the end date may change).


No benefits provided.

To apply:

Email a brief letter of intent and resume to Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as soon as applications arrive.

Thanks for your interest in working for Sycamore!