Ocean View Foundation

Position Available

ecoworkerOcean View Foundation Summer EcoWorker
June 9, 2014 through August 2014, Block Island, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

February 28, 2014 or until filled

General Description

This position is available for an environmentally-oriented enthusiast who would:

This individual would be under the supervision of the Director of the Ocean View Foundation on Block Island, RI. The job will require an average of 25 hours per week. The first two weeks of the position (June 9-22) are dedicated to orientation and training. The Ocean View Pavilion is in a park-like setting in the commercial center of the Island. It is open to the public from dawn to dusk, and requires daily attention during the summer season.

Primary Responsibilities

Specific Qualifications

Related Skills

Experience/skills in any of the following areas may be advantageous: Art, journalism/nature writing, word processing, page lay-out/graphic design, audio-visual technology, environmental films, blogging and familiarity with social networking, First Aid certificates, specialized interest and/or knowledge of gardening, birds, botany, green building, alternative energy, and marine life.


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Summer EcoWorker position at the Ocean View Foundation, the application may be submitted via U.S. mail, e-mail or fax. Please follow the applicable instructions below.

The Foundation will require an interview (preferably on site) in March for those applicants who seem most suited for this position. Interviews will be scheduled after receiving all application materials.

Applications for the Ocean View Summer EcoWorker position must include the following:

  1. Contact Information
    Including full name, mail address, e-mail address, and phone number where you can be reached.
  2. Current Resume
    Including any specialized certificates and/or skills
  3. Answers to each of the following questions:
    1. What attracted you to this opportunity and how did you learn of the Summer EcoWorker position?
    2. What previous experiences have you had which would make you ideally suited for this job? If none, what qualities do you possess which qualify you for the work?
    3. How familiar with Block Island are you and how do you see yourself using your other available time on the Island?
    4. Who is your environmental hero, and why?
    5. Describe a 1 – 1.5 hour environmental education program based on what you know about Block Island’s cultural and natural history. This program could be for either children, adults or multigeneration groups. Feel free to think broadly and creatively.
    6. If you have ever disseminated information or documented an experience using a blog, Facebook, or other interactive web venue, please provide a sample section or the address where it can be viewed.
  4. Two letters of reference
    One from a faculty member and the other from an employer, volunteer coordinator, or other non- family member. It is your responsibility to arrange to have these references sent directly to the Ocean View Foundation at P.O. Box 291, Block Island, RI 02807, via email at info@oceanviewfoundation.org or via fax to 203-622-8252. Note: your application will not be considered complete until these letters of reference are received. Be sure those sending references on your behalf clearly identify for whom the reference is intended.
  5. Submit Application
    • via regular mail to Ocean View Foundation, P.O. Box 291, Block Island, RI 02807.
    • via fax (download, print and complete the application) at 203-622-8252.
    • via e-mail at OVFBI2014@gmail.com and write “2014 Intern” as the e-mail subject. Attachments must be PDF, doc, or txt format.


Download 2014 Application