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Down to Earth: Nourishing Change in the Champlain Valley – 11/15

We invite you to our 2nd annual conference — Down to Earth: Nourishing Change in the Champlain Valley – ag and culture in conversation — Friday, November 15th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Middlebury College, Wilson Hall in McCullough (Student Center), Old Chapel Road, Middlebury, Vermont.

This year’s conference program includes:

  • Keynote talk “Caring for the Ecosphere” by Aubrey Streit Krug, PhD, The Land Institute
  • Panel Discussion with representatives of the five Community Spheres of the New Perennials Project in Vermont’s Champlain Valley:

Agriculture/Food Systems:  Corie Pierce, co-founder of Bread and Butter Farm

Creative Arts: Nancy Winship Milliken, artist working with elements of nature as a way to consider ecological questions in the present

Education:  Matt Schlein, director of The Walden Project and founder of The Willowell Foundation

Faith:  Sister Gail Worcelo, Green Mountain Monastery

Healing Arts: Thomas Jackson, LCSW, psychotherapist and faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

  • Participation in breakout conversations – you will get a chance to spend time talking and sharing with others in the community spheres that interest you and that are relevant to your work

We look forward to having you with us on the 15th.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.   Please also feel free to share the conference information with your network!

If you have 6 minutes before the 15th, please have a look at the video we made about last year’s conference Nourishing Change in Ag and Culture – a conversation by clicking here

Nourishing Change through the Arts

Dance, music and visual arts event, panel and reception to honor Earth Day & the Arts

Monday, April 22 – EARTH DAY!

Mahaney Center for the Arts (MAC)

4:00 – 7:00p

4:00p  Welcome & Dance Performance (MAC patio)

4:30p  Emergent Universe Oratorio (MAC 2nd floor lobby)

5:00p  Student Performances & Visual Art (MAC 2nd floor lobby)

5:45p  Eco Arts Presentations (MAC 1st floor lobby)

6:15p  Panel & Reception (MAC 1st floor lobby)

Earth Day 2019 Nourishing Change Through the Arts will offer live music and dance performances, artistic displays, and a panel discussion followed by an informal reception. Art will address the theme of all living beings – including humans in relationship to the Earth and our changing climate. All programming will be engaging and participatory when possible and choreographed to flow, literally, like water throughout the entire venue.  The organizers want people to leave this event feeling energized and creative and perhaps inspired to:

  • Engage more actively with their environments
  • Cherish an emergent vision for the future of our planet 
  • Foster human connection within their homes and communities

Questions?  Contact Nadine Barnicle, Professor of the Practice, Environmental Studies

Sponsored by Environmental Studies Program, Franklin Center for the Environment, Office of the Director of the Arts

Hot EDUCATION Handshake Internships & Jobs: Deadlines Week of 2/11-2/18

Check out these upcoming deadlines on Handshake of education-related internships and jobs for the week of February 11-18 HERE.

Teacher Resident (Secondary & Elementary) 4-yr Program with Masters in Education at Project Inspire Teacher Residency – Deadline Feb 11th 11:55 pm
Summer Internship in Colorado at El Pomar Foundation – Deadline Feb 12th 02:00 am
Teachers for Middle or High School – Certification Not Required at Teach Kentucky – Deadline Feb 14th 12:00 pm (Ask about our Middlebury Alums!)
Educational Consultant at Elite Scholars of China – Deadline Feb 15th 12:00 pm – Sign up for on-campus interviews
Environmental Education Instructor at Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket Island – Deadline Feb 15th 05:00 pm
2019 Summer Museum Internship at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY – Deadline Feb 15th 05:00 pm
Wilderness Field Instructor at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education – Deadline Feb 18th 10:40 am

Hot Education Internships, Jobs & Fellowships Week of 3/12

Education

 

Elementary Teacher at Litchfield Elementary School District – due 3/13

Apply to work as an elementary school teacher in Arizona.

 

Quantitative Policy Analyst at Brown University, Harvard and Stanford — due 3/16

We study economic mobility through lenses such as education, neighborhood environments, and health to understand the drivers of economic opportunity in the country and give local policymakers customized data and insights to help them craft effective policy solutions. (You can hear an overview of our work on this Freakonomics podcast.)

 

FELLOWSHIPS 

 The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (MVHMG) offers two summer Fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in U.S. history, museum studies, museum education, material culture or other related fields.

Summer Teaching Fellowship at Uncommon Schools – due 3/15

Observe, learn from, and co-teach with Mentor Teachers on the East Coast.

 

2018-2019 Fellowship at the Work First Foundation – due 3/16

The Work First Foundation and America Works seek highly motivated candidates with a passion for direct service and an interest in fighting poverty through employment.

 

Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency – due 3/16

This program is designed for individuals who are committed to a long-term career teaching in New Orleans but who have not yet taught in a classroom.

 

Impact Fellowship at Generation West Virginia – due 3/18

Gain first-hand experience in the Mountain State in one of a variety of sectors.

 

Farm-Based Education Fellow at Shelburne Farms – due 3/18

 

Media Production Fellow at Impact America – due 3/19

Impact America – Alabama engages students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities they serve.

 

REMINDER: Sustainability Office is hiring for spring!

1) Applications for the new spring positions in the Office of Sustainability Integration are still open, get your apps in by Wednesday! (details below)
2) VERY EXCITING–they are extending the deadline for applications for the Solar Decathlon houses! Applications (available here) are now due on FEBRUARY 16th at NOON.

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The Office of Sustainability Integration is hiring for FIVE students to be divided between two brand new positions. Both positions focus on sustainability outreach on campus–one will primarily deal with waste management and the other with energy conservation. These are paid positions.

Details and applications are available at the following links. Applications are due Feb. 14th (❤) at noon.

http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16629
http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16628

Questions? Please feel free to ask away and please share these listings with anyone who might be interested!

Eva Fillion, Middlebury College
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator

Email: efillion@middlebury.edu
Phone: 802-443-2536

Hot Handshake Opportunities: SOCIAL IMPACT Deadlines Jan. 29-Feb. 2

There are countless Social Impact opportunities that have applications due this week – check out Handshake for even more in your field!

 Event and Fund Development Coordinator at Boys to Men Tucson – due 1/30

Apply to be an AmeriCorps Vista at Boys To Men in Arizona!

 

Writing Justice in the 21st Century Coordinator – Yavapai County, Arizona – due 1/30

This project works to identify and combat the reasons indigenous students do not enroll in college through culturally-based curriculum.

 

Outreach and Programs Intern at Brave New Films – due 1/31

Work at a non-profit, non-partisan social justice documentary company. They also have an opening for a Social Media Intern, app due 1/31!

 

Numerous internships open at New England Aquarium! – applications due 1/31

Positions open include Aquarist Intern, Penguin Colony Intern, Visitor Education Intern, etc!

 

Social Media Project Leader at Save The Water – due 1/31

STW is a nonprofit whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water, and to raise public awareness about water contamination.

 

Internships at Meals on Wheels America – due 1/31

Training and Education Internship in Arlington, Virginia

Fundraising and Development Internship in Arlington, VAf

 

AmeriCorps positions at ReSOURCE in Vermont – due 1/31

AmeriCorps Training Outreach Coordinator

AmeriCorps Job Site Assistant

Star Island Sustainability Internship at Star Island, Rye, New Hampshire — due 1/31

For those who choose to “vacation with a purpose” during July and August, Star Island is an all inclusive retreat with family style meals, children’s activities and themed “conferences” including world affairs, social justice, natural history, and spirituality.

Youth Care Counselor at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth – due 1/31

An internship for those who are passionate about providing youth with the opportunity to shape their future in a residential setting. They also have a position open as a Group Home Worker.

 

Nature Education Internship at National Audobon Society – due 1/31

Help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds.

 

Conservation Associate, Little Tennessee River at American Rivers – due 1/31

Work in the field of river protection and restoration work in western North Carolina.

 

Native Plant Horticulture Internship at New England Wild Flower Society – due 2/1

 

Conservation Internships at New England Wild Flower Society – due 2/1

There are various internships open at the New England Wild Flower Society, including  Conservation Internships, a Native Plant Horticulture Internship, and the Marylee Everett Internship.

 

Summer Internship at Wrangell Mountains Center – due 2/1

Apply to this summer internship at this center that models a culture of family-style communal activity.

 

Fellowships

Environment America Fellowship – due 1/31

Work in environmental organizing and lobbying.

Great Feb Graduate EDUCATION Opportunities

  • Assistant Education Director at Wright-Locke Farm in MA: Wright-Locke Farm is in Winchester Massachusetts (near the boundary with Lexington and Arlington) and it’s a beautiful place with good support from the town and other staff.   It’s programs “welcome [their] local communities to explore sustainable agriculture and open land on a historic farm through farm-based education and hands-on involvement, fostering community engagement, land stewardship and appreciation of nature and history.”  Download the PDF of the Assistant Education Director here:  Wright_Locke_Farm. A nice job for a graduating Feb?
  • Salisbury Community School – Special Education Paraprofessional:  Salisbury Community School is seeking a paraprofessional to provide 1-1 and small group services for primary grades.  Experience working with students with special needs is preferred. The position is from now through the end of the school year and I’m wondering if there might be a college feb grad who could use a job through June. If you have any questions, contact: M Fernanda Canales, Principal, Salisbury Community School, (802)352-4291.  Apply by sending letter of interest, resume, three current reference letters, and complete transcripts to: Dr. Peter Burrows, Superintendent, Addison Central Supervisory Union, 49 Charles Avenue, Middlebury, VT 05753.