Field Science Crew Member

Land Care Learning, Inc.
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Location: Addison County, Chittenden County, Remote,
About the Job

Land Care Learning, Inc. is advancing a scientific revolution led by land stewards committed to healing land, growing topsoil and increasing biodiversity.  We provide a subscription service to organizations working to heal the land community that includes 1.) advanced environmental measurement instrumentation and 2.) quantified landscape function feedback including energy and water balances, biomass tracking, and soil mapping and characterization.


Nurturing massive biological diversity is the key to healing the land community, which includes humanity embedded in the whole of nature. We are committed to serving the diversity of humanity in the work of healing the land, and to building a team that reflects the full diversity of humanity.  We recognize that successfully healing the land community requires total dedication to achieving and nurturing diversity on the land and in our organization.

Further, we are committed to healing, political and solidarity with land stewards of every “ race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, martial status, substance use history, veteran status, disability, work hisotry, criminal history, gender identity and sexual orientation.”  across nations, ethnicities, genders and abilities.


LCL is building out our field science team. This growing season we have been running a scientific program to collect primarily biomass and soil data on farms across Vermont as part of a satellite remote sensing system that tracks biomass, plus energy and water budgets in the plant-animal-soil-atmosphere continuum.  We are partnered with farmers and other organizations to support development of farm management data collection and biomass tracking software. The data and work done this year will contribute to the development of the nonprofit’s landscape feedback “Measurement-Synthesis” system.


The Field Science Crew Member will:

  • Work under the Field Science Lead to conduct field work and data collection on farms
  • Use a variety of scientific instruments to collect data on soil, water, biomass, and energy
  • Support data management in coordination with other employees and contracted scientists as we develop environmental models
  • Support fall and winter planning activities for the 2023 growing season
  • Receive winter training and education in environmental biophysics principles and topics related to agriculture and land management – because of the timing of this position, training and education will be a significant portion of the role


The position is full time for six months (October-April) with current funding, with planned opportunity to continue the position through additional funding.


Salary for this position is $23,000 over the six month period with paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.



  • Operate environmental biophysics equipment to measure water, energy, and biomass on farms
  • Support in transport and maintenance of instruments, forages, soil and other materials
  • Process biomass samples in the field and in the lab
  • Support deployment of advanced 3D soil mapping
  • Support in planning and coordination for future fieldwork
  • Support in data management and  coordination with various scientists to develop environmental models


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resource management, natural/physical sciences or other related fields
  • Experience in conducting field research in a variety of weather conditions
  • Experience in scientific data collection and management

To apply email Eliza at with your resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Our mission is healing the whole land community, which includes humanity embedded in the whole of nature. A key part of healing the land community is nurturing massive biological diversity. We are committed to serving the diversity of humanity in our work, and to building a team that is strongest and most effective to the extent that it reflects that diversity. We recognize that succeeding at our mission entails achieving and nurturing diversity on the land and in our organization.

We are committed to mutual aid, healing and solidarity with land stewards of every race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or family or parental status.

Wage or Salary
$23,000/6 months