Career Opportunities

Employers, to submit a job or internship posting, please email your position information to LARP's Communications and Technology Manager, Caitlyn Dittmeier (cdittmeier@umass.edu).

Project Manager/Project Assistant Richardson & Associates
Saco, Maine

 

Experienced Project Manager Applicants should have a minimum of four years of project management experience, with excellent communication and time management skills.  Applicants are expected to contribute to all phases of projects, from their inception through to their completion.  This includes proposal writing, budgeting, project coordination, planning, analysis, conceptual design, schematic design, permitting, design development, bidding administration, public speaking, report writing, and permitting, as well as construction documentation and administration.  Applicant should have interest in a very hands-on design process including playing an active role with clients, other team members, and contractors.

A proven track record of managing, coordinating, and collaborating with clients, consultants, contractors, and internal team members is a high priority for this position. As well, applicants should have experience with, and enjoy, working on multiple projects across a wide spectrum of types, sizes, and tasks.  Experience with larger scale residential projects is strongly preferred.

Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of competency in areas of design and have excellent written, graphic (hand and computer), computer, and technical skills. Proficiencies in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp (and/or other 3-D modeling software) is required.

This individual must be a team player, have strong organizational, time-management, and communication skills, and be comfortable managing a diversity of tasks. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, articulate, and willing to take initiative. 

Project Assistant Applicants should have a minimum of two years of professional office experience. This individual must be a team player, have strong organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills, and be comfortable working on a diversity of tasks.  The successful candidate should be self-motivated, have a desire to learn, and a willingness to take initiative. Proficiencies in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp/3D Modelling Software are required. The candidate is expected to fill a diversity of support roles under the guidance of Project Managers and the Principal.  This is an excellent learning opportunity with growth potential within the firm for the right candidate.

Both positions offer a competitive compensation package which includes medical benefits, retirement plan (employer match at 3%), and a relocation allowance. If you believe you may be the right fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to call us to inquire about these positions or if you are interested in learning more about the firm and the work we do. 

To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, and work samples to:

Taylor Erwin, Office Manager
te@richardsonassociates.com

Todd Richardson, Principal
tr@richardsonassociates.com

 

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Ecological Design and Planning Internship, Great Ecology
San Diego, CA. Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Click here to learn more and apply.

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Entry Level Designer, HDLA
Nashville, TN

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Project Planner, Transportation, Toole Design
Boston, MA

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Landscape Architecture Fall Internship, SWA Balsley
New York City. Application Deadline: May 10, 2024

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Full-Time Town Planner
Erving, MA. Position Open Until Filled

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Landscape Architect, T.J. Boyle Associates
Burlington, VT

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First Year Abroad Program Assistants, UMass Amherst International Programs Office
UMass, Amherst

Fall 2024 Position

Job Summary

Based in London or Madrid, the Program Assistant (PA) will provide program and logistical support to first year students participating in the University of Massachusetts Amherst First Year Abroad Programs with CEA CAPA Education Abroad. The PA role blends functions of student support, cross-cultural guidance, and community building.

 

Essential Functions

Live in student residences and build a sense of community and belonging, including but not limited to:

-Plan and lead events within student residence and weekend events

-Conduct community meetings with students at regular intervals during the semester

-Engage with students in learning about UMass Amherst campus culture and processes

 

Mentor and advise students with personal, social or academic concerns.

-Refer students to appropriate CEA CAPA staff or faculty members or external assistance as appropriate

-Provide advice and support on topics such as local area, program specific questions, academic balance, and homesickness.

-Provide support to academic instructors as needed, including assisting on field studies and proctoring exams.

 

Assist with program planning and scheduling including but not limited to:

-Arrival and departure events, orientation activities, mid-semester dinners and celebrations.

-Plan and book local excursions for students, working within the allocated budget, such as sporting events, theatre shows, or other ticketed events in the area.

-Work in CEA CAPA Centre several times per week, immersed in the office culture, and work on programming responsibilities and other tasks as directed.

 

Other Functions:

-Assist with pre-departure during summer 2024.

-Biweekly meeting with UMass Amherst IPO staff during the semester.

-Perform other duties as assigned by CEA CAPA and/or UMass IPO

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications)

-Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst

-Experience with and understanding of study abroad and U.S. higher education

-Demonstrable experience in a leadership role, for example as a peer mentor, residence life staff member or other group membership on or off campus

-Sensitivity to the complexities of social and psychological adaptation to a foreign culture

-Madrid: Spanish proficiency, demonstrated experience with Spanish

-Must meet eligibility requirements for the appropriate visa type for your work location.

London: http://www.bunac.org/usa/interninbritain/eligibility.aspx

Citizens of EU member states or the UK may not be subject to visa requirements

 

Work Schedule

-Minimum of 20 hours per week in London/Madrid, including weekend and evening work, for about 13 weeks beginning early September and ending early December.

-Remote on-boarding, training, and other duties during summer 2024.

 

Salary Information

-Accommodation in a single room with ensuite bathroom and cooking facilities at a student residence in London/Madrid. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily.

-Roundtrip airfare and visa application costs, if applicable.

-200 GBP/225 EUR weekly stipend for the program's duration in the fall.

-Hourly compensation for summer on-boarding, training, and other duties

-This is a temporary, unbenefited position.

 

Special Instructions to Applications Please apply through this link: https://forms.office.com/r/n2PnviUrFg

 

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Landscape Design Assistant, Land Design Associates
Great Boston Area

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Events and Partnerships Intern, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Click here to learn more about this position.

Interested in more career opportunities with Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy? Visit https://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/careers/ for open positions, including horticulture roles!

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Planner, Town of Amherst Planning Department
Amherst, MA. Open Until Filled

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Paid Transit Planning Internships, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Pioneer Valley, MA

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Planning Internship and Full Time Positions, Polk County Land Development Division
Polk County

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Community Planner (Transportation), Federal Highway Administration Divisions Office
Cambridge, MA

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Summer Planning Internships, SRPEDD

Summer Planning Internship, SRPEDD

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Full-Time Summer 2024 Traffic Counting Technicians, Cape Cod Commission

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Planning Positions, South Central Regional Council of Governments

Three open positions: Director of Regional Planning, Municipal Services Coordinator, and Transportation Planner.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references form to jobs@scrcog.org.

 

 

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Director of Planning, Town of East Longmeadow, MA
East Longmeadow, MA

Position: Non-union-Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Salary: $85,000-$95,000

 

The Town of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Planning position. The Town seeks to continue its growth with an individual that has interest and experience in land use, planning and community development. This position serves as the Town’s principal planner and department head, responsible for administering land use, zoning, implementation of the Town’s Master Plan as well as related management, administrative, and research functions. The Director of Planning also acts as a technical advisor to the Town’s Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission.

 

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of municipal planning and permit procedures; a working knowledge of federal, state, and local land use regulations; and an ability to achieve the goals and objectives of a planning department; excellent written, verbal, and collaboration skills; and the ability to lead staff effectively. 

 

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to planning, land use, or landscape architecture and a minimum of three years professional planning experience, comparable public administration and management experience within a municipality, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform essential functions of the job.

Certification as Planner by the AICP is preferred.

 

Essential Functions

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The functions listed are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

●        Serves as the Town’s principal professional planner: plans, organizes, controls, integrates, and evaluates the work of the Planning Department including activities associated with land use planning, plan review, code compliance, housing, redevelopment, and permit processes.

●        Acts as principal contact for all manner of development proposals in the Town and coordinates the review of subdivisions, site plans, and special permit applications for commercial, recreational, office, industrial, and residential development with pertinent staff members and members of other departments.

●        Responsible for interpreting and enforcing MGL and local by-laws, ordinances and  regulations; leads and coordinates efforts relating the Town’s long-range planning; responsible for the  development and updating of a strategic and downtown plan.

●        Conducts statistical and narrative research pertaining to economic, social, and physical factors affecting the Town; makes projections for growth and impacts by analyzing growth trends, population data, and development pressures. Develops, implements, and monitors long-term plans, goals, and objectives focused on achieving the Town’s mission and priorities

●        Develops and initiates planning and zoning policies and regulatory programs, addressing planning and land use issues in a manner consistent with state law, Town Bylaws, Zoning Bylaws, Subdivision Rules and Regulations, and land-use planning objectives.  Assists the Planning Board in making recommendations and developing proposals for consideration by the Town regarding land use. Researches and writes zoning and subdivision regulations and design guidelines.

●        Assists in the preparation of new bylaws and the revision of existing ones; reviews development and  redevelopment plans; ensures the proper administration and enforcement of the town’s zoning, housing and related codes; monitors developments in planning, building, economic and community development matters.

●        Acts as a technical advisor for the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, and provides staff to support such boards and commissions.

●        Represents the Town at various meetings and events; represents the department to maintain effective relationships with, and coordinates departmental activities with other departments as well as a variety of boards, commissions, community organizations, groups and individuals; promotes positive public relations.

●        Provides comments and advice to the Town Manager, Town Council, Planning Board, and other Town boards and committees as requested.

●        Serves as the Towns designated contact and/or portal administrator for state funding programs including: Complete Streets, Green Communities, Community One Stop and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness.

●        Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.

●        Attends classes and educational seminars to maintain and expand knowledge of planning laws, best practices, and/or regulations, and to maintain professional certification(s) and licenses

●        Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates subordinate personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; administers collective bargaining provisions of planning employees; provides leadership to develop and retain highly competent, customer service-oriented staff.

●        Performs all other related duties as required that are logical to the position, or as directed by the Town Manager; acts as the department head with responsibility for policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration and operational direction of all department functions.

●        Certification as Planner by the AICP is preferred.

Qualified individuals should apply online at  https://www.eastlongmeadowma.gov/jobs.aspx 

A complete job description can be obtained by emailing HR@eastlongmeadowma.gov or by contacting the HR Department at 413-525-5400 ext. 1110

The Town of East Longmeadow is an equal opportunity employer.  M/F/D/V

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CAD Program Software Assistant

Wanted: Student with experience using the CAD software program to assist from time to time in producing CAD products from scaled planting plans for residential gardens (perennials & grasses only) drawn on 1/4" graph paper.

Designs would be in a naturalistic style inspired by Piet Oudolf. 

All work would be virtual.

Fee for this service would be $40/hour. 

I am a semi-retired Boston area landscape designer and I only do a handful of fill-scale design projects each season--but they're very unusual and they might prove interesting.

Here is a link to my website:

https://notyourmothersgarden.com/

I do a lot of public speaking & a list of my prior speaking engagements may be found on the About page here:

https://notyourmothersgarden.com/about

For more information or to express interest in the position, please email Deborah Chud at dfchud@gmail.com.

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