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Lemur Conservation Network

The Lemur Conservation Network is actively recruiting volunteers for three positions.

  • WordPress Developer
  • Illustrators
  • Regional World Lemur Festival Event Coordinators
  • Science Communication Volunteers

Help us save lemurs from extinction! LCN volunteers are active parts of our team, regularly involved in our team meetings, and recognized on our website and social media. We appreciate that volunteers have other obligations — for school, work, and family. Your manager will work with you to develop a project timeline that works for you.

Last updated 5/28/2020

WordPress Developer

The Lemur Conservation Network is looking for a WordPress developer to help us upgrade our existing WordPress website. We have a front-end designer on staff with experience in WordPress, but we need more support to bring our website forward. This volunteer position would be a good opportunity for a lemur-loving developer to meaningfully contribute to lemur conservation by helping us reach larger audiences and spread the word about lemur conservation.

Project needs include:

  • Creating WordPress development environment
  • Creating new page templates based on design files
  • Modify existing page templates
  • CSS modifications (Our front-end designer has CSS skills if you do not.)

Work schedule is flexible. All work will be completed remotely, including meetings with other LCN staff. To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with your resume, two WordPress websites you have worked on, and why you are interested in this position. There may be very limited funding available for this position, depending on your experience.

Illustrators

The Lemur Conservation Network is looking for illustrators to feature on our TeeSpring store. This store is used to raise funds for LCN member organizations throughout the year, but especially during the World Lemur Festival in October. In the past, we have sold t-shirts and other apparel, but illustrators can create designs for other products as well. See TeeSpring for product availability.

We are looking for each illustrator to donate one to three designs to sell in our store and promote in LCN’s social media. We are looking for a variety of illustration styles to be represented in the store and to feature a variety of lemur species. Illustrations of other animal or plant species that are unique to Madagascar will also be considered.

Illustrators are encouraged to be creative and come up with fun and fresh design ideas that will help LCN promote the World Lemur Festival worldwide and raise funds for LCN member organizations via sales.

This position is available any time throughout the year. Work schedule is flexible. All work will be completed remotely, including meetings with other LCN staff. Demonstrated skill and experience in creating graphic illustrations is required for this position. To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with illustration samples, resume, and why you are interested in this position.

Science Communication Volunteers

We are currently interviewing applicants for this position, and no longer accepting new applications. 

The science communication volunteer will work with the Lemur Conservation Network team to create engaging communications about lemurs and conservation efforts in Madagascar. Science communication about lemurs is crucial to engaging our audience about the importance of protecting lemurs from extinction. We hope to inspire people to help by sharing just how cool lemurs are! This position will help us reach larger audiences, especially younger audiences and those interested in traveling to Madagascar.

This position’s primary responsibility will be creating LCN’s posts for Instagram, and building our Instagram following. The volunteer will also work with LCN’s Director to create social media campaigns and stories to be shared on our other social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter). As time allows, the volunteer will also have the opportunity to create science learning videos on Powtoon, write blog posts, and collaborate with our video partners (Eyes of the World Films) on shareable video content about lemurs and Madagascar.

This position requires a minimum six month commitment, and will require approximately 20 hours of work per month. Work schedule is flexible. All work will be completed remotely, including meetings with other LCN staff. Demonstrated skill in science communication and social media is required for this position. Ability to fact check science content is required. Knowledge of or degree related to lemurs, primates, environmental conservation, or Madagascar is desirable.

To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with your resume, two writing or social media samples, and why you are interested in this position.

Regional World Lemur Festival Event Coordinators

We are currently interviewing applicants for this position, and no longer accepting new applications from United States residents. Residents living elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

The Lemur Conservation Network is looking for World Lemur Day event coordinators based in regions around the world.

By holding more events around the world, we will reach larger audiences and inspire them to love lemurs and help us save them from extinction!

Coordinators Based Outside of Madagascar

2019 event celebrating the World Lemur Festival in Washington DC

Event coordinators will work with the Lemur Conservation Network team to coordinate activities held in their region for the World Lemur Festival in October and November 2020. For example, a volunteer based in Nebraska could help coordinate events in the midwest of the United States, and a volunteer based in Germany could help coordinate events in Germany and neighboring countries.

This work will include contacting zoos and university science departments in your region to encourage participation, communicating with zoos and LCN member organizations about their events, and updating the LCN event calendar and website with event information. Additionally, the event coordinator may work with interested individuals across the U.S. to help them plan small events.

This position will run from May to November 2020, and will require approximately 20 hours of work per month; some months may have a heavier workload than others. Work schedule is flexible. All work will be completed remotely, including meetings with other LCN staff. Demonstrated experience in event planning or fundraising would be helpful for this position, but it is not required.

To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with your resume, where you are located, and why you are interested in this position.

Coordinators Based in Madagascar

World Lemur Festival event coordinators based in Madagascar will help coordinate events in Madagascar and write about the events. Some funding is available for those based in Madagascar.

The Ranomafana area of Madagascar celebrated the World Lemur Festival in 2019.

The event coordinators will work with the Lemur Conservation Network’s Madagascar Coordinator, Dr. Seheno Corduant, to write blog posts and social media posts in Malagasy to promote the events. Additionally, they will contact universities, zoos, parks, and LCN member organizations to encourage participation in the World Lemur Festival, communicate in Malagasy about their events, and update the LCN event calendar and Malagasy website with event information. Additionally, the event coordinator may work with interested people across Madagascar to help them plan small events.

This position will run from May to November 2020, and will require approximately 20 hours of work per month; some months may have a heavier workload than others. Work schedule is flexible. Coordinators will be encouraged to attend and photograph World Lemur Festival events in their area to share on the blog and social media. Fluency in Malagasy is required for this position. English skills are helpful, but not required.

To apply, please email Dr. Seheno Corduant at s.andriantsaralaza@gmail.com. Please write in Malagasy, and note where you live in Madagascar and why you are interested in this position.

 

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