Please see below for sustainability-related job openings at Yale University.

Student Positions

Energy Analysis Research Assistant

The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at West Campus is seeking three research assistants to support the research and analysis of environmental conditions at Yale museums and storage facilities. Research will be part of the development of optimization scenarios of the energy use with the aim to maintaining high standards of collection care on the way to implementation the “green museum” concept. The Research Assistants will build upon the on-going monitoring of environmental parameters and energy use and work to complete a roadmap and plan due by May 2017.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Research and analysis of temperature and relative humidity data in relevant museum and storage buildings as well as energy use data
  • Design and presentation of possible optimization scenarios for different buildings and collections
  • Prepare report presenting results of the project
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings to review progress to date and discuss findings
The students will work at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage with oversight provided by Lukasz Bratasz, Head of the Institute’s Sustainable Conservation Lab. Students will be assigned to different tasks with the expectation that each student will work independently but collaborate closely with the other members of the research team.
These positions are open to graduate students only. The ideal candidates are self-starters with excellent written communication and analytical skills combined with a background in environmental or engineering studies, planning or related fields. Experience with related research, analysis and strategic planning would be highly welcome. Desirable software skills include MS Word, Origin, and PPT. Applicants should submit a résumé and brief cover letter to with “Museum Environment” in the subject line.

Graphic Design Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks an intern to assist with the graphic design of a wide range of Office of Sustainability materials. This includes designing or updating sustainability infographics, fact sheets, interactive tutorials, graphs and charts. The ability and interest to create engaging educational videos is not required but appreciated. The intended audiences for these materials will include staff, faculty, students, alumni, and the community at large.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self- starter with proven design skills and comfort with graphic design programs. You must have a high level of understanding using the following programs:
•    Adobe Illustrator
•    Adobe Photoshop
•    Adobe InDesign

The ideal candidate is also a clear communicator and attentive to deadlines. Please send a portfolio, cover letter and resume to

SSC Innovation & Initiatives Team Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking undergraduate students (preferably a freshman or sophomore) to plan and run innovative campaigns that improve awareness of sustainability on campus. This team will be part of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a group of 16 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus.

Ideal candidates will be passionate about spreading sustainability on campus and getting their peers engaged with the issues at hand. Candidates should be energetic and creative, have strong communication skills, and be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred but not necessary. Applicants should submit a resume and brief (1 page max) cover letter that describes qualifications for the position and includes one innovative campaign idea about any area of sustainability on campus to

Sustainability Literacy Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a student assistant to support the research of sustainability literacy as part of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025’s sustainability literacy goal. The goal seeks to develop and launch a sustainability literacy initiative for Yale students, faculty, and staff that assesses and improves sustainability awareness and empowers action.

Responsibilities will include conducting an in-depth analysis of current methodologies for measuring sustainability literacy; researching other institutions’ initiatives on sustainability literacy; and researching general best practices around sustainability literacy.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with the ability to work independently while also providing frequent updates on progress. The ideal candidate is also organized, a clear communicator, and attentive to deadlines. Experience with metrics and survey methodology preferred but not required. Interested applicants should contact Lindsay Crum at

Staff Positions

Manager of Grounds, Facilities Operations

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Services, this key managerial role provides senior level leadership over the Grounds Management unit, inclusive of: supervision, and management of grounds maintenance activities for three campuses of University properties including: athletic fields, green roofs, historic trails and botanical gardens.

The ideal candidate will lead, inspire and manage a team of supervisors providing all aspects of grounds maintenance, coordinating services with customers and service providers. He/she will develop and implement training programs to include: safety training, general landscaping education and sustainable landscape programs and initiatives, and develop procedures and processes to continually improve service and quality. In addition, this leader will be responsible for policy and procedure protocols and emergency response for all weather conditions and natural disasters, such as snow, ice, wind, rain, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other events that might alter normal operating conditions on campus.

Please visit Yale STARS for further details, requisition 38574BR.