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

Spring Salvage Program Assistant

Yale Facilities / Recycling and the Office of Sustainability are seeking undergraduate and graduate students to serve as Program Assistants during Spring Salvage, May 1-May 25, 2017.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Spring Salvage is an annual resource recovery program coordinated by Yale Recycling and the Office of Sustainability during undergraduate move-out. Soft items (clothes, shoes, towels, and bedding) and hard items (chairs, bookshelves, beds, futon frames, and other large items) are collected and donated to Goodwill. In 2016, over 50,000 lbs. of material were collected and donated.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Program Assistants will play critical roles in Spring Salvage by hauling donated and recyclable items from student residences and facilitating dormitory move-out operations. Work will consist primarily of hauling furniture, room furnishings, and other items donated by students. Opportunities to work extra hours doing miscellaneous facilities tasks, such as cleaning campus billboards, may be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a willingness to work long hours outside in all types of weather; be able to handle and haul recyclables, garbage, and donated and/or discarded clothing; and be able to comfortably and safely lift 50 lbs.

Candidates should also be punctual, reliable, and proactive, with strong communication skills, good judgment, and a sense of humor.

During the planning and preparation period in April, Program Assistants will be required to attend meetings for introduction, preparation, and training.

During the two move-out periods in May, Program Assistants are expected to work full-day shifts up to or exceeding 8 hours as needed.

Program Assistants will be required to have a cell phone where they can be reached by all parties during Spring Salvage.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Spring Salvage dates are split into two phases. All Program Assistants must work during Phase 1; some Program Assistants are also needed during Phase 2.

Phase 1: Underclass Move-Out, May 1 – May 14

All Spring Salvage Program Assistants must be able to work Peak Days of May 10, May 11, and May 12, in addition to shifts on non-peak days (May 1 - May 9, May 13 - May 14).

Phase 2: Senior Move-Out, May 22 – May 25

The majority of Spring Salvage Program Assistants from Phase 1 will also be needed during the second phase of work, which takes place May 22, May 23 (Peak Day), and May 24.

Please note that there will also be work in between Phases 1 and 2.

Students are allowed to work a maximum of 19 hours during weeks when classes are in session and a maximum of 40 hours during weeks after classes end. Work schedules will be prepared in advance, but they are subject to change during the program due to increased or decreased need. Any day that may have been scheduled for a full 8 hours of work may be less; in such an event, workers will be asked to leave early.

Spring Salvage Program Assistants will be managed by Facilities/Recycling and the Office of Sustainability. The Office will work with students to obtain post-term housing as needed.

TO APPLY:Candidates must submit a resume, one-paragraph statement of interest, and exam schedule to Applicants must indicate whether they will need post-term housing.

The deadline to submit is Monday, February 27, 2017, at 9:00 pm EST. Interviews will be conducted the week after spring break (March 27-March 31). Please check your email during Spring Break to schedule an interview.

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.