Studio30k is hiring!

We’re looking for a new Project Lead at Studio30k for a variety of climate or science projects for and with diverse clients. This is a part-time position initially, but may well lead to a full-time position. Check out the position description below and see if you might be a good fit!

Position: Scientific/Climate Project Lead

About Us

Studio30k is a climate change and scientific services organization. We help clients manage large science-driven projects, and we curate, translate, and communicate natural & environmental science so that it can be used for decisions and actions in cities, states, and for engineering companies, investors, nonprofits and more.

We currently support several high profile projects for diverse clients and we’re seeking a part-time project lead to help coordinate, organize, and manage the projects, and to work directly with clients. We are a fun team that works hard. We all pitch in to do all sorts of work - from scheduling to note-taking to writing proposals and articles, to coordinating groups of people, to synthesizing research. We’re looking for someone who will fit right in with that mindset.


About the Candidate:

We’re looking for a driven, independent, highly organized, and personable individual to join our small but mighty team. The right candidate will have a positive and can-do attitude, and can back that up with attention to detail and efficient use of time.  You’ll get to meet a lot of people in this role, and we’re looking for a candidate that is interested in further building a career in the sciences or in climate change policy or planning. If that’s you, we might be a great place to work.

Required Skills and Qualifications

●      Minimum of a masters degree, ideally in natural resources, environmental justice, public policy, climate change, geosciences, or a similar field.

●      Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience writing newsletters, reports, fact sheets, slides/presentations, and grant proposals.

●      Fluent in standard software packages including Microsoft Office, Google Drive/GSuite, and contact management applications.

●      Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

●      Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and ability to document activities and outcomes

●      Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more, and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment

●      Strong interpersonal skills, including experience with stakeholder outreach.

●      Ability to present information to diverse audiences in a clear and engaging manner.

●      Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize work tasks.  


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

●      At least 2 years previous and relevant work experience.

●      Familiarity with project management software (such as Basecamp, Trello)

●      Preferably located in the Asheville, NC region (but remote options will be considered).

●      Fundraising experience


About the Position:

The successful candidate will work with two-to-three senior level individuals on several projects. The candidate will help:

●     Coordinate a network of over 85 organizations (The Science to Action Community, S2AC) focused on saving and advancing science and evidence-based decision-making, particularly around climate and the environment. The successful applicant must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have some subject matter expertise in climate change, public policy, planning, or environmental justice. The coordination role will include:

○      Helping to prepare for and manage monthly leadership calls, and other group calls

○      Developing and sending a weekly newsletter integrating science, policy, practice and other related information

○      Assisting with fundraising, and grant reporting

○      Maintaining webpages and shared group work-spaces

○      Processing financial and other information, and

○      Special projects.

●     Manage a data preservation project/grant that will require coordination of participants (monthly calls, including agendas and preparing materials), helping to organize a small workshop, and collating input from users of federal datasets and tools.

●     Support development of an independent non-federal climate advisory committee, and an emerging assessment consortium to support and extend the federal National Climate Assessment. This will involve working with and supporting a dynamic staff team, advisory committee(s), fundraising, engagement and outreach, and other activities. This will also involve organizing, collating, and ideally helping to address expert review comments on a 150-page report with climate assessment recommendations

●     Support the development and review of scientific conference content for a national nonprofit.

●     It is also expected that the candidate will assist in the scientific and/or operational tasks for Studio30k and support the President in developing new projects, helping to organize and structure new projects, and providing outreach and follow up to new and potential clients, as well as other daily operations.

Initially we are looking for a part-time Project Lead but are interested in candidates who may eventually want to transition to full-time employment.

Other Notes

We like to think we’re organized, but sometimes we’re not, and we could use help with that. We also like to think we’re funny, which we absolutely always are*.  We each bring different skills to the table, and we want you to bring even more, and not be shy about using them to support the team and our collective impact and value. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

* This claim has not been scientifically verified


The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and will range between $30 and $40/ hour, depending on experience, for up to 20 hours per week initially, and may rise to 30 hours quickly. The salary and hours worked per week will be negotiated with the hiring team. This position is viewed as a contract position so no benefits will be offered at this time. There is, however, a chance that this position will develop into a full-time position. Should this be the case, a benefits packages will be explored.


To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to, attn: Dr. Anne Waple. Please ensure the subject line of your email reads: Application for Project Lead Position, [Your Name].  

The deadline to apply is 5pm ET on Monday, October 1, but we will start reviewing proposals as soon as they are received.

Anne Waple