The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

Date Posted:
February 13, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Trustees’ Boston Community Gardens Program Coordinator - Boston (seasonal, part-time)

About Trustees’ Boston Community Gardens programming:

The Trustees’ 56 community gardens in Boston are gathering spaces in their communities, providing people with access to fresh food and a direct connection to the earth. Boston Community Gardens (BCG) programming is a mix of skill-building workshops, community building events such as potlucks and performances, and fundraising events including plant sales and private garden tours. The Community Grown initiative, run by the Trustees and the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics with funding from TD Bank, is a key part of the programming calendar. The three-year program began in 2018 and is designed to bring creativity and community engagement to Boston’s community gardens through art installations that support programs like story-telling events, community conversations, community dinners, live performances, and interactive play. Skill-building programs at ten additional Trustees gardens are also funded through the partnership.

About the Program Coordinator Position:

The Program Coordinator, in partnership with the BCG Engagement Manager, is responsible for promotion and execution of 18 – 25 programs from June to September, including but not limited to two monthly Community Grown programs and at least ten additional workshops or programs. The coordinator is also expected to provide on-the-ground and outreach support for major events such as plant sales and the South End and Jamaica Plain Garden Tours. The position is based out of the Trustees Boston office at 200 High Street although much of the work takes place in various community gardens in Boston. The position reports to the Trustees Boston Community Gardens Engagement Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Use Trustees Boston social media accounts to promote all programs

  • Attend community meetings and events to promote all programs

  • Create and post program flyers

  • Work withCommunity Grown artists to plan and publicize both Trustees-led and artist-led events at the art sites

  • Purchase, transport, set up, and clean up materials needed for all programs

  • Coordinate with hired contractors, musicians, etc. for events as needed

  • Greet attendees and run events

  • Promote Trustees programs and membership at all programs

  • Take photographs and record attendance at all programs

  • Experience with social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

  • Experience working with diverse communities

  • Experience with public programming

  • Experience with designing flyers

  • Gardening knowledge helpful but not required

  • Regular access to a car for supply transport

Hours, Salary, and Schedule:

Average 12 hours per week at $18-20/hour

May 1 – Sept 30

About the Organization:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 117 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

How To Apply:
Please apply online via The Trustees' website linked here
Apply by:
March 22, 2019
About this Organization:
The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone.  Today, we care for 117 special reservations -- from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by our nearly 2 million visitors and supporters, and more than 60,000 member households, we invite you to find your place.