The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

Date Posted:
November 20, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Trustees Blue Cross Blue Shield Garden Coordinator - Boston (seasonal, part-time)


About the Blue Cross Blue Shield Workplace Gardens:

The Trustees partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) to install two workplace gardens at BCBSMA campuses in Quincy and Hingham, and to provide ongoing garden education, maintenance, plants and other supplies, and consultation for both gardens. These gardens total 27 plots, with teams of 5-10 BCBSMA associates assigned to each plot. Associates are responsible for planting, maintenance, and harvest of garden plots with assistance from the Garden Educator and Garden Coordinator.

About the Garden Coordinator Position:

The Garden Coordinator provides on the ground and email gardening guidance to BCBSMA associates. The position is based out of The Trustees’ Boston office at 200 High Street and reports to The Trustees’ Boston Community Gardens Stewardship Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead weekly work sessions at each site with additional time for setup/cleanup & transporting supplies
    • Tuesdays OR Wednesdays 11:30-1:30 in Hingham
    • Wednesdays OR Thursdays 11:30-1:30 in Quincy
  • Send weekly emails to gardeners informing them of upcoming garden tasks
  • Maintain additional email communication with gardeners to address issues and needs in individual plots and the garden as a whole and answer gardener questions
  • Purchase and transport program supplies to each garden site as needed
  • Assist Garden Educator with growing seedlings for use in gardens
  • Assist Garden Educator with monthly workshops as needed
  • Plant and maintain common areas in each garden with native plants and perennials, including culinary herbs
  • Weekly meetings with Garden Educator, and additionally as needed
  • Post regular updates to Trustees’ Boston social media and to dedicated garden Facebook groups
  • Coordination with BCBSMA Facilities team for water, waste removal & infrastructure issues as needed
  • Maintain pathways, fencelines, and other infrastructure
  • Minimum 5 years’ gardening experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with garden education or public programming

  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of organic gardening techniques, including intensive growing, intercropping, vertical gardening, no-till methods, and water conservation

  • Experience with native plants, gardening for pollinators, and perennial care preferred

  • Experience with landscape maintenance, light construction and repairs preferred

Hours, Salary & Schedule

Average 14 hours per week at $22.50/hour

April 1 – November 15, 2019

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:
December 28, 2018
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.