The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
March 08, 2021

Central Massachusetts



Seasonal Ranger - Charles River Valley


The Opportunity.

The primary role of the Ranger is to engage and excite our visitors and sell Trustees memberships at Noanet Woodlands in Dover and Rocky Woods in Medfield. Occasional work at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough may be required for program related support. Rangers work weekends and holidays, with opportunities for occasional weekdays or evenings. Selling Trustees memberships is of critical importance to support the care and upkeep of our properties.

The position is based at Noanet Woodlands in Dover and/or Rocky Woods in Medfield.

In This Role You Will:

  • Educate visitors about The Trustees mission and encourage them to become active members by selling memberships on site.

  • Staff an entrance station and visitor center and provide exceptional customer service by answering questions, problem solving, and directing visitors as needed.

  • Support enterprise related activities, such as equipment rentals and camping related activities.

  • Lead guided walks and promote and participate in public programming activities and special events as needed.

  • Provide basic interpretive information to visitors regarding the flora and fauna of the properties.

  • Educate visitors on property rules and regulations, occasionally patrolling trails on foot to increase Trustees presence, interact with the public, control user related issues, and inspect trail conditions.

  • Promote volunteer opportunities and occasionally work with/lead volunteers as needed.

  • Inspect and maintain ranger station, visitor center, bathrooms, trails, and parking lots, keeping them clean, orderly, and free of litter. Perform general cleaning and organization.

  • Perform opening and closing procedures during each shift and complete cash or credit transactions using sales software.

  • Handle and respond to emergencies.

  • Communicate regularly with staff to report incidents, safety concerns, maintenance needs, and program reports.



  • Education or experience in marketing or sales, nature-based education, or environmental studies, is preferred. A love of working in the outdoor world, an outgoing, positive personality, and customer service skills are a must. Basic computer skills will be a plus for a successful candidate.

  • One year of sales experience is preferred as it relates to membership sales and program registrations.
  • Capable of working independently and cooperatively with other staff and having a good eye for detail.


  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI).

  • Weekends and some holiday work is required. Occasional evening shifts for events may be available.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to work in all weather conditions including heat, rain, and snow.


  • This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position at $13.50 per hour. Optimal start date is early March. This position is based in Dover, Massachusetts.

About The Trustees

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.


The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.


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


The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.

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:
April 30, 2021
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.