The Steward works in concert with the Stewardship Manager to deliver excellent standards in maintenance of the Long Hill Portfolio properties, including enhancing the visitor experience. The Steward also supports stewardship projects, programming, and events as needed. The successful candidate will be based at Long Hill but will also support stewardship work across the portfolio which includes Coolidge Reservation, Ravenswood Park, Old Town Hill, Misery Islands and more.
In This Role You Will:
Work in concert with and under the direction of the Property Director and Stewardship Manager to plan and perform the day-to-day maintenance, stewardship and conservation of properties.
Implement seasonal maintenance programs for grounds keeping and landscaping or as directed.
Assist specialist teams (trails, buildings & structures, ecology, horticulture, collections) as needed in stewardship conservation projects.
Assist Stewardship Manager with general supervision of part-time and seasonal staff and volunteers.
Support visitor experience, safety, and services through safety patrols, monitoring, and ensuring proper wayfinding, clean and functioning facilities.
Work under the direction of the Stewardship Manager to develop work plans, identify special projects and volunteer opportunities.
Support special events and other significant programs that expand the visibility of the properties and The Trustees.
Represent The Trustees in a variety of forums.
May be required to work on weekends and/or evenings to attend meetings, participate in or lead programs, workshops and/or tours or to ensure the protection of the property and/or the safety of the visiting public.
Participation in activities at other Trustees properties may occasionally be required.
Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
Associate Degree in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, or other related field.
A minimum of three years professional experience associated with the responsibilities of the position.
Excellent “people skills” to lead, inspire, motivate and work cooperatively and harmoniously with fellow employees, volunteers, committees, members and the public.
Must have horticulture, turf management, formal landscape management, trails maintenance, and/or field management experience.
Experience managing cultural/historic landscapes and/or maintaining structures and building systems a plus.
Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member.
Proven ability to complete assigned tasks and projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
The ability to operate motor vehicles, tractor/backhoe, and turf equipment.
Experience using a chainsaw, string trimmer, blower and other small power tools.
Basic computer skills
Strong commitment to the mission of The Trustees of Reservations.
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across New England who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.
In support of our staff and their families, we provide comprehensive top-notch benefits and an array of special perks. Full-time, year-round staff can enjoy:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer premium contributions ranging from 75%-85%
Traditional and Roth 401(k) plan with 5% employer match after one year of employment
Employer-paid life and disability plans
Paid vacation, sick and personal time; thirteen paid holidays; eight early release Fridays
Day of Service to travel to another site to work in a division and location other than your own in a fun group project such as reinforcing beach shorebird fences, planting seedlings or bulbs, organizing archival documents, or making phone calls to thank donors
Day of Wonder to explore the wonders of any of our Trustees properties
Complimentary Member-level access and discounts and 50% discount for Trustees summer camps
Reciprocity program offering free and discounted admissions and memberships to more than 50 Massachusetts museums and cultural institutions
And much more!
About the Long Hill Portfolio:
Currently the Long Hill Portfolio consists of 11 properties, comprising a public garden and historic home, recreational trails, open fields, wetlands, islands, and forest. The properties in full are: Long Hill, Coolidge Point, Misery Islands, Ravenswood, Old Town Hill, Gerry Island, Crowninshield Island, Stavros, Halibut Point, Mt Anne and Agassiz Rock.
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.
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