The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

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Date Posted:
April 05, 2021

Region:
Cape/Islands

Category:
Facilities/Security/Grounds

Type:
Seasonal

Seasonal Steward - Wareham, MA

Description:

The Opportunity.

The South Coast Seasonal Steward assists with the care of the fields, trails, and other natural and cultural features of The Trustees’ South Coast properties. The South Coast Management Unit contains 10 diverse and varied properties on over 1000 acres, that are all open to the public. These sites include trails, lawns, hayfields, woodlands, historic structures and diverse ecological habitats. A successful candidate will be passionate about the outdoors, friendly with the public, demonstrate a focus on safety and attention to detail, and be eager to work hard and learn new skills. They will be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. This position is 32 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday, May 18th-September 7th.


In This Role You Will:

Property Stewardship

  • Trail maintenance

  • Landscaping-including lawns, fields, stone walls and shrubs

  • Structures maintenance – including painting and light carpentry

  • Removing trash/litter

  • Maintain parking areas

  • Greeting visitors on the properties and answering questions

  • Working with volunteers/groups

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent

  • Experience using and basic maintenance of lawn mowers and string trimmers, or willingness to learn

  • Ability to follow safety standards and techniques and to use appropriate safety equipment.

  • A good attitude, willingness to be flexible, attention to detail, and a commitment to achieving the goals of the Trustees

  • A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy, preferable

  • Ability to handle the physical demands of the job e.g. regularly lifting 50 lbs., hiking several miles, and working in all weather conditions and environments that may include thorns, poison ivy and biting insects.


Other:

  • A satisfactory criminal background (CORI) check

  • A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy, preferred


Working Conditions:

  • Ability to handle the physical demands of the job e.g. regularly lifting 50 lbs., hiking several miles, and working in all weather conditions and environments that may include thorns, poison ivy and biting insects.

Benefits and Salary:

  • This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in May 18, 2021. This position is based in Wareham, MA.

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.

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

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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.

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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:
May 31, 2021
Salary:
13.50
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.