The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
April 05, 2021




Seasonal Assistant Education Manager - Edgartown, MA


The Opportunity.

The Assistant Education Manager helps execute our suite of farm-based education programs and events from May through August with an emphasis during the summer months. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in farm-based education, including curriculum development and independent program implementation. Beginning full time May 3rd through September 10th, this position will help to engage visitors in our mission and working farm.

In This Role You Will:

  • Assist in developing effective place-based curriculum for all ages and topics related to The FARM Institute’s mission

  • Assist the Education Manager in planning activities, program components, and logistics to ensure a high level of program satisfaction

  • Lead the Counselor in Training program which includes but is not limited to conducting orientation, directing, and evaluating Counselors in Training

  • Assist in ensuring that planned lessons are being used effectively by educators

  • Assist in coordinating summer camp, residential programs, group visits, and other year-round programming

  • Assist in scheduling, planning, and leading field trips and group visits

  • Welcome and orient visitors and work towards a positive experience for everyone vising The FARM Institute

  • Answer phone and email inquiries for programs and send surveys as program follow-up

  • Manage and file camper medical files

  • Assist with other operations on an as needed basis including set up and break down at events.

  • Ensure safety of campers and staff by closely following all COVID-19 protocols??

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation



  • Obtained or working towards Bachelor’s Degree within a focus area of Environmental Science, Early Childhood Education, Sustainable Agriculture, or similar

  • Experience working with children in an educational or outdoor setting required

  • Excellent organization and communication skills with the creativity and experience to execute programs

  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, natural history, or food systems

  • Ability to manage large groups in a positive and efficient manner

  • Ability to work without direct supervision

  • Staff management experience preferred

Other :

  • Valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as defined in The Trustees driving policy is required

  • Satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)

  • CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2021

  • Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all best COVID-19 best?practices??

  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends is required; access to a car is necessary

We are participating in a public RFP process to hopefully continue our work as the education partner at Katama Farm, which with the current timeline from the town, should be concluded by early May. In the meantime we are moving forward with our planning process, pending the outcome of the RFP. Although there is still much uncertainty and we cannot officially extend any job offers at this time, we are optimistic and encourage those interested to enter the application process so that we can be ready with job offers for qualified candidates if we are the recipients of the lease.*

Please upload a resume summarizing your education and work history, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing?your philosophy of education and your interest in working at The Farm Institute.?Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents.?This position will fulfill internship credits for relevant majors.??

About The FARM Institute

The FARM Institute is a 160 ­acre teaching farm on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, providing year-round, farm-based educational programs for families. Our programs focus on farming, sustainability, nutrition, and land stewardship.

About The Trustees

The Trustees of Reservations 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:
May 31, 2021
$0 - $30,000
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.