The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
April 05, 2021




Seasonal In House Chef and Educator- Edgartown, MA


The Opportunity.

This position is required to teach 1-2 weekly cooking class in July and August and work a weekly pizza night. This position could include additional hourly work such as a one-off dinner in our sunflower field, planning and teaching a culinary residential program, or other work as created. Developing content and aiding in planning is also a component of this position. Hours can range from 4 hours weekly in June to 16-20 hours a week in high summer.

In This Role You Will:

  • Leading and developing curriculum for cooking classes

  • Leading and developing menus for weekly pizza nights

  • Working with the engagement manager to build programming at the Farm Institute including farm dinners, festivals, cooking classes, and more



  • Must have a culinary background

  • Preferred teaching background

  • Must be outgoing and friendly

  • Interest/knowledge in locally grown foods and farms a plus


  • Background check required

  • Flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends

Working Conditions:

Ability to lift 40 pounds required.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in May. This position is based in Edgartown.

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.*

About The FARM Institute

The FARM Institute is a 162-acre teaching and livestock farm on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, providing year-round, farm-based educational programs for families. Programs focus on farming, sustainability, nutrition, and land stewardship.

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:
May 31, 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.