The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
April 05, 2021


Public Relations/Marketing


Seasonal Public Programming Assistant - Edgartown, MA


The Opportunity.

The Public Programming Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist in the coordination and growth of TFI’s events and presence in our community.

In This Role You Will:

  • Assist Engagement Site Manager in all engagement related programs including but not limited to: daily tours, farmer’s market, cooking classes, homesteading workshops, farm dinners and pizza nights, one-off cooking classes, children’s programming, and more

  • Programs include registration, set-up, break-down, promotion, correspondence with teachers, managing staff assistance

  • Creation of branded content such as promotional materials, as well as contributing to TFI’s social channels (Facebook and Instagram)

  • Assistance in managing and working shifts in our visitor center and farm stand including use of our POS sale system to sell registrations, memberships, meat, produce and other TFI branded merchandise

  • Being a FARM Institute/Trustees ambassador and creating awareness of our mission to our community

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation



  • A love of food and farming!
  • Serv-safe certified preferred

  • Social media experience required

  • Can-do attitude with strong attention to detail

  • High level of organization and professional attitude

  • Must be organized and able to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in managing schedules and staffing a plus


  • Valid driver’s license required for driving TTOR vehicles.

  • Background check required

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

Working Conditions:

Variable outdoor weather conditions. Ability to lift 40 pounds required.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a seasonal, full time, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in May. This position is based in Edgartown. Please submit a resume and cover letter.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

About The FARM Institute

The FARM Institute is a 162-acre teaching 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. The Farm Institute is building a new teaching kitchen with an estimated completion date of June 1st. As our inaugural summer, we are planning a robust schedule with multiple programs daily, Monday-

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 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.