The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
April 05, 2021

Western Massachusetts



Seasonal Ranger - Sheffield, MA


The Opportunity.

The Engagement Ranger is a seasonal, part-time position at Bartholomew’s Cobble and is primarily responsible for greeting and educating visitors, and providing site-related materials. The Ranger is also responsible for leading occasional guided walks and programs and assisting with special events. Incumbent also performs general cleaning and/or maintenance of the ranger station, trails, and parking lots. This is a part-time position requiring a commitment of 15 to 30 hours per week beginning in May until early October.

In This Role You Will:

  • Staff the visitor’s center and greet visitors in a welcoming manner

  • Answer questions about The Trustees of Reservations and the history, geology and ecology of the properties

  • Educate visitors about The Trustees mission and encourage them to become active members

  • Direct visitors to membership brochures, distribute flyers to the public and on bulletin boards

  • Enforce rules and regulations of assigned properties

  • Perform tasks safely and in accordance with The Trustees’ safety manual

  • Behave in a professional manner with their colleagues, property visitors and volunteers

  • Collect admission and/or program fees and sell memberships and permits

  • Keep both financial and visitation records and submit weekly reports by email

  • Maintain clean facilities, parking lot and picnic areas

  • Report safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs to theStewardship Manager.

  • Occasionally work with volunteer groups for clean-up trail days.

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.



  • In-depth knowledge of natural history/ecology

  • Professional connections in local community

  • Proven ability to create and lead nature-based education programs for families

  • Excellent customer service skills


  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required for driving Trustees vehicles.

  • Criminal Background Check required (CORI).

  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends is required.

  • Position requires travel in the region; access to a personal vehicle required

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.