The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
April 06, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Seasonal Steward - Canton, MA


The Opportunity.

The seasonal Steward assists with the care of the properties in the Southeast Gardens Management Unit. There are six properties in the Management Unit - Bird Park, Ames Estate, Moose Hill Farm, Signal Hill, The ARC and the Bradley Estate that characterize the communities in which they reside. The Steward performs routine maintenance on these properties, mowing, trail/pathway accessibility, structures, assisting with landscape projects, and other natural and cultural features. Day to day operations include mowing large lawn areas, spring and fall clean-up, trimming brush, maintaining walking trails, and engaging visitors. This position provides great experience in the logistics of park management, natural resources conservation, wildlife management, landscaping and other related fields.

In This Role You Will:

  • Property stewardship and Facilities Coordination

  • Perform property maintenance including, but not limited to, mowing lawns and/orfields, string trimming, trash pick up, raking, mulching, watering trees.

  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working order through preventative maintenance.

  • In cooperation with the Stewardship Manager , oversee routine maintenance of all structures including janitorial duties, painting, light carpentry and plumbing

  • Maintain good and productive relationships with our neighbors, visitors, town officials, businesses, and Trustees staff from other divisions and regions.

  • Work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Assist with projects on other Trustees properties as required and perform additional duties as assigned by the Stewardship Manager.

  • Meet visitors at properties with confidence, charm, and tact serving as an ambassador for the Trustees

  • Work with volunteers and other staff on programs and events.



  • Strong interest in and some experience with landscape management and structural maintenance.


  • Excellent "people skills" to lead, inspire, motivate and work cooperatively and harmoniously with fellow employees, volunteers, committees, members and the public.

  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member.

  • Proven ability to complete assigned tasks and projects, meet dead lines and manage multiple tasks.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Experience using a chainsaw and other small power tools.

  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Strong commitment to the mission of The Trustees of Reservations .


  • The ability to work in all weather conditions, lift up to 50 pounds, push and pull heavy objects and climb ladders is required.

  • Valid driver's license required for driving Trustees vehicles.

  • CORI check required .

  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends is required.

Organizational Relationships/Scope:

  • Reports to the Stewardship Manager; has no direct reports.

Working Conditions:

  • Variable outdoor weather conditions and work with farm animals.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 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:
June 01, 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.