Public Program Coordinator (Full-time)

Art & the Landscape

One Year Funded Position

Boston and Concord, MA





About The Organization:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.


Each year, the Trustees of Reservations invites and welcomes more than 250,000 program participants to over 4,000 public programs on our reservations. These public programs highlight the unique and special characteristics of our special places and encourage greater care and support of our places by creating memorable experiences, sharing knowledge, and building personal skills which can be transferred into our personal lives. Trustees programs cover a range of topics including ecology, culture and history, science, health and wellness, agriculture and food, and outdoor activities. As part of the Audience Engagement team within the Marketing department, the Public Program Coordinator for the Art & the Landscape initiative will plan and execute programming relevant to the contemporary art installations.


Position Summary:

The Public Programming Coordinator for the Art & the Landscape initiative is responsible for the planning and coordination of a 12-month calendar of events and programs at Trustees properties hosting Art & the Landscape installations and specifically one contemporary art installation which presents historical content and encourages dialogue around African and African American history.  The Program Coordinator will plan engaging programs related to these contemporary artist-driven initiatives. The Public Programming Coordinator for the Art & the Landscape initiative reports to the Director of Public Programming.  They will work closely with site-based staff to implement and manage programs.  This a one year funded position.


Essential Functions:

  • Build partnerships with individuals and organizations that will support and enrich Art and the Landscape programs and events.
  • Coordinate logistics with site staff for opening events, artist-designed programs, and other related public programming.
  • Assist with the training of site staff and volunteers on exhibit interpretation.
  • Build awareness of exhibits and programming through various marketing channels.
  • Serve as a representative of the Trustees and the Art & the Landscape initiative in local communities as well as the broader art community.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.



  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, marketing, museum studies, or other related fields.
  • 2-3 years experience planning and coordinating public programs and events.
  • Knowledge of African and African American history is an asset.
  • A passion for public interaction and engagement.
  • Experience working with cultural content.
  • Experience with designing and implementing engaging public programs and events.
  • Experience and interest in working on provocative artist projects which involve discussions about race, cultural discrimination, and building conversation
  • Ability to manage multifaceted projects and with attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think strategically
  • Adaptability – ability to change with new situations, ability to handle varied workload, and to multitask.
  • Expert use of basic office technology.



  • Position requires occasional travel across the state; access to a personal vehicle required.
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends is required


Benefits and Salary:

This position is funded for one year. The Trustees offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick and personal time, as well as the option to participate in our 401(k) and 529 savings plans.  We also offer 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.


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In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team.  We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.