Lead Teacher

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.

Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.

Summary of Position:

The Seasonal Lead Teacher will aid in Hands On Worlds End and Weir River Farm, one of the Trustees children’s summer programs. The Lead Teacher’s duties include developing curriculum, managing parent/staff relationships, helping to prepare materials, managing other teachers, creating a safe environment for students, and the day to day teaching of children.

Essential Functions:

  • Work collectively with the Engagement Site Manager and counselors to assist in delivering top quality and high-energy programs.
  • Interact with parents, the public and members of the organization.
  • Develop and implement nature based lessons and activities.
  • Provide a safe and educational environment for campers.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, the sciences, the humanities, or other relevant course of study is preferred (but not required).
  • A special interest in place-based education, especially in outdoor/environmental education.
  • Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator.
  • The physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances.
  • Experience developing and executing nature-focused & outdoor games, activities and curriculums.
  • A familiarity with the World’s End and The Trustees.
  • Proven ability to create and lead nature-based education programs for families.
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills.

Other Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy.
  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI).
  • CPR & First Aid certification or willingness to obtain when hired.
How To Apply:
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This is a full-time, seasonal position. 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.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.

No phone calls please.

Apply by:
May 17, 2016