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.
About the Position:
The Park Ranger is a seasonal, part-time position at Monument Mountain and is primarily responsible for greeting and educating visitors, and providing site-related materials. The Park Ranger is also responsible for planning and 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 mid-May until early October.
- Staff an entrance station 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 and parking lot and picnic areas
- Report safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs to the Management Unit Superintendent.
- Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
- In-depth knowledge of natural history
- 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 req
How To Apply:
APPLY NOW – Engagement Ranger (Monument Mountain)
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.
No phone calls please.
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.
May 27, 2016