The Trustees of Reservations

"The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts."

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

The Trustees of Reservations Chappaquiddick Island, Marthas Vineyard, Edgartown, MA, United States
Jan 20, 2018
Seasonal
The Trustees of Reservations are seeking qualified individuals to assist with monitoring, research, and management activities for nesting and migratory shorebirds at Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge (516 acres), Norton Point Beach (250 acres), Long Point Wildlife Refuge (632 acres) and Wasque (200 acres). The Shorebird Monitor is part of a team responsible for barrier beach protection and management. Essential Functions: Perform daily monitoring and management activities for breeding piping plovers, terns, and American oystercatchers, including: habitat delineation, nest location, nest protection, chick monitoring, and data entry Assist with daily reports on the breeding status and location of nesting shorebirds and communicate with the Southeast Ecology Assistant and property management staff to ensure the successful implementation of our barrier beach protection program Assist with the collection of migratory shorebird abundance and distribution data Install, maintain, and remove symbolic fencing, predator exclosures, and signage used to protect breeding and migratory shorebirds as well as other sensitive barrier beach habitats Assist with targeted predator control and monitoring efforts Assist in compilation of data for state piping plover, tern, and American oystercatcher census forms Educate the public about shorebird and barrier beach ecology Assist in the monitoring and management of rare and invasive plant species and other wildlife species as needed Other tasks and duties as required Qualifications Minimum Requirements: Education and Experience: Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field The ability to identify shorebirds by sight and sound At least 3 months of previous field experience Strong verbal communication skills The ability to work closely with other staff and the public Skills/Qualifications: Beach-nesting shorebirds on the Atlantic coast Behavioral data collection Wildlife tracking Coastal wildlife management issues GIS mapping Other: 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) Organizational Relationships/Scope: Reports directly to Southeast Ecology Assistant. Works closely with other shorebird technician and other staff. Working Conditions: The ability to work outdoors daily, and at times, under rigorous conditions The ability to perform physically strenuous duties, such as hiking long distances on the beach The ability to lift/carry 50 pounds The ability to occasionally work some weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (depending upon wildlife and weather) The Martha’s Vineyard Shorebird Monitor position is a full time, seasonal, non-exempt, position. The position is expected to last approximately 15 weeks, with an anticipated start date between April 1st   and May 20th. The rate of pay is $15 per hour. 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. We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aims 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
The Trustees of Reservations Appleton Farms - Ipswich, MA
Jan 20, 2018
Seasonal
About the Appleton Farm Camp Program: Appleton Farm Camp is a children’s day camp located at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. The 1,000 acre farm is the oldest continuously operating farm in the country. The working dairy, cheese making facility, barnyard animals, beautiful trails, engaging education programs, and deep history make this a special place to visit and work. At camp, we have an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to learning, in the fields and forests, the Learning Garden, the barnyard, and the kitchen. Our unique camp will connect children to the land, and the natural systems that support us all, while spending time outdoors, exploring, making friends, and having fun. For more information about our program, please visit:   Appleton Farm Camp . Position Summary: The Farm Camp Educator position at Appleton Farms is a seasonal role with a pay rate of $12-$13 per hour, commensurate with experience. The typical schedule for the full time Farm Camp Educator is a 35-40 hour work week, Monday through Friday for the season. The part time Farm Camp Educator is Monday through Friday with an anticipated 20 – 23 hour work week. The camp season runs from July 2 – August 17 with a week of mandatory training week which will take place June 25 – June 29. The Farm Camp Educator is primarily responsible for the planning and daily execution of camp programs and activities and direct supervision of campers, 5-15 years old. Essential Functions: Daily supervision and safe keeping of campers Design and implement camp curriculum and activities based on farming, food, sustainability, and the natural world with support from staff and farm resources Plan daily age appropriate activities and farm projects with teaching team Lead daily plant and animal farm chores with designated age group (5-15) Communicate with camper parents regarding camp questions and basic camper information Perform daily camp staff chores to organize and prepare for each day Meet periodically with Camp Director to evaluate experience and performance Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 5-15 Must be outgoing, have a willingness to learn, and bring unbridled joy and enthusiasm to work every day Must have experience with and enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting Knowledge of or interest in farm-based education, food, and sustainability A desire to share your passion for the natural world with children A familiarity with Appleton Farms and The Trustees is helpful Other Requirements: Reliable transportation Must be available for camp staff training week and all 7 weeks of camp A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI). Community CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2018 Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions. Farm Camp Educators must be at least 18 years old The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever. When applying, please be sure to mention if you are applying for full-time, part-time, or either. Please upload a resume summarizing your education and work history, a short cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing your philosophy of education and your interest in working at Appleton Farms. Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents. 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. We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com