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.
Across 25,000 acres we manage over 350 miles of trails, 17 active farm properties, 500,000 square feet of structures, five National Historic Landmarks, and a variety of ecologically important communities and species. Our stewardship staff, who have specialized skills in horticulture, public gardens, organic agriculture, ecology, outdoor recreation, and conservation land management, oversee a wide range of projects to protect our historic, cultural, scenic, and ecological treasures. As a seasonal member of our Trails Team, you will be a part of a team striving to provide enjoyable, diverse, and best in class experiences on our trails.
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.