Youth Conservation Corps Crew Manager and Assistant Crew Manager - Boston (seasonal, full-time)

Job Type

Full Time Temporary




United States


About the Youth Conservation Corps:

The Trustees Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) offers high-quality, paid, seasonal employment and educational opportunities to urban youth. The program is designed to provide young people experience in a variety of conservation, agricultural, and recreational activities and inspire them to become life-long stewards of their local communities.

Summary of Position:

The Crew Manager and Assistant Crew Manager are full-time, seasonal positions that provide training, supervision, and mentoring for young people working on outdoor environmental projects. Positions are available in Boston and run from late June through mid-August. Each crew consists of 8 to 10 youth, a Crew Manager and an Assistant Crew Manager. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for the Crew Manager or Assistant Crew Manager position.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership development and mentoring for youth between the ages of 15 and 18
  • Supervise the completion of outdoor conservation projects such as trail construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, tree planting and agricultural work
  • Provide daily supervision, safety and job skills training for youth corps members
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for work attendance, appearance, language and behavior.
  • Lead teambuilding, journaling, group discussions and reflection activities
  • Educate youth about the importance of conservation and foster a deeper connection between young people, the land and their community
  • Deliver formal and informal environmental education lessons
  • Serve as a role model by setting a positive example and representing The Trustees and the YCC program to the public
  • Attend pre-season staff trainings and weekly supervisor meetings
  • Work closely with stewardship managers, community partners and other staff
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation


  • Experience working with and positively motivating urban youth from diverse backgrounds, preferably an outdoor setting
  • Preferred candidates will have a background or experience in environmental education, conservation, agriculture or youth development
  • The ability to work independently and unsupervised, as well as part of a close knit team
  • Proven success building a team, including conflict resolution and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enjoy working in fast paced, multi-generational, multi-cultural urban setting


  • A valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy
  • Satisfactory background check required
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification by start of the program season
  • Occasional weekend and overnight work may be required

Working Conditions:

·Variable outdoor weather conditions

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of outdoor work including using hand tools, lifting 20 pounds and walking over uneven terrain

Benefits and Salary:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with a start date in late June. The position is approximately 35 hours per weeks for 8 to 9 weeks. Pay is $18 to $20 per hour for Crew Managers and $12 to $14 per hour for Assistant Crew Managers, based on experience.

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.

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 116 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 50,000 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.

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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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