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Seasonal Ranger - Western, MA

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The Trustees of Reservations
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Chesterfield, MA
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Published 22 days ago

The Opportunity.

The Trustees is seeking a part-time, seasonal Ranger for three locations in Western MA (Chapel Brook, Chesterfield Gorge, and Glendale Falls) to welcome visitors to the property, convey property regulations, and perform basic stewardship support at this and other nearby properties. A seasonal Ranger would be expected to work 3, 10-hour days, focusing primarily on weekends, from mid-May through early September. Exact season start and stop dates are yet to be determined. The seasonal Ranger ensures that hundreds of visitors each year have a safe and positive experience on the property by answering questions, providing information, and promoting the Trustees. These properties experienced tremendous influx of visitors in 2020, which has led to major issues with erosion, trash, vandalism, overcrowding, and unsafe road conditions. Working with the Local Police Departments and other regionally based Trustees staff, these seasonal Rangers will provide on-the-ground support to welcome visitors, inform them of regulations, manage overcrowding, dangerous roadside conditions, and provide a staff presence to deter unsafe use of the property. They also perform general cleaning and/or maintenance of the property, trails, and parking lot. The Ranger reports to the Associate Field Director for inland properties.

 

In This Role You Will:

  • Weekend (likely Fri-Sun) site supervision and enforcement of property regulations, greeting visitors in a consistent, professional, welcoming manner, while answering questions about the Trustees, property regulations, and property features.
  • Some ranger positions may require handling of cash donations and/or parking fees.
  • Signage and rope/cable fencing installation and maintenance
  • Waste management and trash in parking lots and on trails
  • Reporting safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs to the Associate Field Director.
  • Representing the Trustees in accordance with the organizational mission and visitor engagement strategy
  • Occasional work on trail/maintenance projects may be required      
  • Providing information about the benefits of a Trustees membership ​
  • Conveying important rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

The Opportunity.

The Trustees is seeking a part-time, seasonal Ranger for three locations in Western MA (Chapel Brook, Chesterfield Gorge, and Glendale Falls) to welcome visitors to the property, convey property regulations, and perform…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021

Benefits

Compensations and Benefits:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in May. This position is based in Ashfield, Chesterfield, or Middlefield MA.

About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 

 

The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years. 

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. 

 

The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family. 

 

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

Compensations and Benefits:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in May. This position is based in Ashfield, Chesterfield, or Middlefield…

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications:

Rangers should have a strong interest in park and visitor management, conflict de-escalation, environmental education, and customer relations. Experience and/or education in these areas are highly preferred but not mandatory. A willingness to learn new skills and a positive attitude is required. Candidates interested in these areas are encouraged to apply.

Rangers should be highly motivated with excellent public speaking skills to promote the mission of The Trustees and be capable of working independently or cooperatively with other staff. Must be comfortable working on a variety of tasks listed above and have a good eye for detail. Ranger should perform tasks safely and in accordance with The Trustees safety manual, including Trustees COVID guidelines. Rangers should always behave in a professional manner with their colleagues, property visitors and volunteers. Must be articulate and remain confident and calm when confronted by uncooperative visitors.

 

Other Requirements:      

  • Satisfactory CORI check required
  • Basic computer skills including but not limited to use of email, word processing, data entry, etc.
  • This is a part-time, seasonal position with most of the hours on the weekends, holidays, and some evening hours.
  • Basic first aid and CPR or Wilderness First Aid, preferred 
  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds of gear and tools.
  • Valid driver’s license required for driving Trustees’ vehicles, must pass a driving background check per Trustees’ Driving Policy.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Variable outdoor weather conditions. 

Qualifications:

Rangers should have a strong interest in park and visitor management, conflict de-escalation, environmental education, and customer relations. Experience and…

Location

On-site
Chesterfield, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

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