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Seasonal Waterfront Ambassador - Boston, MA

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The Opportunity.

The Trustees Waterfront Ambassadors program is a work/learn opportunity for young people aged 15 to 18 years old.  This year’s six-week program will include both in-person activities and virtual learning sessions.  12 Ambassadors will learn about the mission of The Trustees as well as the Boston Waterfront Initiative and engage the East Boston community in a community design process around the creation of a new park called Piers Park III. Through this process communities in East Boston will have direct input in how the park is developed.  All in-person work will take place outside and follow city and state COVID guidelines around social distancing, masking, and other safety measures.  

 

This 25-hour a week position is open to youth ages 15-18. The program will take place between July 6 – August 20. 

 

In this Role You Will:  

  • Participate in group discussions, teambuilding, job readiness trainings and leadership development activities. 
  • Learn about the work being done in East Boston and across the city on waterfront issues such as climate resilience, green infrastructure, and public access. 
  • Learn about the Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative. 
  • Engage with the East Boston community through surveys and events to support The Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative’s Piers Park III community design process. 
  • Complete stewardship projects, such as marsh restoration, planting flowers, removal of non-native plants and trash cleanups. 
  • Participate in field trips such as kayaking and visiting the Boston Harbor Islands (COVID protocols permitting). 
  • Collaborate with and learn from a variety of local grassroots and non-profit organizations doing work in East Boston and across the city. 
  • Develop critical job skills including: teamwork, collaboration, leadership, responsibility, community outreach, civic engagement, and interpreting and sharing information on climate change impacts.   
  • Expand knowledge of potential career paths. 


The Opportunity.

The Trustees Waterfront Ambassadors program is a work/learn opportunity for young people aged 15 to 18 years old.  This year’s six-week program will include both in-person activities and virtual learning sessions.  12…

Details at a Glance

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

Benefits

Compensation:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position running from July 6-August 20. The hourly rate will be $13.50. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

About The Trustees Waterfront Ambassadors

 The Trustees Waterfront Ambassadors is a targeted program traditionally based in East Boston focusing on engaging the local community on waterfront issues that connect to the Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative. This year’s seven-week program will allow twelve youth the opportunity to learn about the mission of The Trustees as well as the Boston Waterfront Initiative, and how it relates to their neighborhood and community. The program will feature opportunities for the Trustees Waterfront Ambassadors to learn about the work being done in East Boston and across the city on waterfront issues such as climate resilience, green infrastructure, and public access. The Ambassadors will engage with The Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative’s open space plans around the City of Boston and work to gather design ideas and input from the community, with a focus on Boston youth, to inform the project’s future progress. The Ambassadors will collaborate with and learn from a variety of partner organizations doing work across Boston. The variety of organizations and agencies with whom the Waterfront Ambassadors will interact will expose the youth to a variety of potential career paths. Youth who take part in this program will develop critical job skills including teamwork, collaboration, leadership, responsibility, community outreach, civic engagement, and how to interpret and share information on local climate change impacts with their community.

 

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. 

 

Compensation:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position running from July 6-August 20. The hourly rate will be $13.50. 

 

The Trustees offers competitive compensation and the…

Level of Language Proficiency

Skills / Qualifications: 

  • Age 15-18   
  • Interest in working in the East Boston neighborhood and learning about how climate change, open space, and Boston Harbor affect the community. 
  • Interest in both in-person (outdoor) and virtual (indoor) work, depending on current public health guidelines 
  • Positive attitude, team-player 
  • Desire to make a difference in your community  
  • Comfortable working outside for 4-5 hours at a time, including gardening, trash clean up, etc 
  • Due to the nature of this program impacting Boston communities and communities surrounding East Boston, City of Boston, Chelsea, and Revere residents are highly preferred 

 

Working Conditions: 

The Waterfront Ambassadors program will be a hybrid program that incorporates both in-person and virtual work. All in-person work will occur outside, primarily in East Boston, and Ambassadors will be required to wear face coverings and follow city and state COVID guidelines, as well as Trustees organization-wide COVID protocols. 

Outside work may involve moving over rocks or soil, transporting up to 10 lbs., and positioning oneself low to the ground for activities such as gardening and weeding.  

Virtual work will take place at home and will happen both synchronously (all at the same time) and asynchronously (on your own time, but during work hours). Breaks will be provided throughout the day. 

Skills / Qualifications: 

  • Age 15-18   
  • Interest in working in the East Boston neighborhood and learning about how climate change, open space, and Boston Harbor affect the community…

Location

On-site
Boston, 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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