Ranger, Noanet Woodlands - Dover (seasonal, part time)

Job Type

Part Time




United States


About Noanet Woodlands

Noanet Woodland’s 595 acres provide 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and horseback riding. Hiking is rated moderate with some strenuous areas. The trails traverse a grand preserve featuring woodland, and ponds, a former mill site and Noanet Peak, which offers views of the Boston skyline. The property is filled with wildflowers, including the pink lady’s slipper, flowering wintergreen and marsh marigold. Warblers, thrushes and other songbirds are vocal in the spring, scarlet tanagers and northern orioles are common throughout the summer and hawks migrate overhead during the fall. Noanet’s trails link to the 1,200 Hale reservation, a privately owned open space preserve.

Position Summary

The Trustees is seeking a weekend (Saturday, Sunday and some Monday holidays) Ranger for Noanet Woodlands to welcome visitors to the property, monitor parking, sell Trustees memberships and interface with the visiting public. Rangers ensure thousands of visitors each year have a safe and positive experience on the property by answering questions, providing information, and promoting the Trustees. Rangers are responsible for planning and leading occasional guided walks and programs and assisting with special events. They also perform general cleaning and/or maintenance of the gatehouse, and parking lots. The Ranger reports to the Charles River Valley Stewardship Manager based out of Powisset Farm in Dover, MA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staffing a ranger station and greeting visitors in a consistent, professional, welcoming manner, while answering questions about The Trustees, property history, and property features
  • Representing the Trustees in accordance with the organizational mission and visitor engagement strategy
  • Providing information about the benefits of a Trustees membership, and selling memberships .
  • Collecting parking fees from non-members
  • Reporting safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs to the Stewardship Manager
  • Cleaning and inspecting ranger station and parking lots
  • Enforcing rules and regulations
  • Planning and leading guided walks on occasion, and assisting with public programs, if needed
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation


Rangers should have a strong interest in park and visitor management, environmental education, and customer relations including active use of a point-of-sale system. Experience and/or education in these areas are highly preferred but not mandatory. The Ranger will gain great experience in the areas of park and visitor management, natural resources education, conservation, park maintenance, and other related fields. 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 the variety of tasks listed and have a good eye for detail. Rangers should perform tasks safely and in accordance with The Trustees safety manual. 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. Rangers must be comfortable working in all weather conditions including heat and rain, and wearing a Trustees provided clothing is required at all times. A background check is required.

Other Requirements

  • Criminal background check is required (CORI)
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
  • Basic computer skills required

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.

About The Trustees of Reservations

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 26,000+ 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. We are the largest conservation organization in Massachusetts and the oldest in the United States.

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