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Event Assistant, Chestnut Hill Farm - Southborough

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The Trustees of Reservations | Southborough, MA
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The Trustees of Reservations

Published 11 days ago

The Opportunity.

The primary role of the Event Assistant is to promote membership and engage and excite visitors, program participants, and private lessees at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, MA. The position is part time, year-round, often on weekends, evenings, and holidays. The Event Assistant is responsible for assisting with onsite execution of public programs and private events throughout the farm property. Tasks may range from event set up (moving tables and chairs), greeting/checking-in participants upon arrival, assisting with classes (material set-up and break-down), selling memberships and providing membership information to festival attendees, and more. At all events and programs, the Event Assistant will educate and encourage visitors to support The Trustees through a variety of outlets.


In This Role You Will

  • Assist Engagement Manager with event set up such as moving tables & chairs, decorating, and providing Trustees marketing and educational material.
  • Assist instructors with classes and workshops.
  • Assist with private events and liaise with private lessees on site.
  • Educate visitors about The Trustees mission and value of membership; sell memberships on site using Siriusware software.
  • Greet and/or check-in visitors upon arrival and orient them to the property; provide exceptional customer service by answering questions, problem solving, and directing visitors, as needed.
  • Be familiar with and enforce property rules and regulations.
  • Keep event areas organized, clean, and orderly to deliver a positive visitor experience.
  • Manage social media postings before, during, and after events.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures during each shift and perform cash or credit sales transactions. Use basic computer skills and have the ability to learn new systems, including processing credit card transactions using Siriusware and logging hours using Paycom.
  • Communicate regularly with staff to report safety concerns, incidents, maintenance needs, and program assessment.

Other Information


  • Outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic; must enjoy working with the public, including children and families.
  • Responsible and committed, with exceptional attention to detail and safety.
  • Available to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.
  • Articulate, confident, and calm when confronted by uncooperative visitors and when handling emergencies.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • CPR & First Aid certification desirable.
  • Committed to the mission of The Trustees.
  • Committed to a great visitor experience and sharing the excitement of Chestnut Hill Farm.



  • Background check required
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends is required.


Working Conditions

  • Variable outdoor weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds required.



This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date of April 1. Availability to attend trainings in March is desirable. This position is based at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, MA.


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 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.

The Opportunity.

The primary role of the Event Assistant is to promote membership and engage and excite visitors, program participants, and private lessees at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, MA. The position is part time, year-round…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How to Apply

Please apply via The Trustees' website linked here.

Please apply via The Trustees' website linked here.


Southborough, MA

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