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Opportunity Details

Photography Volunteers - Chestnut Hill Farm

Opportunity Overview:
We are recruiting individuals to support The Trustees at Chestnut Hill Farm by taking pictures of the properties and at events to be used by staff as needed (social media, marketing materials, etc.). This role is an on-site and virtual opportunity. Come join our team!

The Trustees protects and shares the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives.

Reports to: Engagement Manager

Requirements (may include but not limited to the following):
  • Take quality 2MG digital photographs
  • Attend Trustees events/programs
  • Visit Trustees properties, walk trails, gardens, home areas and commons to take photographs
  • Comfort with introducing oneself to property guests and requesting permission to take photos (as directed by Trustees staff)
  • Ability to communicate via email and phone
  • Ability to upload pictures to web-based cloud software selected by The Trustees and save files in requested format and file size
  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols
  • Log volunteer hours weekly
  • The ideal applicant will be energetic, motivated, and comfortable working in a self-directed environment
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to take quality 2MG or larger file size digital photographs
  • Possess basic photo composition and lighting skills
  • Ability to make minor edits to photos as needed, preferred
  • Willingness to interact with the public on Trustees sites, as needed
  • Ability to walk upon a variety of surfaces including grass, trails, stairs and other uneven surfaces
  • Reliable photography equipment, computer, internet and phone access
  • Please download a copy of our Photography MOU. Email to
  • Please note: a background check may be required for this role.
Time Commitment:
Flexible times and hour commitment, with an emphasis on taking pictures during Trustees public programs and events or while walking the property. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months.

For more information
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More about The Trustees
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually.
Inclusive Spaces for All
We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience.
The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Age Minimum (with Adult): 15+, Minimum Age:15+

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2026
Southborough, MA, 01772
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