Park Steward - deCordova
Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.
Stewardship is key to Trustees properties -- providing positive first impressions, enhanced visitor experience and reputation for outstanding conservation and care of special places for all to enjoy. Our stewardship team is responsible for construction, to development and maintenance of our buildings, gardens, entrances and so much more. Do you like to garden, do light carpentry, paint, and see the result of your work being enjoyed by others? If so, the role of a volunteer park steward is perfect for you!
Our friendly and professional stewardship staff will work beside you to share best practices and exchange knowledge. As a not-for-profit organization, we benefit greatly from the talent and skillsets of our volunteers. We treat our volunteers well and love having them return again and again. Our volunteers consistently comment on how much they enjoy the Trustees team, positive atmosphere, opportunity to meet other people and genuine appreciation for a job well done! Schedules are flexible, based on your availability.
Please note: A background check may be required
Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):
Comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible
Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers
Promote upcoming events and programs
Assist with occasional trail special events
Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols
Sign up for your available dates
Have reliable transportation to the park
An interest in conservation
Ability to complete physically vigorous work and enjoy interacting with people
Ability to work independently or with a small team and communicate effectively
Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 15 lbs
Minimum age: 18 years old
Note: a background check may be required
Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings, 9:00 am - noon. Six-month commitment desired. This is a year-round position.
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. www.thetrustees.org.
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.
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