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20 Feb 2020

Temporary Seasonal Part-Time Ranger – World’s End Reservation

The Trustees of Reservations – Posted by hrtrustees Hingham, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Opportunity.

The Trustees is seeking a part-time, seasonal Ranger for World’s End Reservation to welcome visitors to the property and perform basic gatehouse duties. A seasonal Ranger would be expected to work April through November, with exact season start and stop times to be determined. Rangers ensure that 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, trails, and parking lots. The Ranger reports to the Head Ranger at World’s End and to the South Shore and South Coast Director.

In This Role You Will.

  • Staffing the arrival area and parking lot, 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
  • Checking for current memberships of visitors
  • Reporting safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs to the General Manager.
  • Cleaning and inspecting ranger station, parking lots, and trails. Occasional work on trail/maintenance projects may be required
  • Enforcing rules and regulations
  • Assisting with special events
  • Planning and leading guided walks on occasion, and assisting with public programs
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation


Rangers should have a strong interest in park and visitor management, environmental education, and customer relations. 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.

Experience as a park ranger or in the hospitality industry is a plus.

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 a variety of tasks listed above and have a good eye for detail. Ranger 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 uniform is required at all times. A background check is required.

Other Requirements

  • Satisfactory CORI check required
  • Basic computer skills including but not limited to use of email, word processing, data entry, etc.
  • This is a part time position with most of the hours on the weekends, holidays, and some evening hours.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position. 

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.

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees' website linked here.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Temporary.

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