Seasonal Land Steward Assistant

Wildlands Trust is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to fill a Seasonal Land Steward Assistant position in the stewardship department. Under the supervision of the Stewardship Manager, the Seasonal Land Steward Assistant will perform tasks related to the day-to-day management and maintenance of conservation lands throughout 45 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. This position is part time (24-32 hours per week) and the starting salary is $16 per hour. This position will run from May 2023 through September 2023.

Essential Duties:
- Property inspections and upkeep on all preserves owned by Wildlands Trust including trails, mowing, tree and brush clearing. Maintenance of fencing, boardwalks, signage, and parking lot clean-up;
- Maintenance and upkeep of all stewardship field equipment in addition to vehicles and trailers;
- Coordinate with Stewardship Manager to ensure properties are in good condition prior to Wildlands Trust community events;
- Assist with Wildlands Trust community events, which occur often on nights and weekends;
- Landscaping at headquarters property and general maintenance of buildings, roads, trails, fences, signs, and other physical aspects of the property;
- Develop and maintain thorough stewardship records and files.

Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record;
- Must be able to pass a CORI background check prior before employment start date;
- Ability and willingness to perform physical labor;
- Be in good physical shape, ability to walk 4-8 miles carrying tools and to be able to lift 50 lbs.;
- Strong interest in natural resource conservation;
- Mechanical skills preferred;
- Experience in the operation of field equipment such as trucks, trailers, mowers, chainsaws and other landscaping power equipment and or/ willing to learn;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively and tactfully present information to and communicate with Board members, employees, public groups, regulatory agencies, neighbors, and others;
- Ability to write and edit property monitoring reports;
- Ability to meet job requirements with changing seasonal demands – working odd hours, weekends, and long days in adverse weather conditions;
- Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.


This position is part time (24-32 hours per week), running from May through September 2023.


This position is based at the Wildlands Trust headquarters in Plymouth, MA. Field work will take place at various preserves across Southeastern MA.


The starting salary is $16 per hour.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and two references, professional preferred, to Director of Field Operations Erik Boyer at: All complete applications should be received by April 15, 2023. We will contact applicants to schedule an in-person interview once these items are received.

About Wildlands Trust:

Wildlands Trust, the regional land trust for Southeastern Massachusetts, was established in 1973 in response to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant's anticipated arrival in Plymouth. The concern was that new tax revenues from the plant would lower residential tax rates, possibly sparking a land grab and rapid development in Massachusetts' largest town. Wildlands' early work focused on Plymouth and Wareham, but eventually, efforts spread to cover a 1,500 square mile area of Massachusetts where we work today.

Over the past 50 years, Wildlands Trust has established itself as one of the largest and oldest regional land trusts in New England. Our coverage extends across an area where approximately 1.2 million Massachusetts residents live. We are active in 45 cities and towns, contributing our services and expertise to help communities implement land protection projects and strategies. Our work has helped ensure the protection of nearly 12,000 acres of natural and agricultural lands held for public benefit. For over 48 years, Wildlands has worked so that the people of Southeastern Massachusetts will always have forests, fields, and beaches to enjoy, healthy wildlife to view, scenic vistas to enrich communities, and clean water to drink.