The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

Date Posted:
August 09, 2019

Western Massachusetts



Winter Lights Steward - Stockbridge (seasonal, part-time)


About Winterlights:

Winterlights is an outdoor light event that highlights the beauty of select Trustees properties. The gardens at three of our most popular historic homes, Naumkeag in Stockbridge, The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover and The Bradley Estate in Canton will sparkle with thousands of shimmering holiday lights. Last year we welcomed 35,000 visitors to both Naumkeag and Stevens-Coolidge Place. The Bradley Estate Winterlights is new this year.

Position Summary:

The Winterlights Steward works in concert with the General Manager/Superintendent to deliver excellent standards in conservation of the Naumkeag site, including ensuring and enhancing the visitor experience. The Winterlights Steward also supports stewardship projects and provides support for this specific event as assigned. Winterlights at Naumkeag will run from November 21-December 29. The event is open to the public Thursday-Sunday from 5-8PM each day.

Essential Functions:

  • Work in concert with the Superintendent to plan and perform the day-to-day maintenance, stewardship and conservation of SCP as it pertains to the installation of lights.
  • Experience managing cultural/historic landscapes and/or maintaining structures and building systems a plus.
  • Assist specialist teams as needed in stewardship conservation projects.
  • Support visitor experience, safety, and services through safety patrols, monitoring, and ensuring proper wayfinding, clean and functioning facilities.
  • Support the Winterlights team to produce a successful event.
  • Represent The Trustees in a variety of forums.
  • It is required to work on weekends and/or evenings to attend meetings, participate in or lead programs, workshops and/or tours or to ensure the protection of the property and/or the safety of the visiting public all in relation to the Winterlights event.
  • Participation in activities at other Trustees properties may occasionally be required.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
  • Excellent “people skills” to lead, inspire, motivate and work cooperatively and harmoniously with fellow employees, volunteers, committees, members and the public.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member.
  • Proven ability to complete assigned tasks and projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • The ability to operate a tractor/backhoe and similar large equipment.
  • Experience using a chainsaw and other small power tools.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong commitment to the mission of The Trustees of Reservations.


  • Valid driver’s license required for driving Trustees vehicles.
  • CORI check required.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends is required.

Working Conditions

  • The ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push and pull heavy objects
  • Climb ladder

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 Organization:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 118 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.

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.
Apply by:
September 10, 2019
About this Organization:
The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone.  Today, we care for 117 special reservations -- from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by our nearly 2 million visitors and supporters, and more than 60,000 member households, we invite you to find your place.