Mass Audubon is looking for a dedicated Property Worker with a passion for the environment. The Property Worker works closely with the Metro West Property Manager on a variety of projects that are essential to the mission of Mass Audubon, including trail, boundary, and building maintenance, monitoring land, maintaining equipment, assisting volunteers, implementing Mass Audubon policies, monitoring visitor use, controlling invasive species, and maintaining cooperative relationships with neighbors, community partners, and the general public. The Property Worker ensures that Mass Audubon and its sanctuaries are inclusive and welcoming so more people have access and can connect with the joys of nature.
- Maintain grounds and property including mowing, pruning, maintaining trails and parking lots, plowing snow, and constructing signs, boardwalks and fences.
- Contribute to implementation of the sanctuary’s ecological management objectives.
- Maintain buildings and other structures including performing emergency repairs, carpentry duties, and assisting with minor plumbing, electrical or mechanical repairs.
- Provide custodial and other facility related cleaning services.
- Ensure the safe operation of all equipment and vehicles.
- Provide guidance for the work of temporary and seasonal staff, volunteers and volunteer groups as requested by supervisor.
- Provide efficient and courteous service to the public by offering information about the site to visitors and responding to other visitor service requests.
- Use of a computer and Microsoft software (including Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams) for communication on projects, and task management/reporting. Training for specific programs will be provided.
- Willing to obtain Pesticide License in State of Massachusetts if needed to accomplish the sanctuary’s ecological management goals.
- Keep all required licenses & permits up to date to ensure compliance & safety (including chain saw training and any future safety trainings that become standard practice at Mass Audubon).
- Perform additional related duties as requested.
- High school diploma and at least three years of equivalent related experience.
- Basic maintenance skills, including a knowledge of the safe operation, maintenance, and storage of power tools, equipment, tractors, mowers, implements, and vehicles.
- A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and the ability to carry out routine building maintenance and site security.
- A demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, volunteers, and community representatives and to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
- Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions.
- Ability to hike over rough terrain for extended periods of time, lift and carry up to 40 pounds, and be willing to work outdoors sometimes in foul weather.
- Requires successful completion of a CORI and SORI.
This position is for 40 hours a week, Sunday through Thursday with days and times to be split among the four Metro West sanctuary locations.
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to: