Property Worker

Location: Barnstable, MA
Sanctuary: Long Pasture

Mass Audubon is looking for a dedicated Property Worker with a passion for the environment. The seasonal Property Worker works closely with the 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.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Mass Audubon staff and volunteers to perform property maintenance tasks including: clearing and maintaining trails, repairing boardwalks and picnic tables, controlling invasive species, maintaining signage, marking boundaries, mowing, building maintenance and cleaning, and program set up.
  • Work with Property Manager to develop weekly and monthly property maintenance work plans to be completed independently.
  • Interact with and provide information for members, visitors, and guests.
  • Address issues as they arise on wildlife sanctuaries (trespass, unauthorized ATV and bike use, etc.).
  • Assist with maintenance of basic equipment such as hand and power tools, and chainsaws, etc.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with a wide variety of people, including wildlife sanctuary neighbors, private landowners, partners, and volunteers.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Desirable qualifications include: carpentry skills, tractor experience, chainsaw training, First Aid, valid Massachusetts pesticide applicator license.
  • Valid driver’s license and completion of a driver record check.
  • Successful candidates must pass a background records check (CORI and SORI)

Compensation and Benefits

This position is part time, 20 hours per week, starting June 1, 2021 through October 15, 2021.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Ian Ives, Sanctuary Director
Job# 3429

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.