Property Worker

Location: Norfolk - Milton - Canton - Sharon, Massachusetts
Sanctuary: Stony Brook , Blue Hills Trailside Museum , Museum of American Bird Art , Moose Hill

Mass Audubon’s Metro South sanctuaries seeks a 35 hour a week, year-round Property Worker. The Property Worker performs a variety of maintenance and custodial duties for buildings, exhibits, and grounds at the Stonybrook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk, Ma and provide additional support to the Metro South region of Mass Audubon (including Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton, The Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, and Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.  The property worker will consistently represent Mass Audubon in a positive and constructive manner with visitors, members, abutters, vendors, and community officials.


 1.   Maintain grounds and property by:

      a.      mowing, raking, trimming, and pruning;

      b.      constructing and maintaining trails, roadways, and parking areas;

      c.      shoveling, sanding, and plowing snow;

      d.      constructing and/or repairing fences, signs, boardwalks, and platforms;

      e.      implementing the sanctuary’s ecological management objectives in coordination with the Regional Scientist;

      f.       working on special projects, as needed, including responding to storm-related damage and/or the property management needs of other Mass Audubon sanctuaries.

 2.   Maintain buildings and other structures by:

      a.      painting;

      b.      performing carpentry duties;

      c.      cleaning gutters;

      d.      winterizing buildings and systems;

      e.      performing emergency repairs;

      f.       assisting with minor plumbing, electrical, or mechanical repairs.

3.   Provide custodial and other facility related services such as:

      a.      removing trash and debris and recycling materials;

      b.      cleaning restrooms;

      c.      general cleaning including washing and waxing floors, cleaning windows, vacuuming carpets, and maintaining nature center exhibits.

      d.      setting up, moving, and dismantling equipment necessary for Mass Audubon educational programs in coordination with the sanctuary’s education staff;

      e.      assisting with the property management needs of other sanctuaries as directed by the supervisor.

 4.   Ensure the safe operation all equipment.  Keep equipment in working order by tuning, cleaning, sharpening, changing fluids, and scheduling needed service to equipment.

 5.   Provide guidance for the work of temporary and seasonal staff and volunteers as requested by supervisor. Including Eagle Scout projects and large group volunteer days.

 6.   Provide efficient and courteous service to the public by offering information about the site to visitors and responding to other visitor service requests.

 7.   Perform additional related duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications

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. Requires successful completion of a CORI and SORI. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk, and run.  Routinely the employee is required to bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry, reach, push/pull, walk over uneven terrain, climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs.  Employee is required to apply significant manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination, such as in the operation of manually controlled equipment, power tools, etc.  Employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes. Occasionally the employee is required to review non-written materials for general observation purposes and for analytical, detailed purposes.  Occasionally it is necessary for the employee to differentiate between colors. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Occasionally work is performed within a typical office setting.  Routinely work is performed outdoors with exposure to weather/temperature extremes and extended periods of traversing uneven terrain.  Work may require performing responsibilities on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Tools and Equipment Used

The employee is required to operate manually controlled tools (e.g., hammer, screwdriver, wrench), power tools (e.g., power saw, chain saw, drill), vehicles (e.g., lawn mower, tractor, snow plow), a personal computer and general office equipment (e.g., telephone, calculator, copier).  May require the use of two-way radios for communication with field staff.  

Compensation and Benefits

Full time position and includes benefits package

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Owen Cunningham
Job# 3407

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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