Assistant Superintendent - Leominster
The Assistant Superintendent will be responsible for the maintenance and care of the buildings, structures, and landscapes within the Doyle Management Unit. The DMU is a diverse portfolio of central Massachusetts properties that feature historic structures, trail networks, open fields, community parks and gardens, and a popular campground. The Assistant Superintendent will be based at the Doyle Community Park and Center in Leominster. He or she will report to the DMU Superintendent but will also work closely with TTOR West Region stewardship staff.
Hours and Salary
This is a full-time non-exempt position. The work schedule will be Monday–Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM with some weekends and evenings as necessary. Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience and education.
- Supervise and/or perform the following landscape related tasks - turf maintenance including lawn and field mowing; fertilizer and herbicide applications; tree and shrub care; irrigation system maintenance; snow removal; parking area maintenance; trash management; and trail construction and maintenance.
- Work with the Superintendent to plan, supervise and lead volunteers. Work with the Education Coordinator to provide work projects, leadership, and support to the Doyle Youth Conservation Corps.
- Assist the Superintendent with administrative tasks, work planning/scheduling, and management of vendors.
- Work with the Superintendent to plan, supervise, and document meaningful volunteer and internship opportunities.
- Provide support for engagement, fundraising, and enterprise-related events.
- Assist with the preservation and care of unique and important cultural resources both in the landscape and in Trustees buildings and structures.
- Maintain good and productive relationships with our members, visitors, neighbors, town officials, businesses, and Trustees staff.
- Be able to work independently and as part of a team and be willing to learn new skills in order to meet the broad range of tasks that will be assigned to the position.
- Protect employees and visitors by promoting and maintaining a safe work environment and holding safety orientations for staff and volunteers.
- Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in horticulture, arboriculture, turf management or a related field.
- An Associates Degree in a relevant field is preferred, but not required.
- The ability to safely operate, repair, and maintain chain saws, mowers, trimmers, and associated landscaping equipment.
- Enjoy working with a diversity of people, have excellent people skills, and be comfortable and competent working with committees and speaking to the public.
- Have awareness of and concern for aesthetic quality in all aspects of landscape management.
- Have the ability to work in any outdoor conditions, safely lift 60 lbs., and walk several miles on woodland trails
- Have a positive attitude, willingness to be flexible and a commitment to achieving the goals of The Trustees of Reservations and the Doyle Management Unit.
- Proven ability to complete assigned tasks and projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
- Possession of or willingness to obtain a Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator’s License (Preferred but not mandatory).
- A valid driver’s license and a reliable means of transportation.
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office 2010.
- All candidates will be subject to a CORI and Drivers Check.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Tom Por, Operations Manager, West Region
193 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01041
Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and works to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 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 40,000 members.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.