Ranger, Long Point, West Tisbury (seasonal, full-time)

The Trustees

Brookline , Massachusetts

The Trustees is seeking friendly, patient, and attentive rangers to work at Long Point, a 633-acre Wildlife Refuge located in West Tisbury, MA on the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Rangers will facilitate parking lot traffic control/lot closures, enforce refuge rules/regulations and assist with daily operations and maintenance of property trail systems. Applicants must possess good interpersonal skills and experience in customer service.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors in a welcoming manner, while wearing a Trustees uniform at all times.
  • Answer questions about The Trustees of Reservations and the history and ecology of the property.
  • Patrol property bounds before morning opening and prepare beach equipment for day operations.
  • Patrol property bounds before night closing and secure all beach equipment for the night.
  • Educate visitors about The Trustees mission and encourage them to become active members; direct visitors to membership brochures, distribute flyers to the public and on bulletin boards.
  • Enforce rules and regulations; exercise confidence and calm demeanor and be articulate when confronted by uncooperative visitors and when handling emergencies.
  • Answer phone & provide accurate information on directions, hours of operation, fees, etc.
  • Accurately describe tour programs, directions and book reservations.
  • Collect admission and/or program fees and sell memberships and permits.
  • Keep an accurate count of car/monetary inflow on daily tally sheets, keep financial and visitation records, and submit weekly reports by email.
  • Assist and/or manage parking lot logistics and closures.
  • Implement basic first aid and emergency response protocols when required.
  • Help maintain clean facilities, parking lot, and other areas as needed.
  • Report safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs to the Management Unit Assistant Superintendent
  • Effectively and professionally manage visitor complaints. Accurately report incidents according to Trustees policy.
  • Perform basic maintenance and safe operation of all vehicles, including 4 wheel drive ATV’s, Side-by-sides, trucks and electric vehicles (golf carts).
  • Conduct all activities in compliance within all safety guidelines.
  • Assist with property maintenance, endangered species and habitat conservation as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.


  • A genuine commitment to the values and mission represented by The Trustees.
  • Excellent visitor contact/customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with or without supervision, and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Sound computer skills (MS Office programs).
  • Ability to drive 4WD vehicles; experience with the operation of power tools is preferred.
  • CPR & First Aid certification (highly desirable).

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required for driving Trustees vehicles; must be 18+ to operate vehicles.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check (CORI).
  • Ability to work in outside all weather conditions including heat and rain.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform physically demanding work.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends required.

Benefits and Salary:

This is a full-time, seasonal position expected to begin in June and end in September. Housing may be provided depending on qualifications and availability. 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 25,000+ acres on 116 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 50,000 members.

Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.

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.

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.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.


Please apply through our website: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19671&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15

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