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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

102 Prospect Hill RoadHarvard, MA 01451


About

Overview

The Trustees is looking for enthusiastic individuals to support programming at our newest property-Fruitlands. Program Assistants work with staff to facilitate indoor and outdoor programming, large events, and participate in planning committees as needed.

Fruitlands is home to five collections on 210 acres of meadows and woods. The Museum was founded in 1914 by Clara Endicott Sears and takes its name from an experimental utopian community led by Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane which took place on this site in 1843. When you visit Fruitlands Museum you can go on a hike and commune with nature, learn about the lives of Transcendentalists and Shakers, sit in the Art Museum among Native American or Hudson River School treasures, or be in spired by contemporary exhibits and outdoor sculpture. Fruitlands is a unique gathering place that builds connections between nature, people and culture by offering engaging programs and exhibits.

Reports To:

Fruitlands Engagement Site Manager and Fruitlands staff

Time Commitment Needed:

Flexible-both weekly and one time (large event) positions available.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Spring/Summer/Fall:

  • Assist Engagement Site Manager with programming designed for adults, families, and children
  • Assist with outdoor programming including owl prowls, hiking, shelter building, tracking, and much more
  • Support staff during large events including the annual Craft Festival
  • Prep craft supplies for programs (both onsite and offsite)
  • Work with fellow volunteers and staff to plan and execute special events and programming as needed
  • Report volunteer hours in the Hands on Connect database in a timely fashion

Winter:

  • Assist with Frozen Fruitlands by welcoming visitors, answering questions
  • Support programming during weekends and school vacation weeks
  • Prep craft supplies for programs (both onsite and offsite)
  • Work with fellow volunteers and staff to plan and execute special events and programming as needed
  • Report volunteer hours in the Hands on Connect database in a timely fashion

Qualifications:

  • An interest in learning about Fruitlands and sharing that knowledge with visitors
  • Desire to be an ambassador for Fruitlands in the Harvard community
  • Friendly, able to work in team and individual settings

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Flexible-weekly and one time positions available

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