Stewards of the Future

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Stewards of the Future will not be hiring a 2020 crew. Thanks for your interest and please contact us if you have any questions.
 
Stewards of the Future
Stewards of the Future

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

 

As Stewards of the Future, we are the bridge between the National Park Service and the youth community. We develop teen-relevant experiences that preserve the cultural and historical message of our National Parks. In addition, we strive to create an engaging summer experience that promotes personal intellectual growth and professional team development.

-Mission Statement, Stewards of the Future, 2014

 
Position Description:


This steward position offers the paid opportunity for youth ages 15-18 to work on a team of stewards with Park Rangers at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, and Longfellow House- Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

Each Steward’s time will be split between working in Visitor Services at their assigned site and doing project development and professional development at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Responsibilities will include staffing the visitor center, assisting on special park events and co-lead project development that engages youth visitors to the park. Employed stewards, over the course of the summer, have improved personal and digital communication skills, networking opportunities and exposure to an array of new experiences.

 
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Stewards of the Future: Tour introduction at John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Interact professionally with diverse National Park Service visitors in person and on the phone
  • Support current programming such as family days, open houses, and public outreach
  • Staff visitor center, which includes managing a cash register and maintaining sales area
  • Provide basic site information
  • Create a team project to engage youth at National Park Sites by producing a concept, developing a program, marketing it, and delivering it to the public!
  • Operate digital equipment, including cameras, tablets, and computers
  • Support social media efforts
  • Other duties as assigned
 
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Stewards of the Future: Creative project at Frederick Law Olmsted NHS

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Important Dates & Details:

Looking forward to your applications for 2021!
Pay: $12.75 per hour
Receive a monthly T pass
Partial uniform provided

 
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Stewards of the Future: Youth engagement outreach project at Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters NHS

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Summer Schedule:

  • First-Year Steward: 30 hours/ week
    • Wednesday through Sunday, 7 hours/ day between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. Schedule yet to be formalized.
  • Returning Steward: 31 hours/ week
    • Wednesday through Sunday, 7-7.5 hours/ day between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. Schedule yet to be formalized.
Site Locations:
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site:
99 Warren St., Brookline, MA 02445
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site:
83 Beals St., Brookline, MA 02446
Longfellow House- Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site:
105 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
 

Questions?

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Stewards of the Future: Boston Harbor Islands Stewardship day
Stewards of the Future Blue Hills hiking trip

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

 

Last updated: April 26, 2020

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Phone:

(617) 566-7937

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