Stewards of the Future

 
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:

This steward position offers the paid opportunity to work on a team of six 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 stewards' responsibilities will include staffing the visitor center and assisting on special park events. As part of the Stewards of the Future team, stewards will co-lead project development to engage park visitors ages 15-18. 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
  • Actively participate in a team project
  • 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:

Applications Posted: Friday, February 15
Applications Due: As soon as possible; Applications are rolling!
Interviews: April 15- April 29
Hiring Completed: mid May
Paperwork Due: late May

Start Working: July 3, 2019

End Working: August 25, 2019

 
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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: 35 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: 36 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.
 

Application Opens February 15

 

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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 15, 2019

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