Stewards of the Future

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Interested in leading this dynamic group of Stewards? Stewards Leaders position is coming soon! Questions? Want to know more? Contact us!
 

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.

2021 Position Description
Stewards will engage with staff and visitors virtually. If health and safety protocols allow, there may be some outdoor, in person opportunities. In 2021, Stewards will focus on key site figures and their views on nature and the environment. Stewards will consider how these views influenced concurrent or future thinkers and decision makers. This work will link to contemporary issues surrounding issues of nature and the environment in the Greater Boston area.


Standard Position Description
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:
2021
  • 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
Standard Duties and 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:

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Application open February 1- April 23
Pay: $13.50 per hour
Receive a monthly T pass (if needed to be on site)
Partial uniform provided
July 1- August 22, 2021

 
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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:

2021 adapted schedule yet to be finalized. Schedule will include remote (at-home, virtual) hours with potential for on-site, outdoor visitor engagement.
  • First-Year Steward: 15 hours/ week
    • Thursday through Saturday or Friday through Sunday, 5 hours/ day between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. Schedule yet to be formalized.
  • Returning Steward: 18 hours/ week
    • Thursday through Sunday, 5 hours/ day between the hours of 9:30 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: February 25, 2021

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Phone:

(617) 566-7937

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