Stewards of the Future

Stewards of the Future Projects


2022 Season: Applications are now open!

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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

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2021 remote Stewards season stretched their creativity and teamwork- but they were all smiles!
Position Description:

Stewards of the Future offers a 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.

Stewards will be assigned to work at one of the three sites above. During this program, Stewards will work together and independently to research, develop, and lead talks for visitors. The program is expected to be in-person, if health and safety protocols allow. In 2022, Stewards will focus on key site figures and their connection to democratic spaces. Stewards will consider how these views influenced concurrent or future thinkers and decisions.

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-leading project development that engages youth visitors to the park. Over the course of the summer, Stewards will develop personal and digital communication skills, as well as be exposed to networking opportunities and an array of new experiences.

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

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Operate digital equipment, including cameras, tablets, and computers
  • Support social media efforts
  • Other duties as assigned
Stewards of the Future: Creative project at Frederick Law Olmsted NHS

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Important Dates & Details:

The 2022 Application is now available. Apply here.

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

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Summer Schedule:

The Stewards’ schedule for 2022 will be Thursday through Sunday, 9:00AM – 4:00 PM, from June 30 through August 21. The schedule is subject to change and dependent on public health conditions.
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


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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, 2022

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83 Beals Street
Brookline , MA 02446


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