Stewards of the Future

Stewards of the Future Projects


2023 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

Three people pointing to natural material at the Blue Hills
Stewards exploring the Blue Hills Reservation

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

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, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site.

Stewards will be assigned to work at one of the two 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 2023, Stewards will focus on key site figures and how family connections created opportunity (or didn't) for them to excel in their career fields.

Steward’s time will be split between working in Visitor Services at their assigned site and doing team-based 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 2023 Application will be available in February.
Interviews for Stewards 2023 will be in April/May.
Stewards 2023 season- 8 weeks July 2023-August 2023

Three youth on an outdoor stage presenting their projects
Stewards of the Future presentation at the Greater Boston Youth Summit

Matt Teuten

Summer Schedule:

The Stewards’ schedule for 2023 will be Thursday through Sunday, 9:00AM – 4:00 PM. The schedule is subject to change.

Site Locations:
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site:
99 Warren Street Brookline, MA 02445

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site:
83 Beals Street Brookline, MA 02446



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Steward roasting at marshmellow
Steward enjoying the fire, after a camping training

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site


Last updated: February 16, 2023

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


617 566-7937

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