Resident Caretaker

Laughing Brook - Hampden, MA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $43,000 a year
Skills
The Resident Caretaker serves as a friendly and professional representative of Mass Audubon to wildlife sanctuary visitors, as well as within nearby communities of the property. The caretaker provides ongoing security and monitoring of the property and responds quickly to emergency issues as they arise. The caretaker performs facility and/or property management duties on (and off) the property for eight hours each week, at times in conjunction with Mass Audubon staff or volunteers. A Mass Audubon residence on the premises is provided free of charge as compensation , which includes signing and abiding by all the provisions of a housing license. No additional compensation is provided.

Responsibilities
Ensure the maintenance and security of the property by regularly monitoring and patrolling the premises, as well as responding to emergencies as they arise. Arrange for alternative security if absent from property for more than 72 hours.
Maintain grounds, buildings, and property as needed by: assisting in developing and maintaining a schedule of tasks to be completed, keeping records and reporting monthly to supervisor on tasks planned and completed; supervising contracted services, as well as volunteers; assisting with purchasing supplies and equipment; assisting with equipment and building repair and maintenance; and providing support for ecological management activities.
Assist Mass Audubon staff and volunteers with tasks related to the sanctuary or other Mass Audubon properties as directed.
Visitor and Community Relations

Ensure positive visitor experiences; promote membership in Mass Audubon; assist visitors with orientation; install and maintain trail signs as needed; and establish and maintain positive community relations.
Qualifications
Demonstrated interest and support for the mission and goals of Mass Audubon.
Responsible and organized.
Experience in buildings and grounds maintenance, including proficiency in using hand tools, operating power tools, vehicles, and landscaping equipment.
Must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license.
Must have at least two years related experience.
Strong ability and willingness to communicate well with staff, volunteers, and the public.
Must pass a CORI, SORI, and driver’s record check.
How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Trevor Chalmers, Property Manager
tchalmers@massaudubon.org
413-584-3009