Employment at the Conservancy

The conservancy staff is a small, committed team of parks advocates dedicated to the mission of preserving and activating the Emerald Necklace. Prospective employees can look forward to being part of a group that values communication, coordination and collaboration as it tackles the challenges of caring for more than 1,100 acres of public land. In addition, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy offers a range of internships for college credit, work/study and co-op programs.


Summer Crew Leader
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is seeking qualified applicants for a temporary position to lead, teach, and inspire crew members in our summer youth employment program. Crew Leaders are responsible for creating a rewarding, safe and productive experience for the ten youth members in their crew, as well as working with an assistant crew leader. Crew leaders work the entirety of the program and must participate in a paid eight day orientation prior to the start of the program.

Applicants should submit cover letter and resume to kjackson@emeraldnecklace.org by Monday, April 2, 2018.

Project Assistant
The Project Assistant will work closely with the Education and Operations departments to coordinate volunteers and programs designed to preserve, maintain, and protect the historic Emerald Necklace.  Primarily, he/she will be responsible for developing curriculum and activities targeted to youth and families on topics such as invasive plants, habitat, woodland restoration, plant and animal ID and leading Sunday programming on these issues. The position is a paid, part-time position starting mid-March. See full description here.

To apply for the Project Assistant position: Please send a cover letter and resumé to Ellen Arnstein, Field Operations Manager, at earnstein@emeraldnecklace.org


Communications and PR Intern
Communications and PR Interns will work closely with the development and PR staff to promote the conservancy’s mission to media outlets and the public. Interns will develop a strong media and public relations skillset through work with various public and private partners of the conservancy. Interns are expected to provide support for existing initiatives, as well as to keep a discerning eye toward noteworthy events and happenings within the park.

To apply for Communications and PR Internship: Please send a cover letter and resumé to Jeanine Knox, Director of External Relations at hr@emeraldnecklace.org

Shattuck Visitor Center

125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Open year-round Monday-Friday:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday (May-October only):
11:00am – 4:00pm