Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission

Summer Ranger (Trail Crew)

Posted: February 06, 2019
Location: Edgartown, Massachusetts
Time Commitment: Full-time seasonal employment from: 5/26/19 - 9/03/2019

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission has an opening for seasonal full-time summer rangers to assist in maintaining its various properties.

Job Responsibilites

Duties of the summer Trail Crew include maintenance of trails through trimming, mowing, and clearing. Duties may also include working with land bank field staff on small carpentry projects, such as foot bridges and boardwalks, installation of erosion control features, invasive plant management, and new trail construction. Trail Crew members work closely with land bank field staff and have an opportunity to learn techniques for creating and maintaining a diversity of conservation trail types.

Furnished rustic housing is available with shared kitchen and bath; an additional 8 hours of evening or early morning caretaking responsibilities is required of all tenants in exchange for housing. You may elect to not stay in land bank housing if you have your own housing.

Required Qualifications

Successful applicants must demonstrate:

  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to engage with the public, have an ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Have own vehicle transportation
  • Enjoy working outside in all types of weather
  • Experience using a chainsaw, mowers, trimmers, power tools
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Salary and Benefits

$13.50 per hour

Application Process

Apply online

Interviews will be conducted in person or by telephone. Please contact Ian Peach via email at, if you have questions or require additional information concerning this job announcement