Boston Program Assistant (Temporary)

Posted Date: June 22, 2022
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
The Parks for People Temporary Program Assistant provides program, project, and event support for The Trust for Public Land's parks for people program. This position helps plan, execute, and support park project events and engagement. This position will be expected to provide staff support at large outdoor gatherings. Must be willing to work within the standard work week as well as occasional evenings and weekends.

This position is temporary, part time (ranging between 8-20 hours a week depending on programming needs) and pays $20/hour. We anticipate this temporary role will be from June 1-August 31, 2022.
  • Assists program staff with event planning, preparation, set up and engagement.
  • Conducts administrative office tasks such as coordinating vendors, doing light research, creating event schedules and supply lists. 
  • Works with program and administrative staff on special events
  • Helps plan and conduct community engagement activities, which could include plantings, children’s activities, giveaways, etc...
This position primarily interacts with internal program staff but also interacts with project partners, community members, and outside consultants, such as landscape designers, artists, local businesses, and other event vendors.
  • Experience living and/or working in Roxbury, Dorchester, or Mattapan, where most of our active Boston projects are located—or in other historically marginalized urban communities
  • Commitment to empowering Environmental Justice communities
  • Limited local travel required
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Personal Vehicle preferred but not required
  • Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively with team members to problem-solve
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literacy, including MS Office applications
  • Experience with event planning preferred
  • This position will be primarily remote with office visits required for supply pick-up and among other requirements
  • The Trust for Public Land will continue to follow local guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic