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Open Position: Executive Assistant at Mount Auburn Cemetery

September 7, 2021

The President’s Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the new position of Executive Assistant. Reporting to the President & CEO, this person will be responsible for providing executive administrative support primarily for the President, Executive Leadership Team and also for the Trustees to assist the Board Relations Officer with on-site tasks as requested.

• Serves as primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies (e.g., staff, Trustees, donors, cemetery users, professional contacts); answers President’s office phone, greets guests and provides exemplary hospitality.
• Provides sophisticated calendar management for the President’s schedule, scheduling appointments, integrating with the President & CEO’s personal calendar, coordinating meeting and event logistics (e.g., virtual link dissemination, room reservations, refreshments, AV needs) all while troubleshooting conflicts; making judgements and
recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements.
• Provides and fill a “gatekeeper” role, providing a bridge for smooth communication between the President & CEO and staff, demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with the Executive Leadership Team.
• Prepares weekly calendar briefings which may include coordination of any necessary profiles of meeting attendees; solicits timely meeting and event briefing materials.
• Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitates the President & CEO ability to lead the organization including the preparation of written communications for the executive: drafts, produces and distributes emails, memos, spreadsheets, and complex reports.
• Coordinates business travel and time out of the office in a proactive manner.
• Completes additional special projects, data management or analysis as needed by the President or Executive Leadership Team.
• Assists with the preparation and distribution of on-site Board meeting materials as needed.
Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to:
• Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent.
• Significant executive support experience, including supporting executives with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in similar responsibilities, preferably in a non-profit organization.
• Strong computer and typing skills required; specifically, experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. Familiarity with a development donor base is desirable.
• A valid driver’s license.
• Must be an open and honest communicator with co-workers and Trustees.
• Collaborative working skills, positive attitude and a sense of humor.
• Ability to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little or no guidance.
• Able to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
• Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
• Must be a self-starter with strong initiative and the ability to work independently.
• Must be patient, energetic, creative and flexible as work demands including switching projects or tasks at a moment’s notice.
• Must be able to move within a normal office environment, accessing all records and equipment with ease.
• Must be able to move between desk, front counter, and all files.

Hours of Work: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday to Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends as required.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Executive Assistant” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org Or by mail to: Human Resources Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.

Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Position: Cemetery Operations Technician

August 10, 2021

Mount Auburn Cemetery seeks an enthusiastic individual to assist with a variety of tasks pertaining to the daily operations of the Cemetery.


Organization:

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

Role:

The Cemetery Services Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Cemetery Operations Technician. This person will perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual labor tasks pertaining to the daily operations of the Cemetery. Duties will require the employee to work outside in all weather conditions and includes digging foundations and installing monuments, assisting with interments/burials, and repairing the irrigation system following safety rules and regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Performs routine tasks in the preparation, set-up, and completion of interments by machine and/or by hand, installs and removes equipment such as lowering devices, dress greens, ladders, 8×4 plywood sheets, tents, and casket carriers.
• Performs tasks associated with the setting of new monuments and the digging and pouring of foundations.
• Under general supervision, performs tasks requiring knowledge and experience operating a variety of general maintenance equipment such as backhoe, dump truck, turf vehicles, and concrete mixer.
• May be asked to assist with routine tasks and repairs to irrigation system, spigots, and irrigation heads using plumbing and masonry tools etc.
• Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to:

• High School Diploma or GED.
• Two to three years of general labor experience is required. Knowledge of cemetery maintenance and construction procedures and equipment is highly desirable.
• Knowledge and familiarity with general labor hand tools, power tools, and terminology.
• Able to read a ruler, read a tape measurer, read a map, and use basic math skills.
• Some knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications is required.
• Ability to communicate fluently in English (spoken and written) with staff, vendors, and clients is required. Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
• A valid driver’s license is required.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts 2B Hoisting license.

Hours of Work:

7:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday to Friday. Regular Saturday overtime work required.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Cemetery Operations Technician” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or by mail to: Human Resources
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.


Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Preservation Craftsperson at Mount Auburn Cemetery

August 3, 2021

The Preservation Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Preservation Craftsperson. Reporting to the Preservation Manager, this person will be responsible for performing a variety of preservation related tasks which include participating in all stages of monument repairs/preservation, resetting monuments, foundation repairs and installations. In addition, assists in various preservation and conservation work and general preservation maintenance work throughout the cemetery

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Perform work on historic masonry throughout the cemetery including mausoleums, monuments and other grave markers and assist with project assessment of materials and conditions.
• Perform preservation and contemporary carpentry projects.
• Perform repairs to cast iron fences.
• Assist in the management of the Preservation Services Building workshop keeping tools and equipment maintained and functioning properly and ensure that materials are stocked and stored in an organized and safe manner.
• Assist and communicate effectively with onsite contractors.
• Assist with surveying the cemetery grounds for loose, leaning or potentially unsafe memorials, mausoleums, lot fences, etc.
• Assist with record keeping, maintaining field notes of work performed, photo documentation and the input of this information by computer into the appropriate preservation department database.
• Work cooperatively with members of other departments and act as a “team player”, assisting other staff as necessary when short-handed or requiring additional help. Among other things, assist with snow removal, facilities maintenance, and/or the set-up or breakdown of chapels for memorial services, meetings or events.
• May be required to perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to:
• High School diploma required, and some college level courses desirable.
• Minimum of one year of practical preservation experience required.
• Two years of preservation training or the equivalent of preservation field work or schooling preferred.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Ability to identify stone types, evaluate conditions and recommend repairs and treatments.
• Ability to balance efficient maintenance needs with sensitive preservation concerns.
• English language reading, writing and speaking skills required. Knowledge of Spanish language desirable.
• Ability to communicate effectively with cemetery staff, lot owners, visitors and outside contractors or vendors.
• Must be able to operate a variety of hand and power tools safely and effectively including but not limited to cordless and corded drills, circular saw, table saw, miter saw, angle grinder, reciprocating saw, and bench grinder.
• Basic computer skills required and the ability to use a mouse and/or standard keyboard and computer equipment.
• Ability to access all areas of the Cemetery grounds and buildings including walking up and down stairs, entering confined spaces, and navigating varied terrain.
• Ability to climb and work from all manner of ladders, scaffolding, and aerial work platforms.
• Ability to bend, walk, kneel, stoop, crouch, stand and reach over head for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift and carry heavy materials (maximum 80 lbs.).
• May be required to work outdoors in any season or weather condition.

Hours of Work:
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday to Friday.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Preservation Craftsperson” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or by mail to: Human Resources
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.

Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Climbing Arborist at Mount Auburn Cemetery

July 21, 2021

Organization:

Are you tired of working in the commercial tree industry?  Do you have 2 or more years of solid climbing experience using rope and saddle and operating an aerial lift?  If you answered yes to both questions, then check us out!  We are seeking an experienced arborist to assist with maintaining our extensive collection of trees. The work will include: pruning, cabling, tree removals, plant health care, planting and other grounds maintenance tasks.

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge MA. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved landscaped gardens in North America and continues to operate as an active cemetery.  As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall, representing 115 different botanical families and comprising more than 2,000 different taxa.

We offer full time, year-round employment in a safe working environment, well-maintained equipment, and an experienced horticulture staff. Competitive pay and a generous benefits package including 11 paid holidays, vacation and sick time, medical insurance, company matching 401k plan, uniforms, PPE, and paid continuing education and training.

Hourly Pay range $24 – $36/hour commensurate with experience.

Role and Responsibilities:

Performs tree maintenance, including pruning, cabling, fertilizing, planting, spraying, injecting and tree removals. Climbs with rope and saddle and operates an aerial lift. Performs a variety of other arboricultural and horticultural tasks as needed, such as plant pest monitoring and shrub pruning.
• Operate aerial lift, climb with rope and saddle, handle chipper, chainsaw, and hydraulic sprayer, stump grinder and Bobcat in a safe and proper manner
• Perform all necessary tree pruning, removals, storm damage repairs, cabling, and other tree work.
• Perform I.P.M. and plant health care functions, including pest monitoring, spraying pesticides, tree injections, and all required record keeping
• Uses hand pruners, handsaw, pole saw, pole pruner and a variety of small battery operated and gas-powered equipment.


Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to:
• Two years of arborist experience
• Degree in Arboriculture or Horticulture preferred
• Massachusetts Certified Arborist or ISA Certified preferred
• Core Pesticide Applicator’s License must be obtained within six months after date of hire.
• Ability to climb trees with rope and saddle
• Ability to use and operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment such as pole pruners, snow blower, sprayer, bucket truck, chipper, chain saws, stump grinder and all other arboricultural equipment

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:35 PM.  Occasionally hours may be adjusted to meet business requirements.  

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Climbing Arborist” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or by mail to:             Human Resources

                                    Mount Auburn Cemetery

                                    580 Mount Auburn Street

                                    Cambridge, MA  02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.  We are unable to sponsor work visas or reimburse relocation expenses.

Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.