Jobs @ Mount Auburn

January 1, 2019

Mount Auburn’s dedicated staff are responsible for the daily care and stewardship of this National Historic Landmark, accredited arboretum and botanical garden, and active cemetery.



STAFF AT A GLANCE

Mount Auburn employs 55 full-time staff and 40 seasonal and part-time staff. Additionally, the Cemetery is supported by the work of 10 interns and 100+ volunteers.

Mount Auburn’s staff represent a wide range of professional backgrounds including arboriculture, customer service, curatorship, education, facilities care, financial management, fundraising, gardening, horticulture, human resources, information technology, landscape management, planning, preservation, security, and visitor services.



CURRENT OPENINGS

Mount Auburn is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Open Position: Preservation Craftsperson
    POSITION SUMMARY: The Preservation Craftsperson participates in all stages of monument repairs and preservation, re-setting monuments, foundation repairs and new foundation installations, and other preservation based masonry repairs, assists in preservation and conservation work and general preservation maintenance work throughout the cemetery. The Preservation Craftsman ensures all work on site appropriately reflects the Statement of … Continue reading Read more
  • Open Position: Board Relations Officer
    POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the President & CEO and working closely with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee, the Board Relations Officer helps to advance and directly support all aspects of governance at Mount Auburn. This Full Time position serves as a key professional liaison … Continue reading Read more

How to Apply:

Candidates interested in applying for any open position should submit a cover letter and resume, as MS Word documents, by email to jobs@mountauburn.org stating the job title in the subject line.  Cover letters and resumes may also be mailed to Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, Attention:  Human Resources.  No telephone calls, please.



COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Mount Auburn Cemetery is committed to providing a respectful, ethical and fair work environment conducive to the productive accomplishment of our organizational goals.  We treat all employees with fairness, respect, dignity, and integrity.

The Cemetery competes for talent with a variety of organizations but finds the most parity in job levels, descriptions, and skill requirements with other comparable organizations such as cemeteries, historic sites, and botanic gardens and/or arboreta. 

The Cemetery’s employees are privileged to work with other people who share a desire to build, serve and sustain a strong community of dedicated non-profit professionals through leadership and advocacy.  We provide a naturally collaborative atmosphere in which people take true ownership of their roles and yet seek each other’s input to facilitate the best possible solutions to organizational and operational challenges.  We share important information openly with one another and invite new ideas and constructive organizational assessment.  And, we strive to provide everyone with the opportunity to achieve a manageable work/life balance.

Traditional compensation and benefits programs are important components of our overall Compensation and Benefits Philosophy.  Fairness in the design and administration of these programs is of paramount importance to the culture.  We regularly calibrate the amount and, where possible, the mix, of both cash compensation and benefits programs.   Although we have traditionally strived to deliver competitive health and retirement benefits, coupled with median base-pay levels, we recognize that it is important to be flexible and are committed to revisiting our approach as budgets allow.   We periodically utilize multiple, highly-regarded published compensation and benefits surveys to benchmark our reward programs.

We recognize, encourage and reinforce strong organization, team, and individual performance where possible.  We cultivate a strong feeling of fairness in pay and recognize that certain skill sets demand more compensation than others while attempting to strike an equitable balance with respect to other factors such as individual performance and length of service.  We are also mindful that our overall ability to spend is limited by our financial resources.   We are committed to reasonable levels of compensation and benefits and intend full compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

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