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New job opportunities at island nonprofits:
Island Housing Trust (IHT)
Advancement Associate - The Island Housing Trust (IHT) is a non-profit community land trust and community development corporation on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. This position will report to the Chief Advancement Officer for the first 6 months of employment and then the Director of Annual Giving. The is a full-time, 40 hours per week, hybrid position requiring 2-3 days per week in the Martha’s Vineyard IHT office, providing administrative support to the Advancement department. We are seeking an organized person with attention to detail and excellent computer skills. Prior admin experience is preferred.
For more information, visit https://www.ihtmv.org/job-openings/ or contact Breeze Tonnesen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication Ambassador Partnership of Martha’s Vineyard
Mentorship Coordinator - Communication Ambassador Partnership of Martha’s Vineyard (CAP) Stepping Stones Mentorship program was created to support immigrant and first generation young adults with high school to career/college pathways. CAP Stepping Stones was developed to match immigrant/first generation young adults with community member mentors to navigate cultural and linguistic differences that may impact access to scholarships, post high school preparation, and planning opportunities while offering opportunities for mentees, mentors, families, and school staff to learn about how to support immigrant youth access to US higher education systems and community resources. Mentors guide young adults through the stepping stones of college and/or career planning while forming positive long lasting relationships.
Read the full mentorship position here. To learn more and apply, contact CAP at email@example.com.
Martha's Vineyard Film Society/Center
Theatre Operations Coordinator- The MV Film Center (Martha's Vineyard) is seeking a Theatre Operations Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Theatre Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the film center/cinema to operate the center efficiently (show management, concessions, maintenance, etc). The Theatre Operations Coordinator must ensure the successful execution of all film and non-film events on time. Working evenings, weekends, and some holidays are required (those who like their mornings free will love this): typical off-season schedule (September to June) is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3-10 pm with occasional 1 pm matinees on weekend. In summer it’s 6-10 pm, 6 nights a week. Some deviations to this schedule occurs during the year.
A full job description will be sent to interested candidates upon request by email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you find housing and a possible allowance if needed if relocating to our island location.
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
Development Coordinator, FT - Martha’s Vineyard Hospital seeks a detail-oriented individual with strong organizational skills and initiative to serve as the full-time Development Coordinator. This individual will report to the Director of Development and Special Projects and work closely with the Development Team. Key responsibilities include gift processing, database management of Atlas (Blackbaud CRM), event assistance, art collection supervision and administrative support. This is an integral role in a small 3-person Development Office.
Oak Bluffs Public Library
Adult Programming Coordinator - Makerspace programs, dance classes, civic discussions, author talks and more! If you love all forms of lifelong learning, we want you to apply to be our new Adult Programming Coordinator. Oak Bluffs Library seeks creative, charismatic and tech-savvy candidates who will be responsible for the development, planning, coordinating, promoting, and executing of library programs as well as storytelling and creating community through the library’s social media accounts. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated organizational, customer service and community-building skills, who can build and maintain local relationships that will help us create compelling and relevant library events for both our residents and visitors. Associate’s degree or equivalent and one (1) to three (3) years of public event planning experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a public service setting. MA Driver’s license required. Starting hourly range $27.31 to $28.98. Non-exempt, 40 hours per week, union position with a benefit package that includes health insurance, paid leave and enrollment onto the Dukes County Retirement System.
For more information, visit https://oakbluffslibrary.org/were-hiring/
Admin and Teaching Assistant- Circuit Arts is looking for an admin. and teaching assistant. Must have experience working with children, love storytelling, be self-sufficient. Bilingualism (English and Portuguese), experience with Adobe Premiere a plus! Part-time, $25/hr. Apply through Oct. 20. Start in Nov. More info at circuitarts.org.
Filmmaker Liaison- Circuit Arts is seeking a filmmaker liaison for the 2024 Martha's Vineyard Film Festival. This primary contact for visiting filmmakers/artists must be positive, welcoming, able to drive. Part-time Dec.–Feb., full-time in Mar. $25/hr. Apply through Nov. 17.
Stage Manager- Circuit Arts is seeking a stage manager for its upcoming production of a radio play version of A Christmas Carol this Dec. Prior stage management or theater experience preferred. This is a stipended position. Apply through Nov. 3. More info at circuitarts.org/jobs.
For more information on all positions above, visit circuitarts.org/jobs.
MV Chamber Music Society
Production Help (freelance)- Our small non-profit is looking for production help on a freelance hourly basis. Ideally someone familiar with Excel, Weebly (ordering and website design), Constant Contact, writing press releases. Also available for on-site production help at live concert events.
For more information, please visit https://www.mvcms.org/mvcms-help-wanted.html or contact (774) 255-3105.
Trustees of Reservations
Trustees of Reservations are hiring Stewardship Managers, Stewards & Trail Specialists throughout Massachusetts! The Trustees is our nation’s oldest land conservation and preservation organization. We manage, protect and share almost 125 irreplaceable, natural and historic properties across New England, including Castle Hill and the Crane Estate, World’s End and the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, to name but a few. Our Steward & Trails teams pay a large role in maintaining, protecting and conserving over 40,000 acres of land encompassing historic properties, farms and homesteads, campsites and hiking trails and more. Responsibilities run the gamut according to property, but typically include a mix of landscaping, light carpentry, painting projects, event assistance, and trails and invasive plant management. If you have farming, property management or professional landscaping experience, a hands-on attitude and love working in the great outdoors 365 days/year, this could be a great opportunity for you. Full Time Roles: • Stewardship Manager - Charles River Valley; Greater Dover, MA area • Stewardship Manager - Marthas Vineyard, MA • Conservation Restriction Stewardship Specialist- Leominster, MA • Steward - Boston Community Gardens; Greater Boston area Seasonal Positions Available: • Seasonal Winterlights Steward – Bradley Estate; Canton; MA • Seasonal Park & Conservation Steward - Powisset Farm; Dover • Seasonal Trail Steward - Stevens Coolidge and Moose Hill Farm; North Andover • Seasonal Steward - Naumkeag; Stockbridge, MA • Seasonal Steward - Weir River; Hingham, MA
Visit their website or contact email@example.com.
Island Elderly Housing
Maintenance Foreman/Manager- full time with benefits. This position is responsible for the on-site management of maintenance and repair for the building and grounds for the 11 properties of IEH. The position requires general experience and knowledge in all areas of maintenance. This position work with tenants, manages employees and schedules and oversees work performed by vendors. Must have previous management experience and 5+ years’ experience in general building maintenance.
Nutrition Program Coordinator – As a Nutrition Program Coordinator in Martha’s Vineyard you will provide assessments to all Nutrition consumers to ascertain eligibility for Home Delivered Meals program; function as the Nutrition Site Coordinator in the Title IIIC Senior Nutrition Programs, and ensure efficiency and productivity in the achievement of the Senior Nutrition Program’s mission and goals. Monday- Friday, 8-4, 34 hours/ week plus unpaid one hour lunch each day.
To learn more about the position and full benefits package and apply, visit escci.org/employment- scroll down then click on the Career Center button. We look forward to learning more about you!
Island Grown Initiative
Farm Field Crew (Island Grown Farm)- We are seeking hard-working and community-oriented field hands to help us build soil and grow food throughout the 2023-2024 growing seasons. Island Grown Initiative is a non-profit on Martha’s Vineyard that works to build a regenerative and equitable food system for our community. We operate a 42-acre farm in the center of the Island, and are in the process of transitioning our field acreage to low or no-till, regenerative practices.
For more information on any of the positions listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.igimv.org/employment.
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
Respite Worker- (Part time) Respite Worker provides respite to caregivers and a quality, person-centered, in-home program of activities to care recipients. This may include clients with multiple physical problems but who are stable and do not need nursing observation or nursing intervention. Clients may be cognitively impaired, but the resulting behavior can be handled with redirection and reassurance. Participants can communicate (though not necessarily verbalize personal needs). Employees shall attend training and workshop sessions as required.
If interested in any position, please send a letter of introduction and resume to Leslie Clapp email@example.com or call 508-939-9440 for information.
Vineyard Montessori School
School Teachers- Do you want more from your work? Join the VMS team and we’ll invest in you becoming a trained Montessori teacher! The ideal candidate…
These are full-time, year-round positions. Montessori certification/experience/training is a plus. Starting salary of $45-$60K with excellent benefits. Applicants relocating to Martha’s Vineyard receive a moving stipend.
Development Director- The Development Director is responsible for building and maintaining a growing community of donors, with a specific focus on upper-level donors and grant writing. Working collaboratively with the head of school and advancement team, they will cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors at all levels, oversee the annual fund, and lead the school’s capital campaign.
This opportunity can be either part or full time. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Professional development and career advancement opportunities provided.
Please send resumes for all positions by email to Debbie Jernegan, Head of School firstname.lastname@example.org. VMS is an EOE.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard
RN Case Manager- Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard is seeking a part-time or full-time Nurse Case Manager. The registered nurse, under physician orders, plans, organizes, and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing with an emphasis on community health education in addition to hospice or palliative care experience.
For more information, visit https://hospiceofmv.org/careers/
Chilmark Community Center
Center Administrator - The Chilmark Community Center is looking for a year-round, part time Administrator with responsibility for program coordination and communication in the offseason as well as gearing up for the summer season ahead. During the summer season (July and August), the Administrator will be on site in the mornings managing the administrative aspects of the camp’s operations. We are looking for someone who is well organized, detail oriented, flexible and with excellent communication skills, experienced in working on different web platforms, and can work collegially in a fast-paced environment. Excellent pay based on experience and skills.
Full job descriptions at chilmarkcommunitycenter.org/work. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com with the position you are applying for in the description.
The following nonprofits are looking for new board members from the Martha's Vineyard community:
MV Mediation Program
MV Mediation Program (MVMP) is Looking for Leaders: MVMP Board service is an opportunity to serve with a group of dynamic individuals dedicated to providing essential services and promoting the vision of creating an island of competent, capable, and effective conflict resolvers.
Contact us for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mvmediation.org, 508.693.2999.
MVYRADIO is seeking interested candidates to join our Board. Our local, independent, public radio station serves Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and surrounding areas, and streams worldwide with an eclectic music format, live DJs and community content.
Martha's Vineyard Campmeeting Association
Seven new Board members will be voted on at the MVCMA Board meeting on August 19. Deadline for applying is August 9. The MVCMA is looking for leaseholder and non-leaseholder applicants with experience in finance, human resources with a focus on organization development, home improvement trades and fundraising. The Board is currently a managing board whose work is accomplished through committees. Several members contribute 20+ hours/month during the summer. Board responsibilities are year round and can be accomplished remotely for those who are seasonal Vineyard residents. The staff is small and managed by a General Manager.
For more information, email email@example.com.
MV Little League
MVLL is seeking a Treasurer to join the MVLL Board. Some familiarity with quickbooks would be useful. Anyone interested can reach out to Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Havenside is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide affordable housing to Island seniors. Havenside is interested in recruiting Board Members with a general knowledge of and support for affordable housing on the Island. We also welcome any knowledge of or experience with social work, senior living, building maintenance and carpentry, tenancy and the law, disability and civil rights, fiduciary and accounting skills, information technology, and non-profit administration.
For more information, see this packet or call Lucinda at (508) 693-2280.
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
Join the Board of Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. MVCL is an active organization providing vital services to Island elders and their families. Help us uphold our mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by aging and impairment. Please call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 if you are interested.
American Red Cross of Massachusetts, Southeastern MA Chapter
Board Member Purpose: To develop and implement strategies that achieve and maintain positive awareness of the Red Cross. Board Members serve as the “Face of the Red Cross” in the community, representing the organization among various stakeholders.
Thank you for your kindness. Our Island community is lucky to have people like you!
West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc
Our purpose is to keep a warm and lively conversation going with a broad community that absolutely loves the West Tisbury Library and wants to support it. When it comes to donor relations, this involves data entry, writing emails and letters, simple bookkeeping, and attention to detail — almost all done from home. If you have these skills, and about 10 hours/week (less in summer, more in fall) we need your help. We're a small, close, friendly team of unpaid volunteers pitching in to keep our library vibrant!
For more information or to get involved, email WTLF2575@gmail.com.
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society
Concert Help: Help with set up, will call door attendance and pass out programs to concert attendees. Attend the concert for Free! Fall dates: October 27th, 4PM, Nov 11, 4 PM, Nov 19 4 PM.
If interested, please contact Kim Baumhofer at 508 696 8055.
Vineyard Conservation Society
Office Help: Looking for a volunteer to help with light office work, 2-4 hrs/week. Must have own laptop and basic computer skills.
Beach BeFrienders: Join our monthly beach cleanup! Each month on the 4th Saturday we meet at a different location. Email us to register or go to our website events page
Events: Sign up to help at one of our events! Annual Beach Cleanup after party in April, Climate Fair in May, and other, smaller events throughout the year.
Mailings: Do you like to meet new people and chat while sealing envelopes? Sign up to help us with our mailings!
Contact: Signe Benjamin, email@example.com
Second Chance Animal Rescue
Pet Photographer: Looking for someone to help take pictures of the animals. After 4pm and weekends if available.
Marketing Support: Looking for someone to post on Facebook and Petfinder about available pets. Volunteers can do at home.
If interested, please email Kym Cyr at Scarofmv@gmail.com.
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
Have you been looking for a place to volunteer? Brighten someone’s day, and help us deliver our services to older adults at MV Center for Living. Whether you’d like to present at the Supportive Day Program, sing with us, play cards, or serve on our board, we’d love for you to join our team! Please call 508-939-9440.
The Yard is looking for interested patrons of the arts to volunteer to help out with performances! Typical volunteer duties include, helping with parking, ushering, and ticketing. Each volunteer gets a free ticket to the performance at which they work. Volunteers are asked to get to the venue at 6pm. Show's start at 7pm.
If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oak Bluffs Association
The Oak Bluffs Association is looking for someone with Social Media and website (square space) skills to help keep up with our events and postings. You can work independently from your own home. Circulating posters to announce events is also a possible volunteer position, only 5 times a year. Please contact Billie Jean at 508-560-6635 for more information.
MV Diversity Coalition
The MV Diversity Coalition is laying the groundwork to eradicate racism. We are currently looking for an individual who is committed to our mission to keep our books and to serve as a volunteer bookkeeper to make payments, donations and to gather information for our accountants who will submit non profit reports, as required. The tasks currently take between two and five hours a month.
Contact: If you have the skills and want to join our team, please email Sandra Pimentel, at Sandra620@gmail.com.
Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center
Description: Join our community of Misty Meadows volunteers - have fun, make friends, love horses!Misty Meadows runs programming year-round, and we are currently in need of class volunteers for our Winter and Spring sessions. Class participation includes being hands on as a horse leader, offering student support as a side-walker, or instructor support with class and horse prep/clean up.
We also have year round horse care, events, hospitality, facilities maintenance, admin, and all things barn related - whatever your interests and activity levels, we have a place for you!
Contact: Sofia, Sofia@mistymeadowsmv.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Needed! Big Brothers Big Sisters on MV is in need of Big Brothers to serve as mentors for the several boys on the waitlist. Bigs commit to a minimum of one year in the program and meet with their Little (mentee) two-three times a month for a few hours each time. The goal of the program is to provide an additional, positive adult, to help support a child that could benefit from positive 1:1 adult attention.
Writing Through is an international organization with a local footprint. We use creative writing as a tool to help people find their voice and have the confidence to express it. There are many ways to volunteer here on Martha’s Vineyard. Train to be a workshop facilitator and then run our workshops at local partnering organizations. Help us find community organizations to partner with. Work alongside our fundraising and admin team. Your own skills and interests will help decide how you can best help us give voice to the voiceless here in our community. Amount of hours is flexible.
Contact: Sue, email@example.com
Angels Helping Animals
Angels Helping Animals relies on help from our community to help save lives and find safe and loving homes for dogs in need. Can you help us? We are searching for volunteers to give any time than can to help fulfill the following needs:
Communications Manager: We are looking for help with our Website, social media, and mailing list management.
QuickBooks: Are you an experienced QuickBooks user? We could use your help.
Transport: Our rescues sometimes need to be transported/accompanied from the Island to the mainland and within MA.
Foster: Do you love dogs? You can help a rescued pup on their journey to a loving permanent home. While we are searching for a perfect home we are looking for people willing to take a rescued pup into their home for a few days to a few weeks.
Team member: Join us to help with walking and caring for dogs in our care on MV, events, fundraising, photography, application processing, and filing.
Contact: Leslie, 508 274 2604
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, founded in 1859, organizes community events and educational programs for farmers and homesteaders on our grounds in West Tisbury. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping out at our larger community events like the Agricultural Fair and Harvest Festival. Please sign yourself up for our volunteer list and we will reach out as opportunities arise! We are also looking for adults interested in leading 4-H groups for Island youth.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about 4-H!
Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library
Volunteers can participate in the various committees of the Friends or help directly in the Library's daily operation by shelving books.Contact: email@example.com
Chicken Alley Thrift Shop
(A program of MV Community Services)
The Thrift Shop is successful because of the contributions of many. Staffed in part by an ‘army’ of volunteers, we are always looking for recruits. The role of the volunteer is to assist with the daily thrift shop operations, which includes receiving donations, sorting, pricing, merchandising and/or other retail support. Current volunteer opportunities are available on-site with flexible schedule options. Purpose is what fuels our work at Chicken Alley Thrift Shop. Come and join our team!
Contact: Courtney Atkins,
Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard
HPCMV is a looking for patient care volunteers to work with families and caregivers, administrative volunteers to support office function and fundraising/event volunteers to help our Development and Communications Team!
Contact: Jennifer Angell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands
Description: Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday-Friday. Volunteers will usually deliver one day weekly, and will deliver to a specific area on the Island. The total commitment is about two hours, between 10 and noon, and mileage reimbursement is available. Meals are picked up at Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands M.V. office, located in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. A CORI check is required. Year-round, seasonal, and substitute drivers are welcome.
Contact: 508-693-4393 or email MV Director Megan Panek at email@example.com
Description: We are in the need of mediators. Training available.
Contact: Sara Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Grown Initiative
Island Grown Schools: Island Grown Schools seeks volunteer help in gardens and classrooms to teach the next generation of Island students about where their food comes from. Volunteer opportunities involve working with our staff as they deliver garden lessons and facilitate after school cooking and gardening clubs, and basic garden maintenance.Island Food Pantry: Island Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to help with various shifts throughout the week: Monday through Saturday. Volunteer opportunities involve packing, helping with service, delivering groceries, loading and unloading food from trucks, stocking shelves and much more.
IGI Gleaning: Help us harvest fresh local produce on Island farms for those in need. We provide tools, instruction and an experienced Field Captain. Most gleans last about two hours. Volunteers may keep a share of the harvest for themselves. This is a great way to meet new people and become engaged in helping the Island community.
IGI Kitchen Programs: Work as a team in commercial kitchens to wash, chop, freeze and pickle local produce. A ServeSafe manager leads processing events. We share this food with the Councils on Aging, Wampanoag Women’s Center, MV Hospital, Island Food Pantry, MV Community Services and other organizations helping Islanders in need.
Contact: Willoughby Smith, email@example.com