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New job opportunities at island nonprofits:
Polly Hill Arboretum
Visitor Experience, Outreach and Membership Coordinator- Do you have a passion for living landscapes and the value they bring to Martha’s Vineyard? Do you enjoy communicating and sharing your passions with others? Join the Polly Hill Arboretum team as Visitor Experience, Outreach, & Membership Coordinator. This person will work to strengthen the Arboretum’s membership through various methods and manage the Visitor Center and donor database. Candidates must be tech savvy preferably with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Adobe Creative Suite, Google web apps, WordPress, email marketing platforms and social media management. This position is 35 hours/week. Benefits include medical and dental insurance (80% paid by employer), retirement plan with matching, HRA, FSA and generous holiday and vacation packages.
Job description and application instructions found at https://www.pollyhillarboretum.org/get-involved/employmentopportunities. Housing is not provided for this position. Application deadline is 3/22/23.
Sheriff's Meadow Foundation
Cedar Tree Neck Ranger- The Cedar Tree Neck Ranger maintains trails, removes invasive species, cares for goats, supervises public use, monitors shorebirds, and performs other tasks, as directed. The Ranger reports to the Director of Stewardship and assists and works closely with the Land Stewards, Land Conservation Assistant and other Rangers. This position is a seasonal, hourly, non-exempt position consisting of 8 hours of work per day during the summer. The Ranger is not eligible for and does not receive benefits or holiday pay. Duration of Job: 4 months, roughly from May 15 through September 15. Start and end dates can be adjusted. There is potential for the position to extend through the fall.
Habitat Management Assistant- The Habitat Management Assistant removes invasive plant species, assists in habitat restoration projects, maintains trails and areas designated for visitor use, supervises public use on Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation Sanctuaries, and performs other tasks, as directed. The Habitat Management Assistant rotates between Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary and 30 other conserved properties, working with Land Stewards, volunteers, and other staff. This position is a seasonal, hourly, non-exempt position consisting of 8 hours of work per day during the summer, Monday through Friday. The Habitat Management Assistant is not eligible for and does not receive benefits or holiday pay. Duration of Job: 13-18 weeks, roughly from May 15 through September 22. Exact start and end dates can be adjusted.
Land Steward Assistant- The Land Steward Assistant is an entry level position. You will work under the supervision of the Land Stewards to perform the monitoring, maintenance, and management of conserved properties in conformance with Sheriff's Meadow Foundation policies and procedures. You will work primarily outdoors on some of the most scenic and iconic properties of Martha's Vineyard. Duration of Job: 4 months, roughly from May 1st through September 30th. Exact start and end dates can be adjusted.
For more information, visit the Sheriff's website https://sheriffsmeadow.org/about/jobs-proposals/
Vineyard Preservation Trust
Administrative Coordinator- Vineyard Preservation Trust is seeking an organized, solutions-oriented Administrative Coordinator for confidential executive and administrative support services, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be a passionate senior-level professional who is extremely organized, collaborative, accountable, highly proficient with technology and can deliver excellent customer service. Experience at a small business, construction company, nonprofit, or as an entrepreneur who has managed a varied workload with minimal supervision is a plus.For more information and to apply, email email@example.com.
Chilmark Community Center
Youth Tennis Director- CCC is looking for a Youth Tennis Director to work as an essential part of its Leadership Team during our seven-week summer camp program from July 3- August 18, 2023, for campers 3-1/2-14 years old. With the goal of creating a memorable summer experience for our campers that helps instill in them a lifelong love of tennis, the Youth Tennis Director will help develop and implement a rich and fun skills-based tennis program for all campers.
To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Reference: Youth Tennis Director Position. Full job description.
Tennis Shack Manager- The Tennis Shack Manager reports to the CCC Executive Director and works closely with the Adult Tennis Director and Youth Tennis Director. Responsibilities include: Managing the scheduling of adult tennis clinics, processing payment for tennis clinics using the registration software, scheduling tennis court time and monitoring tennis memberships and payments and more. Please visit https://chilmarkcommunitycenter.org/work for full position description and to apply.
Part-time 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 with excellent communication skills, experienced in working on different web platforms, and can work collegially in a fast-paced environment. Estimated pay: $12,000-$15,000/year based on experience and skills.
Full job description at chilmarkcommunitycenter.org. To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com with Re: Center Administrator Position.
Island Grown Initiative
Field Crew- IGI is seeking hard-working and community-oriented field hands to help us build soil and grow food throughout the 2023 growing season. 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 info go to: https://www.igimv.org/employment
Office Manager- Sail MV is looking for a part-time (approx. 24 hours per week) Office Manager to manage all office tasks. The hours, days, and yearly schedule of this position are flexible. The bulk of this work will be done in Sail MV’s offices, but some remote work may be possible. Sail MV offers competitive wages, a flexible schedule, and a great work environment supporting our charitable activities.
See the Sail MV website for more information: https://sailmv.org/mission/employment/
Vineyard Montessori School
Summer Camp Counselor - Do you love working with engaging children in a collaborative setting? Do you want nights and weekends off and love the charm of a seaside community? If you're into gardening, field games, waterslides, STEM projects, and arts and crafts you'll fit right in with the VMS Summer Camp team! On the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Montessori School is the largest provider of early childhood care. Our 8-week summer program is creative and dynamic with age appropriate activities, giving every camper a memorable summer experience. This position offers a very competitive salary of $18-$25/hour. The ideal summer camp counselor has previous experience in a camp or school setting and is enthusiastic about working with children. Must be able to commit to working from June 20th through August 18. We want to hear from you! (VMS is an EEO Employer).
See the Vineyard Montessori website for more information: https://vineyardmontessori.com/employment/
Lagoon Pond Association
Summer Intern- This year we are hiring 2 Interns, one to work with the Tisbury Shellfish and one to work with the Oak Bluffs Shellfish Department. This intern will assist in the day-to-day duties of the specific towns department, including, but not limited to, bay scallop, quahog and soft shell clam propagation and stock enhancement. Other responsibilities will include assisting with phytoplankton sampling and identification as well as predator control in Lagoon Pond. Experience on the water and with boat operation is a plus, however, training for boat operation and other necessary equipment will be provided. The start date is mid-late June and ending mid-late August.
For further information please contact Doug Reece 508-335-2564 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center
Search our website to learn about the Magic of Misty www.mistymeadowsmv.org. Misty Meadows is currently seeking people to join our mission in the following positions to work with horses and humans!
Please email Sarah McKay to apply, email@example.com.
Internships at Misty: We have 2 intern positions available for the summer of 2023 with responsibilities that could include: teaching weekly classes including summer camp, supporting pony rides and open houses, assisting with horse care and schooling, administrative tasks related to farm and program management. Positions can be adjusted to meet academic requirements. Housing and compensation available for the right individual.
Please direct internship inquiries to Liz Adams, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Sculpin Gallery- home of Martha’s Vineyard Art AssociationGallery Director- The job is full time May through October, with possible part time work during the off season. The Gallery Director responsibilities include:
We’re looking for an outgoing person who would love to become part of our vibrant art community.
Go to oldsculpingallery.org to learn more about us! Send your resume to email@example.com
Executive Director - Reporting to the Board of Directors, The Yard’s Executive Director will be a strategic thinker with strong interpersonal and analytical skills, keen judgment, and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of people from a wide array of cultural backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be a front-facing and dynamic leader with proven success in fundraising who is able to build, cultivate, and maintain partnerships and relationships with key community stakeholders and funders. They will be an inspirational and collaborative manager who can oversee all administrative functions and provide guidance, support, and direction in fundraising, programming, and community outreach. The Yard’s Executive Director will possess a passion and commitment to the organization’s long-term goals for artistic excellence, collaboration, civic engagement, and cultural equity. They will possess outstanding communication and negotiation skills, be a persuasive advocate and spokesperson, and lead the execution of a capital campaign to coincide with the celebration of The Yard’s 50th anniversary.
For more information, visit https://www.dancetheyard.org/.
Aquinnah Public Library
Library Associate - The Aquinnah Public Library seeks a creative, organized, detail-oriented individual with a commitment to providing excellent customer service. This position has a strong focus on programming and children’s services. High School diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Additional broad specialized training equal to one to two years of college acceptable. Previous library experience is highly desirable. Computer and database management skills are a must. Year-round, 20.5 hour benefited position requires Saturdays and evenings. $22.40 per hour.
Job description and application are available at the library or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will also be accepted in-person at the library. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Aquinnah 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.
Clinical Office Assistant- This is a temporary full-time position from June through September 2023. Perfect for student or professional wanting seasonal position. Responsible for supporting all clinical office front end processes including intake, referral, billing liaison, scheduling and other office functions ensuring regulatory compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Working knowledge of Microsoft and electronic medical records software. needed. Billing experience preferred. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with multiple systems while maintaining excellent customer service skills and professionalism.
For more information, visit https://hospiceofmv.org/careers/
Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club
Afterschool Program Staff- Work directly with elementary and middle school aged children to supervise and provide activities and services to foster academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. We offer flexible hours, career development, and competitive pay. This is a part-time position.
For more information, please visit https://mvbgclub.org/join-our-team/ or email Meghan at email@example.com.
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
Special Assistants in the Supportive Day Program - Martha's Vineyard Center for Living seeks substitute staff for Special Assistants in the Supportive Day Program. Please call Mary Holmes at 508-939-9440 for more information.
MV Film Society
Theatre Operations Coordinator: Reporting to the Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, a non-profit cultural arts organization, the Theatre Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the film center/cinema and coordination of part-time and volunteer staff (when needed) 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. Availability for late nights, weekends, and some holidays are a must: 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, 5-6 nights a week. Some deviations to this schedule occur during the year.
A fuller job description will be sent to interested candidates by email upon request.
Looking to hire immediately. Full-Time Salary, Year-round.
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following nonprofits are looking for new board members from the Martha's Vineyard community:
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.
For more information, see this packet or contact Barbara Cotton.
Thank you for your kindness. Our Island community is lucky to have people like you!
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
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
MV Center for Living General Volunteers: Are you looking for a way to give back to your community while having a significant impact on the lives of others? Join the team at Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. You will brighten someone's day and come away knowing you’ve made a difference. We welcome Volunteers at the Supportive Day program for long-term and short-term opportunities. Volunteer training takes place monthly. Give us a call or stop by 29 Breakdown Lane in Vineyard Haven, between 8am - 4pm, Monday-Friday.
Contact: Mary Holmes, email@example.com, (508) 939-9440
Martha’s Vineyard Counselor Recruitment- Have you retired to Martha’s Vineyard but still want important and rewarding work that serves your new community? Do you like to solve puzzles? If yes, you might consider becoming a SHINE Counselor. SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone. We help people on Medicare, or are becoming Medicare eligible, to figure out the health and prescription plan options to go with Medicare. This is true for those turning 65 and for those under 65 who become eligible due to a disability.
To learn more about becoming a SHINE counselor, please contact the regional SHINE office at (508) 375-6762 ext. 3.
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.
Contact: visit www.CapeBigs.org or email Deb Martin DMartin@capebigs.org
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Chance Animal RescueSecond Chance Animal Rescue is looking for someone knowledgeable in Quickbooks. If interested, please email Kym Cyr at Scarofmv@gmail.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, is sustained and strengthened by the generosity and tenacity of our volunteers. We have no shortage of work that needs doing, from handiwork to historical preservation and 4-H leadership to event cleanup, but we are especially in need of volunteers willing to help with logistics (parking, decoration, setup, etc.) for larger events like our Harvest Festival and annual Agricultural Fair. Please reach out if you are interested in being added to our volunteer list—there is space for everyone!
Contact info: Lucy Grinnan, email@example.com. A volunteer form is also available on our website here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC)
MVNC is looking for a volunteer or intern to help with updating our database, research, events and/or social media. 1-3 hours a week. Stipend provided.
Contact: Jackie Friedman, email@example.com
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
Sassafras Earth Education
Description: Volunteers are most needed for the LandCulture project as well as to finish our barn.
Contact: Saskia Vanderhoop, email@example.com
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 Food Processing: 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: Melissa Petrosinelli, firstname.lastname@example.org