Job Description for General Manager at Fruitlands, Old Manse and FarandNear

Year-round, Full-time in Harvard, MA & Concord, MA

About The Trustees of Reservations

Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is one of Massachusetts’ largest nonprofits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. The Trustees preserve and protect places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. The organization’s passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using their properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in their mission-driven work. The Trustees believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone. Today, the organization cares for 116 special reservations – from beaches to farms, gardens, and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by nearly two million visitors and supporters, and more than 100,000 members, The Trustees invite you to find your place.

The General Manager position has been established by The Trustees at its iconic properties to help create a holistic, strategic, and multi-disciplinary approach to leading, operating, caring for, and promoting Massachusetts’ most popular and iconic destinations.

This is a full-time position located in Harvard, MA. For more information on The Trustees of the Reservation, please visit www.thetrustees.org.

Candidate Profile

The General Manager (GM) reports to the Vice President Western Region and serves as a member of the Regional Leadership Team. The GM is accountable for the day-to-day management of three or more of The Trustees’ significant cultural and natural places, Fruitlands Museum, the Old Manse, and Farandnear, performing the role as an entrepreneurial senior leader and manager of a diverse team.

The General Manager will enable an excellent visitor experience where all guests feel welcome and have outstanding experiences with The Trustees’ conservation and preservation work. The GM is part of a broader regional and statewide team focused on business planning, financial performance, talent management of staff and volunteers, membership and engagement growth, and excellent stewardship for the Museum collections, landscapes, and buildings within the portfolio of properties. Working alongside The Trustees’ partners in local communities, the GM serves as an ambassador to build relationships with their communities to promote and protect The Trustees’ properties as iconic cultural and natural destinations.

Essential Functions

Leadership and Management

Engagement, Volunteers, Membership, and the Public

Business and Financial Performance Management

Stewardship of Cultural, Natural, and Agricultural Resources

Ensure Risk Compliance

Accountability of the Role


Knowledge and Experience



Compensation & Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


The Trustees of Reservations has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard here.

The Trustees of the Reservation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

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In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team.  We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

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