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Land Steward – Old Lyme Open Space Commission


Flexible work schedule
Hourly Salary
Insurance Requirement


The land steward will work under the direction of the Open Space Commission in maintaining and improving town-owned open space. Work will include:

  • Hike open space trails on a set, rotating schedule
  • Identify trail hazards, such as downed or overhanging limbs. Complete minor field-based maintenance. Report more significant trail issues
  • Contribute to a monthly report of trail conditions
  • Maintain trail markers, property signs, bridges, etc.
  • Install kiosks, signs, boundary markers, and other amenities
  • Check and replenish trailhead kiosk information
  • Participate in open space work parties
  • Promote safe use of open space and respect for nature through contact with the public as encountered on trails.
  • Remove trash found on properties.

 Job Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to travel to properties geographically located across Old Lyme
  • Must be physically active and able to hike trails of varying difficulty/ terrain
  • Experience navigating outdoors with maps and GPS
  • Willing to work outside year-round in varying weather conditions.
  • Reliable, punctual, organized, with good communication skills
  • Willingness to use power equipment and to enroll in safety training for same.
  • Bonus: Chainsaw safety certification and experience in tree felling
  • Interest in environmental stewardship, land management, forestry, or local flora and fauna

Please send letter of interest and brief resume to:  Town of Old Lyme Open Space Commission

Deadline: 07/14/23
Old Lyme Open Space Commission
Old Lyme, CT