BMM: Summer Gatekeeper (S9957X)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Gatekeeper serves as the on-site representative of Bates College at the Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area. The work schedule includes all summer weekends and holidays, and coordinating work hours with other Gatekeepers. Free housing is offered at Shortridge as partial compensation. Housing will be shared with 3-4 other students working on various projects in the area.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

The Basics

Department: Bates Morse Mountain Conversation Area
Supervisor: Laura Sewall
Office Location: Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Phippsburg, ME
Email: lsewall
Pay Grade: X
Hours: 40 (Summer)
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


REQUIRED: EDUCATION: High school completion EXPERIENCE: The Gatekeeper must have experience with public relations, and the ability to relate to the public diplomatically, effectively, and with firmness when necessary. DESIRED: EDUCATION: Environmental studies EXPERIENCE: Previous experience as a Ranger, Monitor, or Docent and/or experience successfully dealing with emergencies and stressful public relations.


REPORTS TO: Laura Sewall, Director, and Don Bruce, Lead Gatekeeper COORDINATES/WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Laura Sewall, Don bruce, Jim Joseph (Caretaker), and Morse Mountain residents (including St. John family members), staff from the Nature Conservancy and Maine Audubon, and the general public


WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Outdoor coastal preserve including woods, salt marshes, dunes, and beaches. Facilities are minimal – there is a small gatehouse with a telephone, but no electricity or plumbing. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Housing is offered at the Shortridge Coastal Center, located about one mile from the Conservation Area. Travel to and from Shortridge is required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Gatekeeper must have the ability to walk 4-5 miles each day to patrol the trail and breach.