Category: Jobs

Open Position: SOLSTICE Daily Event Set-Up Staff (Temporary)

November 3, 2023

*This position offers a $500 bonus payable on completion of event*

Event Summary: SOLSTICE: Reflections on Winter Light is an annual event at Mount Auburn Cemetery that includes an outdoor journey through large-scale light and sound artworks, and an indoor experience with live music and candle lighting. Guests are invited to walk through the light-filled landscape and explore the Winter Solstice atmosphere, and to reflect on moments of change as the year ends and a new cycle begins. Experiences may include connecting to a landscape of exceptional beauty, considering an intention for the new year, or commemorating the memory of a loved one. Let the Solstice light your way as you encounter the unique spirit of Mount Auburn.


Open Position: Vice President, Finance

September 29, 2023

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.


The Vice President, Finance (VPF) is a key strategic role with hands-on responsibility for the development of Mount Auburn’s financial management strategy, contributing to the development of the organization’s strategic goals and providing insight into opportunities for long-term financial growth. The individual contributor has a span of control encompassing business & financial planning, annual budgeting, forecasting, accounting, financial analysis, management and performance reporting. The annual budget includes a $16M operating budget and $3-4M capital budget with assets of $230M. This role is part of a small, but growing entrepreneurial executive team located in Cambridge, MA and will report to the President/CEO.  This role will primarily be on site, however can be partially hybrid.


Open Position: Arborist

September 27, 2023

Role and Responsibilities:

Performs tree maintenance, including pruning, cabling, fertilizing, planting, spraying, injecting and tree removals. Climbs with rope and saddle and operates an aerial lift. Performs a variety of other arboricultural and horticultural tasks as needed, such as plant pest monitoring and shrub pruning.


Open Position: Annual Giving Manager

August 24, 2023

The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for implementation of the Annual Giving/Membership program, including messaging, creation and updating of mailing lists, acknowledgement of gifts, design, printing, and reporting. Responds to inquiries by phone, mail and email; and assigns stewardship and personal outreach to donors within Advancement team. Oversees management of departmental data and information in donor database software, and is responsible for income and expense reconciliation. Conducts prospect research. Assists with donor events as needed.