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The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens is a nationally significant property situated on the shores of Lake Sunapee located in Newbury, NH. The Fells (a Scottish term for “rocky upland pasture,”) was the home of John Milton Hay (1838-1905), one of NH’s most important historical figures. Hay served three U.S. Presidents and crafted significant foreign policies. Today The Fells owns and maintains 84 acres, including Hay’s late 19th century summer home, woodland trails and renowned gardens. Programs specializing in history, ecology, and the arts are provided year-round. Special events and exhibits are added to the cultural offerings in the summer and fall.

The Fells is seeking to fill the following positions:

Landscape Director

The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens, a nonprofit organization, has initiated a search to fill the part-time seasonal position of Landscape Director. The site is located on the eastern shore of Lake Sunapee, facing Mount Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire, near Dartmouth College and easy access to I-89. The property is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy.

The Fells provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, political affiliation or veteran status, if otherwise qualified, in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which The Fells has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leave of absence, compensation and training.
In compliance with federal law, The Fells verifies the employment eligibility of every new employee. Potential employees must be a citizen or national of the United States of America, an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the U.S. 
Every new employee is required to fill out the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) and provide documentation confirming their identity and eligibility.

 

The Fells Mission Statement:
     To welcome people of all ages to The Fells, making each visit an enriching experience with opportunities to explore and learn from our natural lakeside setting, our renowned gardens, and the historic achievements of statesman, John Hay.

The Fells Vision:
     Our vision is a restored and preserved Hay family estate on Lake Sunapee that:
•    Draws people together to share interests in history, horticulture, ecology and the protection of the lake
•    Offers enriching educational programs and events to stimulate further the pursuit of those interests
•    Provides access that lets visitors enjoy their Fells experience within a safe tranquil environment and wildlife refuge