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Seasonal/Part-Time Positions

Alternate Plumbing Inspector - Building Department

Posted May 16, 2019 | Closes May 31, 2019 11:59 PM

The Town of Acton MA is seeking applicants for an alternate Plumbing Inspector reporting to the building commissioner. This position is an unbenefited contractor... Full Description

Library Assistant 1, Ciculation

Posted May 2, 2019 | Closes May 31, 2019 11:59 PM

The Town of Acton is seeking qualified applicants for a Library Assistant 1 position. This position performs duties related to the circulation of library materials, including... Full Description

NARA Park - Lifeguard

Posted February 25, 2019 | Open Until Filled

The Town of Acton is accepting applications for the following seasonal summer 2019 positions for NARA Beach and Camp, located at NARA, 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton MA 01720: ... Full Description

Summer Internship Program

Posted May 15, 2019 | Closes May 23, 2019 11:59 PM

Town of Acton Summer Internship May 15, 2019 The Town of Acton is seeking undergraduate and graduate Interns for the summer of 2019, starting in early... Full Description

Senior Worker Positions

Senior Work Program

Posted June 8, 2016 | Open Until Filled

The Town of Acton is currently accepting applications for the Senior Work Program. Full Description

Volunteer Positions

53 River Street Master Plan Special Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Committee shall consist of seven members with working knowledge of affordable housing, architecture, engineering, historic preservation, horticulture, landscape... Full Description

Acton 2020 Committee - Phase III

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

To facilitate the process of implementing the recommendations in the Acton 2020 Comprehensive Community Plan. The Acton 2020 Comprehensive Community Plan is the primary... Full Description

Acton Nursing Service Advisory Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The committee will assist Acton Nursing Services with marketing and other related tasks, continue efforts to increase awareness of Acton Nursing Services to the community as... Full Description

Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) was established in 1982 to promote the arts, to help develop cultural programs in the Acton and Boxborough communities and to... Full Description

Board of Appeals

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Zoning Board of Appeals holds public hearings to determine the granting of variances, special permits, and appeals of the Zoning Enforcement Officer's decisions. This... Full Description

Board of Assessors

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The board works with the Assessor/Appraiser, overseeing the establishment of property values, hearing appeals, reviewing abatements, establishing the tax rate, and processing... Full Description

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Cable Advisory Committee serves to advise the Board of Selectmen in matters pertaining to Cable Television in the Town of Acton. The CAC also accepts complaints from... Full Description

Capital Improvement Planning Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Capital Improvement Planning Committee studies proposals from the Acton Town Manager and the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District which involve major tangible items... Full Description

Cemetery Commission

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Commissioners are responsible for expenditures from the various cemetery trust funds and oversee the operation and care of the three Town-owned cemeteries. They assist in... Full Description

Commission on Disability

Posted July 20, 2015 | Open Until Filled

The Commission on Disability’s mission is to make Acton a better place to live by: advocating for the rights and interests of citizens with disabilities and their... Full Description

Community Preservation Committee

Posted July 24, 2015 | Open Until Filled

Community Preservation Act - The CPC is charged with studying the needs, possibilities, and resources of Acton regarding community preservation. Its members are... Full Description

Conservation Commission

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

This Commission promotes and develops the natural resources and seeks to protect the watershed resources of the Town. Its primary work consists of review of the site plans... Full Description

Design Review Board

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The mission of the Design Review Board is to promote attractive, pedestrian-friendly development that enhances Town character and overall quality of life. Its intention is... Full Description

Dog Park Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

Overview Consider whether Acton needs or would benefit from a dog park. Investigate and document the perceived benefits and drawbacks of establishing a dog... Full Description

Economic Development Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Economic Development Committee consists of members of town boards, the Chamber of Commerce, and citizens at large. Its members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The... Full Description

Historic District Commission

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Historic District Commission (HDC) is responsible for preserving the heritage of Acton by protecting the architecture and integrity of our three designated Historic... Full Description

Historical Commission

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The objective of the Historical Commission is to protect and preserve the Town's cultural character and assets, be they archaeological sites, historic buildings, open spaces,... Full Description

Kelly's Corner Steering Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The purpose of the Kelley’s Corner Steering Committee is: 1. To provide project oversight and direction on behalf of the Town on procedures and other matters ... Full Description

Land Stewardship Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Land Stewardship Committee is responsible for the stewardship of over 1650 acres of Acton's conservation lands. Individuals interested in any opening should fill out... Full Description

Open Space & Recreation Advisory Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

As recommended in the Acton Open Space and Recreation Plan, and in recognition of the pressures being placed on Acton’s remaining open space, a permanent Open Space... Full Description

Planning Board

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Planning Board studies the resources and needs of the Town, particularly conditions affecting public welfare and safety related to land use and development. It uses the... Full Description

Recreation Commission

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

An advisory committee of the Board of Selectmen to oversee long range planning for recreational facilities and site acquisition, as well as development and maintenance of... Full Description

Senior/Disabled Taxation Aid Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Senior/Disabled Taxation Aid Committee reviews and approves senior/disabled tax relief applications. Individuals interested in any opening should fill out an... Full Description

Sidewalk Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Sidewalk Committee is an advisory committee reporting to the Board of Selectmen. Using criteria developed by the Committee in its first year, the Committee created and... Full Description

South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee works with representatives of the MBTA to develop and recommend to the Board of Selectmen designs for the new commuter rail... Full Description

Swap Shop Volunteers

Posted April 20, 2019 | Open Until Filled

The Town of Acton is currently accepting applications to volunteer at the Swap Shop located in the Transfer Station and Recycling Facility . The Swap Shop allows... Full Description

Transportation Advisory Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Transportation Advisory Committee coordinates local transportation planning efforts and makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board on: ... Full Description

Volunteer Coordinating Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The Volunteer Coordinating Committee (VCC) works for the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and Town Moderator to help find volunteers for more than 30 town boards. The VCC also... Full Description

Water Resources Advisory Committee

Posted July 1, 2018 | Open Until Filled

The mission of the Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) is to focus on the protection of Acton's water resources by monitoring the management of Wastewater and Stormwater... Full Description

West Acton Sewer Action Advisory Committee

Posted April 27, 2017 | Open Until Filled

The purpose of the West Acton Sewer Action Advisory Committee is to examine the physical and financial feasibility of sewering for property owners within the identified West... Full Description