Vacancies

The Town of Hardwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

Provided below is a list of available employment opportunities with a brief job description of each. Current employees that are interested are encouraged to apply. All positions will be posted on the Town’s website and will remain open until the positions are filled.


Town Administrator

The Town of Hardwick is located in Worcester County and has a population of approximately 2,700.  Hardwick is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and approachable Town Administrator to provide the appropriate and necessary leadership under the supervision and direction of the Board of Selectmen of the Town.  We are seeking an experienced and engaging person with solid communication skills, financial acumen, and solid grant writing and administration experience, with the ability to be multi-task oriented. Candidates should also have strong management skills, including personnel management and human resources, making the tough decisions when necessary. 

The Town of Hardwick is led by a three-member Board of Selectmen, with an open Town Meeting government form. The Town’s budget approximates $5.8 million.

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), preferably in public administration or related field.  Five years of experience as a municipal administrator or related field is preferred. Community engagement and exemplary communication skills are an essential part of this position. Preferred candidates will have a proven track record of leadership, and be proficient in financial management, strategic planning, and community-based problem solving. The next Town Administrator for Hardwick should be approachable and have a strong work ethic, be innovative and calm under pressure, be proactive and a problem solver, able to coach and mentor staff, be professional, courteous, and respectful and be knowledgeable of, and able to implement, municipal best practices.

Annual salary:  $65,000 to $75,000 K+/- DOQ. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package, including health and retirement plans, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position is open until filled. Please send cover letter and resume via email,
in a single PDF by June 16, 2021, 5:00 pm EST to:
Hardwick Board of Selectmen, Selectboard@townofhardwick.com

Questions regarding the position should be directed to:

Kelly Kemp, Chair of Board of Selectmen
Selectboard@townofhardwick.com
(413) 477-6197 Ext.101


Truck Driver/Laborer – Highway Department

The purpose of this position is to assist in providing maintenance on Highway Department vehicles and equipment, and to operate heavy and light motor equipment and operate highway trucks and plows, mowing, trimming and perform manual work on construction, maintenance or repair projects of the Highway Department; all other related work as required.

Preferred candidate would have experience in highway/roadway maintenance and construction, including heavy equipment operation.  Applicants must possess a valid C.D.L. Class B License with airbrake endorsement and a valid Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer License Class 2A.  Should an applicant without these licenses be considered, the individual must obtain the licenses within (6) six months of employment.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resumes and employment application to:  Board of Selectmen, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville, MA 01031-0575 or admin@townofhardwick.com.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Hardwick - Volunteers Needed

Being a member of a Board, Commission or Committee is a way to give back to the community in which you live. It can be a rewarding experience to know you are shaping and making a difference in your community.

Throughout the year different positions open up on Boards/Commissions and Committees and the Board of Selectmen is always looking for applicants who are interested in filling these vacancies. Whether you’re interested in recreation activities, land-use practices, natural resources, emergency planning, agricultural activities, municipal finances, veteran services, etc., the Town of Hardwick has opportunities for you to volunteer to share your time and talents. 

The following vacancies need to be filled:

  • Agricultural Commission
  • Ware/Hardwick Ambulance Oversight Committee
  • Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council: contact EdHood at ehood@opacumlt.org or 477-1061
  • Arts Council
  • Council on Aging
  • Election Poll Workers
  • Emergency Management Planning – Assistant Director
  • Historical Commission
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Personnel Committee
  • Town House Bell Ringer
  • Town House Advisory Committee
  • Veteran’s Services Officer - Assistant
  • Youth Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

If you would like to volunteer for an open position, please send a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen. You may submit by the following methods:

Mail: Town of Hardwick, Board of Selectmen, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville MA 01031
Email: admin@townofhardwick.com
Fax: (413) 477-6703

Hand Deliver: Town Administrator, Municipal Office Building, 307 Main Street, Gilbertville, MA