Seasonal Campus Host

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Naples, FL, United States

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29 days ago

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Position Summary:

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,450 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and center-related functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Campus Host’s support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Campus hosts serve as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus hosts can expect to work an average of two to five hours per scheduled shift. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in public education, natural resource protection, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a leader within the conservation industry.

Campus Hosts are required to live on-site in their personal RV (Recreational Vehicle) on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. Each site is equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew Swamp is a remote sanctuary.

Essential Functions:
  • Must live on-site in a personal RV (Recreational Vehicle).
  • Conduct boardwalk closings to help ensure an orderly, safe, and systematic closure of the Blair Visitor Center.
  • Support Blair Visitor Center operations including, but not limited to, admissions and guest services.
  • Be on call during times when the Blair Visitor Center is closed.
  • Respond to calls from Audubon’s security company to check on motion or fire alarms should they go off.
  • Greet and orient the occasional guest or intern that arrives after hours or on weekends, ensuring that they find the right building and get settled.
  • Since there are four positions to conduct this work, staff will rotate through boardwalk closing, guest services, and being on-call so that, on average, only ten hours per week are worked.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Ability to walk at least three miles to conduct the boardwalk closing.
  • Must have a vehicle, driver’s license, and a personal cell phone with service provider.
  • Ability to make sound decisions related to safety and security.
  • Preferred experience working with the public and/or in customer service roles.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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