Visitor Services Representative

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About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org.

About This Position
Visitor Services Representatives perform the day-to-day duties of greeting our visitors to Long Pasture and ensuring an overall positive, welcoming, enriching, and safe experience to all of our members, visitors, and guests. This includes providing excellent customer service while greeting and registering visitors in person, providing orientation to the sanctuary, directing visitors throughout the property and trail systems, answering questions about events and programs, monitoring building and grounds, introducing visitors to the many benefits of Mass Audubon membership, and generally educating guests about Mass Audubon. The Visitor Services Representative has an important and integral role as a welcoming, customer-oriented ambassador of Mass Audubon properties, programs, and mission.

Application Instructions
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your ADP application.

Responsibilities

  • Greet and provide information to members, visitors, and guests regarding our sanctuary, the Discovery Center, access to beach, trails, programs, and Mass Audubon in general; staff will greet visitors outdoors at our Welcome Kiosk at the parking area, and indoors in the Discovery Center
  • Use a cash register and credit card machine for membership sales and collection of admissions fees
  • Monitor parking capacity, and re-direct cars when parking area is full
  • Assist with monitoring Long Pasture’s beach area and other high traffic areas, including walking the beach periodically and picking up litter as needed
  • Answer phone calls and provide information, guidance and directions
  • Understand and promote membership opportunities
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures including setting up Welcome Kiosk, monitoring supply of trail maps, membership forms, and other supplies, and end-of-day register sales tallying
  • Work with Property staff to monitor trail conditions
  • Attend meetings and trainings when requested
  • Assist in cleaning and sanitation
  • Occasionally assist during peak periods such as holiday weekends or special events

Qualifications
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Haves

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Excellent people skills and enthusiasm for a team working environment
  • Office skills including computer, copier, scanning, and phone system
  • Experience with varied computer software programs (Office 365, Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • A demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, volunteers, and community representatives as well as independently when necessary
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion

Nice to Haves

  • Associates degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Customer Service/Visitor Service experience preferred
  • Interest in conservation and the natural history of Cape Cod

Compensation, Benefits and Perks
This position’s pay range is $17.37-$19.54/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This is not a benefits eligible position.

Work Schedule
The schedule is 8:45am-3:15pm, 2-4 days per week for seasonal coverage starting in mid-May through Labor Day, 2024. Schedule will include weekends and holiday coverage.

Other Requirements
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.