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Visitor Experiences Assistant
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POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Programs and projects are related to interpretation, outdoor skills instruction, volunteer coordination, outdoor recreation, environmental education, partnership groups, and special events.
- Daily support of and assistance with visitor experience programs and projects, including but not limited to: Let’s Go, interpretive programs, park volunteers, Jr. Ranger programs, and special events.
- Working with a variety of OPRD operational staff and park volunteers to assist with the consistency in operational procedures, projects, and products.
- Assisting with creating, organizing, maintaining, and transporting program supplies and equipment.
- Assisting or independently preparing program materials for a variety of audiences to support new and ongoing programs.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE:
- Educational background in parks, interpretation, environmental education, volunteer coordination, outdoor recreation or tourism preferred.
- Experience working in one or more of the following program areas: interpretation, outdoor skills instruction, volunteer coordination, outdoor recreation, environmental education, partnerships, and special events.
- Exposure to or possessing some skills in safely leading outdoor programs with a variety of audiences.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required.
- Ability to multitask on a variety of ongoing simultaneous projects. Independence, creativity and resourcefulness are key in this position.
- Must be willing to communicate openly, ask questions, accept positive criticism, and work as a part of a dynamic team.
- Applicant must also pass a criminal background check and possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
ORIENTATION, TRAINING AND EVALUATION:
Visitor Experience Program Assistants will receive a thorough employee orientation and written position expectations from the Park Manager and training from lead workers. Training in interpretive skills, Junior Ranger program, Verbal Judo and possibly First Aid/CPR will be provided as appropriate and available. Project and task-specific training will also be provided as needed as well as on-the-job training (safety, etc.) to use tools and systems in place. Ongoing coaching and mentoring will be provided by your supervisor and/ or program lead worker. A final evaluation and exit interview will be provided at the end of the season.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:
- Varied work environments depending on work location; must be willing and able to work in a busy, shared office environment and also out-of-doors, in uniform.
- Computer with e-mail account and access to Internet, phone, audio-visual equipment and other tools provided.
- Operation of a state vehicle expected – may include cars, trucks, vans, or golf carts, possible trailer towing.
3 MONTHS, FULL-TIME SEASONAL IN 2017. Start date preferred in mid-May to prepare for Memorial Day weekend. Start and end dates may be flexible.
Work Schedule is 40 hours/week, 5 days/week, 8 hours per day. Two consecutive days off/week. Will include evenings, weekends and holidays. Some overnight travel possible.
Salary: $12.69/hourly minimum - approx. $2200 monthly. Park housing may be available at approx. $243/month.
How to Apply:
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY:
Applications Accepted: beginning March 20th, 2017 until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply early.
Submit a cover letter and detailed resume which describes your interest, educational background and relevant experience. Please be sure to state the dates you are available.
David Slaght, Park Manager
Erin Bennett, Interpretive Ranger
The Cove Palisades State Park
7300 SW Jordan Road
Culver, OR 97734