• Discovery Center Assistant

    Job Locations
    Regular, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Office/Support Services
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



    Position Summary

    The Farm Discovery Center Assistant will provide customer service to visitors and maintain the Farm Discovery Center lobby for the public.  In addition, this position will promote Aullwood’s mission to increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research, and recreation.


    This is a part-time position working variable shifts at two sites.


    Essential Functions

    • Greet members and visitors and take admission for Aullwood property
    • Orient visitors to the Aullwood property
    • Answer visitor questions and inform them of current Aullwood events and activities
    • Perform light housekeeping ensuring reception and lobby areas are neat and organized
    • Answer phone calls and operate front desk including maintaining brochures, newsletters, etc.
    • Inform visitors of Aullwood policies/rules
    • Sell, promote, stock and assist with inventory of Aullwood Farm products and Nature Store merchandise at the Nature Store & Gift Shop and/or the Farm Kiosk
    • Assist with special events
    • Sell Aullwood memberships
    • Train interns or others on front desk duties
    • Assist staff when needed with small projects
    • Serve in other capacities as needed to assist with Aullwood operations

    Qualifications and Experience

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required and at least one year experience in a support role
    • Strong customer service skills and strong relationship building skills
    • Excellent communication skills and welcoming demeanor
    • Must be eager to learn and share knowledge with others
    • Self-motivated, dedicated to accomplishing tasks, able to take initiative and solve problems
    • Must be people-oriented, work well in a team and professionally represent Audubon to the public and volunteers
    • Able to follow directions and have a strong desire to work independently
    • Previous experience operating a cash register a plus
    • Passion for conservation and/or interest in nature strongly preferred


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