• Event Assistant, Audubon Greenwich

    Job Locations
    US-CT-Greenwich
    Type
    Regular, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Office/Support Services
    ID
    2018-3719
    City
    Greenwich
    State/Province
    CT
  • 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

    Audubon Greenwich has been connecting people with nature since 1942.  Creating life-changing experiences that enable community members and their families to appreciate, understand and protect the natural world is at the very core of our mission. The Greenwich Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. The nature center is located in the southwest corner of Connecticut, in the town of Greenwich. The Greenwich Audubon Center has over 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, and includes 650 acres of mixed forest, meadows, wetlands, ponds, and streams. The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of the Earth's biological diversity and humanity. The Greenwich Audubon Center strives to meet this mission through education, conservation and environmental research to encourage the responsible usage and stewardship of natural lands. The Greenwich Audubon Center offers educational programs for all ages, a seasonal newsletter, nature programs, annual Hawk Watch,  live animal exhibits, a children's learning center, a nature store, and a bird viewing area.

    The Event Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to the Audubon Greenwich facility rental program. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for providing excellent customer service, supervising event set-up and break-down, resolving any facilities issues as necessary and representing the interests and needs Audubon Greenwich during event rentals. The position is located in Greenwich, CT, reports to the Assistant Center Director and will have irregular hours as needed by the event rental program. The Event Assistant will be required to attend a facility training prior to assisting with events. Events require staff assistance for three to 10 hours, and multiple staff may be needed to provide adequate coverage. Most event rentals occur on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and between the hours of 2 pm and 12 am.

    Essential Functions

    • Act as the face of Audubon Greenwich, greeting renters, answering questions and triaging requests as needed.
    • Serve as the Center point of contact for facility rentals while renters are on-site:
      • Work closely with senior Center staff and catering contractor for Barn rentals to ensure that renters follow all guidelines and regulations.
      • Respond to all event-related issues as needed.
      • Conduct a walk-through at the beginning and end of an event rental to ensure renter is aware of guidelines and regulations. 
    • Other rental-related duties as requested

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
    • Exceptional organizational ability, attention to detail and a can-do attitude are essential.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as part of a small team.
    • Critical thinking skills and a problem-solving attitude.
    • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly desired.

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