Seasonal Center Assistant

Job Locations
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance


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 approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 


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Position Summary

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will to hire multiple, part-time Center Assistants to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months with the possibility of conversion in to a regular, part-time position. Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.

Essential Functions

  • Follow detailed check-list in preparing the site for rental events; duties will include equipment set-up; stocking supplies, cleaning floors, windows, and restrooms; and receiving inventory.
  • Serve as a key holder ensuring facilities opened and locked at appropriate times.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment, including but not limited to golf cart, industrial floor cleaner, and power tools.
  • Serve as a liaison with catering staff, vendors, and rental clients throughout the event period; respond to questions and monitor activities to ensure rules and regulations are followed by all parties.
  • Direct and manage traffic during peak arrival times; use golf cart to shuttle guests and move equipment.
  • Inspect site before, during and after events; document damage and incidents involving guests with assistance from the manager-on-call.
  • Provide basic on-grounds landscaping and maintenance support to ensure the site is attractive to guests.
  • Provide staffing support as needed in other areas, such as gift shop, admissions, and visitor experiences.
  • Participate in schedule staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist in supervising individual and group volunteers assigned to support building and grounds maintenance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Driver’s License; will be asked to drive golf carts.
  • Be able to lift at least 50lbs and 25lbs consistently.
  • Time and weekend flexible; must be able to stay longer than scheduled time when the need arises.
  • Not your first job; Center Assistants need to be able to think on their feet and experience is extremely valuable in this aspect.
  • Willing to get hands dirty and be able to work during the week when called upon (not applicable for all Site Supervisor’s).
  • Personable and friendly even when pushed or doing duties outside of your description; lots of face to face time with vendors, JAM Catering staff, and customers.


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