Events and Front Desk Attendant

Job Locations
US-OH-Columbus
Type
Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
ID
2021-4682
City
Columbus
State/Province
OH

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 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. 

 

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

Position Summary

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is a sanctuary for birds and nature lovers set in parkland created from a former industrial site in the heart of downtown Columbus, along the Scioto River.  The LEED-Certified 18,000 sq. ft. building is surrounded by a 120-acre metro park, which brings visitors from the community and beyond for onsite education programs, as well as for special public and private events.  

 

We are seeking an energetic and qualified candidate to oversee special events (primarily weddings) at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.  This role will work closely with guests and vendors to ensure a positive experience and that guests are good stewards of the 18,000 sq ft. LEED-Certified building. The Events and Front Desk Attendant will also be responsible for promoting our mission and membership to attendees and visitors.

 

This part-time position requires someone to work days, evenings and weekend hours when needed. 

Essential Functions

  • Perform initial walk throughs to make sure the facility is prepped for rentals
  • Greet and guide vendors and guests during set up
  • Data entry for daily attendance software
  • Keep all AV equipment labeled and inventoried
  • Connect with caterer captain before guests arrive
  • Assist guests with questions during events
  • Walk inside and outside the center to check on restrooms, trash, and guests
  • Complete end of event checklist and daily center report
  • Assist with special projects 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School degree or equivalent preferred, experience will be considered in lieu of education.
  • One to three years customer service or related experience.
  • A self-starter, one who is a problem solver, resourceful and is comfortable working independently, at times. Must be friendly, energetic and have an empathic personality.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a positive work ethic; experience working with external groups highly preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekday and weekend morning and evening hours (beyond midnight).
  • Ideally passionate about nature and conservation.
  • Ability to patrol the property repeatedly and lift objects (50-80 pounds) with or without accommodation.

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