Weekend Center Assistant

Job Locations
US-MO-West Alton
Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
West Alton


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.


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Position Summary

The Weekend Center Assistant will provide support for weekend activities at the Audubon Center at the Riverlands location. The Center Director or Education Manager may assign additional administrative tasks when needed.


Essential Functions

  • Greet and interact with the general public.
  • Interpret the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
  • Can communicate trail map details with clear directions, and provide viewing information for local birds and wildlife.
  • Provide detailed information about scheduled programs and activities for the center.
  • Ability to respond and navigate telephone and in-person inquires to appropriate team members when needed.
  • Process all of the Nature Store's cash and credit card transactions by following a guided procedure.
  • Provide program and administrative support as instructed.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the center per operation scheduled procedure.
  • Can demonstrate and follow approved safety protocols for the Audubon Center at the Riverlands to ensure that guests, volunteers, and staff are safe.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • This is exclusively a weekend position, working weekend hours is required. 
  • High school diploma or general equivalent education desired.
  • 1 + years experience in customer-service or public-facing position preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to positively interact with a variety of people and remain composed under pressure.
  • Proficient in English communication orally and written.
  • Familiarity with MS Outlook, Word, and Excel, with experience operating Square Point of Sales.
  • Positive attitude, professional work ethic, and punctuality.
  • Experience working at a nature center, museum, or similar facility a plus.
  • Possesses knowledge and passion for birds, wildlife and nature. 


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