Events and Front Desk Attendant

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


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center seeks an energetic and qualified candidate to oversee the efforts of front desk during weekend open hours and special events. This position reports to the center director and works closely with guests and vendors to ensure a positive experience, that guests are good stewards of the 18,000 sq ft. LEED-Certified building and in promoting our mission and membership. Additionally, this position will have an opportunity to assist special projects, data entry for membership and attendance. 


This position is scheduled approximately (18-20 hours a week) on the weekends. This position is scheduled in day/evening on the weekends between 10am-6pm with occasional evening weekday or weekend. 

Essential Functions

  • Carry out opening and closing tasks for each shift to ensure the building is ready to open to the public or secured at close.
  • Help other GIAC staff and/or catering staff move entrance tables, furniture, and exhibitions prior to rental setup
  • Greet and guide vendors and guests during rental set up
  • Perform office administrative duties as assigned
  • Complete data entry for daily attendance in visitor software system
  • Monitor and maintain restrooms and general building needs during shift
  • Keep all AV equipment labeled and inventoried
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies
  • Assist caterer with building needs as they arise, with light janitorial duties and light maintenance needs
  • Assist guests with questions
  • Administer and complete end of rental check list with the catering staff lead
  • Clearly communicate end of shift notes with supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • One to three years customer service experience
  • Problem solving, independence and resourcefulness
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Basic computer knowledge with POS system, Microsoft products
  • Effective organizational and communication skills
  • Ideally passionate about nature and conservation

EEO Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

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COVID Policy

All staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 31, 2022, unless they are approved by Human Resources for a qualified exemption. Those unvaccinated after January 31st will be required to follow a weekly testing protocol.


All unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks or other approved facial coverings while working indoors at all times or outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Further, effective December 13th, any unvaccinated staff person entering an Audubon building must submit a negative Covid-19 test that has been taken within 72 hours. 


This policy is effective through February 27th and may be changed due to changes in the law and/or changes to Audubon policies such as the Return to Work/Hybrid Work policy.


All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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