Center and Farm Assistant

Job Locations
US-OH-Dayton
Type
Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
Office/Support Services
ID
2022-4996
City
Dayton
State/Province
OH

Overview

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 Center and/or Farm Assistant will provide customer service to visitors and maintain the Discovery Center or Farm lobby for the public.  In addition, this position will promote Aullwood’s mission to increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research, and conservation.

 

This is a part-time position working weekday and weekend shifts at two sites (including Saturday, Sunday, and evening shifts), no more than 25 hours per week.

Essential Functions

  • Greet members and visitors and take admission for Aullwood property
  • Orient visitors to the Aullwood property
  • Answer visitor questions and inform them of current Aullwood events and activities
  • Perform light housekeeping ensuring reception and lobby areas are neat and organized
  • Answer phone calls and operate front desk including maintaining brochures, newsletters, etc.
  • Inform visitors of Aullwood policies/rules
  • Sell, promote, stock and assist with inventory of Aullwood Farm products and Nature Store merchandise at the Nature Store & Gift Shop and/or the Farm Kiosk
  • Assist with special events
  • Sell Aullwood memberships
  • Assist staff when needed with small projects
  • Serve in other capacities as needed to assist with Aullwood operations

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required and at least one year experience in an administrative support role
  • Strong customer service skills and strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills and welcoming demeanor
  • Must be eager to learn and share knowledge with others
  • Self-motivated, dedicated to accomplishing tasks, able to take initiative and solve problems
  • Must be people-oriented, work well in a team and professionally represent Audubon to the public and volunteers
  • Able to follow directions and have a strong desire to work independently
  • Previous experience operating a cash register a plus
  • Computer experience and/or high comfort level with technology including use of Outlook and web-based systems and applications.
  • Passion for conservation and/or interest in nature strongly preferred

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 identity, 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

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site 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.

COVID 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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