Center Assistant

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/27/2023 10:41 AM)
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Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
Store/Retail Operations
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National Audubon Society
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Audubon Washington - State Office-Seward Park Environmental Center


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

Reporting to the Center Director of the Seward Park Audubon Center (SPAC), the Center Assistant will lead nature store operations, front desk management, basic financial duties, online program registration, and facility rentals.  



$55,000 / year

Essential Functions

  • Oversee Nature Store operations including but not limited to, welcoming visitors to the center, answering phones, providing visitors information about the center, and being the primary point of contact for general center inquires
  • Manage Nature Store sales including point-of-sales transactions, order store merchandise, create and adjust product displays, make monthly bank deposits, and create a monthly sales report
  • Upload Center events to the Center’s registration portal and generate program rosters in advance of each event
  • Coordinate invoicing for public programs
  • Manage all indoor volunteer activities including but not limited to Nature Store sales, adjusting store displays, setting up tables and chairs for events, and interpretive activity with the Center’s footprint.
  • Train volunteers on front desk services and Nature Store operations. Schedule front desk volunteers to help cover the front desk during the week and on weekends
  • Organize special Nature Store events (pop-up sales, plant sales, etc.)
  • Maintain schedule for Center rooms used for meetings and other events
  • Work with guests to schedule rental events.
  • Prep meeting and event space by arranging tables and chairs, set up A/V equipment, arranging beverage options, putting out plates and flatware, build fire in the wood fireplace (if requested), and returning the room to its normal state when the event concludes.
  • Welcome rental guests and monitor compliance with Center event standards.
  • Assist with administrative tasks including but not limited to drafting and maintaining written standard operating procedures, reporting property issues/concerns to management, and scheduling appointments for repairs as needed.
  • Assist program staff in promoting activities, programs, and events using Audubon software; assist in updating center website; support program staff with communications messaging through social media, newsletters, and mass e-mails.
  • Other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required (Associate degree preferred) and at least one year of demonstrated office experience required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.  
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • A self-starter, one with a positive and enthusiastic approach to all tasks.
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in the Audubon mission of connecting people and communities to nature and the outdoors.
  • Willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel), social media platforms, and be able to learn multiple online programs used for finance, communication, and scheduling.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with conflicting deadlines while effectively managing priorities.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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.

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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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