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Center Assistant

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Philadelphia, PA, USA
Temporary / Seasonal

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will hire multiple, part-time Center Assistants to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months with the possibility of conversion in to a regular, part-time position.

Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Follow detailed check-list in preparing site for rental events; duties will include equipment set-up; stocking supplies, cleaning floors, windows and restrooms; and receiving inventory.
  • Manual labor to include weeding, mulching, removing invasive plants and other small landscaping projects.  
  • Serve as a key holder ensuring facilities opened and locked at appropriate times.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment, including but not limited to golf cart, industrial floor cleaner, and power tools.
  • Serve a liaison with catering staff, vendors, and rental clients throughout the event period; respond to questions and monitor activities to ensure rules and regulations are followed by all parties.
  • Direct and manage traffic during peak arrival times; use golf cart to shuttle guests and move equipment.
  • Inspect site before, during and after events; document damage and incidents involving guests with assistance from the manager-on-call.
  • Provide basic on-grounds landscaping and maintenance support to ensure the site is attractive to guests.
  • Provide staffing support as needed in other areas, such as gift shop, admissions, and visitor experiences.
  • Participate in schedule staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist in supervising individual and group volunteers assigned to support building and grounds maintenance.
Educational Background: 
High School Diploma required.
  • General landscaping background a plus.  
  • Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively.
  • Must be willing to participate in maintenance projects and visitor services.
  • Ability to work long, flexible hours when needed, including weekends and evenings.
  • Must be able to lift 25+ lbs, operate various tools, machinery and other equipment as necessary.  
  • Must be able to walk trails and grounds with / or without accommodation.  
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Job Function: 

Organization Info

National Audubon Society

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Audubon saves birds and their habitats throughout the America using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon operates an extensive network of National conservation programs, 23 state and regional offices, 41 centers, 23 sanctuaries and 463 independent chapters. Our work is a powerful combination of science, on the ground conservation, policy and engagement expertise that strives to protect and restore habitat, and to build the durable public will to implement policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all-in the U.S. and across the Americas.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 1 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
National Audubon Society