The National Audubon Society is hiring a
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.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private nonprofit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,450 acres in Southwest Florida’s Western Everglades. Being part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time, seasonal position, living on-site in a personal RV. The Campus Host assists with essential day to day functions related to boardwalk and parking lot closing, visitor center admissions, customer service and sales, facility support and site security. Campus Hosts also serve as on-site resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests, such as visiting scientists. Additional work hours may be available in support of public education and maintenance. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of fifteen hours per week but may be asked to work up to 25 hours per week.
When not working, Campus Hosts are welcome, but not required, to volunteer additional hours in public education, natural resource protection, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a national leader in the conservation industry.
Conduct boardwalk closings and liaise with visitors to help ensure a safe and efficient closure of the Blair Audubon Visitor Center, boardwalk, and parking lot
Support Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations including, but not limited to, admissions, guest services and Nature Store sales
Respond to calls from Audubon’s security company to check on motion or fire alarms should they go off
Greet and orient guests and interns and provide necessary information
Provide support to the Facilities and Education teams, as the need arises
Other duties, as assigned
Must have a personal RV (Recreational Vehicle) and be able to live in it on-site
Ability to walk at least three miles, sometimes in hot and humid weather, to conduct the boardwalk closing (three-wheeled bicycle is also available to conduct closings)
Ability to make sound decisions related to safety and security
Must have strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
Preferred experience working with the public and/or in customer service roles
Experience with or interest in nature and ecology would be an asset
Campus Hosts are required to live on-site in their personal RV (Recreational Vehicle) on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. The RV pads are nestled in the beautiful pine flatwoods near the housing area. Each site is equipped with free water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups, as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. On-site laundry machines are also available for use.
There are two Campus Host RV pads available each season. When both RV pads are filled, Campus Hosts will rotate through duties with their fellow employees. Note that the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is in a remote location. The nearest Publix supermarket and pharmacy is a 13-minute drive from the Sanctuary.
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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