Job Opportunities

Education Coordinator at Serpent Mound

Hiring for March of 2018

Job Parameters

Employer:  Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, Manager of Serpent Mound for Ohio History Connection

Location:  Serpent Mound State Memorial – 3850 S.R. 73 / Peebles, OH  45660

Job Type:  Seasonal / Hourly

Position Work Period:  Starts March 1st / Ends December 22nd

Pay:  remuneration based on background and experience

Benefits:  Overtime eligible

Weekend Work Required:  As assigned to support park operations

Mileage reimbursement:  Available for work related travel

Supervisor:  Park Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Educational Program – Manage the student education program at Serpent Mound. Responsibilities would include drafting appropriate curriculum, providing instruction, serving as the active liaison with participating school districts, organizing teaching aids, providing instruction, and coordinating logistical support for school field trips. Cultivate relations with the participating schools, establish close connections with local schools, and promote school on-site visitation.

Visitor Center Operations – Routinely host the front desk at the Visitor’ Center. This includes working the cash register, greeting visitors, answering questions visitors may have, filling out administrative forms, entering data, making daily deposits and maintaining a clean and organized work environment.

Gift Shop – Assist with the operation of the park’s gift shop as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to, the receipt, documentation, pricing and proper display of merchandise, as well as maintaining an adequate  inventory of appropriate goods for sale. Be familiar with and abide by gift shop merchandise policies.

Facebook – Maintain the park’s Facebook page, keeping the content interesting, educational and fresh. Post special events and respond to Facebook inquiries in a timely manner.

Public Relations – Provide professional services to the public, including handling requests for information, responding to telephone messages and emails, and scheduling group tours and shelter house reservations.

Public Relations and Appearance – Staff members will abide by the current uniform policy and present a professional appearance at all times, consistently treating visitors with patience, courtesy and respect.

Teamwork – Work as a team with other staff members to create a mutually-supportive, professional, efficient, friendly and well-organized work environment.

Special Events – Assist or lead, as assigned, workshops, guided tours, lectures, and other special events that take place at the park.

Other Duties – as assigned by the Park Manager.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Possess good social and listening skills, with a sincere interest in people

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Facebook

High School Diploma required, Associates Degree preferred

Must hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide own transportation

Proficiency in teaching students (1st grade thru college level)

Self-Starter – requiring little supervision

Some knowledge or demonstrated interest in Archaeology and/or Native American history

To Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to Services@arcofappalachia.org

Park Aide / Assistant Gift Shop Manager at Serpent Mound

Hiring for March of 2018

Job Parameters

Employer:  Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, Manager of Serpent Mound for Ohio History Connection

Location:  Serpent Mound State Memorial – 3850 S.R. 73 / Peebles, OH  45660

Job Type:  Seasonal / Hourly

Position Work Period:  Starts April 1st / Ends October 31st (first year start date will be March 1st)

Salary:  remuneration based on background and experience

Benefits:  Overtime eligible

Weekend Work Required:  As assigned to support park operations

Mileage reimbursement:  Available for work related travel

Supervisor:  Park Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Gift Shop – Assist with the overall management of the park’s gift shop.  This includes, but is not limited to, the receipt, documentation, pricing and proper display of merchandise, as well as maintaining an adequate inventory of goods for sale.  The assistant gift shop manager will take the lead getting the gift shop ready for opening in the spring, conducting the annual inventory and shutting the gift shop down in the fall.  Be familiar with and abide by gift shop merchandise policies.

Visitor Center Operations – Routinely host the front desk at the Visitor’ Center. This includes working the cash register, greeting visitors, answering questions visitors may have, filling out administrative forms, entering data, making daily deposits and maintaining a clean and organized work environment.

Educational Program – Provide support to the student educational program at Serpent Mound, as assigned.  Responsibilities may include drafting appropriate curriculum, organizing teaching aids, providing instruction, and coordinating logistical support for school field trips.

Public Relations and Appearance  – Provide professional services to the public, including handling requests for information, responding to telephone messages and emails, and scheduling group tours and shelter house reservations.  Staff members will abide by the current uniform policy and present a professional appearance at all times, consistently treating visitors with patience, courtesy and respect.

Teamwork – Work as a team with other staff members to create a mutually-supportive, professional, efficient, friendly and well-organized work environment.

Special Events – Assist or lead, as assigned, workshops, guided tours, lectures, and other special events that take place at the park.

Other Duties – as assigned by the Park Manager.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Possess good social and listening skills, with a sincere interest in people

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

High School Diploma required, Associates Degree preferred

Must hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide own transportation

Teaching and speaking skills

Knowledge or demonstrated interest in Archaeology and/or Native American history

To Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to services@arcofappalachia.org

 

Volunteer Opportunities

  Invasive Removal

We are in IMMENSE need of volunteers who enjoy healing the land and working outdoors to remove invasive plants from our vulnerable ecosystems.

INFO on INVASIVE PLANTS…

 Museum Hosting

The Arc operates Museums and Visitor Centers for the public at both the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and Fort Hill. Museum Hosts greet visitors, help orient them to hiking trails in the entire Arc System, and interpret the outstanding natural history of their sites. 

Museum hosts work weekends during the April through October Museum season, covering shifts that range from 5 – 7 hours a day – usually working an average of one or two days a month. Lodging is available.

The Arc has a training day for new hosts and old each March, and a reunion in the fall. Sign up for our email updates to receive dates of our host spring orientation. If you have any questions in the meantime, write to info@arcofappalachia.org.