Job Opportunities

Park Aide 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 – 3850 S.R. 73 / Peebles, OH  45660

Job Type: Seasonal / Hourly (averaging 32 – 40 hours per week), typically spring through fall

Position Work Period: Starts April 1st/Ends October 31st

Salary: $10.00 to $12.00 per hour (dependent upon skills, education and job 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

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 in the management of the park’s gift shop, as assigned. Includes but not limited to, the receipt, documentation, pricing and proper display of merchandise, as well as maintaining an adequate inventory of goods for sale.

Educational Program – Manage, or assist in the management as assigned, the student educational program at Serpent Mound. Responsibilities include drafting appropriate curriculum, providing classroom instruction, serving as the active liaison with local school districts, and providing logistical coordination for school field trips.

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.

Teamwork – Works 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 god social and listening skills, with a sincere interest in people
Proficient in Word, Excel, Facebook, Outlook and PowerPoint
High School Diploma required, Associates Degree preferred
Must hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide transportation
Proficiency in teaching students (1st grade thru college level)
Knowledge or demonstrated interest in Archaeology and/or Native American history

To Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to

Assistant Housekeeper

Housekeeping Assistant
Pay Rate: $9.50 – $11 / per hour

The Arc of Appalachia is seeking a housekeeping assistant for our lodges and museum at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary.

The Highlands Nature Sanctuary is the Arc of Appalachia’s oldest and largest preserve. The heart of the 2,200-acre preserve is the breathtakingly beautiful Rocky Fork Gorge, a 100-foot high steep-walled canyon renowned for its stunning rock formations, ancient white cedars, spectacular wildflower displays, grottos, springs, and stone arches.

Visitors to the Sanctuary can enjoy staying in several historic cabins and older homes that have been fully renovated into modern nature retreats, ranging from secluded 2-person suites perched on the bluff of the gorge that offer dizzying views, to five-bedroom historic lodges that handsomely accommodate small groups and educational gatherings.


The position is seasonal and runs from March through November with an average of 15 to 30 hours weekly depending on lodge bookings. A flexible schedule including evening and weekends is required to meet lodging needs, as well as sharing on-call responsibilities for emergency requests.

The Housekeeping Assistant performs housekeeping services in the Arc’s public buildings, such as lodges and museums, both in the buildings’ interiors, and if assigned, the exteriors. Maintains a high level of detail oriented cleanliness and aesthetics in Arc buildings with an emphasis in non-chemical cleaning agents. This includes, but is not limited to, sweeping, mopping, tidying, laundry of linens and towels, dish washing, trash and recycling removal, leaf blowing and pressure washing. During special events at the Arc this person may be asked to help as needed.

The assistant will be in direct communication with the housekeeping manager regarding assignments and needs, along with their work being evaluated and checked periodically.

The position requires a professional attitude when working with staff, lodging guests and other visitors to the Arc of Appalachia. They must have an ability to multitask and coordinate the cleaning of multiple lodges effectively and efficiently, as well as work independently without direct supervision.


  • Experience in professional cleaning
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must use own Vehicle, have valid Driver’s License and Insurance to move between facilities with cleaning tools, trash, recycling, laundry, and etc. (Mileage Compensated)

Physical Requirements:

  • Several our lodges require carrying laundry and trash a distance up to 150 feet to vehicle.
  • The ability to stand and or walk continuously, as well as crouch, push/pull, squat and work above the shoulders during the performance of the daily job routine.

To Apply:

Send the following to

Please submit a resume including experience, qualifications and references with a cover letter that includes an explanation of a work place challenge you have overcome in the past.

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.


 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