Job Opportunities

Visitor Services/Office Assistant
  • Headquarters: The Highlands Nature Sanctuary
  • Pay Type: Seasonal Hourly
  • Pay Rate: $14-16/hr depending on experience
  • Sick Time, Vacation & Holidays: per Employee Policy Manual on-line
  • Daily Working Hours: 2 to 3 days a week seasonally, April – October  with weekend work required   
  • Designated Office: Highlands Nature Sanctuary
  • Mileage Reimbursement: per Employee Policy Manual on-line
  • Supervisor: Office Manager

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visitor Services and Public Information: 
    • Ensures the quality of daily visitor services
    • Orients guests to trails and museum answering any questions
    • Orients guests to the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System
    • Answers Information Phone and emails
    • Distribution of membership packets and collection of donations
    • Ensures an overall quality experience for all Arc visitors
    • Keeps daily attendance and inputs data at the end of the day
    • Host museum during education events
    • Keep work area and museum clean and organized
  • Office Tasks:
    •  Assists in preparing weekly deposit for Arc of Appalachia/Highlands Nature Sanctuary
    • Preparing and sending Thank You letters to Arc of Appalachia Donors
    • Assists with event registration
    • Keep membership packets up to date and stocked
    • Assist office manager with other duties as assigned
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • Experience working with computers
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Able to communicate well through verbal and written expression
  • Friendly, flexible and comfortable working independently
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Knowledgeable about the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System
  • Proficiency for accuracy and precision with office work

To Apply: Send Resume & Cover Letter to Kayla Rankin at

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