Visitor Services Specialist: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Basin Institute
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Job Category
Full time Positions
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Job Description: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), is recruiting a Visitor Services Specialist at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Nye County, NV). The specialist will work collaboratively with Refuge staff to manage the Visitor Center and the Visitor Services volunteer program as well as implement a variety of visitor service programs. Visitor service programs will focus mainly on interpretation, environmental education and volunteer management. Job duties will include, but are not limited to: • Supervising and coordinating the Visitor Services’ volunteer program through recruitment, training, project coordination, engagement, recognition, and other tasks as needed; • Coordinating day-to-day Visitor Center operations and regularly staffing its information desk; • Performing outreach, organizing outreach events, and developing and conducting special events; • Providing informal and roving interpretation on Refuge trails; • Developing and presenting a variety of formal interpretive and recreational programs; • Developing interpretive materials such as brochures, pamphlets, exhibits, website updates, and signs; • Developing and presenting environmental education programs; • Preparing and conducting teacher training and orientation programs; • Performing light custodial maintenance to maintain clean and safe visitor facilities.
• Bachelor’s degree in education or related coursework and commensurate field experience; • Experience recruiting, training and/or managing volunteers (required); • Experience in Visitor Center operations (required) with leadership experience preferred; • Experience conducting interpretation, highly desirable; • Experience living or working in, and/or knowledge of the Mojave Desert (preferable) or desert ecosystems and natural/cultural resources, desirable; • Experience developing and implementing environmental education and outreach programs and curricula; • Experience creating interpretive materials (e.g.: pamphlets, posters) or displays; • Knowledge of and/or experience developing multi-media and virtual programs, desirable; • Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented and capable of working with little direct supervision; • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums; • Ability to speak Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; and • Possess valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license.
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Brittany Nelson
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