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Visitor Center Senior Volunteer
Job Code:2019-GBI-006
Location:South Lake Tahoe
State:California
Program:Great Basin Institute
Contract Length:5 Months
  

Job Description:

Join Great Basin Institute and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management to support public outreach at Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe.  Learn valuable natural history skills and support visitor center operations while earning an education award for tuition or student loans.  This is an excellent opportunity for an emerging professional to learn both retail and public outreach aspects of visitor services on public lands.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center (TCVC) serves as the only visitor center for 154,000 acre National Forest Lands surrounding Lake Tahoe. The site staff offer the following services: recreational opportunity information, wilderness permits, and interpretive programs from walks to amphitheater programs for the general public, children, and special groups on subjects related to the natural history of Lake Tahoe. Over 150,000 people entered the Visitor Center during the 2019 operating season, with approximately 650,000 visitors on site annually. Taylor Creek is located just outside the city limits of South Lake Tahoe, CA and operated within Public Services at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) of the Forest Service (FS). The USDA Forest Service is dedicated to ‘Caring for the land and serving the people.’

Job Description and Duties:

  • Provide information to the public, lead interpretive programs and deliver conservation education messaging;
  • Respond to visitors on the phone and in writing;
  • Support the store operations, including purchasing, receiving, tracking of inventory, cash draw management, and maintaining sufficient store merchandise;
  • Support work weekend, holiday and evening shifts.

Contract Timeline:
Timeline: 25-week positon starting on Tuesday, May 7th and extending through Friday, October 2th.

• Priority will be given to applicants who can fill the entire operating season (5/7/2019 to 10/25/2019).
• If no qualified applicant can fill this entire time, consideration will be given to two candidates who, together, can fill the time. In the application email or on your resume/cover letter prominently include what dates you will be available. Please provide as much information as possible about your background, previous employment and/or relevant academic work on your resume.

Location:
Location and Hours:
• Taylor Creek Visitor Center, South Lake Tahoe, CA
• Hours: 28 hrs per week (on average)

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation and Benefits:
• This position is compensated with a free trailer hook-up at premium F.S. campgrounds

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Recreation, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Environmental Sciences, Customer Service, Education, and students from related fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Willingness to work on variable projects under a variety of conditions, including working outdoors.
  • Interest in outdoor recreation and natural history is desirable, specific training will be provided as part of the internship.
  • Applicant must be comfortable with public speaking and working outdoors.

Other Job Information (if applicable):

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.


EEO Statement
We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.