Campground Host - Brasstown Bald Visitors Center

Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, GA
Date Posted: 03-07-2014
Location: Chattahoochee National Forest
 
Closest Towns: Blairsville, Helen, & Hiawassee GA
 
Site Description: The Brasstown Bald Visitor Center is the flag-ship visitor facility for the Chattahoochee National Forest and is located in the North Georgia Mountains 2 hours north of Atlanta, GA. Each season the visitor center welcomes 50,000-60,000 visitors from all over the world. Average summer temperatures range from 60-80 degrees F.
 
Position Description: This position would assist our staff with our visitor services program. This involves meeting and greeting visitors at our Information Desk and answering their many questions about the Chattahoochee National Forest and our exhibits and movie, collecting fees and welcoming visitors at our Ticket Booth which requires meticulous recordkeeping of both fees and demographics. And possible maintenance duties, such as cleaning restrooms, trash duty, light maintenance, etc. 
 
Duties:
  1. Opening and closing of visitor center.
  2. Lead in the collection and distribution of specific knowledge regarding the natural and cultural history of the area as well as local resources of interest to the visitor.
  3. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance task; responsible for the overall appearance of the visitor center, exhibit hall, observation deck, theater complex and surrounding grounds.
  4. Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of record keeping and reporting procedures related to fee collection and demographic reporting.
  5. Perform other general duties as assigned by the Manger.
 
Qualifications:
  • ability to work successfully as part of a team as well as assume independent responsibilities
  • experience working/volunteering in a visitor/nature center setting strongly desired
  • strong customer service ethic and the ability to interact well with people of all ages
  • public speaking ability in an engaging style
  • ability to develop and communicate basic historical and natural science facts of the site
  • knowledge of regional natural history, forest ecology, and/or forest management a plus
 
Employed By: A non-profit organization, the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association
 
Amenities: A partially shaded campsite with water, sewer, and electrical (50amp) hook-ups. Washer and dryer as well as internet available on site. Cell phone reception limited.
 
Monthly Stipend: $100 per month per person, (3 days a week required, may work weekends)
 
Minimum Length of Stay: 12 weeks
 
 
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