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Campground Host

National Park Service

Job category:
Camp Host
Volunteer
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: Unknown - Inquire
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description

FROM: https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d000000YUMsAAO/campground-host

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ADDRESS: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks; 47050 Generals Highway; Three Rivers, California 93271

DEPT: National Park Service

DATES: 5/15/2022 – 9/30/2022

DESCRIPTION:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are recruiting volunteer Campground Hosts to assist with busy campground operations this summer.

Campground hosts will assist NPS staff in providing a quality camping experience at busy campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. We are recruiting for Camp Hosts to assist in a variety of areas throughout the parks. In Kings Canyon, we are looking for hosts in the Grant Grove and Cedar Grove areas of the park, and in Sequoia, we are looking for hosts in Lodgepole, Mineral King and the Foothills.

 

DUTIES

Campground Host Duties Include:

  • Assist with campground and kiosk operations.
  • Rove campground and educate campers on park and campground regulations, including proper bear-proof food storage.
  • Provide information to visitors on recreational opportunities in the park and surrounding areas, including the evening campfire programs and other Ranger programs.
  • Provide information to visitors regarding the reservation service, recreation.gov used for reservations in the National Park system.
  • Actively participate in the park wide safety program; inform visitors of potential dangers in the park, with a special emphasis on river safety.
  • Perform minor maintenance when directed, if qualified; report all other maintenance problems to the campground supervisor.
  • Gather information on visitor use and keep the supervisor informed of problems in the campground.
  • Notifies supervisor or law enforcement rangers if illegal activity is observed.
  • Complete other duties or tasks as may be mutually agreed upon.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Camping experience. Ability to work independently. Good communication skills. Ability to relate to children and adults of diverse backgrounds. A positive attitude. Good listening skills. Knowledge of other languages helpful. Would prefer someone with previous campground hosting or extensive camping skills, but will train otherwise qualified people.

 

SKILLS
  • General Assistance
  • Visitor Information
  • Working with People

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This dramatic landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty, and diversity—huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees. The parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370′ to 14,494′.

 

JOB HAZARDS
  • General housekeeping
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards

 

BACKGROUND/REFERENCE CHECK REQUIRED
  • Yes

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