Receptionists / Docent
ADDRESS: Carters Lake; PO Box 96; Oakman, Georgia 30732-0096
DEPT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DATES: 5/12/2022 – 9/30/2022
Volunteers needed for support of visitor information and educational duties at the Carters Lake Nature Center.
Carters Lake seeks (2) two volunteer sets to take part in reception and docent (educational) duties at the Carters Lake Nature Center. These volunteers will be the face of the lake and provide information and assistance with hands on and standard educational displays at the nature center.
– Unlock and lock Nature Center each morning of work at the correct time. – Turn on and off all electronic interpretive displays at the beginning of each day. – Sanitize all interactive displays and materials at the beginning of each day and at the mid-point of each day. – Ensure hand sanitizer is available in the nature center. – Ensure stock levels of brochures each morning prior to beginning the day. – Answer phone calls and provide visitor information over the phone or in person. – Collect information regarding incidents called into the nature center to provide to the ranger staff. – Act as a docent for the purposes of guiding learning or providing additional information to visitors on the interpretive material in the nature center. – Assist with the planning and running of various interpretive classes and programs.
Preferred qualifications include a background in education or interpretation. Additional experience with public speaking or working as a previous docent or guide in a museum. Good interpersonal skills to assist with general visitor information is a must. Lastly, the ability to work with technology and learn new technology is crucial.
Working with People
You will work in doors at the nature center. The idea is that one person will be at the phone and desk, while the other person goes out to greet visitors entering the nature center to establish their need. You will work independently and with USACE staff.
You will receive a campsite at either the volunteer village or Doll Mountain campground. The site will have 30/50 amp electric, sewer, water. You should expect to work a minimum of 20-25 hours per week, but not more than 30. There is no on-site internet or wifi, you will need a hotspot at your camper.
Slip, trip, and fall hazards
BACKGROUND/REFERENCE CHECK REQUIRED