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POSITION: HOSPITALITY STAFF

REPORTS TO: Guest Services Manager

SUMMARY: Provide housekeeping and food service for our guests to create a positive customer service experience. Occasional travel between campuses may be required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES by function:

Housekeeping and janitorial:

Clean hallways, classrooms, conference areas, dining hall, display areas, offices, and guest rooms and pavilion:

  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Dust furniture
  • Other cleaning as assigned

Clean guest rooms:

  • Change bed linen and make beds
  • Replace used towels
  • Replenish bath care products (e.g. soap and shampoo)
  • Perform laundry services
  • Clean vehicles, as assigned.
  • Clean outdoor areas, as assigned, including snow removal.

Bathrooms:

  • Check that all toilet paper dispensers are supplied.
  • Wipe down all stools and urinals as needed
  • Wipe down sink and counter top around the sink.
  • Check weekly that the aerosol dispenser is working. Change canister if empty.
  • Sweep floor of all debris as needed.
  • Empty trash.
  • Wet mop as assigned.
  • Wipe down stall walls as assigned.
  • Clean showers
  • Provide general tank cleaning and maintenance on composting toilets, as needed.

Meal Preparation:

  • Assist in obtaining all food items needed for renters, using healthy and/or organic ingredients when feasible.
  • Prepare delicious and nutritious meals that meet the needs of the renter, including dietary restrictions.
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly kitchen that meets or exceeds local health code and standards.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly and are not used after expiration.
  • Monitor stock and place orders when there are shortages
  • Occasionally, prepare meals for VIP guests and drop-ins as requested by executive staff.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Ensure adherence to Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Keep accurate and current records pertinent to the position.
  • Attend training and staff meetings as necessary.
  • Keep all equipment used for the execution of duties clean and in good working condition, properly stored and used only for the intended purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned that are minor or incidental tasks related to the position.
  • Additional duties not described above as assigned by Guest Services Manager and Executive Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Safe Serve completion certificate preferred.
  • Read and write in English and tell time on an analog clock.
  • Hygiene and clothing must meet or exceed minimum requirements for food service professionals.
  • Work well with others and independently.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND DEMANDS:

  • The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are: Standing for up to 6 hours at a time. Lift, carry, pull, push or manipulate heavy objects  and materials (up to 50 lbs, routinely); stooping; manual strength and dexterity to operate commercial kitchen equipment including knives and utensils; working overhead for up to 2 hours at a time; working with water; work temperature extremes; routine hazards from heavy and/or dangerous equipment, including propane stoves, ovens and convection ovens, ice maker, commercial blenders, and hot liquid carafes; exposure to bacterial contamination and hazardous chemicals and fumes. This work is performed primarily indoors, but may require occasional outdoor work.

TIME: 0.25 FTE

CLASS: Hourly

SELECTION: Selected by the Guest Services Manager after interview; requires approval of Executive Director. Hire is dependent on satisfactory results from an inquiry to criminal background and sexual offender registry.

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POSITION: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR FOR EARTH STUDIES

Department: Programs

Responsible to: Program Director

Status: Hourly, Part-time, As-needed

Reports to: Program Director

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Position Overview:

The Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center is seeking one or more experienced, collaborative, and engaging individuals to join our team as Environmental Educators who will primarily work with our Earth Studies program. This position will co-facilitate NWDC’s outdoor-based program for 5th graders and have the option to facilitate other nature education programs and camps as needed. The ideal candidate will possess a solid education background, environmental science background and demonstrable experience working with children and being in the great outdoors. Position is ideal for a part-time college student studying a related- field, recent college grad, a retired teacher, or other qualified individual looking for a part-time position working with upper elementary children in the outdoors. Training in program curriculum and activities provided.

Program Description:

Earth Studies, now in its seventeenth year, is a comprehensive experiential science education program that brings 5th grade classes from Pueblo City Schools to Pueblo Mountain Park multiple times during the school year.  Each full-day visit covers different subject matter related to the natural sciences.  Lessons cover state and district educational standards in all the major academic fields (science, geography, reading, writing, mathematics, history, health, physical education).

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead interpretive nature hikes at NWDC Mountain Park and River Campuses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local flora, fauna, ecosystems, weather, climate, cultural and historical heritage, etc.
  • Provide direct delivery of education programs on- and off-property, especially in schools.
  • Lead camping trips on- and off- property to teach outdoor skills and conservation techniques
  • Identify and interpret wildlife and vegetation issues.
  • Assist the NWDC Maintenance Dept. to restore and maintain natural areas within the parks.
  • Explain and promote the rules and regulations of the recreation facility intended for the safety and welfare of guests and members.
  • Point out scientific, historic, and natural features of parks, forests, historic sites or other area attractions.
  • Answer questions as needed.

General Accountabilities:

  • Ensure adherence to Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Keep accurate and current records pertinent to the position.
  • Attend training and staff meetings as necessary.
  • Keep all equipment used for the execution of duties clean and in good working condition, properly stored and used only for the intended purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned that are minor or incidental tasks related to the position.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • The ideal candidate will hold a degree in education, environmental or natural sciences, related field, or have equivalent life experience.
  • Experience leading environmental, interpretive or outdoor recreation programs for children and adults, preferred.
  • At least 1 year in working with or coaching children.
  • A passion for the nature and working with children.
  • Ability to problem solve, think creatively and multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed professional who is equally comfortable working independently and with a team.
  • Must possess integrity, honesty, and a sense of humor, grit, and adaptability.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, and auto insurance required by Colorado.
  • CDHS Background Investigation and CABS fingerprint record checks required.

Physical Activities and Demands:

  • Medium to strenuous physical demands, requiring light visual acuity, and subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Work is subject to outdoor conditions (e.g. cold and hot outdoor temperatures, all kinds of weather, and encounters with wild animals and potentially poisonous plants, etc.)

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.