A minimum 3 month commitment is preferred with hosts.
Texas Springs Campground:
This first-come first-serve campground is located in the Furnace Creek region of the park. It has 92 sites. The lower loop of the campground is tent only. The upper loop accommodates tents and RVs. There are no generators allowed in the campground. All sites have a fire pit and picnic table. There are restrooms with flush toilets and running water.
This campground is located approximately 65 miles from the town of Pahrump, NV which has the closest full size grocery store and medical facilities. There is a post office, convenience store, and a few restaurants located 1 mile from the campground.
General Position Description:
Camp hosts reside in their own RV and are responsible for greeting visitors and helping guests solve problems in a friendly and professional manner. Hosts wear the National Park Service Volunteer uniform while on duty. Camp hosts must work well with people while being personable and neat in appearance. Walking between 1 and 5 miles a day is required to perform the campground rounds in all kinds of weather. No vehicles are provided for this. Hosts work 32 - 40 hours each week, often during the busy holidays or weekends. No fee collection is required.
Daily tasks include:
Extending a warm welcome to park visitors, answering their questions, and listening to their concerns.
Providing park information, directions and orientation to visitors.
Checking for compliance with paying the park entrance and camping fees.
Reminding campers of campground rules such as generator hours, leashing pets, and proper food storage.
Posting payment and/or regulation reminder forms at campsites when necessary.
Recording statistics on campground usage.
Posting signs at bulletin boards.
Alerting NPS staff of unsafe conditions and equipment that needs repair.
Relaying fee machine issues to supervisor.
Attempting to resolve conflicts of non-violent nature such as excessive noise or out-of-bounds camping.
Recognizing when to call for law enforcement or emergency medical assistance and utilizing radios to do so. Radio training will be provided.
Displaying the necessary flexibility and good judgement for adapting to changing conditions and various situations.
Light maintenance is also required. Examples include repairing signs, cleaning the one communal fire ring, stocking restrooms, raking, picking up and disposing of trash, using hand tools and setting up caution barriers.
Ability to work well with others, including visitors and co-workers with diverse interests and views. Ability to handle the occasional upset, and/or irate camper in calm, professional, and competent manner. Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, adapt readily to frequent change, and maintain a positive attitude. Desire to perform meaningful and sometimes challenging work for personal fulfillment. Ability to live in a remote area with few amenities. A safe driving record, valid driving license, and dependable personal transportation required.
The host site is a partial hookup site with minimal solar power and full water hookup, free laundry facilities at Cow Creek, reimbursement for propane use, and use of employee pool.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Camp hosts reside in their own RV. This host site can only fit RVs up to 35’ long. The park provides some solar power for this site and a water hookup. Hosts should expect to supplement the power source with their own solar.