We are looking for couples or individuals to serve as campground hosts at Devils Garden Campground during 2019.
Length of Position: One or two months (two months preferred)
Months Needed: Various, particularly during summer
Arches National Park is a stunning landscape where red rock meets blue skies in high desert country. Stone arches, spires, and balanced rocks fill the foreground with 12,000+ foot mountains in the background. Moab, UT is just 5 miles from the park entrance and has all services available. Temperatures frequently exceed 95F during the summer months.
Devils Garden Campground has 52 sites and 2 group sites, and is located near the end of the park's 18-mile scenic road. Camphost volunteers may reside in a small cabin or RV campsite; utilities include water, flush toilets, propane, and 20-amp solar-powered electrical hook-up. (Propane-powered appliances are advised). There are no restaurants, dump site, wifi, or shower facilities in the campground.
Campground Host duties:
Volunteers work 3-4 days a week, rotating with another set of hosts. You can be on call in excess of 8 hours/day. Duties include:
Assisting park visitors with campground vacancy, fee, and registration information, providing excellent customer service.
Performing campground compliance checks twice daily, using reservation system daily arrival sheet.
Answering questions and providing orientation to Arches National Park and the surrounding federal, state, and county recreation areas; inform visitors about safety and resource protection concerns in the campground, park overlooks, and park trails.
Keeping camping areas clean, organized, and presentable. Performing routine litter removal and minor maintenance in the campground as necessary.
Performing all duties in a safe, professional, and respectful manner.
Roving the nearby trails, interacting with visitors, noting and reporting resource damage, if any, and walking on uneven terrain (including rock and sand) in a variety of temperatures.
Educating visitors about campground regulations, such as dogs off leash or generator hours. Working with law enforcement rangers to resolve minor problems.
Wearing the NPS volunteer uniform according to written standards.
Supporting search and rescue operations by providing trailhead checks and information to visitors, and acting as a radio relay. Hosts must attend basic Search and Rescue training before helping with the more physical elements of rescues such as carry-outs (optional).