• Campground Host • General Assistance
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There are many benefits to working as a campground host in Chaco, a World Heritage Site, an International Dark Sky Park and a National Historical Park in New Mexico:
A complimentary campsite in the campground, including electric, water and sewage.
Access to abundant back country hiking opportunities.
Within a day's drive of numerous NPS sites and other recreational opportunities in the Four Corners Region.
The opportunity to live and work in arguably the most important archaeological and cultural site in the United States.
Within a day's drive of restaurants that serve the iconic New Mexican cuisine.
Gallo Campground has 49 campsites: 25 tent/RV combination sites, 12 tent only sites and four RV only sites, which can accommodate trailers/campers up to 35 feet. The campground is very busy at the beginning and end of the season and slows down during the hottest part of the summer. Throughout the season there will be many guided programs of archaeological sites, night sky programs and special events which you can attend.
Duties for Camp Hosts include:
Greet and introduce yourself to our campers as they arrive, confirm their reservations and inform them of Chaco's camping rules, park and camp fees and information about the park. Hosts are expected to assist visitors who stop by the host campsite.
Maintain a clean and orderly campground: pull expired reservation slips, remove ashes from fire rings, pick up trash throughout campground as needed and pull weeds. Notify Maintenance of any problems that may exist, such as toilet and sink issues.
Ensure visitors comply with rules and notify Law Enforcement of any violations and/or emergencies.
Use a handheld radio to communicate with staff and other volunteers in a professional manner.
A minimum commitment of two months is requried and we are looking for hosts for the months of March through October.
Please note that Chaco Culture National Historical Park is in the high desert of New Mexico and is very isolated. Access to common ameneities, such as grocery stores and hospitals is limited. Volunteers will have to drive 75 miles one way to reach the closest stores. Weather during the season can include snow in March and April, monsoon rains in July and August, high temperatures between June and September and cool nights during September and October.
For more information, contact supervisor of the Campground and Campground Hosts, Chief Ranger Jeffrey Gardner at email@example.com
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV hook ups are available for hosts. This includes sewage, electric and water.
An Airstream Trailer is available for hosts to live in if they do not have their own RV or trailer, but the availability is limited.