A minimum 3 month commitment is preferred with hosts.
This 190 site campground is located near the middle of Death Valley National Park. There is no park staff on site at this first-come, first-serve campground, but there is a Ranger Station within walking distance that is typically open daily.
Most cell phone carriers work in the Stovepipe Wells area but data use can be slow during high periods of visitation. There are some amenities located within walking distance of the campground including restaurants, small convenience store, gas station, and pool. WIFI is not provided but hosts can pay for internet access at the nearby resort. The closest full sized grocery store, pharmacy, and medical services is located 88 miles away in Pahrump, NV.
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 sites are full hookups, free laundry facilities at Cow Creek, reimbursement for propane use, use of employee pool.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Must provide your own RV.