• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Soil/Watershed • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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This position includes a combination of visitor services and maintenance duties.
Provide support to the permanent maintenance staff on a variety of duties. Will include groundskeeping, mowing visitor center and shop area grounds, public lake accesses, interpretive sites and entrance areas with riding lawn mower and weed whipper.There will be some trail maintenance, painting, carpentry projects, minor repair of buildings, sign installation, etc. Other duties as assigned.
Interest or background in working on maintenance type projects (mechanics, carpentry, groundskeeping). Must be in good physical condition and ability to work in warm temperatures and sun. Must be able to load and unload riding mower onto and off trailer frequently and be able perform general maintenance on equipment (training provided).
Welcome visitors and provide helpful information including recreation opportunities and wildlife viewing. Open and/or close visitor center. Operate gift shop including cash register sales. Answer and direct calls to staff, receive deliveries. Light cleaning and maintenance of visitor center. May assist staff with environmental educational programs depending on interest. Assist with special events including spring Festival of Birds or Annual Fall Festival. Will work weekends. Must enjoy working with people and providing excellent customer service. Knowledge or willingness to learn about nature, ecology, wildlife, and plants including common species.
Valid driver’s license and a defensive driving course (provided) is required to operate a government vehicle.
An RV pad with electrical, water and sewer will be provided in exchange for 24 hours/week of service.
Make your home among bald eagles, trumpeter swans, loons and wolves. Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 43,000 acres of forests, wetlands, lakes and rivers in NW Minnesota.
3-6 month commitment desirable, minimum of 60 days required.
Can be flexible with start and end dates.
4 vacancies to fill depending on volunteer(s) time committment.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Small shed for additional storage, picnic table, a clothesline, and laundry facilities. Concrete walk out from gravel RV pad.
WiFi access at RV pads
Small pets may be allowed with permission.