We are looking to fill a volunteer Campground Host position. This host position is for Downstream Campground, which is a Class A campground and is located in a cottonwood forest along the beautiful Missouri River. Downstream Campground has 101 modern campsites and 17 primitive campsites. We rely on our Hosts to help us with visitor assistance, to maintain rules, and to put on fun programs for our campers to enjoy. (Updated 05/31/2019)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Hosts are provided a site with full hook-ups.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park protects over 70,000 acres of North Dakota Badlands with over 700,000 visitors annually. The South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the busier unit of Theodore Roosevelt NP. The South Unit borders with Medora, ND and the campground is located approximately 5.5 miles from Medora.
Cottonwood Campground has 72 sites for tent and RV campers. Half of the sites are on recreation.gov while the remaining half are first come, first serve. Bison and deer are known to frequent Cottonwood Campground. Cell phone signal is limited in the campground but can be found a short distance away.
The Campground Host’s main role is to act as an ambassador for the park by being friendly, courteous and helpful to visitors. Specific duties may include any or all of the following:
Assist with registering campers and provide information on campground rules
Performing compliance checks for payment or site assignments
Identify issues that need to be addressed; contact park officials to answer unique/difficult questions and to address issues
Gathering statistical data on campground usage
Roving the campground for minor rules infractions
Providing information on recreational opportunities to the public
Performing minor campground maintenance projects
Assisting campground staff as needed
Informing entrance station and contact station when campground is full or close to full
Opening or closing campground facilities as needed
Operating government vehicles including GEM cart, a valid state driver’s license is required
Utilizing portable park radio communications
Various other duties may be performed in the campground based on interest and skills. Camp hosts are normally on their feet for most of the work day, which includes walking, standing, and minor physical labor. They also must be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions.
Be friendly, polite, respectful, and enjoy working with people.
Be able to work independently and as a member of team.
Be able to communicate effectively with new people and other team members.
Be reliable, punctual, and represent the National Park Service in a professional manner
Be adaptable to new situations and changing circumstances.
Must be friendly to visitors. Note: there are times when you may have to educate visitors to gain compliance with regulations.
Must be willing to learn about operations and general information on Theodore Roosevelt National Park in order to provide accurate information to visitors.
Wear provided volunteer shirt and name badge. Volunteer is required to provide brown/khaki/tan shorts/pants (no athletic style or leggings) and brown boots for wear.
Sign a volunteer agreement form.
Please note, this position requires a self-contained RV unit. You will have water, sewer, and electric at the site. There are no shower facilities available within the park.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Please note, this position requires a self-contained RV unit. You will have water, sewer, and electric at the site. There are no shower facilities available within the park.
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