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Visitor Services Representative - Accokeek Foundation - Accokeek, MD

  • 07 Jan 2016 5:04 PM
    Message # 3746528
    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Title:                Visitor Services Representative

    Reports to:     Museum Shop Sales Associate

    Team:              Marketing and Visitor Services

    Position:         Part-time seasonal, up to 15 hours a week $9.00/hour, not eligible for benefits.

    Overview Of Position

    Visitor Services Representatives are the primary communication channel between the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park, its members, and the general public by welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to visitors. Representative runs Visitor Center, sells gift shop merchandise, and assists in the promotion and selling of memberships to support the Foundation mission, values, and principles. This is a part-time position and requires working regular weekend hours. A background, or demonstrated interest, in natural and cultural resources, agriculture, and history is desired.


    Specific Duties

    • Greet all visitors and members and provide information on Piscataway Park and amenities managed by the Accokeek Foundation (AF). This includes an educational perspective and orientation of site, suggestions for self-guided activities, and list of upcoming events.
    • Answer AF main phone line, answer questions, and transfer calls.
    • Respond to general information visitor emails send to Visitor Center email address.
    • Provide Accokeek Foundation membership information to visitors; sell and process memberships.
    • Sell gift shop merchandise.
    • Keep a running tally of the daily visitation count.
    • Monitor the visitor center for issues related to customer service: toilet paper and paper towels, cleanliness, lighting, signage, promotional brochures, etc., keeping supplies well stocked and organized. Notify Museum Shop Sales Associate of any needs.
    • On weekends, serve as the internal contact person for emergencies on site, communicating issues to the Site Supervisor.
    • Help during site-wide events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Professional Experience And Qualifications:

    • Computer proficiency is required.
    • Position requires professional, personal interaction with visitors.
    • Marketing and retail sales experience highly desired
    • Must be available weekends.
    • Must be able to speak proper English well. Bi-lingual is a plus, but not required.

    To apply: Send a resume and cover letter describing your experience, skills, interests, and salary requirements to info@accokeek.org, with “Visitor Services” in the subject line.

    About the Accokeek Foundation

    By blending history, ecology, economics and conservation, the Accokeek Foundation strives to teach land stewardship and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as interpret the natural and cultural heritage of the Tidewater Potomac. The National Colonial Farm, the Ecosystem Farm, and other Foundation activities exemplify the agricultural, preservation and conservation goals that are at the core of the Foundation’s mission and serve as an outdoor classroom to further the educational programs that are key to its success. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation stewards a 200-acre portion of Piscataway Park and both organizations seek to preserve the view directly across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon.

    The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. This position is open until filled. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

An organization of people who bring history to life

ALHFAM • P.O. Box 16, Rochdale, MA 01542 - info@alhfam.org

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