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Visitor Center Ambassador

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  231841

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the White River State Park: 

White River State Park boasts world-class attractions and destinations that offer distinctive experiences for every visitor. Greenspaces, trails, trees, and waterways co-mingle alongside cultural, educational, and recreational attractions across 250 beautiful acres in downtown Indianapolis.



The starting hourly wage for this position is $13.21 per hour. 

About the Job:

The Visitor Center Ambassador works in the Visitor's Center of White River State Park performing a variety of office and other clerical duties. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Promptly, professionally and courteously receives 100% of Park visitors;
  • Promptly, professionally and courteously answers incoming calls/inquiries, directs and/or records, and relays messages to the appropriate party in a timely manner;
  • Retrieve messages as they appear on the 233-2434 line, and periodically check for messages on the 800 line;
  • Always arrive promptly as scheduled to allow time for opening procedures;
  • Adept at using features of the telephone system and voice mail, fax machine, credit card machine and cash register; 
  • Cash Handling Procedures:
    • The cash reserve box should never be left unattended when removed from the locked area;
    • Obtaining change from the cash reserve for the register should occur at the beginning, or end of a shift. If an emergency need for change occurs during business hours, a Manager or appropriate administrative staff member should be notified;
    • Money in the cash register should not be bundled with straps or clips;
    • All currency $20.00 and over is to be checked with a counterfeit bill detector pen;
  • Notify receipt of certified mail. Do not sign for certified mail addressed to separate entity (Wheel Fun etc.);
  • Do not sort mail -  Exceptions: Wheel Fun Rentals and Segway (notify them they have received mail);
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters and avoid gossip;
  • When on duty, ensure the reception station is staffed 100% of the time, and remain inside the building;
  • Assist visitors in finding events to do in the Park, as well as the City of Indianapolis;
  • Maintain & re-stock brochure racks. Re-order brochures as needed; 
  • Track hourly visitor traffic on “Hourly Tracker” and enter total number of visitors on “Daily Cash Register Reconciliation” form;
  • Monitor visitors who are in the gift shop to help prevent theft;
  • Replenish paper towels & toilet paper in restrooms, maintain & clean sink counters, mirrors and floor as needed throughout the day; 
  • Empty trash at end of the day from men and women's restrooms, workroom and reception area;
  • Inform property manager of needed items for restrooms;
  • Document any voided transactions or refunds on the Daily Cash Register Reconciliation form in notes section & include cash register receipt and details;
  • Document any vending machine refunds on Daily Cash Register Reconciliation;
  • Use the “Visitor’s Center Closing Checklist” – it is designed to prevent errors;
  • Secure building and engage alarm at the end of day;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to multi-task: must be able to simultaneously work with numerous visitors, handling telephone calls and operating cash drawer for purchases;
  • Be punctual;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Cash handling, operation of cash register and credit card machine;
  • Working knowledge of clerical procedures used in performing specialized office duties;
  • Working knowledge of specialized forms and procedures used in the assigned work;
  • Working knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic;
  • Basic knowledge of agency program terminology and special regulations;
  • Basic knowledge of the policies, programs and activities of the office and the ability to apply these to pertinent situations;
  • Acts as a liaison between administration and office in retrieving information and performing limited research;
  • Ability to prepare and write correspondence and reports of technical or specialized nature; 
  • Ability to work with the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis