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Seasonal Guide - Raccoon SRA

Date Posted:  Jun 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  311736
Location: 

Rockville, IN, US, 47872

 

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 Cecil M. Harden Lake/Raccoon State Recreation Area:
Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake resulted from the damming of the creek for flood control. The lake also provides recreation, wildlife management and economic benefits. A variety of fish, flora and fauna can be viewed at the property.


Nearby Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is a preserved, working example of industrialization in Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. This 1880s flour mill uses machinery from that time to show visitors how flour and cornmeal were processed from wheat and corn. It is an almost complete and unchanged example of flour mills from this time period.

 

Salary:

This position starts at a minimum rate of $10.25 per hour and may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

The Seasonal Property Interpretive Specialist provides customer service and education to the general public regarding property features and historical context.  Specialists may assist with conducting operations such as ticket or product sales and rentals depending on assignment and requirements described below.  As an Interpretive Specialist, effective communication and comfort with public speaking are essential.  Interpretive Specialists should seek opportunities to engage property guests and manage large crowds when necessary.  Due to the public education unique to each property or area of focus, attendance at training sessions is required.

A Day in the Life:

Seasonal Property Interpretive Specialists perform duties according to the following roles:

 

Naturalist Aides educate the general public on nature center programming, local/common flora and fauna, and local/common animal species.  Naturalist Aides assist with the development and presentation of displays, brochures, monthly activities and/or media releases.  Further, research may be required on the identification and care of flora and fauna, and the care of nature center animal species.  These Interpretive Specialists are also required to assist in the care of animals (feeding, watering, and bedding changes) and the general maintenance of the nature center.

 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistants educate the general public on natural resource programming such as guided hikes, talks and crafts.  Rehabilitation Assistants provide care for resident hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, vultures, snakes and turtles used in educational programming.  This role assists in the care of injured and orphaned birds of prey, responds to calls about found injured raptors, and assists in the care and propagation of the feeder rodent population.

 

Village Workers educate the general public on period appropriate trades, techniques and crafts while presenting cultural history programming to visitors.  Each worker educates on specific trades; however, they may be asked to fill in for other posts.  These Interpretive Specialists may be asked to assist with craft sales in the Village Mercantile and the general maintenance of village property.  Trades presented and educated upon in the village include:

 

  • Woodworking
    • May include coppering education
  • Leatherworker
  • Broom Maker
  • Blacksmith
  • Weaver
    • Ability to use a two-pedal loom is necessary
  • Miller
    • Ability to operate the Grist Mill and bag cornmeal for sale is necessary

 

Cave Tour Guides educate the general public on the natural history of caves.  Tour Guides assist with scheduling reservations and collect tour fees.  Further, research may be required on the identification and care of relevant flora and fauna.  Depending on the property, boat tours may be available and Tour Guides are expected to maintain boats, equipment and the registration shed.

 

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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

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