Camp Brookside Caretaker

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New River Gorge National River

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Camp Brookside

Job Title: Camp Brookside Caretaker - This is a three month + volunteer position.

Major Duties

Includes a mix of the following assignments and tasks:

Assist in managing grounds of Camp Brookside including 7 cabins, wash house, mess hall and caretaker’s residence. Tasks include professionally representing the National Park Service at Camp Brookside and adjunct sites including, but not limited to Sandstone Visitor Center and Sandstone falls, by providing quality customer service; opening and closing facilities; providing orientation, information, and interpretation to visitors; telling visitors about park activities; informing visitors of potential safety hazards; distributing maps and brochures as requested; performing general maintenance duties pertaining to facility upkeep including but not limited to: mowing, weed eating, trimming vegetation, painting, light carpentry, light plumbing, snow removal, trash removal, litter pick up and general housekeeping duties of all structures. Housekeeping duties may include sweeping, moping, dusting, window washing, cleaning kitchen area following public use and other duties as assigned.

Caretaker will be checking leases and volunteers in and out of the facility on scheduled use dates.

Facility maintenance includes caretaker’s residence at Camp Brookside. Residence must be maintained in a neat and orderly manner, free of external debris.

Work Location

Caretaker’s Residence is located on 32 acre island in Summers County, approximately 5 miles from Hinton proximal to Route 20 or River Road.

Work Environment

Volunteer will have some contact with park visitors and staff, and will have occasional contact with park land owners and park neighbors. Standing for long periods of time, walking, bending, lifting, and sedentary work is required. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors with roving, point-duty, and maintenance duties resulting in the exposure to temperature extremes, rain, wind, and direct sunlight. The terrain for outside duties may be uneven.

Work Schedule

To obtain free housing at caretaker's residence, each volunteer is required to work a minimum of 32 hours per week. Caretaker will have set schedule, but may be required to prepare Camp Brookside grounds for visitors on short notice. This includes preparation and clean up. Advance notice will be given when possible.


Volunteer will be provided with VIP shirt, hat and name tag but general work duties may be performed in personal clothing. When giving tours, attending special programs or greeting visitors, VIP shirt, hat and name tag must be worn with khaki Docker-style pants (not faded and without holes), and hiking boots, tennis shoes, or dress shoes.


Caretaker’s residence has two bedrooms, living room and eat in/ fully stocked kitchen. Residence is fully furnished, equipped with WIFI, stackable washer/dryer and dishwasher.

Skill and qualifications needed

Ability to provide quality customer service; to communicate and interact effectively and respectfully with a great diversity of people; to disseminate general orientation and information; to learn about the cultural and natural history of the park; to read maps and provide directions; to deal effectively with high volume/high stress situations. Experience in light carpentry, plumbing and housekeeping needed.

Supervision: Interpretation Park Ranger/District Maintenance Supervisor

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Wed May 01, 2019 - Thu Aug 01, 2019


309 S Mullens RdHinton, WV 25951



  • People Skills
  • Facilities Management




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 32 hours a week

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