Resident Volunteer - Visitor Services - San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
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Position: Resident Volunteer - Visitor Services -- San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
General Description: Looking for a peaceful camping experience? San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park resident volunteers occupy the ONLY overnight camping spots in the park. Volunteer duties primarily include museum operations, which entails opening and closing the park, operating the point of sale, interacting with visitors, cleaning, and other duties. Other duties could include grounds keeping and maintenance projects. 20 hours per week per campsite required.
Volunteer sites have water, electric (50/30 amp) and septic hook ups and will accommodate up to a 35’ RV. The park is located on Tucker’s Point and offers scenic views at the water’s edge where the St. Marks River joins the Wakulla River and flows out in Apalache Bay. The point is an excellent spot for fishing. Both fresh and saltwater species are commonly caught at this unique spot where fresh and saltwater come together.We are currently accepting applications for the months of April through July 2022. Residents are allowed a maximum of 16 weeks. At least 2 months is preferred.
-Open and close the park
-Operate museum: admit visitors, sell passes, etc.
-Maintain grounds and facilities
-Other projects and duties, as assigned
Qualifications & Skills: Ability to communicate in a friendly, effective, and professional manner. Ability to operate point of sale system (training required). Demonstration of timeliness and responsibility. Other helpful skills: general maintenance and landscaping
Standards & Performance: Must meet the minimum number of hours required each week. Must submit weekly log of hours worked each week. Must be able to present oneself in a professional manner to the public when encountered. Must be trained in and adhere to all Florida Park Service Safety and Customer Service Procedures and convey an understanding of our mission statement to the public and to fellow staff members. Must adhere to the volunteer uniform standards as designated by supervisor. Must be able to work independently and with staff and other volunteers effectively.
Hours Required: Park Resident Volunteers: 20 hours/week per site minimum. Volunteers are required to stay 1-4 months, maximum stay is 16 weeks per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) at any one park.
Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator, Park Manager and the On‐Duty Ranger
About Florida State Parks_Tallahassee/St. Marks Geo Parks
148 Old Fort Road, Saint Marks, FL 32355, US
The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The objective in park planning is to achieve an equitable balance between preserving natural resources and providing public access for outdoor recreation.
The Tallahassee-St. Marks Geo Parks is a system of 9 different state parks located across multiple counties in northwestern Florida. We have opportunities for both resident and non-resident (individual and group) volunteers and encourage people of various backgrounds to apply. From construction to education to visitor services to trail maintenance and invasive plant removal, there is room for people with many different interests, skills, and goals.
Our parks include:
- Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park (resident, non-resident, & group opportunities)
- Lake Talquin State Park (resident, non-resident, & group opportunities)
- San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park (resident, non-resident, & group opportunities)
- Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail (non-resident & group opportunities)
- Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
- Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
- St. Marks River Preserve State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
- Econfina River State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
148 Old Fort RoadSaint Marks, FL 32355
January 20, 2022
- Office Reception
- Customer Service
- Event Planning / Management
- Retail / Sales
- People Skills
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Park Resident Volunteers: 20 hours/week per site minimum. Volunteers are required to stay 1-4 months, maximum stay is 16 weeks per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) at any one park.