Table Rock Lake/Dewey Short Visitor Center Host (SPRING 2022)
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Nestled in the middle of the Ozark Mountains, Table Rock Lake’s premier Dewey Short Visitor Center explains how the US Army Corps of Engineers manages water within the White River Watershed for flood risk management, hydropower, recreation, environmental stewardship and water supply. Volunteers primarily staff the information desk to greet and orient visitors, answer questions, distribute handouts, brochures, and activities, stock brochures, and inventory lost/found items. Other duties include picking up litter, vegetation management, minor janitorial, and minor maintenance. Up to eight hours per day. Target schedule of two to three days per week depending on staffing needs. Up to 32 hours per week may be requested on occasion for special events.
The surrounding area is a recreation paradise for fishing, hunting, hiking, caving or just plain being out in nature. Branson, MO is situated within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population, and receives up to 65,000 visitors daily. Known as the "Live Entertainment Capitol of the World" with over 30 live shows daily. Local attractions are sure to fulfill your need for thrill rides and live shows. Summers can be hot and humid at times and spring/fall is mainly mild but can occasionally experience below freezing temperatures and inclement weather.
***TWO VOLUNTEERS PER RV SITE PREFERRED***
To enhance the visitor’s understanding and appreciation of public lands and waters, instilling visitors with a sense of proprietorship, and promoting environmental stewardship in order to preserve the natural and cultural resources of the region for future generations.
- Arrive by the end of February so orientation training can be given be prior to opening on March 1.
- Depart sometime around or after Memorial Day.
- Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with an hour-long lunch break.
- Average of 14 hours per week per person. If selected, single individuals will be asked to work an average of 21 hours per week.
- Days: Two days per week. More days may be requested based on staffing needs and events.
- Visitor Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays until Memorial Day weekend.
HOW TO APPLY:
- If applying as a team of two or couple, put both names on the application under "first name."
- Mark when available. If you would like to be considered for multiple seasons, mark those months as well.
- Lodging assistance is not provided. Five full hook-up campsites (30/50 amp) are available free of charge for service. State which type of RV you will provide (Class A/B/C, fifth wheel, camper trailer...etc). Shower and laundry facilities are not provided.
- Reason Volunteer is a Good Fit: Please explain why you’re interested in and qualified for the position.
- Work/Volunteer Experience: List previous work/volunteer experiences, dates, and primary duties for all applying. For teams of two, you can specify individual experiences.
- Emergency Contact: Please provide a non-spouse contact if applying as a couple or team.
- References: Please provide professional references we can contact who can vouch for your previous work or volunteer experiences. Relatives are not suitable.
Start Date - 2022-02-25
End Date - 2022-06-03
Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Minerals/Geology;Natural Resources Planning;Planning Office/Clerical;Research/Librarian;Science;Soil/Watershed;Timber/Fire Prevention;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
441 G St NW, Washington, DC 20314, US
The Natural Resources Management Program delivers safe public access to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lands and waters in a manner that protects all project purposes and mission areas through responsible outdoor recreation, environmental conservation and land use management while partnering with communities to serve the American people.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivers vital engineering solutions, in collaboration with our partners, to secure our Nation, energize our economy, and reduce disaster risk.
Branson, MO 65616
December 29, 2021
- Environmental Education
- Outdoor Recreation
- Water Recreation
- People 55+