Campground Host Dunewood Campground

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Position Overview


Campground hosts represent the National Park Service (NPS) and are an asset to the park’s campground operation. Hosts deal with a variety of people and personalities. Major duties and requirements of this position are listed below. Hosts are not required to take on law enforcement issues; however, they do serve as very important eyes and ears in the campgrounds and aid in reporting any problems or situations to park rangers. Most of all, Indiana Dunes hosts ensure that park visitors have as safe and enjoyable a visit as possible. As emissaries of the NPS, hosts can make the difference between an adequate and an excellent camping experience.


Minimum Commitment


• To be worked out with Volunteer Supervisor

• Campground season runs April-November


Goal / Outcome of Job:


To assist park staff in operating the park campground. This service sustains positive public relations with visitors as a representative of the National Park Service.


Description of Duties


• Actively participate in a safe workplace culture.

• Maintain personal campsite in accordance with all park regulations, thereby setting a good example for other campers.

• Assist visitors with finding a campsite. If campsites are full, visitors will be directed to other campgrounds or available lodging.

• Inform and educate visitors on park and camping regulations.

• Rove campground to provide visitors with local, regional, and park information.

• Provide informal interpretation to visitors.

• Lead visitor-engagement activities as assigned.

• Hang reservation tags for incoming campers with pre-paid sites.

• Assist Park personnel in keeping the campground area clean and free of litter.

• Report any hazards in or out of the campground to an immediate supervisor.

• Stock and/or clean comfort stations as needed.

• Inform fee staff of sanitation problems and maintenance hazards. If fee staff is not available, report directly to maintenance.

• Periodically make rounds of the campground in order to update records and remind campers of rules and regulations. Any law enforcement issues will be reported to park rangers.


Knowledge/ Skills Desired


• Hosts should have general knowledge and understanding of the National Park Service mission and goals.

• Hosts should be easily approachable, friendly, honest, fair, and willing to solve problems as they arise.

• Hosts should also possess good written and verbal communication skills.

• A willingness to help others in a courteous and professional manner is essential since hosts are representing not just Indiana Dunes National Park, but the entire National Park Service.

• Must be at least 21 years of age.

• Favorable background investigation.

• Ability to work independently with little to no supervision and as part of a team.

• Ability to communicate orally.

• Enjoy meeting and talking with people.

• Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations.

• Ability to work on uneven terrain.

• Have a professional and courteous demeanor.

• Ability to tolerate a variety of weather and working conditions.

• Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

• Ability to drive a golf cart to travel around campground.

• Knowledge/skills in outdoor recreation or natural sciences are beneficial.

• CPR/AED training is helpful.

• Previous experience is desirable but not a requirement.


Start Date - 2023-11-01

End Date - 2024-09-30

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Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

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Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

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(41.63375,-87.05437)
 

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