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NH Audubon, a nonprofit statewide membership organization, is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitat throughout the state. Independent of the National Audubon Society, NH Audubon has offered programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy, and environmental education since 1914. The mission of New Hampshire Audubon is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

Listed below are the current full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions available at New Hampshire Audubon.

Now hiring for:
EVENT COORDINATOR

VOLUNTEER WREATH FUNDRAISER COORDINATOR


TITLE: EVENT COORDINATOR

LOCATION: McLane Center, Concord, NH and Massabesic Center, Auburn, NH.

HOURS:  Saturday, Sunday and/or weekday evenings – as needed.

SCHEDULE:  Hours per week vary based on schedule, part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) support staff position.  Schedule will vary according to needs. April- November 2017, with the opportunity to continue past November.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by serving as the on-site coordinator for facility rentals and events.

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES:
Ensure efficient and effective event coordination and execution for the McLane and Massabesic Center by:

  • Conferring with the Events Manager prior to event to review details and specifics.
  • Preparing facility for event or function according to contract details including, but not limited to, setting up tables and chairs, ensuring cleanliness, opening building, lighting, etc.
  • Assisting clients and vendors during event and responding to requests with a consistently positive and accommodating attitude.
  • Ensuring that vendors and event guests comply with NHA policies and guidelines.
  • Monitoring responsible consumption of alcohol if served during the event.
  • Serving as the point person for any on-site emergency.
  • Checking restrooms for cleanliness and supplies throughout the event.
  • Conducting all post-event procedures including, but not limited to, kitchen cleanliness, restroom cleanliness, emptying trash, vacuuming floor and facility set up.
  • Securing building according to McLane Center closing procedures.
  • Reporting any problems or inconsistencies to Events Manager.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Program Events Manager

WORKING CONDITIONS: Excellent; non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School graduate or GED required.

Experience: Two to three years program and event administration experience with demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions or equal years in schooling.  Knowledge of building systems and emergency procedures required.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success:  Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, good problem solving skills, solid communication skills and a high degree of organization.  Ability to multi-task in a hectic environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner are necessary.   Must have the ability to represent the organization in a positive and pleasing manner and comply with professional dress standards.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 50 pounds.  Must be able to climb stairs as well as be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under extended heavy pressure and be able to function in a fast paced environment.

DATE:  March, 2017

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to: Lauren Kraemer, Event Manager at lkraemer@nhaudubon.org

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TITLE: VOLUNTEER WREATH FUNDRAISER COORDINATOR

NH Audubon Massabesic Center makes beautiful hand decorated wreaths of natural materials for the holiday season. The wreaths are decorated by a dedicated volunteer group. The money raised from the wreath sale is used to support our animal ambassadors and educational programs. We are looking for someone (or two) who would like to meet new people and coordinate this project.

Purpose: The volunteer wreath coordinator(s) should be detailed oriented. Knowledge of plants is helpful, but not required.

Time Responsibilities: The coordinator spends a couple of hours during the summer sending reminders to the decorators. More hours are spend during the late summer into fall collecting materials for the wreaths. During the one week of decorating in November, the coordinator will work the full week.

Responsibilities:

  • Remind decorators to be collecting weeds, flowers, cones, etc
  • Help the Center Director decide on the number of wreaths to be ordered
  • Recruit decorators and helpers for the project
  • Schedule the volunteers for the week of decorating (Usually the week before Thanksgiving)
  • Label the wreaths for distribution
  • Organize the wreaths in the barn for distribution

The current wreath Coordinator is willing to work with and help train the new coordinator(s) in the 2017 decorating season.

Please contact Dawn Genes, dgenes@nhaudubon.org, 668-2045, if you are interested.


We offer a competitive benefits package which includes a tax deferred retirement plan, health care plan, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation time*.

*Eligibility for benefits is based on hours requirements.

NH Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.