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Borestone Assistant Property Manager (temporary)

Description

Maine Audubon is a widely respected conservation organization with headquarters located in Falmouth, Maine, with state-wide influence.  Our mission is to conserve Maine’s wildlife and habitat through conservation, education, and citizen action.  We are seeking a seasonal Assistant Property Manager at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary in Elliotsville, Maine. 

The Borestone Assistant Property Manager is responsible to assist the Borestone Property Manager and staff with day to day property operations in order to provide a welcoming, friendly, safe and clean environment for overnight guests at our lodge facilities, and day visitors at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary.  The Assistant Manager works under the direction of the Borestone Property Manager and assumes the Manager role in the absence of the Property Manager.  Responsibilities include assisting in managing lodge rentals, performing building and site repairs, working alongside with other property staff, providing trail guidance and basic natural history information to hikers and other visitors, assisting with management of a small retail store, and other tasks to maintain and enhance the value of the property.

Essential and Specific Functions

  • Assist with day-to-day management operations at Borestone Mountain
  • Welcome guests and visitors, providing information and shuttling guests to and from lodges via vehicle and boat
  • Participate in weekly staff work schedules and assignments
  • Perform property maintenance and repairs on a timely basis to insure a positive guest experience and maintain the quality of the existing structures
  • In coordination with the Property Manager, be available so that either the Property Manager, Assistant Manager, or Occasional Overnight Manager stays overnight when the lodges are occupied, and acts as emergency on-call employee for guests during rentals 
  • Deal with guest requests and concerns on a timely basis to insure guest satisfaction
  • Assist Property Manager with administrative functions as needed (recordkeeping of repairs, vendor invoices, store inventory, etc.)
  • Assist Nature Center Operations staff on occasion, meet and greet day hikers and collect day-use trail fees; provide directions and information to make visitor’s experience positive
  • Assist in the operation of the water chlorination system at the lodges
  • Housekeeping: cleaning and sanitizing food service and dining areas, sweeping, mopping, washing windows, cleaning restrooms, and garbage removal
  • Load and unload supplies for lodges and retail store
  • Prepare lodges for occupancy and clean up after visitor stays  
  • Assist in the management of a small retail store
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of facility, including solar array, propane generator, hydro generator, battery bank, wood fireplaces, boiler, toilets
  • Maintain vehicles, boats, and other on-site equipment
  • Lead emergency team in Manager’s absence for guests and staff to insure proper response in emergency situations
  • Trail and access road maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with property rental and maintenance
  • Exceptional customer service skills and a friendly outgoing manner
  • Carpentry and general building repair skills
  • Ability to paddle and manage a canoe and motor boat safely
  • Participate in training in order to comply with new or existing laws
  • Be able to work evenings and weekends, and provide a minimum of three evenings of guest coverage on-site weekly
  • CPR/First Aid certificate desirable, Wilderness First Aid preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Physical abilities required: ability to stand, sit, bend at waist, lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Timing, Pay, and Benefits

  • 40 hours per week position, approx. May 13 – October 20
  • Starting pay rate is $15 per hour
  • Temporary position – not eligible for benefits
  • On-site housing is available at no cost for portions of the season on evenings not occupied by overnight staff members, if desired

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to bpauls@maineaudubon.org with Borestone Assistant Property Manager in the subject title. We will review applications as they are received. Position open until filled. EOE.