Lake McMurtry Natural Resource & Recreation Area Camp Host Job Description
Campground Name: Lake McMurtry Natural Resource & Recreation Area
Nearest Town: Stillwater/Perry
Total Sites: 47
Campground Services Provided: Water & electric hook-up, partial uniform, dump station available
Mailing Address: Lake McMurtry Natural Resource & Recreation Area PO Box 1058 Stillwater, OK 74076
Contact: Jessica Kincannon Contact Telephone: 405-747-8085
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Availability: Seasonal
Position Duration: April – October
Time Commitment: At least 24 hours of service time per week that include evenings, most weekends, and all holidays during the season. Days off will be discussed upon hiring – must be submitted two weeks prior to time off.
Supervision and Training Provided: Supervised by managerial staff. Will be trained in campground registration procedures, rules & regulations, and host responsibilities.
Main Duties: 1. Greet and assist visitors – the most important responsibility you will have is to provide quality customer service. We require good people skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to defuse potentially confrontational situations. 2. Answer questions and explain rules & regulations 3. Distribute maps and informational brochures 4. Direct visitors to appropriate destinations 5. Be familiar with the area – be able to give information to visitors about local tourist attractions, events, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. 6. Light maintenance around campground – picking up litter, cleaning out fire rings, washing tables, cleaning & stocking restrooms, etc.
7. Be the liaison between park visitors and park staff – notify when trees need to be trimmed, comments from visitors (positive or negative), trail maintenance, etc. Additional Duties: These duties may come up during your season but will not occur often: 1. Filling in at the bait shop/gatehouse – only when part time staff are unavailable – will be compensated at the minimum wage rate. 2. Assist in educational activities/special events 3. Additional duties may arise
Working Conditions: Work is mostly outside in hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions. Walking or bicycling is required. Must reside in campground.
Skills Required: Ability to get along well with people. Ability to remain calm and friendly when confronted with upset visitors. Ability to physically move around and make rounds through the recreation area. Ability to adapt to changing work conditions.
Expectations: Camp hosts must set an example by being model campers who practice good housekeeping at all times in and around their campsite. Camp hosts must not attempt to discipline or apprehend any park violators – for any disturbances, camp hosts are to call the Stillwater Police Department and the manager on call. Camp hosts will be required to drive between the East & West Recreation Areas (at their own expense) – unless two camp hosts are hired on.
Time Commitment: Camp hosts are expected to complete the entire season of their assignment – roughly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Camp hosts are required to patrol the park during the evenings Monday – Friday and multiple times a day on the weekends. Camp hosts are expected to work most weekends and all holidays during their term.
Contact Jessica directly if interested in this position.