Position Purpose:

  • To assist the Education Department in providing public outreach through informal exhibits; making public connections; and providing conservation education.
  • To support the fundraising efforts of the RMRP through merchandise sales and solicitation of donations.
  • To support the RMRP mission of Inspiring the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces they live through excellence in raptor education, rehabilitation, and research.

Qualifications:

  • Believe in and support the Mission of the RMRP
  • Have an interest in Colorado raptors and conservation
  • Able to attend 1 scheduled in person training session
    • Dates are Sat May 7 OR Sun May 15 from 9 am - 5 pm
  • Able to complete online training classes through Google Classroom (preferably) by May 20, 2022
  • Commit, in advance, to a minimum of 8 days between late May and end of October
  • Able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds; good mobility including bending and reaching; able to stand for up to one hour.
  • Have strong situational awareness
  • Able to utilize or learn iPad and Square technology to make sales
  • Able to converse professionally and respectfully with the public
  • Be able to work independently and with others
  • Be self-directed
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Have current Covid-19 vaccination and boosters

Duties and responsibilities:

Sharing Our Mission
  • Exhibit Participation
    • Collaboratively design and implement booth area setup under direction from Exhibit Coordinator
      • Setup & teardown of pop-up tents, tables, merchandise, literature, tent weights and other materials
      • Load and unload vans
    • Perform merchandise sales
      • Utilize iPad and Square to sell merchandise
      • Maintain quality merchandising (stocking and display of merchandise) and  security of goods
      • Maintain security of cash and credit card information (will need to sign credit card security policy)
    • Solicit donations
    • Provide informal public engagement in accordance with approved conservation messaging such as: talking about RMRP’s mission and work, and answering general raptor related questions from the public
    • Interact with enthusiasm and professionalism to build relationships with the public around the RMRP Mission and messaging
  • Exhibit Material and Supplies Organization
    • Prep exhibit materials at the main facility prior to the exhibit and preload the van(s)
    • Clean, sanitize, and restock materials at the main facility after the exhibit in accordance with established protocols
  • Develop, maintain and display knowledge surrounding (training is provided)
    • RMRP’s mission and approved conservation messaging
    • General understanding about the rehabilitation and education aspects of the Program
    • General knowledge of relevant federal and organizational regulations and protocols
    • General knowledge of local raptor species
    • Knowledge of merchandise the RMRP carries (local artisans, environmentally friendly, etc.)
  • Understand it is part of every person's job to aid in safety and security of the RMRP facility, raptors, people, vehicles, possessions, and money
  • Agree to read, understand, and follow all RMRP protocols, rules, and regulations, and any changes and updates that may occur
  • This position will NOT work directly with the ambassador raptors

Time requirements:

  • Minimum 8 days per season (May-Oct) not including training day(s)
    • Dates will be selected and committed to for the season during in-person training
    • Length of days depends on exhibits chosen but can run from 5 to 12 hours

Benefits:

  • Develop public speaking skills
  • Develop sales and merchandising skills
  • Gain knowledge about raptors, including but not limited to; behavior, natural history, conservation issues, identification
  • Gain knowledge about how non-profit organizations function and support themselves
  • Opportunity to educate and inspire members of the public about the wonders of raptors
  • Free RMRP t-shirt (for your uniform)
  • Self-fulfillment opportunities because you are giving back to the RMRP, the community, and the world
  • Meet new people and friends
  • In some instances you may use your volunteer hours for school credit
  • Exchange of volunteer hours for merchandise in the gift shop. At the ten year mark and higher your time gets twice the bang for the buck in the gift shop

Key Working Relationships:

  • Exhibit team members - helping support and fulfill the Mission of the RMRP in a team setting
  • Reporting to education staff and lead volunteers about any concerns or issues
  • Maintaining a professional and positive working relationship & rapport with staff and other volunteers.