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MARY GRAY BIRD SANCTUARY RESIDENT CARETAKER
The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary Resident Caretaker is responsible for furthering Indiana Audubon’s mission through maintenance, operations, upkeep, and visitor engagement at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The Resident Caretaker has overall responsibility for a wide range of maintenance and operational functions that support both the day-today and long-term activities on the Sanctuary grounds. The Resident Caretaker is a member of the Indiana Audubon team and reports to the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary Operations Manager.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Resident Caretaker is responsible for the direct maintenance and operations of Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary through:
General maintenance and seasonal upkeep of Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary grounds and facilities.
Assist with Indiana Audubon event planning and grounds/facilities prep for respective rentals and events.
Assist with identified resource management projects and activities, including prescribed fire and invasive species control.
Provide public and visitor engagement and interaction on the Sanctuary grounds.
Maintain equipment, including tractors, chain saws, mowing equipment, and tools.
Attend Indiana Audubon committee and Board meetings, as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Associate degree plus two or more years related natural resource or operational experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Must be highly organized, have excellent communication and customer service skills, and ability to interact with the public.
Working knowledge of general maintenance, not limited to buildings, tractors, power tools, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
Ability to use Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and other similar computer software.
Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
Have or be willing to acquire First Aid and CPR certifications and be able to respond effectively to emergencies.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Natural resource background preferred, including knowledge of Indiana birds and their habitats.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, hourly position and includes a benefits package, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Included is full-time residence, including yard, driveway, garden, and garage. Electricity, internet, and water are also included. The annual salary of this non-exempt, full-time position is $33,000, compensated at $21,000, plus provided housing/utilities (valued at $1,200/mo).
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