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Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Tippet Rise Team! Details on staff openings at the art center are below.

Interpretive Ranger

Start Date: May 2021
Department: Operations
Terms: Part-time, seasonal
Reports to: Tippet Rise Art Center Co-Director

Position Description:
The primary responsibility of the Interpretive Ranger is to create a positive, informative, and engaging experience by helping guests with route selection, answering questions, promoting safety, and informing about the sculptures and environment. In addition, the Interpretive Ranger will monitor the weather, wildlife, trail conditions, and other environmental factors, keep guests and co-workers informed of changing conditions, and take action where needed. The Interpretive Ranger will be outdoors for the entire workday and will physically monitor the trails regularly, making themselves visible and available to guests. Interpretive Rangers must have excellent guest service skills and enthusiasm for Tippet Rise, its vision, and art.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
• Create a positive experience for tour participants, hikers, and bikers by being helpful, kind, and informative; promote a safe and immersive guest experience.
• Learn and impart knowledge about the art center and its history, the art installations and artists, the surrounding environment and local history, and art center operations.
• Assist guests in planning their routes based on their goals and abilities, as well as other needs. Track and communicate the intended routes to other ranger staff.
• Promote guest safety by actively communicating hazards to guests and staff, including weather and environmental risks; enforcing art center policies; and keeping track of guests and their intended routes.
• Responsible for understanding and implementing the Tippet Rise Emergency Action Plans, as needed, and assisting with emergency response to your level of certification.
• Perform trail maintenance including trail checks, grading, raking, weed whacking, and erosion control.
• Assist in the maintenance of infrastructure including installing or cleaning of signs, stocking restrooms, and monitoring condition of sculptures.
• Effectively communicate with a two-way radio.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• One year of experience as an Interpretive Ranger, outdoor educator, professional guide, or significant personal experience with outdoor work or recreation.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• Excellent communication skills and ability to speak to and engage with the public
• Enthusiasm for Tippet Rise and its mission
• Ability to physically monitor the trails on challenging terrain by foot, mountain bike, or other means
• Emergency training preferred such as EMT, Wilderness First Responder, Outdoor Emergency Care, CPR, First Aid Training

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Work outdoors in all weather conditions for entire workday
• Traverse up to 3 miles at a time, multiple times a day over rough terrain, without a vehicle
• Ability to operate all-terrain vehicle on rough roads
• Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
• May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending

To apply, please send your resume by email to jenny.vanooyen@tippetrise.org.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position and is subject to change and adapt with the growth and needs of Tippet Rise. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Guest Services & Safety Team Personnel

Start Date: Immediately
Job Title: Guest Services & Safety Team Member
Terms: Part time, full time and seasonal options available

Position Description:
Guest Services & Safety Team personnel will monitor and control access to Tippet Rise properties and promote a safe and secure environment while welcoming guests, providing them with excellent customer service, the proper information and clear instructions.
GSST Members will monitor and patrol Tippet Rise properties as assigned, operate the security systems and respond to alarms. GSST personnel must have excellent interpersonal and communicate skills and work well with others to achieve the security and safety objectives. GSST personnel are NOT armed.

The desired GSST applicant will:
• Have excellent verbal communication and superior customer service skills
• Be able to work well without direct supervision while promoting team integrity
• Be able to successfully complete a job related physical fitness assessment
• Have a clean driving record & possess all-season reliable transportation
• Pass a background check and drug screening
• Have and know how to use email, smartphones, Windows computer systems & programs
• Fire/EMS/LEO/Military background a plus

To Apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter by e-mail to adam@tacticmt.com. In your cover letter, please tell us:
1) Why you are applying to this position
2) Why you should be part of the Guest Services & Safety Team at Tippet Rise
3) What your career goals are
4) Your availability

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Thank you so much for your interest in Tippet Rise Art Center. We look forward to opening internship opportunities in 2022.

Tippet Rise is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
Tippet Rise is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Tippet Rise are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race; color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; gender identity and/or expression; family or parental status; sexual orientation; past or present military service; marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, disability status or any other status protected under the law. Tippet Rise will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in hiring or in its workplace.