Over the past 49 years, The International Crane Foundation has grown from the dream of two college students to a world-renowned conservation effort to save the world’s cranes and the flyways and habitats they frequent. The successful candidate will be a passionate person who thrives at providing a great customer experience. The International Crane Foundation will take your talents and help you grow into a seasoned professional.
What is it like to work at the International Crane Foundation? Prepare to be surrounded by people who are passionate about our mission, dedicated to the organization, and engaged with their fellow staff and associates. Our campus is located on 200+ acres of rolling prairies with trails. The Foundation operates a zoo that features all 15 of the world’s cranes. The salary range is $38,000 to $40,000 plus a nice benefits package. You will play a critical role in turning visitors into Craniacs. Does this sound like you?
The Assistant Manager of Retail and Visitor Services assists the Manager of Retail and Visitor Services in supervising the daily operations of the George Archibald Welcome Center at the International Crane Foundation. This new facility opened in May 2021, and is the visitor’s first impression of our organization. It is the entrance to the Cranes of the World Experience – a network of naturalistic exhibits featuring the only complete collection of all 15 crane species from around the world. The building includes admissions, a 50-seat theater, interactive exhibits, an indoor viewing room for the Sandhill Crane exhibit, and a gift shop. Daily admissions, membership sales, gift shop sales, site orientation, and a self-guided interpretive preview of the organization all take place in this facility.
The Assistant Manager of Retail and Visitor Services assists with oversight of all aspects of the visitor experience at the George Archibald Welcome Center, the retail store, and the online store. The Assistant Manager works closely with other departments including the Conservation Education Department, Site Management, Development, Marketing and Communications, and Finance to help achieve all goals in support of the International Crane Foundation’s mission.
The ideal candidate will have retail management experience, excellent financial management, and customer service and analytical skills. They will also have experience in administrative and project management and the ability to train, manage, and motivate staff with a positive attitude.
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The physical abilities and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To apply send resume and cover letter to ICFjobs@savingcranes.org. Please put “Assistant Manager” in the subject line.
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The International Crane Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.