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Sales and Information Associate

Looking for a great weekend job? Want to work in Point Reyes National Seashore? 

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) seeks a Sales and Information Associate to assist with the operation of the PRNSA Bookstores at Bear Valley Visitor Center and at Drake's Beach. PRNSA's bookstores in the National Seashore offer visitors a range of field guides and titles on cultural and natural history, as well as a wide selection of educational children’s books, apparel and souvenirs. This position will be crosstrained to provide weekend coverage both at Bear Valley Visitor Center and at PRNSA's new location at Drake's Beach (mileage to Drake's Beach will be reimbursed). Position is currently Saturday/Sunday, 16 hours/week with the possibility of picking up another day in the future.

The Sales and Information Associate is a unique role that emphasizes the blending of visitor education and traditional retail experience. Responsibilities will include performing a variety of clerical and customer service related tasks – receiving, stocking, and sale of products, as well as maintaining a clean, visually-pleasing, and well-stocked sales floor. During shifts at Drake's Beach, responsibilities will also include making coffee and stocking packaged food products. Sales and Information Associates also support the Seashore's Interpretive Rangers, aiding visitors by answering general inquiries about Point Reyes National Seashore. 

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should be dependable, enthusiastic, and self-directed. Retail experience (particularly with a Point of Sale cash register) is helpful. Reliable transportation is necessary. Associates may occasionally be required to lift/pull boxes up to 40 lbs.  The most important attribute for this position is a genuine passion for Point Reyes National Seashore, a desire to learn more about the area, and enthusiasm to provide a great experience  for park visitors.

$17/ hour. Mileage to/from Drake's Beach will be reimbursed. Perks including employee discount on purchases and Field Institute classes. 

Please email resumes and cover letters to:  bookstore@ptreyes.org

The Point Reyes Fund for Marine Science

APPLICATION INTRUCTIONS FOR THE POINT REYES FUND FOR MARINE SCIENCE

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 22, 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS: July 1, 2015

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
A completed proposal and all supporting materials (or questions) should be emailed to ben_becker@nps.gov. A single PDF of all documents is preferred, but not required.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES
The application should have 4 sections: (1) Applicant information, (2) Project Description, (3) Budget, and (4 ) Curriculum Vitae. If possible, the overall package should not exceed 8 pages.

  • Use the formatting from numbers 1-4 below to create application (Ideally PDF).
  • Font size must be 11 point or higher.
  • For Students and Post-docs only – One short letter of recommendation that your advisor supports the project. The letter may be submitted by email to ben_becker@nps.gov or attached to the application as an additional page.

APPLICANT INFORMATION (ONE PAGE)

Name:

Project Title:

Present position or degree being sought:

Institution:

Mailing address:

Telephone number:

E-Mail address:

Research advisor (if applicable):

Who letter of support will be submitted by (if applicable):

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (FOUR PAGE LIMIT)

The project description should have the following sections:

A. Title

B. Introduction.

  • State the problem/questions to be studied, and a brief current status of knowledge.
C. Research Description.
  • Describe the research, include hypotheses and general experimental design. Address sample sizes and statistical approaches when necessary. Brief description of field methods and study site(s). Include a general timeline of the project.

E. Collecting/research/export or other permits:

  • Include a statement as to their status. Research Permits for Point Reyes National Seashore can be applied for at: irma.nps.gov/rprs/

F. Describe the significance of the proposed work and benefits to park management

G. Anticipated scientific and popular publications.

H. Describe potential educational opportunties for local students (i.e., talk to a local school, field
trip).

I. Literature Cited (may be short or compact format).

Point Reyes Fund for Marine Science Applications due June 22, 2015

PROJECT BUDGET (ONE PAGE LIMIT)

Place the Project Budget on a separate page in table format. It can be simple but should include the following:

A. Total projected costs of the entire research project broken down into salaries, supplies & equipment, travel, and other. The budget should specify potential and secured sources of additional funding (or in-kind match) and costs requested from the Marine Science Fund.

B. Brief budget justification for any expenses that are not obvious. (< 250 words).
If travel by automobile is required, an allowance of up to 50 cents per mile may be used in calculating costs.
The following items ARE allowable: consumable supplies, expendable equipment, living expenses in the field, funds for field assistants, travel expenses of the principal investigator.
The following ARE NOT supported: permanent equipment, salary for principal investigator, overhead greater than 5%, conference or meeting costs.

CURRICULUM VITA (TWO PAGE LIMIT)

PROPOSALS ASSESSMENT FACTORS:

A. The proposal is logically sound and feasible in terms of time frame, access to National Park resources, and personnel.

B. The proposed research addresses management needs and indicates how the research results can be applied to management issues in the local marine environment.

C. The project deliverables are clearly articulated and appropriate in scope.

D. The applicant is well qualified to undertake the proposed research.

E. The proposal is clearly written and complete.

F. The budget appropriately maps onto project objectives and tasks.

G. The proposal advances knowledge of marine ecology in the Point Reyes Region.

H. Educational opportunities for students and the public.

(Please contact ben_becker@nps.gov if you would like to discuss logistical or technical aspects of your proposed research, or the relevance to park management)

Thank you for your interest!