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08-17-2017
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  • Park Ambassador (Part Time)

    Park Ambassadors are responsible for a variety of tasks to improve the overall appearance, user
    experience, cleanliness and perception of Hemming Park. Park Ambassadors will provide a high
    level of visibility at the street level to serve as both a deterrent and reporter of unwanted
    activity, while also providing friendly customer service to all those who use Hemming Park.

    Essential Functions

    • Assist with daily set up and break down of park amenities and activities including
      placement of moveable tables and chairs, play equipment, tents, fencing, promotional
      signage, program supplies and other items as needed.
    • Assist with setup and breakdown of special events hosted by or hosted in Hemming Park
      including tents, tables, chairs, signage, music equipment, lighting and other items as
      needed.
    • Keep Hemming Park clean and safe by:
      • Removing litter, cigarette butts and other debris from sidewalks, walkways,
        fountains and tree beds
      • Remove unapproved graffiti, posters and stickers from all surfaces
      • Wipe and straighten all horizontal surfaces, including waste receptacles, tables
        and chairs, fountain ledges and retaining walls
      • Pull weeds from sidewalk cracks and tree beds throughout park. Provide supplemental
        watering for container and/or plants plots as needed. Ambassadors will be trained by
        landscaping professionals to identify and properly remove weeds.
      • Use specialized mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, pressure washer
        and utility vehicle, to deep clean Hemming Park on a regular basis.
      • Patrol on foot, circulating throughout Hemming Park to deter nuisance activity and
        violations of park rules through visible uniformed presence.
      • Be watchful for criminal activity, and report to JSO through direct officer contact, 630-
        0500, or 911 when appropriate. Ambassador must be able to articulate and provide
        accurate description of persons, vehicles and other pertinent details.
      • Firmly and courteously request compliance with park rules and nuisance laws, such as
        panhandling, loitering, gambling, public drinking, littering and other disruptive behavior.
        “Vice” crimes such as drug use and drug dealing should be reported immediately to JSO.
      • Go out of the way to actively acknowledge park users and welcome visitors with a
        friendly greeting. Be knowledgeable about daily events in Hemming Park. Be able to
        provide visitors with directions, Downtown information or recommendations, ie. ATMs,
        restrooms, restaurants, etc.
      • Ambassadors must be able to “paint a picture” of daily park activities and users for
        Friends of Hemming Park staff, board members and downtown stakeholders.
      • Ambassadors will work with the Hemming Park/Library Social Service Worker to identify
        park users who may be in need of social services including, but not limited to, housing
        assistance, health services and medical care.

    Requirements

    • Must have the physical capacity to walk continuously during an 8-hour shift and perform
      duties such as lifting and placing tables and chairs, setup and breakdown of special
      events including tents and tables, and other duties as assigned and within timelines.
    • Must be able to work outdoors in all conditions with provided inclement weather gear.
    • Must be able to speak, read and write the English in order to create basic reports.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • Parking stipend
    • Great work environment
    • Competitive salary

    Salary commensurate with experience and education.

    For consideration, qualified candidates should send résumé and cover letter to jointheteam@hemmingpark.orgNo phone calls, please.

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