Job Opportunities at ACNW

Maintenance Assistant Part-time

Qualifications and Skills:

A strong candidate for the Maintenance Assistant will have a strong background in trade skills, knowledge of HVAC systems and the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General Maintenance  45%

    • Building – plumbing/HVAC/electrical repairs
    • Land management – mowing, trail grooming, noxious species removal
    • Snow removal – plowing driveway and road, shoveling sidewalks and sand program areas

Construction/Repair   25%

    • Carpentry projects
    • Small engine and vehicle repairs or routine maintenance

Program Support    20%

    • Set up and clean up from groups
    • Monitor buildings – temperature, cleanliness and overall appearance
    • Assist with maple syrup production – tap trees, harvest sap and bottle syrup

Volunteer Supervision 10%

    • Organize and lead projects for volunteers
    • Working alongside volunteers

Working conditions:

This position will have flexible shifts including Saturdays regularly to accommodate groups needs on site.   It’s an average of 20 hours weekly based on timing, weather and program.   This position does require some work to be outside in all weather conditions.

Physical requirements:

This job is physically demanding with standing, walking, and lifting heavy objects.  May require using heavy machinery and tool pushing and throwing gravel, dirt, snow etc.


  • $14.00 Hourly wage
  • Simple IRA plan and employer 3% match
  • 50% off ACNW programs
  • Staff discount in Gift Shop
  • Opportunity to work in a beautiful setting


Send letter of interest/resume (or job application) with contact information to:

Ty Johnson, Buildings & Grounds
Audubon Center of the North Woods
PO Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072
Fax: 320-245-5272

Part-Time CookPart-time

The purpose of this position is to offer kitchen support in all aspects of our food service. The Cook position will come in contact with guests and will need to have good customer service skills along with food service experience.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

Excellent Customer Service

  • Provide every guest with immediate and undivided attention.

Food Preparation

  • Prep food items according to the menu provided, following proper safety and sanitation procedures
  • Assist with baking and cooking procedures as needed
  • Assist in setting up the dining hall for meal service. (salad bar, coffee station, meal line, plates, cups, etc.)


  • Follow and comply with established procedures including health and sanitation and adhere to safe work practices
  • Keep all coolers and shelves clean, neatly stocked and properly rotated
  • Assist in storing the food product in their proper storage areas as they are delivered
  • Wash and put away dishes as needed
  • Sweep and mop the kitchen

Along with any other food service duties assigned to you by the Supervisor

Status: Part-time

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic in a fast paced environment, and willingness to learn
  • Love and knowledge of natural foods is helpful (not required, however very helpful)
  • Available for flexible scheduling as there are very busy events throughout the year, to meet the needs of the kitchen
  • Food service experience
  • Must pass a background check
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, stoop, bend, lift up to 50#, work in varied temperature environments of the kitchen

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Responsibilities:
Please see full Job Description


Send letter of interest/resume (or job application) with contact information to:

 Amy Smyser, Food Service
Audubon Center of the North Woods
PO Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072


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