Elephant Rocks - Handy Host - June 2024

The duties of this position include the following:

  • Help with daily handy host duties at Elephant Rocks SP and as needed, assisting park staff at the historic site museum as an office host. 

Elephant Rocks Handy Host duties:

  • Check meters at Elephant Rocks (water totals, traffic counter, and lift station)
  • Check and empty trash cans
  • Clean restrooms and pit toilet
  • Pick up trash around playground and picnic areas
  • Pick up trash along Highway in front of park
  • Monitor parking lot and encourage visitors to park in an orderly manner.

Bi-weekly duties:

  • Walk trail check for debris, trash property damage
  • After storms clean mud off trail
  • Empty trail trash can.

Battle of Pilot Knob Office Host duties:

  • Open the building unlock secured areas and disable alarms
  • Work at reception desk and greet visitors, Inform them of available video and maps, etc.
  • Open and operate Rs2 (Reservation and Resale system) for retail sales and be able to close Rs2 and balance drawer.
  • Answer phones, take messages, and answer questions.
  • Relay messages to park staff
  • Run vacuum to main the museum
  • Check and clean restrooms
  • Accept Fed-Ex and UPS deliveries
  • Pick up mail at Post Office
  • Lock up museum and set alarms to secure building
  • Other duties as assigned.



Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Saturday, June 01, 2024 and Sunday, June 30, 2024

About Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

Today, the Arcadia Valley in Iron County is a peaceful setting in one of Missouri’s most scenic areas. But in September 1864, the valley was the scene of one of the largest and most hard-fought battles waged on the state’s soil—the Battle of Pilot Knob. During the battle, Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led an army of 8,000 men against the Union post of Fort Davidson at Pilot Knob.

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site preserves Fort Davidson and the battlefield where so many Confederate and Union soldiers lost their lives. A visitor center and museum interprets the conflict with exhibits, audiovisual presentations and a fiber optics diorama of the battle. The site’s playground, picnic area and hiking trail provide relaxing ways to spend the afternoon.