We are needing Maintenance workers volunteers to assist full time staff in a wide range of both heavy and light weight park maintenance activities. Duties include but are not limited to: installation and maintenance of water & sewer lines, semi-skilled electrical , repairs to machinery, internal combustion engines and HVAC systems, cleaning pit latrines, restrooms, shower houses and picnic areas, operating riding mowers, chain saws, and similar mechanical equipment. Perform semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment and other facilities. Other duties include meet the public and give information concerning park facilities rules and regulations.
About Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Battle of Athens State Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picnic or camp. But today’s peace belies the site’s history as the place where the northernmost battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred, when about 500 Union soldiers repelled nearly four times their number of pro-Southern State Guardsmen. The site includes interpretation and tours of the battlefield as well as a number of historic buildings, including one that was pierced by a cannonball during the battle.