photos courtesy of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Leonia NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners made some new friends on Friday May 14th ,joining Guy Gsell, executive producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs to celebrate National Dinosaur Day and sign a five-year lease at Overpeck Park in Leonia.
“I am thrilled to announce Field Station: Dinosaurs in Overpeck County Park as Bergen County’s official Education Partner! This unique and immersive experience is designed to be a creative, educational and scientific journey back in time – providing Bergen County families an opportunity to learn while spending time outdoors. Through the work of local artists and local actors/performers, the story of the dinosaurs is brought to life! Interested in visiting? The park will open next month, on June 19th. For more information, visit https://jerseydinos.com/ ”
Field Station: Dinosaurs is…
A world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists to create a one-of-a-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.
The Field Station is a wild scientific expedition in Bergen County’s beautiful Overpeck Park, on the banks of a scenic creek and surrounded by natural woods. Over 30 life-sized, moving, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists.
And at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs. Our expedition takes every family on a shared adventure – full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.
Walk along wooded trails, check out life-sized dinosaurs and enjoy a full schedule of shows, games and activities, all of which is included in your Day Pass admission.
And if you love the Dinosaurs …
Field Station: Dinosaurs is seeking team members for Guest Services for our upcoming 2021 season.
Guest Services team members include Box Officers whose primary responsibility is to provide all guests with a positive initial experience at Field Station: Dinosaurs and to provide excellent customer service while processing ticket sale transactions.
Expedition Guides are one of the faces of the Field Station and will interact with guests, ensuring that they are having a great experience!
**We are currently taking applications, but interviews will take place in early June for the 2021 season. Part time and full time positions available.**
Our Expedition Guides and Box Officers interact with guests throughout the field station including the Box Office, our Front Gate, the Paleontologists’ Laboratory, the Jurassic Jump, Birthday Parties, and more! As a team member you must be enthusiastic about the spirit of learning and be prepared to engage our guests about the science of dinosaurs. Our employee interaction with guests is one of the most important aspects to creating a memorable experience, so we ask for the best! All of our employees make sure that guests truly feel like a part of our expedition, engaged by our educational activities and enjoy the experience at the Field Station.
Responsibilities and requirements include, but aren’t limited to:
– Able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including: direct sun, humidity, rain, and more
– Work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
– Reliable and accountable
– Eager to help and engage guests with enthusiasm
– Physically able to stand for long periods of time
– Processing sales transactions using a POS system
– Maintain cash drawer
– Provide excellent customer service when answering questions from customers
– Be able to determine solutions & alleviate issues with POS systems
– Setup and tear down of activities, birthday parties and various events
– Other duties as assigned