|This is my collection of documents and information after just one week in administration|
I began the week meeting with the Chief of Maintenance and acting Deputy Superintendent Jim Brown. I sat in on a morning meeting discussing the goals for the week and then we took a ride to Jamestown to meet with a contractor bidding for a HVAC replacement. During the drive to Jamestown and back Mr. Brown gave me a timeline of the various maintenance request programs the park has used and showed me some of the current maintenance projects and areas that are in need of maintenance. After returning to Yorktown I then met with Chief of Administration Cheryl Green. We sat down for the afternoon discussing some of the basics of administration and what all I'd be learning and experiencing throughout the week.
|Me on a ladder trying to usher the hummingbird out the door|
|This is where artifacts dug up during archaeological|
digs at Jamestown are stored
To finish up the week I sat down with COLO's administrative support assistant who really operates as a human resources coordinator. We went over everything from recruitment to retirement and I received a lot of information that will invaluable to me as an employee. That afternoon I met COLO's acting Superintendent Jennifer Madello at the Historic Jamestown Rediscovery Center and was given a tour of the artifact storage there. Overall, it was a very successful week in which I learned quite a bit about what goes into keeping a park running. Next week I'll be joining our maintenance crew as I take a more hands-on approach to keeping COLO operating at full capacity.