Seasonal Interpretive Volunteer

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General Park Info

By joining our team here at Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll have the opportunity to live in a place that some only dream of visiting. Bryce Canyon is known for our hoodoos (irregular columns of rock), which exist here in vibrant abundance! The park also offers amazing wildlife viewing, endless hiking opportunities, stunning night skies, additionally cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. This is a chance to reconnect with nature and find solitude not possible in urban settings. Explore the park more at: www.nps.gov/brca


Staff and visitors alike are regularly taken aback by the astounding landscape that is Bryce Canyon. Often those who see this incredible landscape comeback with countless photographs and the fond memory of sharing the breath-taking scenery with others.


While Bryce Canyon is an unparalleled place to live and work, it does have its own set of challenges. We welcome almost three million visitors annually; concentrated in our summer season between the main Bryce Amphitheater and our 18-mile scenic drive. During our high visitation guests might have challenges finding parking, navigating the trails or finding a campsite. This is where we can play an integral role in setting them up to have a positive memorable experience. Empathy, problem-solving, and creative thinking are some of the skills you will use during your workday.



What Does an Interpretive Volunteer Do?


Visitor Center

Visitor Center Interpretation duties will consist of orientating guests to the park, providing information on park activities and encouraging guests to recreate in a safe and environmentally conscious way.

Specific tasks may include but are not limited to answering questions, sharing safety messaging, providing directions, recommending hiking trails, interacting with Junior Rangers, processing lost and found items, operating a 2-way radio, answering phone inquiries and voicemails, and other duties as necessary.


Interpretive Programs (Geology and Astronomy Focus)

Interpretive Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and present interpretive programs. These could include but do not have to be limited to 20-minute talks on the geology, astronomy, 60-minute evening programs (summer only) and 90-minute guided walks or snowshoe hikes focused on a topic of your choice related to the park. We also offer telescope viewing, and full moon hike both of which you can play a role in or lead. We welcome ideas for Pop - up and other types of programing dependent on your interest and what experience you might bring to the park.


Other

Other duties may consist of informal interpretation on shuttle buses, hiking trails and visiting viewpoints for the purpose of chatting with visitors, answering questions, and helping them get the most out of their experience.

There may also be opportunities for cross training in some divisions like: Assisting in emergency carryout’s, Search and Rescue (SAR), Resource Management, and Maintenance.

Start Date - 2022-01-13

End Date - 2022-10-31

Activities include: Conservation Education;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Bryce, UT 84764

(37.67397,-112.1564)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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