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Interpretation and Visitor Services (October 24-March)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

General Park Info

If you join our team here at Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll have the opportunity to live in a place that some only dream of visiting. We are known for our hoodoos (irregular columns of rock), which exist here in vibrant abundance! Hoodoos can be found on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park's high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geologic wonders that defy description.


If this sounds enticing to you...read on!


Staff and visitors alike are regularly taken aback by the astounding landscape that is Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon is not a single canyon, but a series of natural amphitheaters or bowls, carved into the edge of a high plateau.


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. This visitation is concentrated to hiking adventures and viewpoints largely located along the 18-mile scenic drive, and getting a coveted spot in one of our campgrounds can get pretty tricky in the height of summer visitation. Patience, tact, and empathy are key to successful operations here in Bryce.



Visitor Services Operations


Visitor Center

Visitor Center Interpretation duties will consist of providing front line information, orientation, and interpretive services for visitors in the day-to-day operation of the Park at the Visitor Center and various locations throughout the park. Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to answering questions disseminating PSAR messaging, providing directions, recommending hiking trails, interacting with Junior Rangers, processing lost and found items, operating a 2-way radio, returning phone inquiries and voicemails, and other duties as necessary.


Interpretive Programs (Geology and Astronomy Focus)

Interpretive Volunteers in Bryce Canyon develop and present a variety of programs including 20-minute geology talks, 90-minute cultural history rim walks or snowshoe hikes depending on snow, 20-minute constellation tours, telescope viewing opportunities, youth-based junior ranger programs, informal pop-ups, evening programs (summer only), and curriculum-based education programs (fall/winter/spring only).


Other

Other duties may consist of roving on shuttle buses, hiking trails and visiting viewpoints for the purpose of chatting with visitors, answering questions, and assisting them gain the most of their visit. There may also be opportunities for cross training in some locations (working with vegetation crew, First Aid/CPR/AED training, search and rescue training and assisting in emergency carry outs, maintenance, etc.)


Start Date - 2022-10-24

End Date - 2023-04-28

Activities include: Conservation Education;General Assistance;Other;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information;Night Sky / Astronomy

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Bunk House;Cabins;RV/Trailer Pads;Other

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Highway 63Bryce, UT 84764

(37.62831,-112.16769)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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