Interpretive assistant

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Volunteer(s) will be working in our newly remodeled visitor center and exhibit area, greeting the public, answering questions, giving information, working with Junior Rangers and conducting a range of interpretive programs. Volunteers will also operate audio/visual equipment, answer phones, support the cooperative association’s retail operation, and assist with special events, historic weapon demonstrations, costumed living history and outreach. Shifts are generally 9 hours long and each volunteer will be working 36 hours a week, which might include weekends and holidays. Typical hours for this position are from 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM inclusive of a 30-minute lunch and two 15-minute beaks. The only available housing is an RV pad, which is located less than 1-mile from the Visitor Center. No public WiFi is available. There is limited cell or television signals in the area. The nearest general services are 35 miles away. Wellness and exercise equipment along with a park library are available on-site for use. Please include in your application whether or not you have a current federal background check and an active PIV card. This opportunity is ideal for those who enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history and nature. Volunteers should be able to stand/walk/hike for moderate periods of time and be willing to give outdoor interpretive programs of limited duration.

Start Date - 2024-05-04

End Date - 2024-09-28

Activities include: Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

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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.


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