Position: Seasonal Park Interpreter
Location: D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen
Start Date: 6/6/2021
End Date: 9/6/2021
About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:
The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the
largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and
protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational
opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency,
and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR
system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply
protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming
pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified
applicants for the position of Park Interpreter.
Performs various interpretive, educational and administrative
tasks in the operation of Visitor Services and Interpretation.
Staffs an information desk/kiosk, providing visitor information
and orientation, researching, developing and presenting a variety
of interpretive programs that reflect the natural, cultural and
historical themes of the park.
Coordinates special events and programs independently or in
partnership with other public or private organizations is
Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years old, possess a
basic knowledge of natural and/or cultural history, have experience
working with the public, hold solid communications skills, have the
ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to
work in a team setting.
Valid Driver's license and reliable transportation required.
Required to wear an official uniform.
Uniforms components are provided.
Housing is not provided by DCR.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first
consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within
the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or
equivalent part-time experience in interpreting, recreation
programming or environmental education in a public or private
agency, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required
experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in recreation or
park management, park interpretation, recreation programming or
environmental education may be substituted for the required
- Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of
the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
Special Requirements: None.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.