Park Interpreter, Historic Washington State Park, Washington, AR

  • 01 Jul 2022 1:03 PM
    Message # 12835499

    Park Interpreter II

    Position #:     22092604

    Salary:           $37,000        

    Grade:           GS06

    Requisition:    17305

    Location:        Historic Washington State Park, Washington, AR

    Closing date:  07/08/2022

    This position oversees planning, coordination, direction and presentation of interpretive educational programs, interpretive media, exhibits and special events for park visitors, schools, civic groups, and private organizations in a major historical living history village setting. Must have working knowledge of implementing programs in the areas of architectural and cultural history as it relates to the nineteenth century history of Arkansas in general and a town such as historic Washington, Arkansas, in particular. This position directly supervises 5-7-part time interpretive guides and coordinates the large volunteer program at park. This position should be familiar with interpretive planning techniques and the operations toward achieving the goals of an interpretive plan such as the one at Historic Washington.  This position works with the park promotions coordinator and interpretive staff in planning and executing special group tours and educational programs. This position oversees the proper continued training of tour staff and volunteers within the interpretive department.

    This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.  Housing and utilities are provided.

    Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in natural science, communications, parks and recreation management, or a related field; plus, one year of experience in interpretation, program development, or a related field. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the qualifications review committee.

    Preferred Qualifications:The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in folklore history, art, general business or a related field; plus two years of experience in interpretative delivery, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Preferred Certificates, Licenses, Registrations : Must be certified through the National Association of Interpretation as a Heritage Interpreter, Interpretive Manager, Interpretive Planner, or Interpretive Trainer.

    We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.                 

    Applications accepted online ONLY:

    Last modified: 18 Jul 2022 4:32 PM | Anonymous