Summer 19- Seasonal Park Interpreter - Massasoit State Park

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Taunton, MA3.9

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
Number of Positions: 1
Position: Seasonal Park Interpreter
Location: Massasoit State Park, Taunton, MA
Start date: 5/12/2019
End Date: 10/19/2019

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:
Massasoit State Park, 1361 Middleboro Avenue, East Taunton

Schedule includes weekends, holidays, and some evenings

Position requires:
Providing interpretation at Massasoit State Park. Responsible for the development and implementation of walking tours and interpretive programs, both indoors and outside, with various topics and themes.
An in-depth knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the area in order to develop, advertise, and lead multiple interpretive hikes and program each week with various topics and themes (Cranberry Bogs, Colonial Iron Industry, Local flora and fauna, Natural Resources, etc.).
Ability to do research on local history, cultural resources, and natural resources.
Ability to work in an Interpretive Center as well as outside for long periods of time in variable weather conditions, talk to large and small groups of diverse people, conduct roving interpretation, lead park tours and programs and walks up to 6 miles in length on trails.
Ability to work with people of all ages including children (weekly Jr. Ranger program and pre-school Kidleidoscope program), family groups, adult audiences, and campers.
Assisting with special events/initiatives such as Fishing Clinics/Derbies, Friends Group Events, etc.
Researching, developing, and recording comprehensive Interpretive Program Outlines and Program Narrative Forms within the deadline set by your Regional Interpretive Coordinator.
Seek DCR approval and maintain an on-going effort to actively market and promote the Park’s interpretive programs. Provide information to various media outlets, DCR on-line calendar and develop and distribute program flyers and brochures within the park and community.
Staffing, organizing, cleaning, etc. of the Interpretive Center, displays, and kiosks.
Working with the park operations staff, Friends of Massasoit State Park, additional stakeholders and agencies.
Assisting with park operations needs (clean bathrooms, answer phones, litter pick up, etc.).


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 experience.*
  • 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.

Official Title: Park Interpreter
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Taunton-160 Middleboro Avenue
Job: Community and Social Services
Agency: Department of Conservation & Recreation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Multiple
Job Posting: Mar 7, 2019, 11:56:47 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 1,262.43 Biweekly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: John Viola - 617-626-1161
Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/Institutional
Confidential: No