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.
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 required.
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.
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.
Substitutions: 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.