Cane River Creole National Historical Park is hiring!

NPS Job Opening

Deadline to apply is July 5. All applications must be received online via the link below.

These positions are located in Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

Anticipated Entry on Duty: 10/01/18

A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectees will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks based on project requirements or weather conditions.
Selectees are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. Selectee must complete a Career Seasonal agreement.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide guide services to visitors. This includes conducting programs, interpreting the diverse cultural history and historic features, guiding tours, answering questions, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors.
Develops interpretive programs; conducts independent research of topics; selects and organizes material to fit the purposes of a program and the type of group for which it is intended. Presents a variety of formal and informal interpretive programs including orientation talks, environmental education programs, conducted walks, demonstrations, and guided tours. Initiates or assists with creation or revision of interpretive materials, such as guidebooks, handouts, and exhibits.

Answers a wide variety of visitor questions that arise from diverse origins, including visitor observation, interest or the nature of the programs. The answers to these questions require explanation and description of the background of the events and the introduction and discussion of an extensive body of facts, events, personalities, and circumstances.

Guides groups of all sizes, insuring the group stays together, and maintaining a pace comfortable for the group while conforming to prescribed schedule. Guide must conduct visitors through the site, telling the story of the events which took place there, how these events relate to the particular historic situation. When needed the guide must take measures to maintain order, prevent crowding or damage to historic sites, and take appropriate action.

Provides a wide range of services to visitors. Guide is responsible for providing current, accurate information concerning the NPS and other surrounding area of interest, explaining the area’s recreational opportunities, including NPS interpretive services. Additionally, provide public orientation and explanations of current park events, and informs visitors of potential safety hazards.