CRNHA Employment Opportunity: Cane River Heritage Ranger I

TITLE: Cane River Heritage Ranger I

ORGANIZATION:

Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including French, Spanish, African, American Indian and Creole. Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides support and oversight of the federally-approved Management Plan for the heritage area.

POSITION: The Heritage Ranger will provide interpretation of Cane River National Heritage Area history and culture and provide outreach to community partners and visitors through a wide range of projects and special events, as well as regular assistance at Cane River Creole National Historical Park or other host sites, as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Heritage Ranger II

SALARY RANGE: $10.00 – $12.00 hour, commensurate with experience [part-time]; negotiable [full-time]

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Interprets the history and culture of Cane River National Heritage Area through the tasks below:
a. Works with host sites to support interpretation through tours, public outreach, and defined support activities.
b. Develops exhibits, including research and compilation of information.
c. Develops brochures or rackcards for special events.
d. Presents exhibits at special events.
e. Provides visitor information at special events and at Cane River Creole National Historical Park or other host sites, as needed.
2. Provides outreach and information for the public and to CRNHApartners through the tasks below:
a. Assists CRNHA staff and partners in planning and implementing special events.
b. Provides Cane River National Heritage Area materials to partners and interested citizens.
c. Arranges and coordinates meetings with key players and various publics.
d. Performs interpretation or outreach field tasks as necessary.

3. Attends appropriate meetings, seminars, and workshops as directed by the Executive Director. Attends programs and events sponsored by CRNHA and/or other organizations or entities as needed.

4. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• B.A. in one of the following fields is preferred: anthropology, history, theater, economic development, community development, heritage resource management or planning.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, creativity and resultsoriented, goal-driven performance.

For more information, please visit our website: CaneRiverNHA.org. Please send resume and cover letter to Rebecca Blankenbakervia email: RBlankenbaker@CaneRiverNHA.org