Interpretation Info Desk Intern NPS - Bryce Canyon #32110
Position Type: Internship
Open until Thu, April 1, 2021
Work Hours: 40
Location: Cedar City, UT
Schedule: TBD. Work will include nights and weekends.
Dates: 05-17-2021 - 08-27-2021
Agency: National Park Service
Location: Bryce Canyon National Park
This position will have two distinct sets of duties including both Interpretation duties and front line responsibilities at the Visitor Center Information Desk. This position may have additional cross training opportunities in the campground.
Interpretation duties will consist of the intern providing front line information, orientation, and interpretive services for visitors in the day-to-day operation of the Park at the Visitor Center and various locations throughout the park. The intern will work with park interpreters developing and presenting a variety of programs (including junior ranger programs for youth groups), and/or natural history-orientation talks at viewpoints, busy shuttle bus stations or other locations within the park/monument. Interns may also develop and present formal and informal interpretive talks, hikes of moderate difficulty, or assist with special events during the summer season.
Visitor Center Information Desk duties will be answering questions, providing directions, recommending hiking trails, interacting with Junior Rangers, processing lost and found items, operating a 2-way radio, telephone and other duties as necessary. Other duties may consist of roving on shuttle buses, hiking trails and visiting viewpoints for the purpose of chatting with visitors, answering questions, and assisting them gain the most of their visit. There may also be opportunities for cross training in some locations (working with vegetation crew, First Aid/CPR/AED training, search and rescue training and assisting in emergency carry outs, maintenance, etc.)
This position requires a highly motivated, hard-working, personable individual interested in pursuing a career with the National Park Service. Elementary Education or Environmental Interpretation major preferred, but is not required to apply. To clarify, interpretation is explaining the park to the public visitors. It does not require proficiency in a foreign language. Successful candidates must pass a background investigation