Visitor Services and Interpretation Intern #32116
Position Type: Internship
Open until Mon, March 8, 2021 expired
Work Hours: 40
Location: Cedar City, UT
Schedule: Eight hours a day, five consecutive days/week. Most likely required to work weekends and holidays.
Dates: 05-05-2021 - 09-10-2021
Agency: National Park Service
Location: Zion National Park
This position requires front desk customer service at park Visitor Centers. Intern will provide information to visitors to ensure an enjoyable and safe trip. Intern will operate AV equipment and open and close the building. Intern will develop and provide interpretive, educational and school programs on park natural and cultural resources and produce Park communications through written and verbal means, social media and press releases. Position will assist with special projects as they arise. Position requires working both inside and outdoors and may encounter various weather conditions when outdoors.
Hiring for multiple positions
Visitor Services intern positions may include some or all of the following responsibilities. Each park may have specific duties relevant to the park that are not listed here. Greet and orient park visitors. Answer visitor questions and conduct public presentations on natural and cultural resource significance. Provide safety and regulatory information, conduct interpretive talks and guided walks while developing an in-depth knowledge of the park’s geology, history, plants, and wildlife. Interns may collect fees, and sell park related association gifts, books and merchandise in the visitor’s center, and account for funds received. Interns will ensure park information pamphlets and other materials are well stocked in the visitor’s center.
This position requires excellent customer service skills, the ability to enjoy working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds (public experience helpful). Excellent writing skills, knowledge or interest in regional geology, native tribes, ecology, history, etc. are essential for this position. The successful candidate should be excited about Public Lands and have a desire for knowledge of the natural world.