Park Guide Intern (PO-00734551)

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Join a team of dedicated rangers at Canyonlands National Park's Island in the Sky district working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy this stunning red rock desert. Responsibilities include:

  • Staff the visitor center desk to provide orientation, answer questions, collect fees, and help visitors plan backcountry trips, 65%;  
  • Rove scenic overlooks and park trails, 10%;
  • Research and present informal or formal talks or programs, 10%;  
  • Attend training 10%; and
  • Assist park staff with various projects, 5%.

Successful applicants will have:

  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects while being an engaged, collaborative member of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and consistently be courteous and polite to visitors.
  • Skill at oral communication and tactful discussion of controversial subject matter.
  • A valid state-issued driver's license and be at least eighteen years of age.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • Housing
  • Reimbursement of uniform pants (up to $50)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

*Please note this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education award

Position ID: PO-00734551

Expected Dates: September 3, 2023 - January 27, 2024

2282 Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532

Training Provided: Natural and cultural history; interpretive skills; backcountry roving; trail monitoring; fee collection; issuing permits.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Opportunity for 3-day White Rim backcountry orientation trip. There are many natural areas, national parks and state parks close-by and within a few hours drive.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

There is no public transportation available to basic services. A car is required for trips to Moab and the many national & state parks in the area.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Housing is a shared park apartment or house with private bedroom. Household might be coed. Pets are not allowed. Basic kitchen dishware/cookware and utensils are provided. You should bring your own bedding, towels, toiletries and other needed personal items. Washer/dryer and workout facilities are available. Housing is located in the park, which is a 45-minute drive from Moab, UT.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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