Interpretive Ranger

Expected Dates
May 6, 2019 to October 24, 2019
Site
SCA NH Corps
Position ID
PO-00728238
SCA NH AmeriCorps members are a diverse group of young adults who arrive in New Hampshire from all over the country, ready to serve, learn, and have fun!

Interpretive Rangers start the interpretive season with 3 weeks of school field trips at Bear Brook State Park, guiding over 1000 students in an investigation of park habitats.  After additional training in June, the members continue their service in New Hampshire State Parks, connecting with over 20,000 residents and visitors throughout the state.  The Interpretive Rangers provide public programs exploring the natural and cultural history of the area, as well as relaying hiker safety and Leave No Trace information to park visitors.

Interpretive Ranger members serve in communities throughout New Hampshire while contributing as active community members in a residential program called the SCA NH corps.  For more general information about the SCA NH corps and other positions available within this program, please visit www.thesca.org/NHcorps.
  • Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, with over 10,000 acres of land. The home of New Hampshire Corps for nearly 25 years, Bear Brook gives corps members a variety of recreational opportunities as well as beautiful scenery to call home while participating in their 6-month service commitment.

    During the field season Interpretive Rangers get to see the full beauty of the Granite State in a variety of state park locations as they are individually placed throughout the state

  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification
    Environmental Education training
    Certified Interpreter Guide (CIG) certification
    Leave No Trace training
  • Members will learn leadership and teamwork skills  as well as developing programs with NH Parks partners during interpretive season.
     

Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Camping
some experience
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Working with Children
competent with supervision