Visitor Services Interpretive Ranger

Expected Dates
January 9, 2018 to October 25, 2018
Site
SCA NH Corps
Position ID
PO-00723931

From January through April, the Visitor Services Interpretive Ranger member will teach environmental education to fourth and fifth grade students in Manchester, Allenstown, or Hooksett School Districts.  Collaborating in teaching teams of 2-3 to develop a 10-week curriculum and service learning project, members incorporate NH State Science Standards while fostering connections between the students and their natural world.  The teaching teams also lead after school activities in Manchester 21st Century After School programs.  In May, the Visitor Services Interpretive Ranger corps member will  transition into the Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger Program.  Members start the interpretive season with 3 weeks of school field trips in Bear Brook State Park, guiding over 1000 students in an investigation of park habitats.  After additional training in June, the members continue their service at Franconia Notch State Park. Responsibilities will include: providing general visitor services by interacting with visitors at the park’s hiker cabin, and in the field. Other primary duties include planning and implementing interpretive and environmental education programs that reach a wide range of audiences; directing volunteers in the areas of visitors services, environmental education and outreach activities, and Visitor Center operations; and working with area schools.After additional training in June, the members continue their service at Franconia Notch State Park

Interpretive Ranger members dedicate 10 months of their lives to 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/nh.

  • 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 20 years, Bear Brook gives corps members a variety of recreational opportunities as well as beautiful scenery to call home while participating in their 10-month service commitment.

    During education season, the Visitor Services Interpretive Ranger primarily serves in Manchester, the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire. Once in interpretive season, the position will be placed at Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountain Region of New Hampshire.

  • Environmental Education training
    Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
    Certified Interpreter Guide (CIG) certification
    Leave No Trace training
    Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork Skills training
  • Members will learn leadership and teamwork skills while collaborating in their teaching teams during education season as well as developing programs with NH Parks partners during interpretive season.

Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
degree minor or extensive experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Working with Children
competent with supervision