Rock Creek Park is in the midst of celebrating the 125th anniversary that will culminate in September on the park’s actual anniversary September 27, 2015. WE will then transition into planning for the celebration of the NPS Centennial. The Steward will serve as key staff person for both celebrations providing direct support to the park’s 125th, Centennial and Partnership Coordinators. The Steward will serve a critical function in handling the planning and programming internally as well as serving as a liaison to park partners. A key component of the 125th celebration in September will include the launch of the Park Stewards program to respond to the great interest from individuals and organizations who are interested in ensuring the park thrives for the next 125 years and beyond.
The primary objective of the Play Learn Serve Work Initiative Community Coordinator is to advance the play, learn, serve and work goals of the Department of Interior’s youth initiative thereby increasing connections to nature and engagement on public lands.
This position would work with the Community Coordinator and Vice President to develop programs, partnerships and community activities and programs to encourage increasing the number of volunteers that will serve in the outdoors and our park systems. This position would help develop and refine the summer day camp programs offered to all youth, with a special focus on Urban Core youth in the great outdoors and begin to chip away at the defined disconnect of youth and the outdoors.
The Gulf Islands National Seashore is recruiting 3 “Environmental Steward Interns” as part of their Youth Ambassador Civic Leadership program. Environmental Steward Interns will work with park staff to manage various citizen science/ stewardship programs for local high school students to engage in park research/monitoring. The interns will also lead public programs focused on discovery of recreational activities such as kayaking 101, camping 101, living history programs, and wilderness overnight camp-outs. The Interns, as a group will use their experience working front line interpretive operations and programming to lead at least one citizen science project, stewardship program, and one discover recreational program.
The position will work for the National Park Service (NPS) within the Geologic Resources Division (GRD), a national-level group, that works with all NPS units on resources and issues related to geologic heritage, active processes and hazards, and energy and minerals. Within GRD, the Cave and Karst Program seeks to understand the cave and karst resources found within park units and provide technical expertise, knowledge, and recommendations for the long-term protection and enjoyment of these resources.
These are individual placements that range anywhere from 10 weeks to 1 year, and are based all over the country. If you are interested in joining the applicant pool and being considered for one of these positions, please click on the position title above and you will be directed to the online application system and more in depth job description.