Park Guide Intern

Expected Dates
May 4, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Site
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
Position ID
PO-00473346
This position will be responsible for staffing the Alaska Public Lands Information Center located in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The incumbent will greet visitors, answer questions, provide information and materials, update displays and bulletin boards, answer written information requests, sell merchandise from the cooperating association, perform roving interpretation, present formal and informal interpretive and education programs, and assist with developing interpretive media/products. The incumbent will assist with developing site specific interpretive bulletins for visitor information and design of computer generated media. The incumbent may also provide walking tours through the exhibit hall. 


*Please note this position is not eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award. 
  • Fairbanks, AK, is the second largest town in Alaska, with approximately 90,000 people living in the area. Grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities are available. A bus system provides transportation in town, and rentals are available ranging from $400-$850/month for dry cabins, efficiencies and 1-bedroom apartments.
  • Interpretive training is available.
  • Fairbanks is the gateway community to Interior Alaska. Numerous public land units are accessible from Fairbanks that contain a variety of recreational activities.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
Camping
some experience
Money Handling
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision