Plans, develops and conducts programs to inform the public of historical, natural and scientific features of a national, state, or local park.
This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Natural Resource Systems pathway.
A person in this career:
- Provides visitor services, such as explaining regulations, answering visitor requests, needs and complaints, and providing information about the park and surrounding areas.
- Conducts field trips to point out scientific, historic, and natural features of parks, forests, historic sites or other attractions.
- Prepares and presents illustrated lectures and interpretive talks about park features.
- Performs emergency duties to protect human life, government property, and natural features of park.
- Confers with park staff to determine subjects and schedules for park programs.
- Assists with operations of general facilities, such as visitor centers.
- Plans, organizes and directs activities of seasonal staff members.
- Performs routine maintenance on park structures.
- Prepares brochures and writes newspaper articles.
- Constructs historical, scientific, and nature visitor-center displays.