Tennessee State Parks Seeks Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Posted on January 31, 2024
Tennessee State Parks Seeks Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Position Title:

Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Position Summary

Tennessee State Parks are among the most exceptional state park systems in the United States. We have amazing opportunities each summer for college students seeking degrees or those holding degrees in parks and recreation, natural and cultural resource management, general life sciences, forestry, wildlife, history, environmental science, and other related degrees to work in state parks handling a variety of responsibilities to support the needs of the park and their guests. If you want to have a fun summer, develop great customer service skills, work directly with Park Rangers, and enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities, this may be the perfect summer job for you! Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications (MQs) for this position.  For MQs and how to apply please visit http://www.tn.gov/careers between February 1-21.

We are seeking candidates who enjoy the outdoors, working with diverse age groups including children, and are comfortable in general with being outdoors, regardless of the weather. Some experience with camping, canoeing, hiking, and climbing is preferable. Housing for the summer is provided at some assigned parks.

  • Provide interpretive programs for park visitors including guided tours, hikes, children’s games and crafts, canoe floats, demonstrations, campfires and other outdoor activities.
  • Work with Park Rangers to assist with resource management and maintenance activities.
  • Handle some general administrative duties to support the needs of the park including writing reports and maintaining assigned park records.
  • Work directly with visitors to share the history and story of the park.
  • Become knowledgeable about park resources and be able to answer visitor questions.
additional requirements:
  • Applicant must be a sophomore or higher by credit hours and be able to provide a copy of his/her current college transcript if selected for an interview.
  • A valid Driver’s License is required by all applicants.
  • Candidates who are selected must pass a criminal background check and may be required to obtain a valid Tennessee Boater’s License.
Apply here: https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/jobs/12040490-seasonal-interpreter-slash-recreator-43193.