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Posted 2014-02-07
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National Park Service - Governors Island National Monument
10 South Street
New York, New York

Job Type:
Job,Internship (Full-Time)

Job Description


Have a unique and fulfilling experience as a Park Guide or Park Ranger with the National Park Service at Governors Island National Monument, located on historic Governors Island in the middle of New York Harbor, just a five minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan. This posting is for a summer seasonal position. Candidates should be able to work from around May 12 until at least late August.

You will have opportunities to hone your skills in the areas of public speaking, research, children's programming, event planning and living history/historic weapons demonstrations.

The most successful applicants have a variety of skills and interests, are highly motivated and enthusiastic, are flexible and must be able to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment.


Conduct guided walking tours and other programs about the history of Governors Island and New York Harbor to a diverse visitor population.

Greet visitors and provide them with information about the park facilities and resources at the national monument and visitor services in Lower Manhattan.

Provide assistance with one-time or annual celebrations related to the programs and themes of the park as well as the operations of special events.

Staff a visitor information desk and sales outlets at park bookstores, operate a cash register and conduct retail transactions.

For more information about Governors Island National Monument, please visit .


Applicants should have a strong interest in working with the public.

This is the perfect job for someone who is interested in a career in education or public speaking.

Must be able to begin work on or about May 12, 2014 and work a 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM schedule, primarily WednesdaySunday with occasional Monday/Tuesday shifts.

Training in interpretation, education and site logistics will be provided by park staff.

Housing is not available.

Overtime for special events and some evening work may be required.

All staff is required to wear a National Park Service uniform. A uniform allowance is provided.

A public transportation benefit may be available.


All applicants must apply via USAJOBS, the Federal Government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. The application is available here:

Candidates using education to qualify must submit an unofficial transcript via Instructions are available at the job announcement page (


$15.27/hour. Work will be 40 hours per week with overtime opportunities. A 25% premium is offered for work scheduled on Sundays.

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Job,Internship


Collin Bell

Company Description

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year.

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