Current job postings

As a service to GWS members and other users of this website, the Society now accepts job postings for positions related to parks, protected areas, and cultural sites.  Postings can be for paid positions or internships, and can be for jobs located anywhere in the world, in either the public, private, or civil society sectors.  To post a job, fill out this form.  All postings will be reviewed by GWS for appropriateness before being posted on this webpage.


 

Title of job being offered: Visitor Services Representative
Organization offering job: Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Brief job description (250 words max):
The Visitor Services Representative (VSR) will be one of the primary points of contact for the visiting public at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) Boiling Springs visitor center, especially on weekends and holidays. The VSR will essentially be the 'face’ of the ATC, interacting with most of ATC's more than 10,000 visitors, who include current and potential ATC members, hikers, volunteers, and others who play a significant role in management  and protection of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

This position's primary responsibilities are to ensure that all visitors are greeted and assisted in a friendly and courteous manner and provided with accurate and helpful information that allows them to enjoy the AT. safely and responsibly. The purpose of this position is also to generate support for the ATC and its mission by positive and helpful interactions with visitors, by generating revenue through membership and merchandise sales, and by ensuring that the appearance and atmosphere of the visitor center reflects well on the ATC.

Please note: This is a seasonal position from April/May through September/October.  Our visitor center is open 7 days a week during our peak season and this position directly supports the weekend staffing. The VSR is required to work weekends, as well as holidays and three other days during the regular work week with occasional evening requirements.
Salary/compensation: $10-12/hour, seasonal
Deadline to apply: 04/21/2017
For further information, or to apply, go to the following website or contact the following person: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/about-us/careers/position-descripti...

 

 

Title of job being offered: Research Analyst: National Parks & Public Lands
Organization offering job: Resource Systems Group (RSG)
Brief job description (250 words max):
AS A RESEARCH ANALYST FOR NATIONAL PARKS & PUBLIC LANDS
You are part of a team conducting visitor survey research and other related quantitative and qualitative market research studies in national parks and similar federal public lands. This work helps the National Park Service and other agencies measure and manage visitor use in national parks and public lands. You are involved in all phases of the research process including: designing and implementing research approaches and survey questionnaires; managing and fielding data collection efforts; conducting analysis using Excel, SPSS, R, SQL and occasionally specialized statistical software; and writing reports based on the analysis findings. You have a strong aptitude for quantitative research and data analysis, and are passionate about applying these skills to help manage and protect national parks and public lands.

Salary/compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: 04/07/2017
For further information, or to apply, go to the following website or contact the following person: http://rsginc.com/join-us

 

Title of job being offered: New England Natural Resource Technician
Organization offering job: Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Brief job description (250 words max):
Under the general supervision of the Northern Resource Management Coordinator based in Boiling Springs, PA and working closely with New England regional staff and the local A.T. Maintaining Clubs, the New England Natural Resource Technician (NENRT) is responsible for invasive exotic plant monitoring and management throughout the region, assisting local clubs with the rare plant monitoring program, implementing the citizen-science based A.T. Seasons phenology monitoring program, and assisting with other conservation initiatives as needed. The NENRT will be required to maintain detailed work records, GIS based monitoring and management data, and field equipment. The NENRT will work cooperatively with Trail maintaining clubs, agency partners, local schools and universities, and other collaborators within the New England region to implement resource management projects.

Fieldwork will occur along Appalachian Trail lands throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, and may occasionally occur in parts of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Salary/compensation: $12/hour
Deadline to apply: 04/07/2017
For further information, or to apply, go to the following website or contact the following person: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/about-us/careers/position-descripti...