WHY BE AN INTERPRETIVE RANGER WITH THE SCA, NH CONSERVATION CORPS?
Are you interested in environmental education, park interpretation, outdoor recreation, conservation, science, and/or cultural history? You will get to experience each of these career pathways all while living in and serving New Hampshire State Parks! This position will provide you with real-world experience where you will gain skills in program development, management, marketing, networking, and evaluation. The skills learned and professional development opportunities offered throughout this position are invaluable! This experience is what YOU make it, and the NH Corps is here to guide you as you take the next step in reaching your career goals.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US:
The SCA NH Corps is a collaboration between the SCA, the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and AmeriCorps, with generous contributions from Eversource Energy. Since 1994 the SCA NH Corps has provided over one million hours of service to the great little state of New Hampshire while training young adults to do valuable conservation work. Each year 27 young adult volunteers (18 Field Crew and 9 Interpretive Rangers) contribute thousands of service hours, providing environmental education programs to the state’s residents and visitors and completing conservation service projects to improve and protect the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources from the Atlantic Coast to the White Mountains and beyond.
Expected Dates: April 1, 2024 – October 31, 2024
75 South Main Street
Unit 7, PMB 116
Concord, NH 03301
NH Corps Interpretive Rangers serve as part of the Discover the Power of Parks (DPP) program team. The purpose of this unique program is to engage visitors with the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of New Hampshire. In this position you will connect residents and visitors through fun and engaging programs throughout your service term.
April – Mid-June – Training and Spring Outreach Season:
During this time, you will be living at Bear Brook State Park with the other Interpretive Rangers and Field Crew Members. Throughout training you will learn from experienced NHCC staff, and other professionals in the field. In addition to the trainings listed below in the “position benefits” summary, you would also receive training in:
SCA, AmeriCorps, and NH State Park policies and protocols
Leadership development and teamwork
Hands-on experience in education, including program development, lesson and curriculum planning, and a variety of evaluation methods
Educational pedagogies and various learning/teaching styles (such as place-based education, hands on and experiential learning, multiple intelligences, and teaching to multi-age audiences)
New England natural and cultural history and local ecology
Outdoor recreation skills including camping, hike safe, and Leave No Trace
Requirements in Order to Serve:
High school diploma or GED
At least 21 years old
A valid driver’s license for at least 3 years
Have a reliable personal vehicle for the duration of the program
Ability to pass required state and federal background checks, as well as motor vehicle record check
A personal computer for the duration of the program
Commit to completing the entire 7-month service term from April 1 – October 31
About Student Conservation Association
Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.