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Be a DCR Park Interpreter in Plymouth This Summer

by Savannah Dix on May 8, 2013

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

Interviews for the park interpreted position will be conducted after the application period closes on May, 21st. Successful candidates may be required to start immediately.


  • Performs various interpretive, educational and administrative tasks in the operation of Visitor Services and Interpretation.
  • Staffs an information desk/kiosk, providing visitor information and orientation, researching, developing and presenting a variety of interpretive programs that reflect the natural, cultural and historical themes of the park.
  • Coordinates special events and programs independently or in partnership with other public or private organizations as required.

Applicants must be at least eighteen years old, possess a basic knowledge of natural and/or cultural history, have experience working with the public, hold solid communications skills, have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to work in a team setting.

Valid Drivers license and reliable transportation required.

Required to wear an official uniform.

Uniforms components are provided.

Housing is not provided by DCR.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in interpreting, recreation programming or environmental education in a public or private agency, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

I. An Associate’s or higher degree with a major in recreation or park management, park interpretation, recreation programming or environmental education may be substituted for the required experience.
Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

This paid position begins June 2, 2013 and runs thru September 2, 2013.

Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter and a DCR application for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to:

Pam McGarty, Business Management Specialist
Department of Conservation and Recreation
PO Box 66
South Carver, MA 02366

Resumes will not be considered without an application.

Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at

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