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Interpretive Career Center

Welcome to the Interpretive Career Center

The Job Board is continuously updated, so check back often!

Interpretive Career Fair

Each year at the National Conference, NAI's College and University Academics section hosts an Interpretive Career Fair. Participants can drop off resumes, post job announcements, and make appointments for interviews.

Featured Jobs

Current NAI members have access to even more job postings! If you are a member, just sign in to access the NAI Jobs link (will appear in right hand navigation on this page).

Recently Posted Positions

Nation Wide Opportunities

ANCA Jobs Board
NAAEE Jobs Board
Public Lands Alliance Jobs Board
USA Jobs
NPS Student Job Opportunities
Federal Volunteer Opportunities

Alabama

Full-Time Zoo Educator
Birmingham Zoo

Full-Time Zoological Manager - Animal Programs and Interpretation
Birmingham Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities
Alabama Department of Archives and History

Volunteer Opportunities
Tuskegee Institute (NPS)

Birmingham Zoo employment page

Alaska

Volunteer Opportunities
Tongass National Forest

Arizona

City of Phoenix employment page

Arkansas

Post-Grad Internships
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Volunteer Opportunities
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Volunteer Opportunities
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Arkansas State Parks employment page

California

Environmental Education Program Specialist
Catalina Island Conservancy

Exhibit Curator
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardents

Interpretive Student Aide I/II
East Bay Regional Park District

Naturalist Intern
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Principal Planner
East Bay Regional Park District

Summer Naturalist
Catalina Island Conservancy

Volunteer Program Lead
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Volunteer Opportunities
Catalina Island Conservancy

Volunteer Opportunities
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Volunteer Opportunities
The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo

Volunteer Opporotunities
Santa Clara County Parks

Volunteer Opportunities
Sierra State Parks Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities
Sonoma County Regional Parks

Alcatraz Cruises employment page

Catalina Island Conservancy employment page

City of Carlsbad employment page

East Bay Regional Park District employment page

Hayward Area Recreation & Park District employment page

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens employment page

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space employment page

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy employment page

Santa Clara County Parks employment page

Sierra State Parks Foundation employment page

Colorado

Environmental Education Intern
Butterfly Pavilion

Internship
Aspen Historical Society

Master Naturalists Assistant
City of Fort Collins, Natural Areas

Volunteer
South Platte Park 

Zoo Exhibit Interpretation Intern
Butterfly Pavilion

Volunteer Opportunities
Aspen Historical Society

Volunteer Opportunities
Bent's Old Fort NHS

Volunteer Opportunities
Butterfly Pavilion

Volunteer Opportunities
City of Boulder, Open Space and Mountain Parks

Volunteer Opportunities
Walking Mountains Science Center

Butterfly Pavilion employment page

South Suburban Parks and Recreation employment page

Walking Mountains Science Center employment page

Washington, DC

Internship
The National Museum of the American Indian

Florida

Volunteer Opportunities
Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission employment page

Georgia

Exhibit Interpreter III
Zoo Atlanta

Internship Opportunities
Zoo Atlanta

Living History Volunteer Opportunities
Andersonville National Historic Site

Zoo Atlanta employment page

Idaho

Seasonal Employment Opportunities
Idaho Parks & Recreation

Volunteer Opportunities
Idaho Parks & Recreation

Idaho Parks & Recreation employment page

Illinois

Volunteer Opportunities
Glen Ellyn Historical Society

Volunteer Opportunities
The Morton Arboretum

Volunteer Opportunities
Lincoln Park Zoo

Glen Ellyn Historical Society employment page

Lake County Forest Preserves employment page

Lincoln Park Zoo employment page

The Morton Arboretum employment page

Indiana

Volunteer Opportunities
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Kansas

Program Specialist (Naturalist)
City of Wichita Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Opportunities
Brown v. Board of Education NHS

Kentucky

Volunteer Opportunities
Land Between the Lakes NRA

Land Between the Lakes NRA employment page

Louisiana

Historical Interpreters
Oak Alley Plantation

Volunteer Opportunities
Vermilionville Living History & Folk Life Park

Maine

Volunteer Opportunities
Acadia National Park

Manitoba

Festival du Voyageur employment page

Maryland

Internship
The NMAI Cultural Resources Center

Massachusetts

The Arnold Arboretum employment page

Mass DCR employment page

Michigan

Interpreter (Part Time) 
Huron-Clinton Metroparks, Kensington Farm

Interpreter (Part Time)
Huron-Clinton Metroparks, Wolcott Mill

Parks Naturalist - Nature Center (Part-Time)
Oakland County Parks & Rec

Youth Education Intern
John Ball Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities
Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Volunteer Opportunities
Keweenaw National Historical Park

Chippewa Nature Center employment page

Huron-Clinton Metroparks employment page

John Ball Zoo employment page

Oakland County Parks & Rec employment page

Minnesota

Naturalist Fellowship
Dodge Nature Center

Internship Opportunities
Great Lakes Aquarium

Volunteer Opportunities
Great Lakes Aquarium

Volunteer Opportunities
Tamarack Nature Center

Dodge Nature Center employment page

Great Lakes Aquarium employment page

Minnesota DNR employment page

Misouri

Internship/Externship Opportunities
Saint Louis Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities
Missouri Botanical Garden

Volunteer Opportunities
Missouri Department of Conservation

Zoo Docents
Saint Louis Zoo

Friends of Arrow Rock employment page

Missouri Botanical Garden employment page

Missouri Department of Conservation employment page

Saint Louis Zoo employment page

Montana

Volunteer Opportunities
Museum of the Rockies

Museum of the Rockies employment page

New Mexico

Volunteer Opportunities
Valles Caldera National Preserve

New York

Internship
The National Museum of the American Indian, NY George Gustav Heye Center

Volunteer Opportunities
Beaver Lake Nature Center

Volunteer Opportunities
Federal Hall National Monument

Volunteer Opportunities
Fort Stanwix National Monument

Volunteer Opportunities
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Smithsonian employment page

North Carolina

Volunteer Opportunities
North Carolina Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities
Outer Banks Group (NPS)

North Carolina Zoo employment page

North Dakota

North Dakota Parks and Rec Dept employment page

Wondering how to get a federal job?

NAI recently hosted a webinar called Bootcamp for Federal Job Applicants and it is available for you to watch. This webinar focuses on updates in federal hiring, offers some practical advice on writing a federal resume, and will show you how to use the USAJobs website application process to your advantage.

View the Bootcamp for Federal Job Applicants webinar here.

More resources:

Ohio

Camp Inclusion Programmer (Seasonal)
Metroparks Toledo, Wildwood

Conservation Education Researcher
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cultural Programmer (Seasonal)
Metroparks Toledo, Providence

Day Camp Coordinator (Seasonal)
Metroparks Toledo, Wildwood

Education Assistant-Show Staff (Part-Time)
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Environmental Education Programmer (Seasonal)
Metroparks Toledo, Wildwood

Farmpark Interpreter (Part-Time)
Lake Metroparks, Farmpark

Horticultural Intern
Toledo Botanical Garden

Natural Resources Conservation Assistant (Seasonal)
Metroparks Toledo

Naturalist (Season)
Cleveland Metroparks

Naturalist (Seasonal)
Cleveland Metroparks, Brecksville NC

Nature Preschool Teacher
Cleveland Metroparks, Rocky River NC

Summer Farm Program Intern
Wood County Park District

Wildlife Education Specialist (Part-Time)
Lake Metroparks, Penitentiary Glen Reservation 

Volunteer Opportunities
Five Rivers Metroparks

Volunteer Opportunities
Geauga Park District

Volunteer Opportunities
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Volunteer Opportunities
Metro Parks

Volunteer Opportunities
Metroparks Toledo

Volunteer Opportunities
Preservation Parks of Delaware County

Volunteer Opportunities
Wood County Park District

Cleveland Metroparks employment page

Five Rivers Metroparks employment page

Geauga Park District employment page

Great Parks of Hamilton County employment page

Lake Metroparks employment page

Metro Parks employment page

Metroparks Toledo employment page

Preservation Parks of Delaware County employment page

Wood County Park District employment page

Oklahoma

Volunteer Opportunities
Oklahoma State Parks

Docent Opportunities
Tulsa Zoo

Tulsa Zoo employment page

Ontario

Volunteer Opportunities
Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens employment page

Oregon

Environmental Education Summer Opportunities
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Volunteer Opportunities
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District employment page

Pennsylvania

Volunteer Opportunities
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Elmwood Park Zoo employment page

South Carolina

Volunteer Opportunities
Culture & Heritage Museums

South Dakota

Seasonal Positions
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

Volunteer Opportunities
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks employment page

Tennessee

Education Volunteer Coordinator
Tennessee Aquarium

Volunteer Opportunities
Andrew Johnson NHS

Big South Fork National River & Rec Area employment page

Tennessee Aquarium employment page

Texas

Curator, Children's Zoo
Houston Zoo

Historic Sites Visitor Relations Representative
Texas Historical Commission

Overnight Programs Guide
Houston Zoo

Internship Opportunities 
Texas Historical Commission

Volunteer Opportunities
Armand Bayou Nature Center

Volunteer Opportunities
Big Thicket National Preserve

Volunteer Opportunities
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Volunteer Opportunities
Houston Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities
San Antonio Missions NHP

Armand Bayou Nature Center employment page

Houston Zoo employment page

Texas Historical Commission employment page

Utah

Internship Opportunities
Utah's Hogle Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities
Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Volunteer Zoo Guides
Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah's Hogle Zoo employment page

Virginia

Actors/Storytellers (Evening Interpreter C, Part-Time)
Colonial Williamsburg

Apprentice Blacksmith
Colonial Williamsburg

Apprentice Masonry Trades
Colonial Williamsburg

Apprentice Weaver
Colonial Williamsburg

Assistant Park Manager
Virginia State Parks, Fairy Stone SP

Character Interpreter - Tavern Supervisor
Colonial Williamsburg

Creative Lead (Evening Interpreter D, Part-Time)
Colonial Williamsburg

Evening Interpreter B (Part-Time)
Colonial Williamsburg

Family and Youth Activities Interpreter (Temporary)
Colonial Williamsburg

George Washington Interpreter
Colonial Williamsburg

Ghost Tour Program Manager (Evening Interpreter D, Part-Time)
Colonial Williamsburg

Historic Area Program Support Coordinator
Colonial Williamsburg

Historic Trades (Blacksmith) Intern
Colonial Williamsburg

Historic Trades (Farming) Intern
Colonial Williamsburg

Historic Trades (Gunsmith) Intern
Colonial Williamsburg

Historic Trades (Tailor) Intern
Colonial Williamsburg

Interpretive Ranger/Environmental Educator
Virginia State Parks, Westmoreland SP

Orientation Interpreter
Colonial Williamsburg

Park Interpreter (Seasonal)
Virginia State Parks, Douthat SP

Park Interpreter (Seasonal)
Virginia State Parks, Grayson Highlands SP

Park Interpreter (Seasonal)
Virginia State Parks, Staunton River SP

Parks Interpreter
Virginia State Parks, York River SP

PM Dinner Theater (Evening Interpreter)
Colonial Williamsburg

Supervisor/Journeyman Cabinet Maker
Colonial Williamsburg

Theatrical Performer/Interpreter
Colonial Williamsburg

Trial of a Patriot (Evening Interpreter C, Part-Time)
Colonial Williamsburg

Volunteer Opportunities
Arlington County 

Volunteer Opportunities 
Colonial Williamsburg

Volunteer Opportunities
Fairfax County Park Authority

Volunteer Opportunities
Frontier Culture Museum

Volunteer Opportunities
Prince William County Historic Preservation

Volunteer Opportunities
Virginia State Parks

Arlington County employment page

Colonial Williamsburg employment page

Fairfax County Park Authority employment page

Frontier Culture Museum employment page

Prince William County employment page

Virginia State Parks employment page

Washington

Volunteer Opportunities
Mount Rainier National Park

YMCA of the Inland Northwest employment pages

Wyoming

Student Docent Program
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Internship Opportunities
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Volunteer Opportunities
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West employment page

Yellowstone Forever employment page