Ways to Get Involved

Employment Opportunities

Visitor Services Park Ranger

Apply through USAJobs

This is a full-time, permanent position for a a Park Ranger (Visitor Services), GS-0025-11/12 working within U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 at Parker River NWR in Newburyport.  Massachusetts.

Become part of a dynamic team to lead the visitor services program at a fast-paced refuge! In addition to Parker River, the complex includes Thacher Island, also in MA, along with Great Bay and Wapack NWRs in southern NH. With over 400,000 annual visitors, the refuges offer myriad opportunities for outdoor recreation, including some of the best birdwatching on the East Coast, kayaking, hiking, cultural and natural history interpretation, hunting, and fishing. We are seeking an energetic team member with long-term vision and capacity to strengthen and build partnerships. In addition to supervising two permanent staff members, the visitor services manager serves as the primary liaison with the refuge’s Friends organization, composes press releases and digital media content, writes planning documents, engages surrounding communities as part of urban outreach efforts, and develops public programs.

Recreation Assistant

Apply through Northwoods Stewardship Center

This is a 6-month position from May 1 - October 31 2022. The recreation assistants (interns) will divide their time between field projects (light maintenance, public safety projects, invasive vegetation control, and public facility inspections) and participating in visitor-related activities such as fee collection, special events, and interpretation. They will hone their public speaking and interpretation skill and learn about refuge management and conservation.

Interns duties will include working in the refuge entrance station, where they will collect entrance fees, sell and issue a range of passes, provide refuge visitors with information on a broad range of topics and answer their questions. They will also perform light maintenance projects that will include such things as replacing signs, picking up litter in public use areas, replacing/fixing split rail fencing, clearing/trimming vegetation along trails and boardwalks, and painting boardwalk steps.