Visitor Services Intern

Opportunity:
GYF seeks a two Visitor Service interns at the Natchez National Historic Park in Natchez, Mississippi. The 8-month internship (1,340 hours) will extend from December 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.

Position Tasks:
The intern will provide assistance to the Interpretation Division at Natchez National Historical Park. They will be responsible for visitor services and presenting interpretive programs at the Melrose, The William Johnson House, Fort Rosalie, and Forks of the Road. These services will take the form of guided tours, staffing the visitor center, living history, community outreach, safety related tasks, fee collection and sales from the park book store, logistical support for park events, and special projects as assigned by management.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Candidates must also be from socially and economically diverse backgrounds, and must have at least one year of college credits with academic majors related to Business Management, Education, Communication, History, Hospitality, or Environmental Sciences.

Candidates should enjoy working with the public and have a knowledge of or willingness to learn about the park’s natural and cultural resources. Must have a strong work ethic, be able to communicate effectively and maintain a courteous and professional disposition. Candidates must be prepared to work in hot and humid conditions, and be involved in tasks such as leading daily walking tours, living history/costumed interpretation, conducting outdoor programs, night sky programs, and assisting park staff in support of large outdoor events. Applicants must be from diverse backgrounds, and live local to the site.

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a federal background check.

Position Compensation
The intern will be compensated at a rate of $10 per hour working 32-40 hour work weeks over a twelve-month period.

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, www.gyfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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