First State Heritage Park Multiple Positions

Recruitment #072320-MXGC06-400305



First State Heritage Park reveals the cultural treasures of Delaware’s capita city from pre-history to the modern day.  

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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal Interpreter park positions are available at First State Heritage State Park, which may include the following:

  1. Naturalist/Historical Interpreter: responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of interpretive programs often wearing historic clothing reflective of the Dover’s 300-year history. 
  2. Lead Interpreter/Program Development Coordinator I: responsible for developing and delivering interpretive programs often wearing historic clothing, cultivating historic consciousness. Other duties include may include project management, staff supervision and work with professional and community partners.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled to meet facility needs.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • May develop/deliver interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.
  • May distribute interpretive publications.
  • May Collaborate with partner sites as a representative of DE State Parks.
  • Provides general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Duties will vary for each position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants for all positions must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

Park Naturalist/Interpreter

  1. Six months experience planning and delivering interpretive programs for adults and children.      
  2. Six months experience coordinating and promoting special events or initiatives. 
  3. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.    
  4. Knowledge of natural history, anthropology, entomology, ornithology, cultural history, recreation science, and/or ecology.   
  5. Possession of a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Lead Interpreter/Program Development Coordinator I     

  1. Two years’ experience planning and delivering interpretive programs for adults and children.
  2. Two years’ experience coordinating and promoting special events or initiatives.
  3. Six months of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others
  4. Knowledge of historic trade skills.
  5. Knowledge of historical, natural, cultural resources or parks and recreation.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 8/23/2020 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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