Delaware State Parks Interpretive Specialist

Recruitment #102820-MXGC06-400300



With 17 parks, five historic sites and stunning natural areas, Delaware State Parks is a great place to work. This position is part of the interpretive services team and works with the programs and staff throughout Delaware State Parks. Delaware State Parks interpreters work collaboratively to create meaningful connections that inspire lifelong stewardship. Our programs forge enduring connections to Delaware’s natural, historic and cultural resources, inspiring respect, responsibility, and stewardship of those resources.  

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Summary Statement

The position is responsible for administration of various programming functions within Delaware State Parks.  This position will also support delivery of interpretive programming across the state.  Coordination, expansion, and sustainability for statewide programs such as virtual and statewide school program initiatives, Passport, First Day Hikes, Capital Campout, will be required. The Interpretive Specialist also ensures accuracy and relevancy of associated procedure and policy manuals.  The Interpretive Specialist plays a key and high-profile role in execution of the Delaware State Parks Visitor Experience Strategy. This position will be responsible for supporting programs and initiatives that will increase the public’s awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Delaware State Parks.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position 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.

  • Coordinate/Support programs and initiatives that will increase the public’s awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Delaware State Parks.
  • Coordinate Mohr-Jennings award
  • Create systems for the organizing, tracking and streamlining projects.
  • Maintain Interpretive Skills, Day Camp, and Interpretive Policy Manuals
  • Co-supervise one intern with the Interpretive Communications Coordinator.
  • Support planning and implementation of the Delaware State Parks Visitor Experience Strategy.
  • Support projects within the Interpretive Services Team (interpretative exhibits, publications, marketing materials, and data collection)
  • Support grant writer with implementation of statewide grant awards.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills
  • 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 must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas

  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. One year experience in interpreting rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  4. One year experience using Microsoft Office Programs including Outlook, Excel, and Publisher.
  5. 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 11/28/2020 upon filling the vacant position(s).

This position will have Statewide responsibilities which requires travel throughout the State.  The State of Delaware provides transportation services to State agencies.

Conditions of Hire

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.

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

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 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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