Delaware State Parks Interpretive Communication and Exhibits Spec

Recruitment #070822-MXGC06-400300

Introduction

 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

This year-round position is responsible for assisting in the development of interpretive exhibits and waysides and helping lead statewide interpretive functions (communication, evaluation, and program promotion) within Delaware State Parks. This position will also support park-level and statewide programming/ interpretive initiatives as well as other Interpretive Services Team projects and focus areas.  These programs and initiatives increase the public’s awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of the natural and cultural resources and experiences 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 (develop, review, distribute) interpretive publications/promotion (sponsorships, banners, booklets, flyers)
  • Manage, oversee and report on interpretive feedback/surveys & evaluation
  • Assist the Exhibits Coordinator in development, tracking, editing and installation of interpretative exhibits, waysides, publications and marketing materials
  • Review and revise programming web pages (communication), social media review and article writing
  • Develop marketing techniques and practices, including social media and tabling for Delaware State Parks
  • Provide oversight and supervision for interpretive services intern and /or staff
  • Support projects within the Interpretive Services Team (virtual programming, grants, DEIA initiatives, training, reporting, data collection and more)
  • Track expenses and related budgets
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills
  • Will involve occasionally working outside for long periods of time in potentially hot, humid conditions
  • Must be able to stand for long periods and walk a minimum of a mile in uneven terrain
  • 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 writing, editing, planning and/or producing content for exhibits, publications and/or online resources.
  2. Six months experience creating and managing spreadsheets.
  3. Six months experience coordinating and promoting special events or initiatives.
  4. One year experience using Microsoft Office Programs including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  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 9/10/2022 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.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

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 Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

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 is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


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