Killens Pond Park Interpreter/Summer Camp Director

Recruitment #010324-MXGC06-400305


The centerpiece of Killens Pond State Park, conveniently located in central Delaware, is the 66-acre millpond, which was established in the late 1700s. Before the pond was created, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps.    


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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal park positions may be available at Killens Pond State Park, which may include the following:

1.     Park Interpreter-$14.50: this position assists with environmental interpretive programs that will increase the public’s awareness of their surrounding environment. Also responsible for daily delivery of programming and leading tours of the Nature Center which include a collection of native reptiles and amphibians.

2.     Summer Camp Director-$17.00/Assistant Director-$15.00: responsible for planning lessons, coordinating activities and work weekly themed summer adventure camps at Killens Pond State Park.

Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled.

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.

·       Lead school and public environmental programs tied to State standards to increase awareness and understanding of Delaware’s natural resources.

·       Help coordinate and implement spring and summer day camps at Killens Pond State Park.

·       Develop and maintain exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational material.

·       Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.

·       Plan, organize and conduct interpretive walks and tours.

·       Provide live animal care and handling.

·       Perform custodial services in restrooms, offices and other rooms in the Nature Center.

·       Set-up, monitor and provide clean-up support for park programs and special events.

·       Must demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.

·       Maintain a positive attitude.

·       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:

Park Interpreter

1.     Experience working with children and young adults such as babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.

2.     Knowledge of historical, natural, cultural resources or parks and recreation.

3.     Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.

4.     Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Camp Director/Assistant Director

1.     Must be at least 20 years of age.

2.     One-year experience working in a camp program for children or young adults.

3.     One-year experience in supervising groups, staff or volunteers.

4.     Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.

5.     Knowledge of local plants, animals or history.

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 02/05/2024 upon filling the vacant position(s).

This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.

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.

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.

As a condition of hire, applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim assessment.

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 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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