Cape Henlopen Multiple Park/Historical Interpreters

Recruitment #020524-MXGC06-400300


Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays. A wide selection of activities and programs for children and adults are led by Seaside Nature Center staff each week.

Click here for more information about Cape Henlopen State Park.

Fort Miles is a special place for history enthusiasts, veterans, families, or anyone interested in learning about Delaware stories, Delaware heroes and Delaware’s role in WWII.

Click here for more information about Fort Miles Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park. 

Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal Park Interpreter positions may be available at Cape Henlopen State Park:


Park Interpreter: $14.50 - Responsible for developing and conducting interpretive programs that will increase the students and visitor's awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment, and utilization of Delaware State Parks cultural and natural resources. In addition, this post involves the care and maintenance of the Nature Centers live animal exhibits. 


Historical Park Interpreter: $14.50 - Duties will include assisting with the museum's collection and working with historic weapons at Fort Miles


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 deliver interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.
  • May Interpret the history of Fort Miles to visitors on a daily basis.
  • May become black powder certified and fire a World War II-era artillery piece.
  • Develop and maintain exhibits, park bulletin boards and educational material.
  • Provides general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • May lead educational and recreational hikes for park visitors.
  • May include live animal care and handling.
  • Must be able to 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. Six months experience working with children and young adults such as environmental educator/classroom assistant, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, or youth volunteer.
  2. Experience with care and handling of animals.
  3. Knowledge of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.
  4. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Historical Park Interpreter

  1. College coursework in history or interpretation.
  2. Experience teaching and/or interpretation with public groups.
  3. Experience with care and maintenance historical artifacts, and/or research.
  4. Knowledge of WWII history and local Delaware history preferred.
  5. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
  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 (06/07/2024) 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.

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 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