Delaware State Parks Interpretive Specialist

Recruitment #091823-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

These positions are responsible for administration of various programming functions within Delaware State Parks and supports delivery of interpretive programming across the state. There are multiple projects that are split by more than one person in this position depending on available hours and project experience. Coordination for statewide programs such as Passport, First Day Hikes, Delaware Family Campout, and statewide school program initiatives, as well as support for exhibits/publications projects all fall within these project duties. The Interpretive Specialist also provides support by ensuring accuracy and relevancy of data, reporting and policy manuals, and assisting with tracking of program registration and submission.

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 and support programs and initiatives that will increase the public’s awareness of their surrounding environment and associated natural, historic and cultural resources, and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and stewardship of Delaware State Parks.

· Coordinate, develop and monitor associated budgets for statewide programming initiatives such as First Day Hikes, virtual / statewide school program initiatives and camp-outs.

· Track, support and assist with planning for interpretive training, certification and upkeep of associated interpretive manuals among other projects. 

· Support interpretive administration work within the Interpretive Services Team (data, reporting, program registration and submission) and help create and maintain systems for organizing, tracking and streamlining projects. 

· Support projects within the Interpretive Services Team (interpretative exhibits, publications, grants, DEIA initiatives, marketing materials and data collection)

· Support the team with identification and implementation of statewide interpretive grant awards.

· Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills 

· May supervise interns or staff 

· Other duties as assigned. 

· Opportunity for remote/hybrid work schedule

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

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

This posting may be closed on or before 10/19/2023 upon filling the vacant position(s).

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 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.