• Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska

Jobs

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A fun place to work!

Cape Krusenstern National Monument is one of a group of park units managed together as Western Arctic National Parklands (WEAR). With almost 12 million acres to manage, the WEAR staff has a big job to do. It takes a variety of positions to accomplish the National Park Service mission in the Western Arctic parks. Some jobs are office-oriented, others focus on working with the public, and some involve working outdoors. Each job performs a vital function - that of providing visitors an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience while working hard to preserve natural and cultural resources for future generations. If you would like to be a part of accomplishing this mission, there are a few ways to do it.

Jobs

U.S. citizens can apply for jobs through an electronic application on the USAjobs website. Type "Western Arctic" in the "Keyword" field to find current job openings for Western Arctic National Parklands.

Local hire authority job announcements will be posted here when openings are available. Local hire positions are by paper application process only.

Announcement # Title, Grade Open Date Range Salary
WEAR-14-002
Information Clerk, GS-02
April 17, 2014 - April 30, 2014
$12.95 per hour


Internships through the Student Conservation Association are also a way to find seasonal employment. To find positions we are advertising with them, select "AK" for "State," and look under the "Site" column for Western Arctic National Parklands.

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to accomplishing the mission of the National Park Service. Being a volunteer is also a way to gain valuable experience that could open doors to a great career. While backcountry and field work opportunities require very specific skills and experience, there are some other ways to be a volunteer for Cape Krusenstern National Monument.

Did You Know?

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Bearded seals (Ugruk), the largest of western arctic seals, weigh up to 800 pounds. They appear in June in the waters adjacent to the monument. Despite its short seasonal presence, the light grey bearded seal is a highly important subsistence resource.