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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Jobs

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It takes a lot of different skills to run a park, from accounting to carpentry to leading tours to law enforcement.

For jobs at Jean Lafitte and throughout the federal government, click here to search and apply for jobs.

Current job opening - Jean Lafitte is looking for three temporary full-time maintenance workers. Click here for information and how to apply. Application deadline is Friday, July 11.

Did You Know?

Young opossum riding their mother's back.

The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.