The National Park Service offers a wide variety of positions both seasonal and permanent. At Klondike Gold Rush numerous seasonal positions are available each year. These positions may include park ranger, interpreter, trail crew laborer, backcountry ranger, archeologist, biological technician, and other exciting career fields. Seasonal employment typically runs from April-September; however it depends on the position. Seasonal and permanent positions are both posted on the website for the Office of Personnel Management at www.usajobs.opm.gov. Positions can be posted at anytime and are only open for applications for a limited time. Typically most seasonal positions announced in the fall or the early winter and posted for a short period of time.
Other options for working with the National Park Service include internships with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Volunteering in the parks (VIP) , and the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).
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Did You Know?
Over 100,000 people started off for the Klondike gold fields, but less than 30,000 actually made it to the gold fields in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The difficulties of the Chilkoot and White Pass trails forced many to turn back.