• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington


Current Job Announcements

Date: April 15, 2014

Chief of Interpretation

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park—Seattle Unit, located in the heart of Seattle, Washington, is seeking qualified candidates interested in a non-competitive lateral reassignment as the park's new chief of interpretation. The person selected for this position will manage NPS visitor services for Klondike Gold Rush NHP—Seattle Unit and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial, supervise the lead at the Outdoor Recreation Information Center in REI's flagship store, and, with the help of three route co-coordinators, oversee the operation of one of the most extensive Trails and Rails programs in the country. She/he will supervise a team of up to twelve employees and over seventy volunteers. The person selected will:

  • Serve as the lead technical expert on interpretation for the park
  • Be responsible for the development and coordination of annual seasonal employee training and new employee orientation
  • Serve as the point of contact for the park's partnership with cruise lines
  • Be one of the park's lead project managers
  • Work very closely with the superintendent on long-range planning for the park's operation
  • Assist in managing the budget and in seeking both NPS and non-government funding sources for interpretive services and park outreach
  • Serve as the park's public information officer and volunteer coordinator
  • Serve occasionally as the acting superintendent

If you are interested in this position, please contact Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell at 206-220-4232 for more details.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be authorized in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations. Government housing is not available.

If you are interested, and are eligible for a non-competitive lateral reassignment, please submit the information listed below electronically to the Northwest Servicing Human Resources Office(NWSHRO) Staffing Branch located in Port Angeles, Washington. Email address is e-mail us All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on April 29th.

Your application package must include the following:

  • A resume/application
  • A current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status.


Date: April 9, 2014

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher for Summer 2014

Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park - Seattle, (April 12, 2014): Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is accepting applications for teachers interested in applying for the park’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) Program. The application deadline is May 5, 2014. TRT is a 160-hour professional development opportunity for licensed public and private school teachers to create meaningful education experiences for students within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The selected candidate can earn continuing education credits and will earn a $3,000 dollar stipend at the conclusion of their season.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher is a national program that strives to share the rich heritage of America’s national parks by providing professional development opportunities for teachers within national parks. During the TRT’s summer season at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, they will develop standards-based lesson plan for students. In light of the limited transportation funding available to schools, we would like to develop a lesson plan that allows students to discover national parks in the Pacific Northwest without having to leave their classrooms. This summer, the park will host four Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns (age 18 - 25 yrs) who will work as a team to research and travel to local national parks. The goal is to produce informational materials that local, urban populations can use to plan visits to their local public lands. The TRT candidate will work with this team to develop classroom materials and lesson plans based on the SCA team’s research and experiences.

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Did You Know?

klondike solar panels

On top of the Klondike Gold Rush visitor center in downtown Seattle a 3KW solar panel array generate electricity