• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway

    On October 26 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am, the entire length of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway will be closed for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Lane Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway Southbound in the area of the K Street ramps

    Sept 29 - Nov 30, weekdays, 9:45am - 2:45pm and 9pm - 5am, right southbound (curb) lane closure in the area of the K Street exit ramp to accommdate work on the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. More »

  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

Volunteers at Carter Barron

Volunteers play an important part in the operations of the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Rock Creek Park. There are many exciting opportunities. You must have a pleasant and positive personality necessary for public contact work and be willing to work days, nights and weekends. Training will be provided where necessary. Volunteer uniform shirts or appropriate dress will be required. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older (because of the evening hours and nature of the work environment). Remember the Carter Barron Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue built in 1950 (there is not a lot of air conditioning). All of the volunteer opportunities will require work outdoors and in the evening.

The following opportunities are available on most weekends during the summer (June - August):

Stage Hand: Assist the Production Coordinator and/or Stage Manager with stage changes, loading/unloading instruments and equipment, and lifting equipment up to 40 lbs. Theater blacks, appropriate foot wear and volunteer shirt (provided on loan) are required and you must be fast on your feet and able to take direction easily.

Hospitality Volunteer: Assist Production Coordinator and backstage staff with hospitality set-up and break-down including food, beverage, and towels. Theater black and volunteer shirt (provided on loan) are required and you must be people-friendly.

Usher Volunteer: Greet patrons at the front gates or assist patrons in the theater with directions and information. Usher volunteers must arrive 30 minutes prior to the opening of the theater gates. Appropriate dress or volunteer shirt (provided on loan) will be required. You must be people friendly.

The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity employer. for positions will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest!

Did You Know?

Great Horned Owl

Three kinds of owls make their homes in Rock Creek Park, the Great Horned Owl, the Barred Owl and the little Screech Owl.