Acadia National Park staff consists of approximately 90 permanent employees and, during the summer, an additional 150 seasonal employees. Park staff is organized by function and includes the divisions of Management, Administration, Visitor Experience & Education, Maintenance, Resource Management, and Visitor and Resource Protection. Each division is overseen by a chief, who then all report up to the superintendent.
Division of Management
Superintendent: Kevin Schneider
Division of Administration
Chief of Administration: Kevin Langley
This division acts as the “business office” and deals with activities related to administrative, managerial, planning, and support functions. Its principal functions include human resources, budget, purchasing, property management, housing, concessions management, the volunteer program, and IT support.
Division of Maintenance
Chief of Maintenance: Keith Johnston
The division oversees the operation of maintaining all motor roads and carriage roads, trails, buildings, utilities, grounds, vehicles, and other physical facilities in the park to ensure they are safe and in good condition. The division also manages facility construction and rehabilitation projects to support Acadia’s operation.
Division of Project Management
Chief of Project Management: Matt Outhier, PE, MSCE
Division of Resource Management
Chief of Resource Management: Becky Cole-Will
This division provides scientific guidance to park management related to natural and cultural resources. The division is responsible for conducting and overseeing research on physical, biological, and cultural resources to support critical resource management actions. Staff members often work with private landowners to ensure the protection of scenic, ecological, and cultural values on conservation easements held by the NPS. The division also maintains the park's extensive museum collection.
Division of Visitor Experience & Education
Chief of Visitor Experience & Education: Joy Absher
This division is responsible for providing interpretation, education programs, and information services to park visitors and neighbors about the park’s natural and cultural resources, facilities, and policies. The division manages park publications, exhibits, the Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Islesford Historical Museum, and Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Interpretive rangers provide a variety of guided walks and talks, campground programs, and other activities to the public. An extensive curriculum-based education program reaches many students in local schools in the spring and fall.
Division of Visitor & Resource Protection
Chief Ranger: Darren Belskis
The division of Visitor and Resource Protection is responsible for all emergency services. This includes all-risk incident management, law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, dispatch, lifeguards, and wildland fire management. The division manages three campgrounds and fee collection operations at seven contact stations, and provides physical security for park facilities, buildings, and park-owned housing.
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Last updated: November 27, 2023