Public Involvement

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Current VIP opportunities at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

  • Contextual Interpreter: Orient visitors to a first-person historical interpretation of activities of the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s winter at Fort Clatsop. Serve as a "link" between the past and the present for visitors by answering questions that the character interpreters cannot answer. This work occurs during occasional special events, generally the third weekends of July and August and Christmas vacation.

  • Education Assistant: Assist rangers with organizing school groups and conducting activities with school children. Share lessons relating to the Lewis and Clark Expedition with education groups visiting the park. Assist with the park’s traveling trunk and video loan programs. This work occurs mostly in the spring and fall of each year.

  • Visitor Information Assistant: Greet and orient visitors, collect admission fees, & answer questions about the area including the winter the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped at Fort Clatsop as well as give tours to tour groups. This work occurs all year.

  • Cultural Resource Assistant: Assist rangers with library projects as well as occasional archive/collections or archaeology work. This work occurs all year.

  • Trail Maintenance Assistant: Assist staff with trail patrolling and maintenance. This work occurs all year.

  • Transportation Interpreter: Greet arriving visitors and orient them to the summer shuttle system as well as the programs scheduled in the park that day. This work occurs June 12 – September 4, 2006

Last updated: January 6, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471

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