Parks participating in the 2010 TRT Program

color region map of USA

Regions of the NPS: Alaska (aqua), Pacific West (burgandy), Intermountain (green), Midwest (blue), Southeast (yellow), Northeast and National Capital (brown).

National park areas with Teacher Ranger Teacher opportunities for summer 2010 are listed under the geographic regions of the National Park Service system. Because each park is uniqe and has special TRT projects, there is no centralized application. Apply directly to each park where you would like to work.

Each region also has a TRT coordinator who can respond by e-mail to your general questions. Most TRT opportunties are in the Intermountain (green) region. See map and descriptions. >

ALASKA AK. Coordinator 907-822-7255 e-mail us

INTERMOUNTAIN AZ, CO, MT, NM, OK, TX, UT, WY. Coordinator 303-969-2404 e-mail us

Park Name: Arches National
Park Name of Contact: Karen Henker
Mailing Address: 2282 SW Resource Blvd, Moab UT, 84532
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 435-259-4712 x15
Projected Dates of Detail: June 6 – August 14, 2010 (8-10 weeks, negotiable)
Housing: shared housing provided, fully furnished
Additional Information: Arches National Park is just 10 miles from Moab, UT - a bustling summer tourist town offering countless outdoor recreation opportunities. The duties of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher are challenging and diverse, including: - staffing the busy Arches Visitor Center (50%), - offering hands-on learning activities for Junior Rangers and their families at the Visitor Center, out on trails and overlooks, or in the community (40%), - and other projects as assigned (10%). Work schedule is 8 hours a day/5 days per week and may include weekend shifts.

Park Name: Canyonlands National Park
Name of Contact: Karen Henker
Mailing Address: 2282 SW Resource Blvd, Moab UT, 84532
Email: e-mail us Phone: 435-259-4712 x15
Projected Dates of Detail: June 6 – August 14, 2010 (8-10 weeks, negotiable)
Housing: shared housing provided, fully furnished
Additional Information: Primary duties of this position include: staffing the Island in the Sky Visitor Center (50%), offering hands-on learning activities for Junior Rangers and their families at the Visitor Center or out on trails and overlooks (40%), and projects (10%). Work schedule is 8 hours a day/5 days per week and may include weekend shifts. For more information about this position, please visit our TRT webpage, at https://www.nps.gov/cany/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm

Park Name: Devils Tower National Monument
Name of Contact: Hugh Hawthorne
Mailing Address: PO Box 10 Devils Tower WY 82714
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 307-467-5283 x224
Approximate Dates for work: 6 June-14 Aug somewhat flexible
Housing: Shared housing-one roommate-either one bedroom or efficiency. Furnished, microwave, rangetop, refrigerator/freezer-on site laundry.
Additional Information: America’s First National Monument, Devils Tower is a unique geologic feature, a mecca for climbers, and a sacred site for many tribal peoples. Primary duties of this position include: staffing Monument Visitor Center (50%), presenting evening campfire programs, guided walks and short talks (25%), roving the trails (15%) and projects (10%). Duties may include, if the applicant is interested and qualified, developing curriculum materials for visiting school groups. Work schedule is 8 hours a day/5 days per week and may include weekend shifts. For more information about the park, visit our website at www.nps.gov/deto.

Park Name: Fort Davis National Historic Site
Name of Contacts: John Heiner; Donna Smith
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1379 Fort Davis, TX 79734
Email: john_heiner@nps.gov ; donna_smith@nps.gov
Phone:
432-426-3224 ext. 20
Approximate Dates for work: 8 weeks June to August 2010, exact dates flexible
Housing: shared housing may be available
Additional Information: one position; strong interest in history desirable; do informal living history interpretation; operate Visitor Center; present professional quality interpretive activities; help develop curriculum-based education materials; assist with cultural and/or natural projects, including field work Helpful park websites - www.nps.gov/foda https://www.nps.gov/learn/trt/


Park Name: Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Name of Contact: Julie Croglio
Mailing Address: 266 Warren Lane, Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 406-846-2070 x226
Approximate Dates for work: June 6 – August 14, 2010 (8 weeks, negotiable)
Housing: no park housing available, park will assist in finding housing
Additional Information: The primary duties include: preparing and presenting a variety of formal and informal programs (40%), identifying and developing curriculum-based learning activities (40%), conducting independent research on varied topics for the purpose of providing resource education programs (10%), staffing the visitor center and advising visitors about park facilities and resources (10%). Work schedule is 8 hours a day/5 days per week. Helpful park website- www.nps.gov/grko

Park Name: Grand Teton National Park
Name of Contact: Elizabeth Maki
Mailing Address: PO Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 307-739-3592
Projected Dates of Detail: 8 wk period between early June through August.
Housing: Shared housing available.
Additional Information: We plan on filling 3 positions. Two week training takes place at the end of May which attendance is encouraged but not required. Grand Teton’s website is www.nps.gov/grte


Park Name: Montezuma Castle National Monument
Name of Contact: Case Griffing
Mailing Address: PO BOX 219, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 928-567-3322 x230
Approximate Dates for work: 8 weeks 6/6/10 – 7/31/10
Housing: Not availible
Additional Information: Most of the Teacher Ranger's time would be spent at Montezuma Well assisting park staff with the planning, organizing, and leading of a series of Summer Junior Ranger Camps for local school age kids. www.nps.gov/moca


Park Name: Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Name of Contact: Mike Gosse
Mailing Address: R.R. 3, Box 200 American Fork, Utah 84003
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 801-756-5239
Approximate Dates for work: 8 Weeks in June, July and August
Housing: No Housing is available
Additional Information: www.nps.gov/tica Looking at hiring 3 TRT’s this year Must be able to hike a 1.5 mile paved trail to the cave system that climbs 1,065 feet in elevation.

Park Name: Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Name of Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz,
Park Ranger/Education Coordinator
Mailing Address: 1008 W. 2nd St., Sulphur, OK 73086
Email: Lauren_Gurniewicz@nps.gov
Phone: 580-622-7238
Approximate Dates for work: June 15-August 15 (8 weeks, flexible)
Housing: park housing may be available, can provide assistance locating housing in local community
Additional Information: Primary duties of this position include: staffing the Travertine Nature Center, Visitor Information Station and/or Junior Ranger Station, conducting interpretive programs, assisting the Education Coordinator with outreach efforts in local communities, and developing curriculum-based lesson plans about park resources. Other opportunities for professional growth exist based on the interests of the TRT. Work schedule is 8 hours/day, 5 days/week and may include weekend shifts. Start and end dates and work schedule are flexible.
Helpful park websites- https://www.nps.gov/chic/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/chic/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm

Park Name: Grand Canyon National Park
Name of Contact: Betty Upchurch
Mailing Address: PO Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Email: betty_upchurch@nps.gov
Phone: 928-638-7768
Approximate Dates for work: any 8 consecutive weeks between June 1 and August 30 Housing: shared housing provided, furnished (family housing is not available) Additional Information: This is a special TRT position for a School Library Media Specialist. You will work in Grand Canyon National Park Research Library with the park librarian about 80% of the time. The other 20% of the time you will work with the Environmental Education staff doing programs, especially the storytime near the canyon rim. Duties include routine library tasks such as shelving, circulation, interlibrary loan, and answering public questions. A library project will be chosen depending on your expertise. You might also complete a project for Environmental Education. Time will be allocated for you to work on the projects you will take back to your school. The work schedule has some flexibility, but will average 36 hours per week with weekends off.

Park Name: Chamizal National Memorial
Name of Contact: Julie Fonseca de Borges
Mailing Address: 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso, Texas 79905
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 915-532-7273 x130
Approximate Dates for work: June 7 – July 30, 2010
Housing: none
Additional Information: Chamizal National Memorial is looking for a dynamic teacher to develop lesson plans and support material for our outdoor spaces. This year’s TRT will plan outdoor learning activities that meet cross-curricular TEKS standards for school groups visiting the park. Teachers with a background in physical education are strongly encouraged to apply. As a TRT, you’ll learn more about the history and significance of Chamizal National Memorial and the National Park Service by becoming a park ranger for the summer! The TRT will be asked to participate in division meetings, contribute to group projects, periodically staff the Visitor Center and help with special activities. Submit applications by February 17, 2010. For more please call or e-mail the park’s education staff: (915) 532-7273 x112 or cham_education@nps.gov. Helpful park websites: www.nps.gov/cham

Park Name: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Name of Contact: Becky Latanich
Mailing Address: HC 68 Box 100, Silver City, NM 88061
Email: e-mail us
Phone: (575) 536-9461
Approximate Dates for work: June 7th through July 31st.
Housing: Provided!
Additional Information:
Helpful park websites- www.nps.gov/gicl

Park Name: Dinosaur National Monument
Name of Contact: Carla Beasley
Mailing Address: PO Box 128, Jensen, UT 84035
Email: e-mail us
Phone: (435) 781-7702
Approximate Dates for work: early June – mid August (8-10 weeks, negotiable)
Housing: shared housing, furnished with on-site laundry (family housing is not available)
Additional Information: Dinosaur National Monument is seeking a dynamic teacher to join the interpretive staff. The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher selected will help visitors better understand the resources located in the monument by providing information at the visitor center desk and providing formal presentations to the public. Particular emphasis will be placed on assisting with phase two development of the new Junior Ranger Academy program and initial redesign of the curriculum-based outreach program. Based on the selected individual’s interest, other projects may be available. Helpful park websites- https://www.nps.gov/dino/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm


Park Name: Pecos National Historical Park
Name of Contact: Christine Beekman
Mailing Address: PO Box 418, Pecos, NM 87552
Email: e-mail us
Phone: (505)757-7210
Approximate Dates for work: 6/10-8/10
Housing: available ·
Additional Information: Prepares and presents a variety of formal and informal programs including Day Camp summer programs, general interpretive programs, educational programs for children and adults, and roving interpretation. Staffs visitor center informing visitors about park facilities and resources. Helpful park websites- www.nps.gov/peco

Park Name: Rocky Mountain National Park *Only teachers from Metro Denver and Northern Front Range will be considered
Name of Contact: Mark De Gregorio
Mailing Address: 1000 Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 970-586-3777
Approximate Dates for work: June 1 – July 30, 2010 (9 weeks, negotiable)
Housing: Shared housing may be available
Additional Information: The primary duties include; preparing and presenting a variety of formal and informal programs primarily to youth groups and some schools (60%), identifying and developing curriculum-based learning activities (30%), conducting independent research on varied topics for the purpose of providing resource education programs (10%). Programs are performed both at stationary outdoor sites, and as guided hikes. Candidates must be able to hike at least 6 miles round trip with a vertical gain of 2000 feet at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 12,000 feet. Work schedule is 8 hours a day/5 days per week. Helpful park website- www.nps.gov/romo and www.heartoftherockies.net

Park Name: Curecanti National Recreation Area/Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (2 positions)
Name of Contact: Ellen Petrick
Mailing Address: 102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO 81230
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 970-641-2337 X203
Approximate Dates for work: June 6-August 14 (8 consecutive weeks, exact dates negotiable).
Housing: Shared housing available at Elk Creek; no family housing
Additional Information: These positions will be shared between Curecanti National Recreation Area and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Primary duties will include providing programs for children and families, including Junior Ranger programs for in-park visitors, multi-day community programs for 8-12 year olds, providing basic park information in a variety of settings, and working on curricular materials. Work schedule is 8 hours/day, 5 days per week (two days at one park, three at the other) and may include weekend shifts. Helpful park websites- https://www.nps.gov/cure; https://www.nps.gov/blca

Park Name: Zion National Park
*Preferred School Districts: Utah’s Washington County, Iron County, and Kane County
Name of Contact: Marc Neidig
Mailing Address: Zion National Park, State Route 9, Springdale, Utah 84767
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 435-772-0164
Projected Dates of Detail: Late May – Mid-August (12 weeks). Flexible starting and ending dates.
Housing: Not Available
Additional Information: Zion National Park protects and preserves a striking landscape that is teeming with life. Through the summer the teacher-ranger-teacher conducts formal and informal interpretation including guided hikes, interpretive talks, shuttle tours, and roving interpretation. The incumbent will also provide support for the front desk operations at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Zion Human History Museum. This position engages thousands of visitors, interpreting the natural and cultural history of Zion Canyon and Zion National Park, as well as providing orientation and trip planning. Teachers will be asked to develop curriculum or activities based on their experience for use in the classroom. One to two weeks of training will be provided. This training will be combined with other training sessions tailored to align with the incumbent’s experience and goals. www.nps.gov/zion


Park Name: Fossil Butte National Monument * *Applications due February 5, 2010
Name of Contact: Marcia Fagnant
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 592, Kemmerer, WY 83101
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 307-877-4455
Approximate Dates for work: 8 weeks, June 6-July 31 (dates negotiable)
Housing: shared housing provided, fully furnished; RV pad with hookups also available
Additional Information: Seeking dynamic chemistry teacher to develop a hands-on activity for Fossil Butte National Monument’s middle school curriculum “Fossilization” module. This safe and easy activity mimics the permineralization process. If time permits, the individual will develop a demonstration of carbonate precipitation for a future visitor exhibit. Based on the selected individual’s interests and abilities, secondary duties may include staffing the visitor center information desk, presenting interpretive programs, roving park trails, assisting paleontological staff with the quarry program, and assisting with resource management projects including wildlife monitoring, fossil surveys, and exotic plant control.
Helpful park website-https://www.nps.gov/fobu/forteachers/professional-development.htm

Park Name: Natural Bridges National Monument
Name of Contact: Todd Overbye
Mailing Address: Hovenweep National Monument McElmo Route Cortez, Co
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 970-562-4282 ex. 14 Approximate Dates for work: June – August 2010 (8 weeks start & end dates negotiable)
Housing: Shared housing available; no family housing
Additional Information: Primary duties of this position include: staffing the Visitor Information Center (40%), preparing and presenting a variety of formal and informal programs (30%) including astronomy programs, conducts roving activities on trails and at overlooks (20%), and other assigned projects (10%). Since Natural Bridges is the first International Dark Sky Park, experience or a strong interest in astronomy is desired but not essential. Work schedule is 9 hours a day with a three day weekend every other week. The schedule may include weekend shifts.
Helpful park website: www.nps.gov/nabr.
Park Name: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
Name of Contact: Karen Weaver
Mailing Address: 1623 Central Blvd., Rm. 213, Brownsville, TX 78520
Email: e-mail us
Phone:(956) 541-2785, ext. 332
Approximate Dates for work: Summer 2010 (start/end dates are flexible; short leave requests will be considered)
Housing: Not available; Will assist finding housing
Additional Information: www.nps.gov/paal Duties to include: · Conduct research on park themes to create education materials (10%) · Complete training on Palo Alto history and interpretive themes and NPS Interpretive Standards (10%) · Develop a podcast OR educational materials on the U.S.-Mexican War and Western Expansion; Materials will be based on park themes and NPS Interpretive Standards and TEKS (45%) · Test and evaluate materials with children, families, and the general public (15%) · Work at the Visitor Center information desk to answer questions, provide information, and assist visitors in enjoying their park visit (15%) · Assist other park divisions as needed (5%) Working Conditions and Physical Demands: About 90% of this work occurs indoors. Outdoor work will occur in hot, humid weather.

Park Name: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
Name of Contact: Karen Weaver
Mailing Address: 1623 Central Blvd., Rm. 213, Brownsville, TX 78520
Email: e-mail us
Phone:(956) 541-2785, ext. 332
Approximate Dates for work: Summer 2010 (start/end dates are flexible; short leave requests will be considered)
Housing: Not available; Will assist finding housing
Additional Information: www.nps.gov/paal Duties to include: Conduct research on park themes to create education materials (10%) Complete training on Palo Alto history and interpretive themes and NPS Interpretive Standards (10%) Develop a podcast OR educational materials on the U.S.-Mexican War and Western Expansion; Materials will be based on park themes and NPS Interpretive Standards and TEKS (45%) Test and evaluate materials with children, families, and the general public (15%) Work at the Visitor Center information desk to answer questions, provide information, and assist visitors in enjoying their park visit (15%) Assist other park divisions as needed (5%) Working Conditions and Physical Demands: About 90% of this work occurs indoors. Outdoor work will occur in hot, humid weather.

MIDWEST AR, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI. Coordinator 314-655-1615 e-mail us

Park Name: Homestead National Monument of America
*Applications due by February 15, 2010.
Name of Contact: Tina Miller
Mailing Address: 8523 W. State Hwy 4, Beatrice, NE 68310
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 402-223-3514
Approximate Dates for work: June – August 2010 (8 weeks start & end dates negotiable)
Housing: Park housing may be available.
Additional Information: Homestead National Monument of America seeks a charismatic and energetic teacher to develop curriculum and programs. Primary duties include: identifying and developing curriculum-based learning activities (50%), preparing and presenting a variety of formal and informal programs (20%), staffing the visitor center and advising visitors about park facilities and resources (20%), conducting independent research on varied topics for the purpose of providing resource education programs (10%). The work schedule is 8 hours a day/5 days per week and may include weekend shifts. Helpful park websites- www.nps.gov/home and https://www.nps.gov/home/forteachers/index.htm.

Park Name: Voyageurs National Park
Name of Contact: Tawnya Schoewe
Mailing Address: 3131 Highway 53 International Falls, MN 56649-8904
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 218-283-6670
Approximate Dates for work: June 8, 2010 and August 8, 2010 (start/end dates flexible within this time frame, short leave requests can be considered during this time)
Housing: Park housing may be available
Additional Information: Primary duties are assisting with or conducting interpretive programs (i.e. canoe, talks, hikes, tour boat programs and giving special presentations to summer school groups, scouts, etc). Other duties are staffing the visitor center desk and sales area, providing trip- planning assistance, and disseminating information in person or via mail, telephone, or electronic mail.
Helpful Park websites: https://www.nps.gov/voya https://www.nps.gov/voya/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm

♦NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Washington, D.C. metropolitan area parks. Coordinator 202-619-7146 e-mail us

NORTHEAST REGION CT, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV, DE. Coordinator 978-970-5012 e-mail us

Park Name: Acadia National Park
*Deadline for applying is January 11, 2010.
Name of Contact: Cynthia Ocel
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Email: e-mail us
Phone: (207) 288-8822
Approximate Dates for work: June 1 – August 27 (6-10 week commitment)
Housing: Shared housing provided (no pets allowed). Family housing is not available.
Additional Information: 1-3 positions. Duties vary and relate to understanding and protecting park resources, both natural and cultural. For more information and an application go to: https://www.nps.gov/acad/forteachers/teacher-ranger-teacher.htm

PACIFIC WEST REGION CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA Samoa, Guam, Saipan. Coordinator 360-854-7303 e-mail us

Park Name: North Cascades National Park We are accepting applications from teachers in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State
Name of Contact: Cindy Bjorklund
Mailing Address: 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 360-854-7303
Projected Dates of Detail: June-September, flexible
Housing: yes; housing is shared with NPS seasonals
Additional Information: There is one position at North Cascades National Park. Duties include researching and presenting on-site and outreach programs for youth and families, creating curriculum-based activities, and working on specific education projects determined by the park. The park is in a very remote setting, therefore a personal vehicle is necessary.

♦SOUTHEAST REGION AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, LA, NC, SC, TN, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico. Coordinator 404-507-5634 e-mail us

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