Interpretation and Visitor Services Technician

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Elko, NV
United States

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The Interpretation and Visitor Services Technician will be responsible for:

  • Presenting pioneer/Native American demonstrations in the encampments;
  • Presenting youth and adult education and interpretive programs;
  • Staffing the front desk, greeting and orienting visitors, and operation of the non-profit bookstore;
  • Assisting with exhibit cleaning;
  • Assisting with coordinating specialevents; and
  • Other duties that support the Trail Center’s mission.

Trail Center staff will provide interpretive training. Safety, CPR, and First Aid training is mandatory. Training will be provided on the BLM mission and procedures. The Trail Center will provide work space, Internet access and a computer. Period costumes and props are available. The Trail Center has a small research library on site. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in staffing a visitor center, providing educational and interpretive programs, and providing demonstrations of pioneer and/or Native American skills.

Compensation & Timeline: 

  • Wage: $15.00/hour
  • Housing Stipend: $75.00/week
  • Health insurance
  • Paid leave
  • Six-month (26 weeks) appointment beginning 15-29 May 2017
  • Full-time, up to 40 hours per week


The California Trail Interpretive Center (Trail Center) is located 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada, just off I–80. The Trail Center is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. The majority of the work will be performed inside the Trail Center and on the center grounds.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience/ knowledge in Interpretation;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Knowledge or interest in American history;
  • Knowledge of American pioneer-era skills and crafts;
  • Experience with historic and academic research;
  • Experience facilitating educational programs with large groups;
  • Experience and desire to work with children or school groups;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and computer skills;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and be an effective team member; and
  • Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the goals and objectives of the Trail Center and the mission of GBI;

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