2016 Summer Guides Positions Open at National Monument

Want to work on Governors Island National Monument this summer, as part of the guides with the National Park Service? The open period for applicants for these positions is Monday, December 28, 2015 to Monday, January 11, 2016:

GS-3 Park Guide – Entry-level position for a upper class high school student with general work experience or lower class college student. The position not only is set to accomplish our summer program, but gives a good introduction and work experience with the National Park Service.

GS-4 Park Guide – Advanced entry-level for college students meeting qualifications or others for education and work experience. This position is the backbone of our visitor service and information program.

GS-5 Park Guide – Positions for upper class college students or those with previous NPS, state or local park, museum education, education, outdoor recreation experience or others meeting basic qualifications for work experience and education. Incumbent may also be assigned management of a program area – visitor statistics, social media, photography, living history, historic weapons, publication design/production, office management, reservations, school programs – as skills and our needs require.

All information and application is here.

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Kevin C. Fitzpatrick has written and edited seven books with ties to New York history, including "The Governors Island Explorer's Guide" and "World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War." Kevin is a licensed sightseeing guide and has been leading walking tours since 1999. He resides in Manhattan.