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Visitor Services Specialist

Position Summary:
The AmeriCorps Fort Snelling State Park Visitor Services Specialist position is based at Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN 55111. The purpose of this position is to increase general awareness of Minnesota’s system of state parks and trails, assist with implementing successful trip planning for a wide spectrum of recreation opportunities, greet and orient park visitors, engage citizens from under-represented communities, assist park naturalist in programming and administrative tasks, train volunteers to complete projects, and increase contacts with new audiences to connect them to the outdoors. The Specialist will help implement, provide feedback, and evaluate programs, events, publications, websites, and plans for events at Fort Snelling State Park. There could be travel in the greater Twin Cities area for program and event planning and implementation. Program planning activities will largely occur in an office setting, with occasional time spent out of the office meeting with stakeholders, partners, various audiences, and participating in events. Members are directly supervised by Conservation Corps Assistant Program Manager and DNR site supervisor. Members serve in a single placement setting with a partnering nonprofit/government organization. Members complete service projects with direction provided by partnering agencies and representatives of those agencies.