Nature Preserve Interpretive Ranger: job announcement
The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking a seasonal part-time (bi-weekly, Friday – Sunday + holidays, April 21st – Oct. 1st) Interpretive Ranger to patrol several popular preserves, reinforce preserve rules and regulations, clean-up trash, and provide visitors with information on the immediate preserve and nearby preserves. The Ranger will make themselves available to the public primarily at parking areas and trailheads but may also need to hike into a preserve when necessary. Preserves to be monitored include: Shenks Ferry, Tucquan Glen, Reed Run, House Rock, Pinnacle Overlook, Kellys Run, and Holtwood.
With the Conservancy’s success in protecting 5,000+ acres of meadow and forested land from development or closure, its preserves grow more sought after, more popular, and more impacted by human behaviors (in the way of visitation and recreation). The Ranger will proactively engage with visitors to offer helpful information and reduce misuse of the preserve, and thus, further supporting the communities and municipalities (Martic and Conestoga) in which the preserves reside.
Candidate must have a valid PA driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and reliable cell phone. Mileage will be reimbursed at federal rate. A uniform will be provided. Excellent communication skills are a must. Saturday and Sunday shifts are 8 hours at $12 per hour. Holiday shifts are 8 hours at $15.00 per hour. Friday shifts are 5 hours at $12 per hour. Schedule dates and hours are firm. Requested days off should be vetted before hire.
If interested, please email or call Brandon Tennis, Director of Stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-392-7891.