Interpretive Specialist

Millinocket, Maine, United States | Baxter State Park | Full-time

Apply by: March 24, 2023


 $36,233.60 - $48,505.60


Do you love the North Maine Woods, and would you enjoy having a diversity of work including writing, teaching, publication/sign design, and natural resource interpretation in a wilderness setting? We are currently seeking an interpretive professional with strong communication skills and a passion for sharing their knowledge of both the human and natural elements that thrive in the Park. You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure.

 The Interpretive Specialist for Baxter State Park will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Park’s information dissemination and education, with principal responsibilities including:

  • Writing and updating informational publications.
  • Interacting with Park visitors in both front- and back-country settings throughout the Park, with emphasis on alpine and other sensitive areas which require strenuous hiking and camping in rugged backcountry terrain.
  • Inventorying, updating, and designing Park interpretive signs.
  • Managing the Park’s digital media communications.
  • Teaching and delivering school and public programs.
  • Overseeing interns and volunteers.
  • Planning and executing all Park messaging and determining the best avenues for its delivery, consistent with the management priorities of the Park.

We Have:

  • Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeastern US, including Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak, 46 other mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10.150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary.
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16of payto the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

You Must Have:

  • Three (3) years of education and experience in natural sciences, natural resource stewardship and/or interpretive work.

Preferred Candidates Will Have:

  • Professional certification from the National Association for Interpretation (or similar), or other demonstrated knowledge of Principles, practices, and techniques of natural and cultural interpretive program design and delivery
  • Understanding of scientific principles and knowledge of Maine’s natural communities, wildlife, and history
  • Experience practicing and teaching backcountry principles such as Leave No Trace
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS, cartography, and graphic design
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently to achieve both programmatic goals and day-to-day tasks
  • Experience in program management/planning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, state/regional partners, and local communities.
  • A desire to traverse in rugged backcountry terrain for 2-3 days frequently.

Preference will be given to candidates with directly relevant experience in managing and/or working in similar information and education positions.


To Apply:

Please submit the following documentation through this post –

  • Cover letter
  • Resume



Questions may be directed to Desirae Mishou at  Applications are due by 11:59PM on March 24<sup>th</sup>, 2023.

Are you ready to begin your adventure at Baxter State Park, the iconic four-season wilderness park, as a dedicated and hardworking Interpretive Specialist?