The Virginia State Parks Bay Experience Unit is a grant funded mobile program that provides in classroom and park educational experiences along the tidal rivers of Virginia. The program is located at Caledon State Park in King George, VA.

The program is searching for the following 2019 two seasonal positions:

Bay Experience Guide (PARK NATURALIST) $14.00


Conduct programs to educate the public about the natural, historical and cultural significance of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia’s tidal waterways.

Requires working some weekends and holidays and leading kayak programs.

Conduct natural resource education programs, including: hikes, aquatic programs, archaeology programs, wildlife programs, historical/cultural programs, campfire programs, and other environmental education and entertainment programs both in schools and in the field.

Conduct or assist with scheduled programs and events including: in park festivals and public outreach events.

Facilitate kayak trips.

While the program is based at Caledon State Park it serves the nine Virginia State Parks on tidal rivers including Mason Neck, Leesylvania, Widewater, Caledon, Westmoreland, Belle Isle, Timber Neck/Middle Peninsula, York River, and Chippokes and other parks at the program coordinator’s discretion. The program will require frequent daily travel (vehicle provided) and some overnight travel.

Conduct programs for a variety of age groups inside and outside the parks.

Communicate with teachers and home school contacts to establish outreach programming at local schools.

Assist with tracking and reporting attendance of programs.

Research and develop at least one new interpretive program to be conducted at a park.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



One year of college with major study in natural sciences field desirable. Experience in the field of Park Interpretation. Experience in volunteer activities such as: 4-H, Virginia Master Naturalists, Project Learning Tree, and/or Project Wet and Wild, may be substituted for the educational requirement.

Must have knowledge of Virginia`s flora and fauna.

Valid Driver License required.

Familiarity with American Red Cross First Aid procedures is desirable.

Must be willing to work shift work, weekends, and holidays and there is some travel. Main season runs April 1 to October 31 with limited hours in off season. No benefits are associated with seasonal positions.

On the job training includes: National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide and American Canoe Association Level 1 Kayak Instructor, and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR.


DEADLINE: open until filled

The position is posted at:

A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:

Mail or email completed and signed application to:

Sammy Zambon
Virginia State Parks
24th Floor Richmond VA, 23219

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.