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Park Service hiring students as Boston guides, rangers

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Do you enjoy talking to people? Would you like to gain experience in public speaking? Do you enjoy discovering the untold stories of history?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you are a candidate for a park guide or park ranger position at Boston National Historical Park. The park’s historic sites tell the story of diverse groups of Bostonians and their struggle to define their “rights and liberties” from 1700s to the present. Sites include Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill Monument and Charlestown Navy Yard.

Park guides present historical talks and work in visitor centers orienting visitors from all over the world to Boston and New England. Park rangers must have previous experience in conducting guided tours and presenting historical talks. Park rangers perform similar duties as a park guide, but they also present guided walking tours. Students majoring in history, education, communications, or theater will gain valuable experience in these park guide/ranger positions.

Part-time positions are available beginning May 14 through November 26. Full-time positions are available beginning June 11 through September 4. The salary ranges from $11.53 per hour for park guide positions and $14.49 per hour for park ranger positions. You must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a college or university as a student through December 2006 to qualify for a student appointment.

For more information contact John Manson, Supervisory Park Ranger, at (617) 242-5652 or send your r sum to john_manson@nps.gov or by fax to (617) 367-3539 or by mail to Boston National Historical Park, 15 State St., Boston, MA 02109

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