Help me become a park ranger
July 25, 2010 5:07 PM Subscribe
How can I become a full-time National Park ranger (or other full-time National Park occupation) without spending years working seasonal positions and moving around a bunch, given my education and experience (see inside)?
posted by rabinowitz to Work & Money (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I would love to have a career working for a National Park, but I don't want to move all over the country multiple times to advance to a permanent job. I'm a 29 year old married homeowner, and I'm happy to leave my hometown (Portland, OR), but with husband and cats in tow, moving every six months isn't really feasible.
I don't have a science-y or outdoorsy background, but I am half way through my Masters in Public Administration degree (my undergraduate degree is in English, not so helpful here) and I currently work as a fundraiser for a public university. I have lots of experience in marketing, events, writing and other office-y stuff. How can I use my experience to get a full-time job in a National Park?