On the Park Leaders Show, I often talk to leaders in the National Park Service. Chief Interpreters, Chief Rangers and Park Superintendents have all been guests on the show.
The one thing they all have in common is they all started as seasonal park rangers.
That means the future leaders of the National Park Service are seasonal rangers right now.
In this episode of the Park Leaders Show, I talk with Kaitlyn Kunce, and we take a look at the life of a seasonal park ranger.
At the time of our interview, Kaitlyn is a seasonal park ranger at Mesa Verde National Park. Soon, she will be moving to a seasonal assignment at Yellowstone National Park. Moving often and applying for jobs every few months is one of the challenges seasonal park rangers.
The goal of most seasonal park rangers is to get a permanent position with the National Park Service. Competition for permanent positions can be tough, and seasonal rangers look for ways to learn new skills and build their resume.
Kaitlyn writes about her experience as a ranger on her blog, Twitter and Facebook.
The music for the Park Leaders Show is the creation of Jason Harrod. You can find out more about him here.