Texas State Parks Job Opportunities

Check out the link for many park interpreter positions in Texas State Parks! More opportunities will be posted each day, as our hiring freeze has been lifted.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tpwd

Tara Humphreys
Field Interpretation Coordinator
TX State Parks – Interpretive Services
4200 Smith School Rd. Bldg. D
Austin, TX 78744
512-389-4776 (office)
512-718-4336 (cell)

 

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Texas: CIG Workshops in July

Certified Interpretive Guide workshops last week in July: West Columbia and Odem, TX on July 25 – 28. The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

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Freeman Tilden Scholarships due July 31

Region VI Freeman Tilden Scholarships are due by July 31! Mark your calendars for the 2017 National Association of Interpretation Conference, November 14-18 in Spokane, Washington! VERY IMPORTANT: The NAI Region VI 2017 Freeman Tilden Scholarship applications must be postmarked by midnight July 31, 2017. Region VI provides funding to recognize both students and professionals who have made a significant contribution in the region and who can benefit greatly from attending the National Conference.

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TX Historical Commission Workshops

The Texas Historical Commission offers several interpretive professional development workshops at several locations: visitor engagement services on July 25 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; exhibit design and development on July 26 (Fredericksburg) and July 27 (Irving); and advocacy issues in October. All workshops are reasonably priced and include lunch and great prof dev. Interested parties should visit the THC Museum Services website for more info and to register: http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/museum-services. Heads-up: they also offer FREE webinars from the very same resource!

Spring Newsletter In, Submit Articles for Summer

The spring edition of the NAI Region 6 VIsions Newsletter is available for download from our website. Inside you’ll find your state’s news, photos and awards rundown from the regional workshop in Arkansas, and a selection of articles written by your colleagues. This issue’s theme is about spring blooms of all kinds!

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2017 NAI Conference Scholarships Due Soon!

Mark your calendars for the 2017 National Association of Interpretation Conference, November 14-18 in Spokane, Washington! VERY IMPORTANT: Scholarship applications must be postmarked by midnight July 15, 2017. NAI provides grant assistance to professional interpreters to help offset the costs of professional development. Grant applications to attend at NAI 2017 Spokane, Washington, November 14-18 are now being accepted.

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