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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program and Volunteer Internship Positions

Boating Safety Instructor

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Various locations throughout the state of Alaska.

Main Tasks: Provide a variety of boating education programs for children and adults. Identify and obtain the necessary resources to develop, prepare for, and execute a wide variety of boating education programs including classes, workshops, and presentations on non-commercial boating safety topics. Travel to urban and rural areas around the state as needed to provide programs.

Special Projects: May participate in special events, assist program staff with program development and/or evaluation, or participate on behavioral research projects. 

Required Skills: Must be a state-registered boating safety instructor. Training necessary for certification can be provided. 

Desired Skills: Experience and interest in recreational boating. Good public speaking skills. Experience teaching children and adults. Must have a valid driver's license. 

Allowance/Housing: Travel costs including transportation, lodging, and state-approved per diem. 

Time Commitment: Year round, on an as-needed basis. 

Send Application to:
Joe McCullough, Education Coordinator
Alaska State Parks, Office of Boating Safety
550 W. Seventh Avenue, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 269-8704
Fax: (907) 269-8907
Email: joseph.mccullough@alaska.gov

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907