TITLE: Cane River Heritage Ranger I
Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including French, Spanish, African, American Indian and Creole. Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides support and oversight of the federally-approved Management Plan for the heritage area.
POSITION: The Heritage Ranger will provide interpretation of Cane River National Heritage Area history and culture and provide outreach to community partners and visitors through a wide range of projects and special events, as well as regular assistance at Cane River Creole National Historical Park or other host sites, as assigned.
REPORTS TO: Heritage Ranger II
SALARY RANGE: $10.00 - $12.00 hour, commensurate with experience [part-time]; negotiable [full-time]
- Interprets the history and culture of Cane River National Heritage Area through the tasks below:
- Works with host sites to support interpretation through tours, public outreach, and defined support activities.
- Develops exhibits, including research and compilation of information.
- Develops brochures or rackcards for special events.
- Presents exhibits at special events.
- Provides visitor information at special events and at Cane River Creole National Historical Park or other host sites, as needed.
- Provides outreach and information for the public and to CRNHA partners through the tasks below:
- Assists CRNHA staff and partners in planning and implementing special events.
- Provides Cane River National Heritage Area materials to partners and interested citizens.
- Arranges and coordinates meetings with key players and various publics.
- Performs interpretation or outreach field tasks as necessary.
- Attends appropriate meetings, seminars, and workshops as directed by the Executive Director. Attends programs and events sponsored by CRNHA and/or other organizations or entities as needed.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- B.A. in one of the following fields is preferred: anthropology, history, theater, economic development, community development, heritage resource management or planning.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, creativity and results‑oriented, goal-driven performance.
For more information, please visit our website: CaneRiverNHA.org. Please send resume and cover letter to Rebecca Blankenbaker via email: RBlankenbaker@CaneRiverNHA.org