The Oklahoma City National Memorial works closely with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, which was created to administer the Memorial in cooperation with the National Park Service. The two components of the Memorial are the outside Symbolic Memorial, and a 30,000 square foot Interactive Learning Museum.
The major duties of the position are to present conducted programs such as walks, demonstrations, talks or special activities. Provide assistance and/or initiate original input on revisions of interpretative materials, such as guidebooks, handouts, environmental education packet material and exhibits. Reply to oral and written inquiries about park resources and programs. On a daily basis, conduct formal presentations and informal contacts on the Memorial grounds. Respond to visitor inquiries, needs, and complaints; provide information about the site and surrounding areas. Provide interpretation of the site.
For information about the job please contact Natasha Moore, Supervisory Park Ranger, at (405) 609-8862.
Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work requires standing for long periods of time, walking for long distances, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of interpretive programs. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors resulting in exposure to a variety of weather conditions.
Area Information: The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a 3.3 acre Outdoor Symbolic Memorial built to remember "those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever" by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Memorial and Museum are owned by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. The National Park Service serves as a partner to the Foundation, staffing the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. The Foundation staffs a 30,000 square foot Interactive Learning Museum, which takes the visitor through a timeline of events before and after the bombing. The National Park Service also partners with the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, which trains Federal, state, and local law enforcement in preventing future acts of terrorism. Oklahoma City is the state capital and the largest city in Oklahoma. Its population is 579,999, while the metropolitan area includes 1,059,715 people. Average daytime high temperatures vary from 36, in January, to 100 in July. Winters are usually mild with an average annual snowfall of 3 inches. Summers are typically hot with fairly high humidity. There is a state sales tax. Single family homes range from $36,000 to $359,000. Highly rated hospitals churches, public recreation opportunities, and major universities are abundant throughout the metropolitan area.