The Natural History Interpretation Aide will design and conduct a variety of natural history programs throughout the park system. Examples include birding programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs, planetarium programs and more.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

• Travel to and from a variety of parks and parklands to research, design, and conduct natural history programs according to NAI (National Association for Interpretation) standards.
• Maintain inventories for program supplies, updating species lists, and reporting program data.
• Converse effectively and efficiently with a wide variety of people and maintain professional certifications with NAI.


  • A general knowledge of the local environment and natural and cultural resources of South Carolina
  • Advanced knowledge/experience with SC birds and birding is preferred.
  • Ability to verbally communicate well with others
  • Ability to read and interpret body language of others
  • Ability to follow instructions in an organized manner and complete assigned tasks to the satisfaction of the direct supervisor
  • Ability to present clear, concise, and comprehensive written and oral reports
  • Ability to manage time effectively, establish and reflect good work habits, and the ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to accomplish tasks that require physical labor
  • Ability to present oneself as a professional in the field of interpretation and conform to the CCPRC uniform requirements
  • General computer skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification as a Certified Interpretive Guide and Master Naturalist
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne pathogen procedures

Training and Experience

A high school diploma is required and college course work or a college degree is preferred. Experience in at least one of the following areas is required: early childhood education, ornithology, biology, marine biology, interpretation, environmental education or similar field.

Extra Benefits

Along with competitive pay, we offer some pretty terrific benefits including:

  • Free admission to all of our parks and facilities – not just the one where you work – and that includes beaches and all three waterparks!
  • Free admission to a variety of special events.
  • Discounts on food, beverage, and gift shop items.
  • Free beach chair and umbrella rentals and free pedal boat and bike rentals.
  • Opportunity for growth and to gain skills such as teamwork, leadership and adaptability.
  • A Charleston County Parks employee ID also opens doors for you for free admission at more than 25 participating attractions around town!