• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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We are looking for a couple with their own RV, who are willing to commit 24 hours a week and a minimum of three months, or an individual willing to commit 32 hours a week and a minimum of three months, to work alongside interpretive rangers; sharing information with visitors, and leaving them with a greater understanding and appreciation of the open range cattle era.
Duties: Duties will include staffing a visitor center desk, orienting visitors to the site and the surrounding area, and developing and presenting a 20 minute tour of the historic ranch house. There are also opportunities to present costumed demonstrations on various aspects of ranch life if you choose. Interpretive training will be provided. We also will provide uniform shirts and period costumes if you decide to do living history programs.
Housing: Volunteers are required to work 32 hours a week or 24 hours as a couple. In exchange, volunteers will be reimbursed up to $450 per month for a campsite at a local RV park. There are three RV parks in the local area. A KOA is located right in the town of Deer Lodge (406-846-1629; www.koa.com/where/mt/26112/), Indian Creek is located just outside of town (406-846-3848; www.indiancreekcampground.net), and the Riverfront RV park is located in Garrison, MT which is just up the road from Deer Lodge (406-846-2282; www.riverfrontrvparkmt.com).
Location Description: Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS is located in Deer Lodge, western Montana. The park encompasses a little over 1600 aces and was established to provide an understanding of the frontier cattle era of the Nation’s history. It is a lesser visited NPS site which receives approximately 20,000-30,000 visitors a year. Given the long winters in Montana, the visitation is concentrated between the months of May-August. The first couple of months (May and June) consist mainly of school groups with as many as 300 children per day. The weather in Montana can be unpredictable. During the summer months it can be in the 90s during the day and drop to the 40s at night. Deer Lodge is a full-service community. For more details on the park please visit our website (www.nps.gov/grko).
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing available. The park will reimburse volunteers, who donate 32 hours as an individual or 24 hours each as a couple per week, up to $450.00 a month for an RV spot at a local RV park.