Title:  Interpretive Coach - Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture

Requisition #:  426010

Denali, AK, US, 99755

Career Area:  Retail + Customer Service

Job Description

The Interpretive Coach is an integral and important part of any interpretive operation. A good interpretive coach is one who is able to nurture a new interpreter to help them develop and maintain a compelling tour, presentation, as well as work with seasoned interpreters looking for ways to freshen and excel at their programs. At Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture, we pride ourselves on meeting or exceeding the NPS interpretive standards and the Interpretive Coach is a key position in meeting that goal.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists the Interpretive Programs Manager in all facets of the interpretive operation.
  • May be asked to plan and present pre-season training and coaching to any of the interpretive positions.
  • Act as a mentor to interpreters, ensuring they have the tools they need to develop their tours and presentations.
  • Complete tour and program evaluations and provide coaching as necessary.
  • Assists with the maintenance and day to day operations of the Interpretive Resource Library.
  • May be required to develop and present a Living History character or develop an Athabascan Cultural History interpretive program to assist with programming as needed.
  • Special interpretive projects as assigned.
  • Employee is responsible for general knowledge of corporate environmental policies and procedures and how they relate to their job functions.  
  • Employee is responsible for knowing the environmental aspects and associated impacts of their job position.  Job specific Environmental Aspects and Impacts will be communicated by Dept. Managers during EMS training.
  • Additional job-related tasks as assigned.

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.


Minimum Qualifications;

  • Previous experience in the interpretive field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in experience) in natural sciences or interpretation.
  • Must be familiar with NPS Interpretive Standards and training including compelling stories methodology.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be over 21 with a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous coaching experience highly desired.
  • Certified Interpretive Guide or Trainer through National Association of Interpretation preferred. This training will be made available on site in Denali if not previously held.
  • Knowledge of sub-arctic ecosystems and general ecology/biology is a plus.
  • Experience with Living History and Cultural History presentations a plus.

This role may have physical demands including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and/or extended walking and standing. This role may also require uniforms and/or usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairbanks