The purpose of the Education, Interpretation and Visitor Services is to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of the commonwealth’s natural, cultural and historical resources; and foster a sense of stewardship among citizens and visitors. From the Berkshires to the Atlantic Ocean, every year the bureau recruits, hires and trains a group of professional interpreters to seasonally staff more than 50 forests and parks statewide.

Interpreters create enriching educational programs, signage, printed materials, exhibits, as well as provide formal and informal educational opportunities for students and teachers and special events for residents and visitors.

Whether it means visiting local schools with the "Van," doing roving interpretation in campgrounds to educate visitors about camping in black bear habitat, or conducting a Junior Ranger program for budding environmental enthusiasts, interpretive professionals strive to provide quality educational opportunities that are accessible to all citizens. 

So, if you haven't already, we invite you, to visit one of our forests or parks to enjoy all they have to offer. And while you're there, go on an interpretive walk, talk with the interpreter, or just stop by the visitor's center, we promise you'll like what you find!


The DCR hires Rangers and Interpreters on a seasonal basis. For a list of available positions and information on “how to apply” visit the state website at  MassCareers .