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Discover Your Forest hosts a wide array of career opportunities! From long-term team members to seasonal hires, volunteer hosts to trainee programs, we are always looking for new ways to connect people to their Public Lands in meaningful ways. Keep scrolling to see the opportunities that we have available right now. If you'd like to see the commitments that we've made to our hiring practices, click on the button below.

Current Career Opportunities 2024

Visitor Host for Newberry National Volcanic Monument (Bend)
Newberry NVM Visitor Host assists Deschutes National Forest in providing an exciting and enjoyable
experience for visitors at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This position is for Lava Lands Visitor Center
and Lava River Cave.

Compensation: Hourly $18.00
Work Schedule: April 23, 2024-September 5, 2024. 20-40 hours per week. (May vary)
(We can work around school schedules)

*** Must be available to work weekends***

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing outstanding customer service and ensuring that visitors are served promptly, courteously, and
  • Confidence in selling retail products and recreation passes.
  •  General cash register, credit card machine and overall sales operation including opening and closing procedure.
  • Accurate End of Day accounting of retail and pass sales
  • Distributing LED lights to guests.
  • Enter cave with Forest Service staff.
  • Ensuring that all DYNW property is adequately secured against loss.
  •  Ensuring merchandise is properly cared for and displayed in a neat, attractive manner and well stocked for

Personal Attributes:

  •  Familiarity of visitor attractions on Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Deschutes National Forest.
  • Personal integrity, initiative, and foresight.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and productive rapport with customers, team members and professional
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  •  Ability to think critically, solve problems creatively, and adapt to change.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work in all elements of weather.
  •  All DYNW sales areas are operated according to the terms of a contract with the public land agency to which the
    site belongs for the purpose of promoting and supporting the agency educational and interpretive efforts.
  •  All DYNW activities are directly or indirectly dedicated to serving this purpose.
  • Position is located on Federal property and requires a high level of cooperation with agency staff.

Submit resume and cover letter to Please, no phone calls and we ask that you do not
contact any Forest Service, Newberry National Volcanic Monument or Discover Your Northwest personnel regarding this position.


Discover Your Forest, non-profit partner of the Deschutes National Forest is seeking interested candidates for Ranger Staff positions for the summer season 2024.

Hourly Wage: $20 per hour, depending on experience
Season: April 22 – mid-September, 2024

Partners In Service rangers are uniformed staff who perform all the regular duties alongside Forest Service staff at Newberry National Volcanic Monument (NNVM). Working at NNVM is an opportunity to learn about, explore, and share the diversity of features in this volcanic landscape. Most work occurs at the Lava Lands Visitor Center, Lava River Cave, and the Newberry Caldera.

Job Duties include:

  • Answering visitor questions at information desks and answering phone calls
  • Researching and presenting interpretive programs: guided hikes, patio talks, drop-in and Junior Ranger programs, trail and site roving
  • Checking in and orienting small to large groups of visitors at Lava River Cave
  • Selling recreation passes, handling money and credit cards, and detailed record-keeping
  • Opening and closing visitor centers, light maintenance, and cleaning, litter sweeps

An ideal candidate enjoys talking to visitors in small and large groups in formal or informal settings, has a passion for the natural world, and an interest in learning about the cultural and geologic history of Central Oregon. Working outside, conditions range from snow and hail to heat and sometimes smoke. Position requires standing for extended periods, walking, and occasional hiking on paved and uneven, natural surfaces.

Discover Your Forest is looking for Visitor Service Crew Members for the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station. This temporary position is at the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station (CLWS). The incumbent is a uniformed employee responsible for providing visitors with information, education, and interpretive services for a visitor center that the Forest Service administers.

Hourly Wage: $20.00/hour @ 32 hours per week
Work Schedule: Friday – Monday
Season: Mid-April – Early September

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