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State of Wyoming ATTP99-2023-00161-Seasonal Staff-WY Territorial Prison-Laramie in United States

ATTP99-2023-00161-Seasonal Staff-WY Territorial Prison-Laramie

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ATTP99-2023-00161-Seasonal Staff-WY Territorial Prison-Laramie


$10.00 - $16.00 Hourly


Laramie, WY

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024-St. Parks & Historic Sites - Wyo.Terr. Prison

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Description and Functions

Open until Filled


The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site is a unique location with a varied and unexpected story. Located along I-80, and close to downtown Laramie, WTPSHS is the perfect place to spend your summer. You’ll learn new skills, gain work experience, and interact with visitors from all over the world. Enjoy easy access to the Snowy Range, Vedauwoo, and the many outdoor activities Wyoming has to offer.

There are three different types of seasonal positions to be filled as part of this announcement. The actual length of employment and start dates depends on the type of job performed. Work hours vary from 32-40 hours per week. Seasonal positions require irregular duty hours, including working weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Re-create yourself with an inspiring career in Wyoming's outdoors! Explore the many possibilities with Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Outdoor Recreation. Watch our recruitment video here:

Please refer to the Essential Functions for each category of the seasonal position we offer for more detailed information about job duties.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-7010,stacy.sprengeler@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

Seasonal Visitor Services/Store Clerk:

  • Greet visitors and collect admission fees.

  • Answer visitors' questions and provide pertinent information about the site, including interpretation and orientation of facilities. In addition, provide information about local points of interest.

  • Handle monetary transactions, which include fee collection and gift shop sales.

  • Responsible for cash register reconciliation and end-of-day transaction reports.

  • Responsible for restocking gift shop shelves and tracking inventory.

  • Answer a multi-line telephone system transferring calls to appropriate personnel.

  • Assist with general administrative duties and data entry.

  • Perform opening and closing duties, as well as janitorial and cleaning daily.

  • Must work independently. Follow established procedures and specific directions and instructions.

  • Must present a professional appearance and friendly manner at all times.

  • Assist all of the Laramie District sites with special projects and events.

Seasonal Maintenance Worker:

  • Clean and service restrooms, shelters, and buildings, and remove trash from buildings, grounds, parking lots, and other public areas.

  • Assist staff in the maintenance, renovation of grounds and buildings, and preventive maintenance.

  • Operate and/or drive various vehicles, and light equipment.

  • Operate various maintenance equipment, such as mowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, and other equipment required in daily operations.

  • Utilize various hand and power tools.

  • Follow proper handling and safety procedures involving cleaning chemicals and fuel products encountered in daily operations, including proper Personal Protective Equipment usage.

  • Must work independently and follow established procedures and specific directions and instructions.

  • Provide excellent customer service. May interact with the visiting public answering basic questions.

  • Assist all Laramie District sites with special projects and events.

Seasonal Interpretation Specialist:

  • Help visitors understand and appreciate the historic site's significance. Have an interest in American History and enjoy meeting, talking, and sharing information with all historic site visitors.

  • Provide directions and other pertinent information to all visitors.

  • Explain safety, rules, and regulations to visitors to protect and preserve sites' natural, historical, and cultural features.

  • Present interpretive programs such as tours and presentations that explain the natural and human history related to the historic site.

  • Lead group tours and school tours on a regular basis.

  • Make brooms while interacting with visitors in the historic broom factory. Training provided.

  • Assist in the care and cleaning of interpretive facilities, exhibits, and special natural or cultural features of sites.

  • Assist with research as needed for interpretive programs.

  • Assist with special projects in collections and archives as needed.

  • Must work independently.

  • Follow established procedures and specific directions and instructions.

  • Must present a professional appearance and friendly manner while providing excellent customer service.

  • Assist all of the Laramie District sites with special projects and events.



For all seasonal positions, preference will be given to applicants who are professional while providing excellent customer service.

For the interpreter position, preference may be given to applicants who are attending or have attended a college or university with at least a freshman standing and majoring in any of the natural sciences, history, cultural resource management, or interpretative services or work experience as an interpreter with an organization that has natural or cultural resource responsibilities.

**Must have a valid driver's license.

**Must be at least 16 years of age.


  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects with variable timelines and scopes of work

  • Ability to be accurate and thorough in completing assignments/tasks on time

  • Must possess excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with visitors from around the world

  • Skill in handling money, cash registers, and retail sales

  • Basic maintenance knowledge

  • Basic operational knowledge of light equipment use, hand tools, and power tools.

  • Basic safety awareness of equipment use

  • Must present a professional appearance at all times

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of American and Wyoming history

  • Ability to acquire the necessary additional knowledge to give accurate, informative, and engaging tours

  • Excellent communication/public speaking skills


None - See "Preferences"

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Must work outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, with or without assistance.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt

  • Please indicate which type of seasonal position you are interested in (Store Clerk, Maintenance, or Interpreter) when completing the supplemental questions.

  • Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices.

Supplemental Information

024-State Parks & Cultural Resources - Parks Division

Clickhere (https://ai.wyo.gov/divisions/human-resources/consultative-services/compensation/pay-tables-salary-averages) to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Non Benefit Position