Posted by Empoyment Office on March 31, 2004 at 22:56:08:
The National Park Service’s budget has been drastically cut and they are looking at alternate sources of revenue. Living history programs, such as the highly successful one at Scottys Castle is an example of how Death Valley National Park raises extra money.
Most of the entrance fee for the Castle is kept in the Park. A Federal law permits keeping the entrance fee (ca. 90 percent of it) to cover the costs associated with the program. The Park is expanding their living history program and needs four additional employees. Two of the employees will be bus drivers and the other two (one male and one female) will be employee-actors.
The current plan calls for closing the canyon to the Barker Ranch and excavating a parking area where it empties into Goler Wash. Visitors will park their cars there and a bus will transport them to the ranch. Here a Charles Manson look-a-like will regale the visitors while one of his female look-a-likes struts around making obscene gestures and shouting profanities at the “guests.”
Unknown to the public, the Park Service found Charles Manson’s school bus a few years ago and had it completely rebuilt. The two drivers will operate this bus.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, you can pick up a job application at the visitor center starting tomorrow. Housing is furnished, you’ll stay at the Barker Ranch in one of the caves on the hillside (no running water).