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Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors


After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the inceasing number of Asian visitors.

PWS interpretation and education officer, Steve Johnson, said to make international visitors feel more welcome and make the most of their Tasmanian experiences, the PWS recruited two bilingual rangers (Mandarin and English speaking) Discovery Rangers last summer, for Mount Field and Freycinet national parks, which along wtih Cradle Mountain, receive the highest visitation.

"The bilingual ranger positions, which were a first for the long running Summer Discovery Program, proved a success and the PWS is repeating that recruitment drive for the 2016-2017 summer," Mr Johnson said.

"There are up to four positions for a fixed term, 12-month period and the role requires applicants to be able to speak Mandarin and be familiar with appropriate etiquette when assisting Asian visitors."

Parks is also seeking English speaking part-time Discovery Ranger positions for various locations around the state.

The Summer Discovery Program has been running for more than 30 years and has developed a reputation as one of the best interpretation programs in Australia. Thousands of adults and children participate in activities in a number of national parks and reserves during the peak December to January summer holidays.