American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps based in Hurricane, Utah, is looking for members to come join our team of young adults working on meaningful conservation projects throughout the Mountain-West region. This opportunity is intended for those looking to learn valuable skills for their career while immersed in a community of like-minded young professionals from around the country. Members work for 12 or 24 weeks on projects including ecological restoration, habitat improvement, and trail maintenance and construction, all while completing a term of AmeriCorps service. While serving, members have 6 days off between each project to enjoy Utah and the Mountain West's abundant beauty and recreational opportunities with their friends and colleagues. Take your first step towards beginning or advancing your career by applying with us today!
Multiple start dates available throughout May: We are currently looking to fill positions starting on May 12 & May 19. Feel free to inquire about additional start dates.
Estimated End Dates:
12 weeks after start date (for 450 hour term)
24 weeks after start date (for 900 hour term)
Location: Hurricane, Utah
Projects take place throughout the southwest. Crews frequently work in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park and National Forests including Fishlake and Manti La Sal.
Schedule: Project schedules vary greatly, but typically corpsmembers work 8 days on/ 6 days off. For remote projects, corpsmembers spend off-days nearer to their project location, away from Hurricane. Remote projects typically last about three weeks.
Benefits: Members will receive a Living Allowance Stipend of $140/week, paid bi-weekly.
Corpsmembers obtain an Education Award for the amount of $1,678.57 (for 12 weeks) or $3,172.50 (for 24 weeks) upon successful completion of service.
ACE provides corpsmembers with food during all project days; corps members are responsible for providing their own food on off-days.
ACE provides corpsmembers housing during their term of service. When working in or near Utah, corpsmembers spend off days in our hostel-style housing in Hurricane, Utah. When working remotely, corpsmembers will be provided housing in those remote locations. The member will provide his or her own blankets/pillow/sleeping bag/towels.
Gear: ACE provides each member their own tent. The member will provide his or her own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear, and hiking boots. Upon acceptance to the program, corpsmembers will receive a more extensive packing list. Weather can be highly variable in the southwest so plan on bringing layers of warm clothing and adequate rain gear.
Travel: ACE provides transportation to and from worksites; personal vehicles are not necessary throughout the member's term of service. ACE does not provide relocation assistance.
Corpsmembers serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are afforded opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional mentors within ACE, while gaining invaluable career perspectives working alongside staff from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other stewards of our nation's public lands.
Field work and other duties might include but are not limited to:
Trail construction and maintenance
Dry and wet stone masonry
Invasive species removal
Qualifications: Applicants must be capable of performing physically demanding labor on environmental and conservation projects for 10 hours a day.
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Must be between the ages of 18 and 35
Able and willing to work in a group
Able and willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of hiking moderate distances in somewhat rough terrain during inclement weather conditions
Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check