Interpretation Member- Andersonville National Historic Park

American Conservation Experience
Andersonville, GA
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Summary American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Interpretation Member to assist Andersonville National Historic Park staff with museum operations, help create and conduct new, innovative educational programs and youth-focused outreach materials, and digital media to broaden park reach through social media platforms . For more information about ACE, please visit: Start Date: June 26th End Date: 18 weeks from start date *A 18 week commitment is required* Location Details/Description: Andersonville National Historic Park, Andersonville, Georgia. Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars. For more information about the Andersonville National Historic Site, please visit Position Overview: This position will assist park staff with museum operations, help create and conduct summer programs, and digital media to broaden park reach through social media platforms. Duties may include: Assisting park staff with opening, operating, and closing the National Prisoner of War museum; Creating digital interpretive videos for park website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); Creating a new guided tour of the museum for park staff to implement into daily park rotation; Creating a temporary museum exhibit; Assisting with the reorganization of the museum library; Other duties as assigned This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups. Schedule: Scheduling to be determined based on staffing. It is likely that this individual will need to work some weekends and holidays. Position Benefits Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. They will also receive a $605 travel allowance to aid in the costs of relocation and commuting to the duty station. Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS. Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or the National Park Service. Relocation Allowance: ACE members will have access to up to $605 to be used for eligible relocation expenses. Further details regarding distribution of these funds will be provided during the interview process. Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support.
Qualifications: Required: Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group. A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request). Willing to undergo and must pass required two-part criminal history checks. Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation. To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website Preferred: Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as interpretation, education, history, archeology, cultural/historic preservation, or a related discipline. Knowledge and skills in the principles of education and interpretation A strong demonstrated interest and/or education in the field of natural and cultural resources Excellent writing, research,public speaking skills, and organizational skills Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions: Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talking and hearing. Manual dexterity required for use of various tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch. Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus. Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently moves up to 10 lbs., ability to move up to 25 pounds. Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates. Noise Environment: Moderate noise such as in a business office with equipment and light traffic. Travel: This position does not require unique travel. Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The ACE member(s) may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including extreme heat or cold, rocky terrain, swamp or wetland conditions, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources. Hazard specifics should be provided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Partner site. Vehicle and Equipment Use/Safety: If a vehicle is required for the accomplishment of the duties, one will be provided by the NPS or ACE. Any tools required for the accomplishment of the duties will be provided by the NPS. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically provided by the NPS, will be mandatory for any activity that requires it. Strict adherence to NPS and ACE equipment training, certification and safety protocols is required. To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact Recruitment and Outreach Specialist, Emanuel Aragon Cruz at EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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