ACE: Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services Member – Hopewell Culture National Historical Park - AmeriCorps Eligible
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, is seeking One Member to work with the NPS staff to facilitate the mission of the National Park Service by protecting resources and enhancing visitor enjoyment.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: November 2020
End Date: 16 weeks after start date
*Start dates may be tentative due to COVID-19. A 16-week minimum commitment is required. *
Location: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park – Chillicothe, OH
At HOCU, you’ll find earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures that grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage. Almost everyone who studies the Hopewell culture has an "I didn't know that" story about when they first learned about the special and intriguing culture that developed in this region. The park also has an active archeology program which produces even more understanding of this fascinating and yet little recognized culture. This is a story that needs wider recognition. Every American should learn about the amazing accomplishments of the Native American inhabitants of south and central Ohio 2,000 years ago.
For more information about Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, please visit http://www.nps.gov/hocu/index.htm.
Living Allowance: ACE Members are expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $375/week to help offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the members and not provided by ACE or NPS, but NPS staff may be able to provide limited assistance or advice with a housing search.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,612.43) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment and volunteer service is required.
Position Description: ACE Members will offer interpretive and educational programs to the public through in-person and digital formats on natural and cultural resource topics. The objective of these programs will be to increase the visiting public's understanding of natural, cultural, historic and other aspects of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. By inspiring greater understanding of these unique resources, you can help achieve our goal of protecting and preserving fragile earthwork sites for all Americans to enjoy.
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development, to promote exposure to land management agencies, and to foster networking with professionals. You may gain experience in different conservation fields and shadow different work groups.
- 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.
- This position is funded through the Public Land Corps Act which has specific program requirements.
- Must be 18-30 years of age to apply.
- Military Veterans up to 35 are encouraged to apply.
- If required to drive for the position, applicant must have a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
- Additionally, members must be 21+ to apply for an ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- 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, biological sciences, environmental studies and science, education, park management, anthropology, or a related discipline.
- Excellent public speaking, writing, research and organizational skills.
- Interest in and ability to work with the public and children of all ages.
Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status.
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: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. 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 ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist, Mike Basovsky at (385) 499-6891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.