Resource Management Member - Jimmy Carter National Historic Park
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Resource Management Member to assist with museum artifacts and historical documentation alongside Jimmy Carter NHP Staff.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: November 28, 2022 (dates are flexible for the right candidate)
End Date: November 27, 2023
*a 52-week minimum commitment is required *
Location: Jimmy Carter National Historic Park, Plains, GA
The Jimmy Carter National Historical Park preserves sites associated with James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born 1924), 39th president of the United States. These include his residence, boyhood farm, school, and the town railroad depot, which served as his campaign headquarters during the 1976 election. The building which used to be Plains High School (opened in 1921 and closed in 1979) serves as the park's museum and visitor center. Plains is a rural community in Southwest Georgia with full services available in Americus, GA (10 miles); Albany, GA (40 miles); and Columbus, GA (50 miles).
For more information about Jimmy Carter National Historic Park, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/jica/index.htm.
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 have access to a $600 reimbursable 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.
Scheduling: The ACE Member will work full-time, 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-5pm.
Position Description: The ACE Member will work alongside the resources team to preserve the park's cultural and natural resources for future generations.
Duties may include:
- Work with resources team to assess potential incoming museum artifacts, primarily focused on Carter Home and Garden objects
- Organize and prepare historical building/landscape documentation for compliance needs
- Assist with museum condition monitoring
- Rehouse and reorganize museum artifacts
Work will primarily be performed indoors, with some outdoor field work as needed.
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.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility.
- 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 criminal history checks.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.
- Personal vehicle is needed for daily transportation to/from work site.
- To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website here.
- Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a degree in Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, Resource Management and/or have relevant experience in these subject areas.
- Knowledge of museum collection and preservation methods.
- Ability and willingness to follow guidelines and standards.
- Deep interest in historic preservation and/or resource management.
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 and Outreach Manager, Victoria Yee at 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.