Interpretation and Education Member- Andersonville National Historic Park
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Interpretation and Education Member to assist Andersonville National Historic Park staff with museum operations, help create and conduct new, innovative educational programs, and digital media to broaden park reach through social media platforms related to the 25th Anniversary of Opening of the National Prisoner of War Museum.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: ideally early December 2022
End Date: June 2023 (or 26 weeks from start date)
*A 26 week commitment is required*
Location: 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 https://www.nps.gov/ande.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $590/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
Scheduling: Scheduling to be determined based on staffing. It is likely that this individual will need to work some weekends and holidays.
This position will assist park staff with museum operations, help create and conduct new, innovative educational programs, and digital media to broaden park reach through social media platforms related to the 25th Anniversary of Opening of the National Prisoner of War Museum in April 2023 and the 50th anniversary of Operation Homecoming, commemorating the arrival of prisoners of war from the Vietnam War.
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).
- Create new page concepts and written content about the 25th anniversary of the opening of the National Prisoner of War Museum and 50th anniversary of the Operation Homecoming events.
- Creating a new guided tour of the museum for park staff to implement into daily park rotation.
- Creating a temporary museum exhibit and new site bulletin related to the 50th anniversary of Operation Homecoming; and assisting with the reorganization of the museum library.
- Other duties as assigned
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.
- To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website here.
- 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.
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 Eastern Program Manager, Madison Douthitt 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.