American Conservation Experience - EPIC
  • National Park Service
  • Skagway, AK, USA
  • Individual Placement

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, is seeking ONE Library and Archives Assistant to contribute to maintaining the park library and working in the museum collection alongside park staff in Skagway, Alaska. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position!

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

For more information about Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, please visit https://www.nps.gov/klgo/index.htm


Start Date: October 2021

End Date: 12 weeks from start date

*12 weeks minimum commitment required *


The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces undergraduate and graduate students, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. Applicants must be 18-30 (up to 35 for Veterans) and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program.


Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~30 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $564/week to help offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Position Description:

The ACE member's duties will include:

  • Maintaining the park library, where many of the important historical documents critical for historical research, reside. This involves accessioning and filing or re-filing historical documents such as photographs, diaries, books, articles, and other items in their appropriate places in the park library. It also involves maintaining and updating electronic databases for the library books and historic photographs.
  • Conducting background historical research on gold rush era Stampeders and historic buildings dating to the same period for the park and members of the public. This involves gathering historical information from photographs, government records, maps, local newspapers, diaries, letters, business records and other documents (including online resources) and placing this information into easily understood narratives.
  • Scanning historic photographs, maps and other documents (assembling segments, restoring image quality and legibility as required) for permanent accessioning into the park's growing electronic files.
  • Assisting Park Curator in other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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
  • 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

Preferred:

  • Hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as history or anthropology

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 applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Member Coordinator, Jen Wells, at (973)294-2766 or jwells@usaconservation.org.

EOE: 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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