American Conservation Experience - EPIC
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Price, UT, USA
  • Individual Placement

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah's Price Field Office, is seeking three Paleontology and Quarry Stewards to dedicate 16 weeks in providing the stewardship of a world-renowned paleontological site through assisting in the development and delivery of inquiry and curriculum-based programs in Jurassic paleontology, environmental education and natural resource management.

Start Dates: April 2022 - July 2022

End Date: 16 weeks after start date

Location: Price, Utah


Project Background and Objectives: Jurassic National Monument contains the densest concentration of Jurassic-aged dinosaur bones ever found. Over 12,000 bones (belonging to at least 74 individual dinosaurs) have been excavated at the quarry. While paleontologists have learned a great deal about the Jurassic period from their findings, the site presents many more mysteries, making it a most fantastic outdoor lab and classroom. Visitors and youth will engage in hands-on field experiences, learn about public lands, and further their understanding, appreciation and stewardship of natural and cultural resources. This will be achieved through the implementation and delivery of a curriculum-based education program, visitor center and public outreach, and site interpretation activities.

Check out these videos, made by ACE Alumni, to learn more about the work being done at the Quarry!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaLNUeE88UQSY3e1bWs0Pya56biTkHOl4

For more information on the BLM Utah Jurassic national Monument, please visit their websites at: https://www.blm.gov/national-conservation-lands/utah/jurassic-national-monument. For more information regarding the ACE EPIC Program, please visit: usaconservation.org.


Compensation and Housing: A living allowance of $235/week, which is intended to cover housing, food, and incidentals. Housing is NOT provided, but a $150/week housing reimbursement is provided to offset housing costs.


AmeriCorps: This internship may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award. This ~$1600 education award is granted upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment in AmeriCorps will be required.


Position Description: This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional with a background in environmental education, paleontology, geology, ecology, biology, conservation, natural resource management or a closely related field, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in environmental education and outreach, as well as working in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the nation.

Resource Education: The member will assist in implementing and delivering hands-on, inquiry and curriculum-based education programs to k-6 school students regarding geology, ecology, and fossils. Projects may also include developing new lesson plans, maintaining program statistics, and creating visual aids.

Visitor Center Outreach: The member will help staff the visitor center and interact with visitors, providing information on the site, interpretative displays, available site activities, and leading guided tours. Additionally, the member will assist other visitor center duties such as, fee collection, bookstore operation, and general center maintenance (sweeping and care of interpretative displays).

Natural Resource Management and Trail Maintenance: The members will assist staff with various trail maintenance projects, native plantings, eradicating noxious weeds, and other various physically demanding tasks.

Members are expected to work 5 days per week. Hours are fluid (with starting times ranging from 6am-9am), and work schedules for the visitor center and education staff will require weekend and holiday work.

Starting dates begin in April 2022 until July 2022, with staggered start dates depending on availability. More information regarding start dates will be given during the interview process. App


Qualifications:

Required:

  • The position is available to US Citizens as to comply with federal agreements
  • Deep interest in geology, paleontology, education, and respect for nature
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences; ability to work alone and in a group
  • Applicants are expected to be highly motivated, reliable, and willing and able to perform assigned duties with little direct supervision.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, safe driving record, and ability to provide documentation
  • Must be physically fit for outdoor work in all types of inclement weather. Be able to carry and lift up to 30 pounds, work long hours in the field on steep and rough terrain in the backcountry
  • English proficiency required

Preferred:

  • 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, and organizational skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome

The members must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.


Vaccination Requirement: 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.


**This position is subject to change/close at any time**

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

NOTE: 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 the ACE EPIC BLM Member Manager, Elyse Cogburn at ecogburn@usaconservation.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.

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