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ACE EPIC NPS DC - Technical Preservation Services/Records Management Fellow

Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking one Technical Preservation Services/Records Management Fellow to primarily assist TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives. This position is intended to be an opportunity to gain practical experience in library and archives management of materials relating to cultural resources, specifically historic building rehabilitation.

 

Start Date:  Nov 18, 2019

End Date: Apr 24, 2020

Duration: 23 weeks, a minimum commitment of 22 paid weeks is expected (1/27 - 1/31 unpaid)                                                  

Project Website: To learn more about TPS activities and publications, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/tps/. To learn more about ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

 

Compensation:  The ACE Fellow will contribute ~40 hours/week receiving $800/week (a $20/hr. equivalent) paid out biweekly for food and incidental living expenses. Finding housing is the responsibility of the Fellow.  A $320/month NTE reimbursement is available for metro and bus commuting travel.

 

Position Description:  

 Primary Duties:

  • Assisting TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives. 
  • Organizing and preparing files for disposition to the National Archives and Records Administration, following procedures required under the Federal Records Act and NARA regulations.
  • Organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics.
  • Library duties will include a substantial amount of cataloging.  

Secondary Duties:

  • Assisting with the implementation of a database of scanned images of historic properties and historic preservation projects and treatments, drawn largely from ongoing or completed rehabilitation projects reviewed by the Tax Incentives Program. 
  • Scanning images and entering thorough descriptions and metadata for each image file, contacting image owners for permission to publish when necessary, and ensuring that the information attached to each image meets all Federal requirements for future web or print publications.
  • Assisting, as needed, with the administration of the Federal Historic Tax Incentives Program.

 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing a degree) in history, English, library sciences, cultural resource management or other related disciplines appropriate to the position.  A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable.

 

Required:

  • Fellowship is available to US Citizens and Permanent Resident only
  • Fellow must be between the age of 18 and 35
  • A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation; a personal vehicle is required
  • Strong organization skills and ability to serve independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to gather, organize, and interpret literature and relevant source materials
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check

 

Preferred:

  • Experience and/or knowledge in library science/archives management
  • Background in historic preservation or an allied field
  • Strong interest in library and archives management
  • Experience with database management and software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Fireworks

 

The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the FWS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

 

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: Accepting applications until filled.  This position may close at any time.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact NPS Recruitment Specialist, Dave Hecker at dhecker@usaconservation.org.

 

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