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Interpretation and Visitor Service Member


Interpretive Visitor Services Member

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Whitman Mission National Historic Site is seeking ONE Interpretive Visitor Services Member to contribute to projects alongside Interpretive Rangers.

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

Start Date: 7/11/2022

End Date: 11/28/2022

*a 16 week minimum commitment is required *

Location:

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is located west of Walla Walla, Washington (population 34,000) in the Walla Walla Valey. Whitman Mission features several trails, a monument to the Whitman family, and a museum displaying Cayuse art and artifacts. There is cell phone reception throughout the area.

For more information about Whitman Mission National Historic Site, please visit https://www.nps.gov/whmi/index.htm

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $700/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.

Travel Reimbursement: Reimbursable Relocation Allowance of $200.

Position Description: Whitman Mission National Historic Site is seeking to place one member to serve as an ACE Interpretive Member alongside Interpretive Rangers at the park. The ACE member will be expected to research the history of Whitman Mission National Historic Site (WHMI) in order to develop and present interpretive programs to the public, regularly hike park trails, engage the public through formal programs and informal contacts, and sell merchandise. The selected member will receive two weeks of orientation where they will learn about the NPS mission and mission statement, the park, and surrounding area. The member will receive CPR and First Aid certification and the opportunity to work with other park staff. The member will be supervised by the Supervisory Park Ranger to provide direction and assistance to the member and meet with them on a regular basis, at least twice weekly to discuss upcoming projects and responsibilities. The Park will provide office space, computer, telephone, and other office tools for the performance of their standard duties. Opportunities are available for the member to assist in a variety of resource management and maintenance projects.

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.

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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 current and valid form of ID (will be required to provide copies of ID's upon hiring)
  • 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.

Preferred Skills:

  • Competitive applicants for this position should have relevant experience in areas such as Interpretation/ Program Development/ and Delivery.
  • Deep interest in History.

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 EPIC NPS Member Support Specialist, Kyle Ellison, at kellison@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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