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Park History Program Fellowship

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service's Washington D.C. Support Office is seeking one Park History Program Fellow to give program and administrative support to implement the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2018.

For more information regarding American Conservation Experience (ACE), please visit: https://www.usaconservation.org

Start Date: February 7, 2022

End Date: August 5, 2022

Duration: 26 weeks

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Park History Program Fellowship position will be flexible with remote operation until local COVID-19 circumstances allow for in-person activity in Washington D.C.

For more information about the NPS Washington Support Office (WASO) Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1345/index.htm or the PHP: https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/

Living Allowance: The ACE Fellow is expected to contribute 40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $840/week paid out bi-weekly to help offset the cost of food, housing, and incidental expenses.

Position Description: The Fellowship will provide program and administrative support to implement the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-104).

Specific duties include:

  1. Assisting African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN hereafter) staff in following the approved communications and outreach plan for continued implementation of AACRN, to include contact with National Park units and programs, Federal agencies, state and local governments, partner conservation organizations, interested stakeholders, media, and the general public;
  2. Conducting and coordinating academic research and writing of AACRN-related topics for publication on program website, in academic journals, or blogs, as assigned by supervisor;
  3. Assisting with Park History Program education, outreach activities, and program evaluation for the Glider Lerhman Self-Paced Courses Pilot Program including but not limited to collaborating with NPS Interpretation and Education staff to coordinate for activities;
  4. Planning and coordination of AACRN training and outreach events, including, as needed, securing location, preparing invitation correspondence, arranging event logistics, and onsite or online coordination;
  5. Assisting program staff with planning and participating in exhibition or sessions at annual luncheon and annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, as applicable;
  6. Assisting program staff with planning and participating in exhibition or sessions at annual meeting of the National Council of Public History, as applicable;
  7. Assisting program staff with planning and participating in exhibition or sessions at annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, as applicable.
  8. Assisting with planning and coordination of AACRN outreach events, including, as needed, securing location, preparing invitation correspondence, arranging event logistics, and onsite or online coordination.

Training Provided: In addition to the project-specific responsibilities the ACE Fellow will undertake career development, mentoring, and skills training opportunities including resume-writing and job application best practices. Training opportunities and exposure offered by the Senior NPS Cultural Resources staff members may include but not be limited to:

  • Website Content Management Systems (CMS) development and certification;
  • National Register and National Historic Landmark policies, procedures, and documentation preparation;
  • Oral history best practices and interview techniques;
  • Grant and cooperative agreement administration;
  • Public speaking; and budget development.

Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or 1 year of experience in U.S. History, African American History, Cultural Resource Management, public history, African American studies, Cultural Anthropology, or a related discipline.

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
  • 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
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption

Preferred:

  • A Master's degree in U.S. History, Cultural Resource Management, public history, or African American Studies
  • Effective communication skills with all ages and diverse audiences
  • Previous experience with project planning, coordination, and implementation
  • Strong attention to detail and effective proven time management skills
  • Database management familiarity
  • Demonstrated writing skills and comfort editing and developing content for a diverse audience

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references. 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 Program Manager, Jen Wells, at jwells@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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