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🔗Archeology Monitoring Member – Shenandoah National Park

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Luray, Virginia
  • $600 USD / Week
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Summary: ACE, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Shenandoah National Park (SHEN) is seeking ONE Archeology Monitoring Member to assist with monitoring construction projects that include ground-disturbing activities.
  • Job Qualifications:


    Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by 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, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
    A valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
    Personal vehicle for non-project related tasks
    Willing to undergo and must pass the required three-part criminal history check.
    Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
    ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation.
    The Member may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement or as defined by AmeriCorps.
    To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website


    Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and/or have relevant experience in Archeology, or Anthropology with a focus in archeological duties.
    Knowledge of the principles of archeological site survey, excavation, and monitoring, including site formation processes, and the cultural/historical development of the eastern United States from the Paleoindian period to 1900.
    Ability and willingness to work with a professional archeologist on a semi-independent basis, documenting sites, monitoring construction activities, and performing duties in a sometimes-remote field setting.
    Deep interest in human prehistory and history, including how people use the land and create archeological sites and features.

  • How to Apply:

    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: 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 Member Coordinator, Maya Opara-Nadi, at

    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.

  • Job benefits: Housing, AmeriCorps Education Award, Public Land Corps Hiring Authority, Qualifying Child Care Coverage, Reimbursable Relocation Allowance
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions: Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talking and hearing. Manual dexterity required for use of various tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch. Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus. Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently moves up to 50 lbs., ability to move up to 80 pounds. Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates. Noise Environment: Moderate noise such as in a business office with equipment and light traffic. Travel: This position does not require unique travel. Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The ACE member(s) may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including extreme heat or cold, rocky terrain, swamp or wetland conditions, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources. Vehicle and Equipment Use/Safety: If a vehicle is required for the accomplishment of the duties, one will be provided by the NPS or ACE. Any tools required for the accomplishment of the duties will be provided by the NPS. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically provided by the NPS, will be mandatory for any activity that requires it. Strict adherence to NPS and ACE equipment training, certification and safety protocols is required.
  • Contact Name: Maya Opara-Nadi
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 4047235961

Website American Conservation Experience

Your primary responsibility will be to monitor active construction projects that involve ground disturbance, conduct archeological site condition assessments using established protocols and forms developed for Northeast Region parks, and prepare archeological reports and correspondence for the park’s management team. You will be working under the professional supervision and direction of the regional program’s zone archeologist, with a park-based supervisor who also is the park’s curator.