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🔗Archeology Monitoring Member – Shenandoah National Park

American Conservation Experience


American Conservation Experience, 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, assessing the condition of existing sites both in the front-country and backcountry of the park, cataloging archeological collections, conducting environmental housekeeping, and working in the park’s collection. Duties will be done independently, in consultation with NPS staff, and jointly with NPS staff.

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Start Date: May 5, 2024

Estimated End Date: September 21, 2024 (or 20 weeks after start date)

*a 20 week minimum commitment is required *

Location Details/Description: Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, Virginia


Position Overview:

Your primary job 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. Monitoring reports will be completed on a weekly-or-more-frequent basis, and will summarize areas monitored and include photographs. When time allows, you will also monitor the condition of the park’s 120+ family cemeteries, accompanying park staff and volunteers into the backcountry and documenting cemetery conditions, including access condition. You also may be called upon to serve in an environmental monitoring role, or to lead small teams of cultural resource documentation teams.

Position Benefits

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $500/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

AmeriCorps Education Award Program: This position may be eligible for an 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2023/24 grant year program, valued up to $2,626.27 upon successful completion of a complete service term and 675 hours.