Website American Conservation Corp
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Interpretation Member to contribute visitor services and resource education alongside contribute visitor services and resource education alongsideFort Pulaski National Monument staff.
Start Date: Sep 6th, 2022 (flexibility available for the right candidate)
End Date: May 6th, 2023 (or 35 weeks after start date)
*A 35-week minimum commitment is required for this position*
Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia.
Fort Pulaski National Monument (FOPU) sits between Savannah and Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. Within this setting, the monument contains a broad range of significant resources that reflect both the natural and cultural history of Georgia on the Atlantic coast. FOPU preserves and interprets the 19th century masonry fort and associated landscape that illustrate the evolution of civil engineering and military technology and approximately 5,000 acres of nearly pristine salt marsh on McQueen’s and Cockspur Islands.
To learn more about the Fort Pulaski National Monument, please visit https://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food, housing, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 1200-hour AmeriCorps Education Award (~$4,441.50) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Schedule: 40 hours per week for the 35-week long commitment. Schedule will be from 8:45am – 5:15 pm, five days per week. Weekend service is required. The member may request time off within reason.
Duties for this position may include:
Staffing the visitor information desk
Answering routine visitor questions and providing information and directions to the public
Providing informal interpretation and safety information while roving in the fort and on park trails
Providing guided tours, walks, and talks for the general public and special groups
Assisting with the park’s education program by providing curriculum-based programming to educational field trips
Assisting with public outreach via the development of content for social media, the park website, and printed publications
Assisting with special events, including living history events and historic weapons demonstrations
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.
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