Website American Conservation Experience
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, is seeking ONE Education Assistant member to contribute to education programming and efforts alongside NPS Staff.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: Late February/Early March
Estimated End Date: 16-weeks after the anticipated start date
*a 16 week minimum commitment is required *
Location Details/Description: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, IN
This position is located at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, Indiana. Lincoln City is a small town of about 177 residents located in southern Indiana. It is located approximately 30-45 minutes from Jasper, Indiana, Owensboro, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana which have restaurants, major grocery stores, shopping, and hospitals. There is no public transportation access to the park. The ACE member will be expected to provide their own personal vehicle for travel during the duration of the position. The small community of Santa Claus is 6 miles from the park and has a grocery store, gas stations, restaurants, and a theme park, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is made up of two interpretive areas separated by a ½ mile: the Memorial Visitor Center and the Lincoln Living Historical Farm. The visitor center houses two memorial halls, museum, bookstore and orientation film; the farm contains a recreated 1820s pioneer homestead. Workers at the farm will wear period clothing and demonstrate and talk about pioneer life. The member will be expected to work both sites.
For more information about Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/libo
Position Overview: The ACE Member will work closely with the NPS staff to contribute to educational programing efforts. The projected duties are outlined as followed:
Work with education and interpretive staff as part of a project team, with a special focus on the Every Kid Outdoors program.
Assist with reaching out to area schools to coordinate and schedule school visits and field trips to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.
Facilitate Every Kid Outdoors virtual pre-visits for participating 4th grade students.
Facilitate educational programs and lead interpretive hikes at Lincoln Boyhood.
Engage with visitors, on the phone and in person, and respond to information requests.
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.
Schedule: Work will be on Mondays to Friday, shifts will be 8 hours long and will range between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Time
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 and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided park housing at no cost for the duration of the term.
The selected individual will live in park housing. The house has three bedrooms and one full bathroom and one half bathroom. The member will have their own bedroom but will have to share the bathrooms. Common areas will also be shared and include a kitchen, dining room and living room area. The house is fully furnished. WiFi is not available.
The house contains a washer and dryer as well as a microwave, oven and refrigerator in the kitchen. The kitchen is also supplied with plates, glasses, cutlery, as well as some pots and pans. The park has provided a limited amount of sheets, blankets, and towels for the member to use, but all of these items are shared among house members. Selected individuals are strongly encouraged to bring some of their own personal items, such as bedding and kitchen supplies, to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
Every individual who stays in park housing is required to read the park’s housing manual and comply with all rules and regulations. The selected individual will be required to sign that they have read the manual and agree to all rules and regulations. Failure to comply with the park’s housing manual may be cause for dismissal.
Relocation Allowance: ACE members will have access to up to $500 to be used for eligible relocation expenses. Further details regarding distribution of these funds will be provided during the interview process.
Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. Specific training may include park overview and orientation and training in the following areas: education program delivery, customer service skills, interpretation, and public speaking.