Website American Conservation Experience
Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking a Cultural Resources Assistant interested in dedicating 12 weeks to support Bandelier National Monument with archeological site documentation, preservation treatments, museum management, and/or interpretation and educational programming.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: May 2023 (flexible)
End Date: August 2023 (flexible)
Location: Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, New Mexico, protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students and recent graduates, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout their term. To learn more: https://usaconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/CRDIP-Flyer.pdf
Living Allowance: ~40 hours/week, living allowance of $580/week
Housing: Park housing will be provided at no cost. It will include single or double occupancy bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens, etc. No housing unit has an occupancy greater than 4 people. There is no WiFi and cell service is spotty in the park and park housing.
Having a personal vehicle is highly recommended for this position. There is a shuttle with limited hours that goes between the Visitor’s Center and White Rock every half hour between 9am and 4pm, but could be crowded during peak visitation.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,718.25) upon successful completion of service hours.
Position Description: The ACE member will assist in a range of cultural resource management opportunities to assist park staff with archeological site documentation, preservation treatments, museum management, and interpretation and educational programming. This position can be broad in scope or more focused depending on the interests of the selected candidate.