Website American Conservation Experience
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking One Member to contribute to Museum Programs and Cultural Resource projects alongside NPS Staff in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
For more information about ACE, please visit www.usaconservation.org.
For the full position announcement and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1013291.html
Start Date: January 15, 2023
Estimated End Date: September 20, 2024
*A 36-week minimum commitment is required *
Please note that this position is part-time ~20 hours per week.
Location Details/Description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a destination for locals and international visitors with its sweeping vistas, immense biological diversity, and unique cultural resources. With over 19 million visitors annually and over 80,000 acres of land, the GGNRA is the largest urban national park in the country.
Position Overview: This experience is primarily focused within the Museum Program, but will have opportunities to cross-train and work with other areas of the park’s Cultural Resources branch.
The GGNRA Cultural Resource Division is seeking an individual to assist with the numerous responsibilities of maintaining the large and wide-ranging cultural resources held by the park. Working as part of a dedicated team, the individual will be provided with the opportunity to learn about and participate in a highly diverse work environment with other museum and resource professionals.
The GGNRA museum collections exist to document and support the history of the sites found within the GGNRA. The collection held at the park is one of the largest in the NPS and contains millions of items representing centuries of human history and many elements of the natural world. Collections feature military themes and include materials from the Spanish-American War, Coast Artillery defenses, and soldier life. Other items in the collection are related to the many sites and activities in the park, such as Alcatraz, Land’s End, the Cliff House, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the operations and management of the GGNRA. Within the Cultural Resources Division, the Museum Program cares for and maintains these items, ensuring they will be available for future generations. The primary work location in the Museum Program is in a historic cavalry stable in the Presidio of San Francisco, a former U.S. Army installation turned National Park site, with astounding views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay. Public transportation is available.