Title: Education and Interpretation Individual Placement at Antietam National Battlefield
Location : 302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Positions Available: 1 Internship
Position Dates: March 21st, 2022 – September 16th, 2022 (26 weeks)
Pay Rate: $15/hr
Status: 40 hours/week, Full-Time/Temporary
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply to this position February 31st, 2022.
The Appalachian Conservation Corps:
The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit whose mission is to engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.
The Education and Interpretation Individual Placement is an internship based at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Individual Placement (IP) will work with and report directly to National Park Service Staff. Antietam National Battlefield is a National Park Service-protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Washington County, northwestern Maryland. It commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862. The area, situated on fields among the Appalachian foothills near the Potomac River, features the battlefield site and visitor center, a national military cemetery, stone arch Burnside's Bridge, and a field hospital museum.
The Education and Interpretation Individual Placement will be responsible for coordinating, preparing and presenting programs for the general public, splitting their time between the park visitor center, and local schools. At the park visitor center, the intern will present Battlefield Orientation Talks, working the information desk, providing informal interpretation, and presenting living history programs. In schools, presentations include hands- on, curriculum-based, Parks as Classrooms programs to students in preschool through college. This position is focused on engaging the public by sharing information on the history of the park, while developing skills like public speaking and interpersonal communication.
IPs receive formal training in interpretation and education skills, Civil War History, customer service, and safety plus on-the-job training in presenting interpretive and education programs and park operations. Additional training and professional development opportunities may also be available. If you love learning, sharing what you’ve learned with others, and working hard in a team environment, this position will be incredibly rewarding.
Sharpsburg, MD, USA