Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Interpretation/Environmental Education Member to contribute to virtual environmental education programing and distance learning programing (synchronous and asynchronous) alongside Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area staff. This could involve a focus on field (forests, wetlands, along streams, and in and along the Chattahoochee River) and in-studio technical support and video production. The ACE member would develop virtual environmental education and interpretive programs under the direction of park staff and support and assist with programs presented to the general public.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: February 2022 (flexibility available for the right candidate)
End Date: August 2022 (or 26 weeks from start date)
A 26-week minimum commitment is required
Location: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta, GA.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is "an ancient river in a modern city," and offers many opportunities to get outdoors, including hiking, rafting, and fishing. Atlanta is Georgia's largest city and capital and can boast itself as a thriving business and entertainment center with an eclectic mix of residents back dropped by a city with southern roots.
For more information regarding Chattahoochee, please visit the NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/chat/index.htm.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $250/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: The ACE Member will be accommodated in dormitory-style housing at no cost for the duration of the term.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education Award of ($3,172.50) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Position Description: The purpose of this position is to provide a fulfilling experience for the member, whereby they gain a greater knowledge of the park and its resources and learns of various employment opportunities within the NPS and conservation careers. The ACE Member will increase the park's ability to reach a greater audience through virtual live and on demand videos of curriculum based education and of general interpretive programming. The ACE Member will need to be knowledgeable of Teams, WebEx, and Zoom programing as well as have a good working knowledge of video production with iPhone, iPad, laptops, and other equipment such as a gimbal, lavalier microphone system, and lighting equipment. Preferably, the Member should possess editing skills and, if possible, the ability to produce accessible video products.
As a result of this experience, the Member would have gained additional virtual program skills, knowledge of environmental education/interpretation best practices, public speaking skills, and opportunities to connect Atlanta's urban and underserved youth to a national park and the first National Water Trail. The Member will also be provided opportunities for networking with professionals from a variety of agencies and organizations involved with environmental education, natural areas stewardship, and video production. The position both promotes understanding and awareness of fragile park resources as well as promoting environmental education through distance learning and video production activities within a national park setting.
Duties include but are not limited to:
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. The ACE member will be required to complete training on interpretation, Leave No Trace, and education facilitation techniques about park resources. The park will provide safety training, interpretation, ethics, first aid, CPR, education, program production, and social media and marketing support.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact Madison Douthitt, Eastern Program Manager at email@example.com.
EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non- discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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