Education and Outreach Member - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove)
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with National Park Service, is seeking THREE Education and Outreach Members. During the spring and fall, members will work alongside Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff to present education programs for students in grades K-12. In the summer, members will create and provide interpretation / outreach programs for park visitors, rove trails, and assist with wildlife and traffic management.
TWO 24-week positions:
Start Date: May 8, 2022 (some flexibility available for the right candidate)
End Date: November 5, 2022 (or 26 weeks after start date)
a 26 -week minimum commitment is required
For full 24-week position description and to apply, visit:https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/752210.html
ONE 16-week position:
Start Date: April or May (flexibility for right candidate)
End Date: July or August (or 16 weeks after start date)
a 16 -week minimum commitment is required
For full 16-week position description and to apply, visit:https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/743211.html
Location : Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Townsend, TN
Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing and has a large collection of historic structures for visitors to explore. An 11-mile, one-way loop road circles the cove, offering motorists the opportunity to sightsee at a leisurely pace. Visitors also enjoy vehicle-free days throughout the summer months when the loop can be enjoyed on foot or bicycle.
For more information regarding Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm and http://www.nps.gov/grsm/historyculture/cades-cove- history.htm.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $300 /week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: The ACE member will be accommodated in provided housing at no cost for the duration of the term.
There is no cell phone reception in Cades Cove and a personal vehicle is required due to the site being remote with no reliable public transportation. The Member will have use of a government vehicle for project-related travel. Wi-Fi is available in the office and park housing areas but can be unreliable at times.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($3,172.50) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Position Duties :
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: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. 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 NPS Recruitment Specialist, Victoria Yee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EOE: 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.
Townsend, TN, USA