Interpretation Members– John Muir National Historic Site @ American Conservation Experience

Interpretation Members– John Muir National Historic Site


American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with John Muir National Historic Site, is seeking ONE Part-Time Member and ONE Full Time Member to contribute to interpretation projects alongside NPS Staff.

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Part Time

Start Date: September 4, 2023
Estimated End Date: March 29, 2024
*a 30 week minimum commitment is required *

Full Time

Start Date: September 4, 2023
Estimated End Date: May 10, 2024
* a 36-week minimum commitment is required *

Location Details/Description: John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA

John Muir National Historic Site is the home and fruit ranch once owned and managed by naturalist John Muir and is characterized by three separate park units: a 9 acres fruit orchard and ornamental garden site (House Unit); 350 acres of oak woodland and grassland (Mount Wanda Unit); 1 acre gravesite and orchard (Gravesite Unit). In addition to work at the John Muir National Historic Site, ACE Members may occasionally be engaged with visitor services at other park sites, each located about 20 miles away in the towns of Concord (Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial), Danville (Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site), and Richmond (Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park).

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Position Overview: The ACE Member will assist the National Park Service with interpretive and education initiatives and programs as well as provide general visitor services.

Responsibilities and Duties will include:

  • Becoming knowledgeable of the history and features of the historical site.

  • Greeting visitors in the Visitor Center and providing accurate information.

  • Performing operational duties.

  • Researching and presenting public interpretive programs.

  • Participating/assisting in special programs and offsite events.

  • Answering questions in person or on the phone.

  • Assisting park rangers in leading school groups for the park’s educational program.

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.

Schedule: This position will work either Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday, 8:45am – 5:15pm (Pacific Time).



Position Benefits

Living Allowance: The ACE Part-Time Member is expected to contribute 24 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $396/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

The ACE Full-Time Member is expected to contribute 40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $660/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.



Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online requirements.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.

Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. Specific National Park Service training may include register usage and troubleshoot, opening and closing procedure, site safety, interpretation, facilitative dialogue, Audience Centered Experience (ACE).





  • For the full position requirements, please refer to the full position description.

  • Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts

  • A current and valid form of ID (will be required to provide copies of ID’s upon hiring).

  • To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website


  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a college degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as outdoor education or youth leadership.

  • Knowledge of the National Park Service (NPS).

  • Ability and willingness to work independently.

  • Deep interest in entering the public service field.

  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged. Spanish and Mandarin are especially useful in this park.

  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).

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:

Part Time:

Full Time:

If a position posting is still open on the application link provided, then the position has not yet been filled and is still accepting applications. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time.

This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Victoria Yee, at

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.


Nonprofit- NGO



Martinez, CA, USA




2023-07-19 00:00