American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Education Member to assist with implementing and delivering educational programming and outreach events to park visitors alongside Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO) staff.
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/999884.html
Start Date: September 17, 2023
Estimated End Date: April 12, 2024
*a 26-week minimum commitment is required *
Location Details/Description: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Skagway, Alaska
The summer population is around 2,500. Over 10,000 visitors can come to Skagway each day via cruise ships. The tourism industry attracts young, energetic employees that complement the welcoming small-town feel. Skagway has one grocery store, a recreation center, several restaurants and bars, a microbrewery, and a library with free Wi-Fi. Skagway also has miles of outdoor recreational trails and ocean access for water-based activities. It is a short drive to British Columbia and the Yukon, so a passport is recommended. Skagway’s cruise ship industry supports dozens of adventure companies offering activities such as rock climbing, river rafting, dog sledding, and even glassblowing. During the fall months weather can be variable, but highs in the 50s are typical. Rain can occur daily, but rarely for the whole day during the fall. Snow generally falls in late fall and typically lasts through late April.
For more information about Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park please visit https://www.nps.gov/klgo/index.htm.
Position Overview: The ACE member will work with the park Interpretation & Education division. The member will help interpret stories of the Klondike Gold Rush by working alongside park staff to assist with Education specialist duties, learn operations and assist visitors. The main duties of the member are education programs, learning about the National Park Service. community and outreach, and informal interpretation and visitor assistance.
Schedule: Monday through Friday 40 hours a week, base schedule, with a 4 week non paid break around the Christmas holidays.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $900/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 https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility- requirements.
Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in shared park housing for the duration of the term.
Relocation Allowance: ACE members will have access to up to $2700 to be used for eligible relocation and project expenses. Further details regarding distribution of these funds will be provided during the interview process.
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. In addition to safety training, the Member will receive training in park resource knowledge, delivery of audience-centered / curriculum-based programs, report writing, and other position-related skills.
For the full list of qualifications, please see the full position announcement.
Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts
A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.
Competitive applicants for the position can hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or experience in environmental education, interpretation, biological sciences, history, archaeology, cultural or natural resource management, education, park management, or a related discipline
Knowledge and skills in the principles of education and interpretation
A strong demonstrated interest and/or education in the field of natural and cultural resources
Demonstrated experience or interest in working with underserved communities
Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills
Excellent public speaking skills
Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged and welcome
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/999884.html
Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. Please note that this external-site position announcement may be out of date. 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.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Victoria Yee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Skagway, AK, USA