Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking a Cultural Resources Assistant interested in dedicating 11 weeks to support Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in organizing files, creating a finding aid, and creating digital scans of documents that are helpful to understand the history of the establishment of the park
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: June 6, 2022 (flexible)
End Date: August 19, 2022
The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. Applicants must be 18-30 (up to 35 for Veterans) and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout the summer.
Location: Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family, she moved them from Ontario, Canada to Fleming and Auburn, New York in 1859. Central New York was a center for progressive thought, abolition, and women’s suffrage where Tubman continued to fight for human rights and dignity until she died in 1913.
For more information regarding Women’s Rights National Historical Park, please visit their NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/hart/index.htm
Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $480/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS. An allowance of $1,100/month will be provided to help offset the cost of housing.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,342.86) upon successful completion of service hours.
Position Description: The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park (HART) Cultural Resources Member will be organizing the working files associated with the Special Resource Study for the establishment of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. The ACE member will work with the Women’s Rights National Historical Park/HART Cultural Resource Specialist to archivally organize and document 5 boxes of working files for the study in preparation for archival scanning and shipment of the permanent records to the National Archives. They will be coached by the park Cultural Resources Specialist on the most up to date archives guidance from the NPS, including how to determine what is a permanent record and how to create an archival finding aid. The goal of this project is to organize the files, create a finding aid, and create digital scans of documents that are helpful for the park to understand the history of the establishment of the park.
- Competitive applicants for this position will hold or be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or have coursework in history, archeology, anthropology, archives and museum studies, or a related field
- Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
- Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
- ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption
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. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Program Manager, Jen Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position will close on Monday March 7, 2022
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.