ACE EPIC NPS GA: Andersonville NHS - Cultural Resource Internship

American Conservation Experience

Andersonville, Georgia

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details See job description.

Summary:  American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Cultural Resource Intern interested in dedicating 39 weeks in support of Andersonville National Historic Site. This position will cover a variety of cultural resource management projects such as cataloging historic objects and documents, environmental monitoring, assisting with annual museum inventory, transcribing oral histories and other hands-on resource management tasks.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!

Start Date: September 23, 2019 (some flexibility)

End Date: June 19, 2020 (39 weeks from start date)

*A 39- week commitment is required*

Location: Andersonville National Historic Park, Andersonville, Georgia.

Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars.

Project Website: To learn more about the Andersonville National Historic Site, please visit https://www.nps.gov/ande.

For more information regarding the ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org

Compensation: The ACE Intern is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $560/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, paid biweekly. An additional one time relocation stipend not-to-exceed $650 is available.

Position Description: The intern will work alongside Andersonville NHS staff to accomplish a number of hands on resource management tasks.

Specific duties include:

  • Cataloging historic objects and documents following National Park Service Museum Handbook procedures. Catalog data will be entered into the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS).
  • Perform housekeeping in museum spaces.
  • Perform museum integrated pest management and enter collected data into IPM database 
  • Perform environmental monitoring of collection spaces using Hoboware software and create monthly graphs.
  • Assist curator in performing the annual museum inventories.
  • Write a short article on their learned experiences.
  • Upgrade storage of museum objects to meet NPS standards.
  • Transcribe oral histories

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing towards a degree) in the museum studies, history, archeology, archives, natural resource management (specimen identification and documentation), cultural/historic preservation, or a related discipline. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. 

Required:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Must be 18 to 35 years old (interns must be 21 years of age or older to apply for any ACE position that requires operation of agency or ACE vehicles)
  • A valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation upon request.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with NPS resource professionals.
  • Must be an organized self-started with the ability to complete tasks independently and with a team
  • Willingness to work in museum storage facilities, exhibit areas and office. Work in the museum storage facility and exhibit areas will require being physically able to stand and walk for extended periods of time, and to move and retrieve archival boxes and three dimensional objects and clean exhibits.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required

Preferred: 

  • Museum cataloging experience
  • Strong desire to enter the public service field as a cultural resource professional
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal land management agencies 

The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with three professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/363712.html

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received.  This position can close at any time.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Madison Douthitt, (828) 329-4793 or at mdouthitt@usaconservation.org

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.