Interpretation Member – Niobrara National Scenic River

American Conservation Experience

About the organization

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.

Duties

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service and Niobrara National Scenic River (NIOB) is seeking ONE Interpretation Member to engage youth in interpretation and resource protection alongside NIOB staff.

For a full position announcement and to apply, visit website.

Start Date: June 6, 2022 (flexibility is available for the right candidate)
End Date: August 29, 2022 (or 12 weeks after start date)
*A 12 week commitment is required*

Location: Niobrara National Scenic River (NIOB), Valentine, Nebraska.

The Niobrara National Scenic River is located in north-central Nebraska, approximately 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Omaha. Along the 76 mile stretch of the Niobrara are numerous waterfalls that empty into the river from the surrounding cliff and canyon walls. The Niobrara was designated as one of the 10 best rivers for canoeing in the United States. Considered an extraordinary example of a Great Plains river, the Niobrara is home to over 500 plant species, many at or beyond their usual range, including many not otherwise naturally found within several hundred miles.
For more information regarding the Niobrara National Scenic River, please visit the NPS website at: https://www.nps.gov/niob/index.htm.
For more information on ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Qualifications

Required:

-Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
-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.
-A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
-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 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.

Preferred:

-Ability to communicate clearly with peer professionals, volunteers, the public and NPS staff.
-Experience with interpretation, education, program development and delivery
-Experience canoeing/kayaking (training will be provided)
-Experience managing social media and creating video content
-Be able to answer repetitive questions in a friendly manner

Application instructions

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.

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