Overview

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking 2 Members for the Traditional Trades Advancement Program(TTAP): Indian Youth Service Corps(IYSC) program. These members will contribute to a variety of historic preservation projects alongside Bandelier preservation and maintenance staff.

These opportunities are intended for enthusiastic individuals who possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of historic preservation. No background or previous experience in construction or historic preservation required. Training and tools for all activities will be provided by park staff professionals.

This project is in conjunction with the Indian Youth Service Corps Program:

In 2021, the TTAP program enacted the first Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) partnerships. The program connects Indigenous youth with an exciting hands-on experience in the preservation and maintenance of historic resources, specifically resources of cultural importance to Indigenous peoples at National Park sites.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

For more information about TTAP, please visit https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1098/traditional-trades-apprenticeship-program.htm

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: 20 weeks after start date

*a 20-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Bandelier National Monument (BAND), Los Alamos, NM

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.

Bandelier National Monument and its surrounding region holds intact, one of the largest density of culturally significant resources to those of Modern Day Pueblos. Most notably San Ildefonso and Cochiti Pueblos whose proximity and use of this region closely connects them to this ancestral home. The Valles Caldera National Preserve(VCNP) and Manhattan Project Museum which are located within 30 minute drives from Bandelier National Monument also
provide for unique perspectives.

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $599/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: There may be potential for provided housing, if needed, depending on availability.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,417.14 upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.

Scheduling: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

For Qualifications and full position description please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/776918.html

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