Overview

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking 2 Members to contribute to a variety of historic preservation projects alongside the Zion, Cedar Breaks, and Pipe Spring preservation and maintenance NPS 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 for all tools and 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.

Persons that identify as Native American, Native Hawaiian, and/or Alaska Native are strongly encouraged to apply.

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/June 2022

End Date: 20 weeks after start date

*a 20-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Zion National Park (ZION), Springdale, UT; Cedar Breaks National Monument (CEBR), Cedar City, UT; Pipe Spring National Monument (PISP), Fredonia, AZ

The position will perform work for the Zion Group. This Park group includes Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments. Located in Washington, Iron, and Kane counties in southwestern Utah, these sites encompass some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. Over five million people visit the park annually, mainly April through October.

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: ACE members will be accommodated in provided housing at no cost for the duration of the term.

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: Four 10-hour days/week (may be flexible)

Position Description: This position will have the opportunity to gain experience at three parks within the ZION Park Group – Cedar Breaks National Monument, Pipe Spring National Monument, and Zion National Park. This position will have the opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary experience with National Park Service staff. This position will work with cultural and natural resources and facilities and maintenance staff on a variety of preservation and restoration projects. This includes working with the park electrician to the park curator. For example, restoration of the caretaker cabin at Cedar Breaks National Monument, tuckpointing historic structures at Pipe Spring National Monument, and masonry and trail work at Zion National Park.

For the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/742814.html

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