Summary: 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 the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/822224.html


Start Date: ASAP/September, 2022 (flexibility is available for the right candidate)

End Date: 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 on ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $250/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. A reimbursable Travel Allowance is available at a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $500.

Housing: The ACE Member will be accommodated in provided housing at a cost for the duration of the term.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450 hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,678.57) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.

Position Description: The ACE Member will provide informal/ formal programs, social media events, and in- person programming to visitors. Primary responsibilities of the ACE Member will include assistance with ranger-guided canoe programs, youth educational programs and outreach.

Working in conjunction with the NIOB Interpretative Rangers, the ACE Member will provide educational programming for the After School Nature Club sponsored by the Niobrara Council. This will involve assisting with coordination, assisting with delivering programmatic lectures/ talks, preparing equipment/sites for programs, and student management.

The ACE Member will assist the NIOB Park Interpretive staff in the establishment of a new NPS sponsored program entitled ‘Park Explorer,’ which is focused on connecting climate change to our Outstandingly Remarkable Values. The anticipated audience for this program is Native Youth and will involve engagement with the twenty-one Niobrara River affiliated Tribes in the Niobrara National Scenic River. Duties may include assisting with coordination, program facilitation, preparing equipment/sites for programs, and student management. Engage students in co-creating a video to advertise what they’re doing and learning; assist with editing and making the video accessible related to the river’s resources.

Additional duties may include outreach and communications through social media tools and creating content for the NIOB website (photographs, blogs, routine posts), stocking brochure materials, opening and closing procedures for the NPS but not those related to the America the Beautiful passes and America’s National Park Store.


See website for full qualifications.

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/822224.html


Early consideration will be given as applications are received. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Member Support Specialist, Kyle Ellison, at kellison@usaconservation.org.

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.

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