American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking a Cultural Resources Preservation Assistant interested in dedicating 11 weeks to support Tonto National Monument in historic preservation, monitoring, and interpretation.
The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. Applicants must be 18-30 (up to 35 for Veterans) and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout the summer.
Tonto National Monument (TONT) was established to preserve, protect, and interpret prehistoric cliff dwellings, backcountry archeological sites, and the natural resources of the Upper Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The Cultural Resources Preservation Assistant will assist the Resources division with preservation of the Upper Cliff Dwelling as part of the cyclic maintenance of failing plasters. The ACE member will update the TONT preservation history database and will compile existing information on the TONT cliff dwellings into a field guide that can be used as a research aid. As this is an interdisciplinary position, routine tasks will include assisting at the Lower Cliff Dwelling and interpreting the site to visitors, monitoring backcountry archeological sites, and collecting backcountry game camera, air quality, and weather station data. The position is expected to be 60% office-based and 40% fieldwork.
- Willing to work in a desert environment
- Willing to conduct physically strenuous work outdoors
- Willing and able to represent ACE and partner organization in a professional manner
- Ability to be both self-directed and a contributing member of a group
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Must pass a criminal history check
- Ability to perform essential duties with or without accommodations
- Must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or request medical or religious exemption
- Experience working with cultural resources
About American Conservation Experience
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.