American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Members to work directly with the Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle National Monuments staff and assist with stabilization at Tuzigoot Pueblo and the Cavate site at Montezuma Castle National Monument.
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 position will be involved in historic preservation at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are both located within the Verde Valley of central Arizona. Both monuments are managed by the National Park Service and were designated primarily for their association with prehistoric ancestral Native American groups. The primary work location will be at Tuzigoot National Monument, located in Clarkdale, AZ. Clarkdale is located 25 miles from Sedona, and is also within driving distance of Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson. The local area has a variety of recreational activities, including kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking.
This position will assist NPS in a variety of historic preservation projects at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. The incumbent will work closely with National Park Service archeologists, historic preservation experts, and museum staff to assist with archival background research, preservation project planning, and the implementation of a variety preservation and stabilization projects, including the repair and stabilization of prehistoric stone masonry, preservation backfill, and erosion control practices. The TTAP interns will learn basic historic preservation and cultural resource management skills.
To see the full position description, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/618148.html
- Willing 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
- This position is funded through the Public Land Corps Act which has specific age requirements
- A valid driver's license
- Willing to undergo criminal history checks
- Ability to stand for long periods if time, as well as hike up to 15 miles per day while carrying 45 pounds of gear
- Basic understanding of hand tools
- Hold or pursuing a minimum of a high school diploma and/or relevant experience in subject areas such as historic preservation
- Knowledge of basic construction techniques
- A career interest in trade skills and/or historic preservation
- Willingness to work hard and get dirty
- Comfortable working outside in varying weather and at heights
- Ability to think critically and creatively
- Attitude toward safety
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.