Location: Based out of Church Creek, MD

Dates of Service: Flexible September start– August 30th, 2024 (50 weeks)

Pay: $720/week ($600/week stipend + $120/housing allowance) plus benefits

Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 1700 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Position listing will remain open until 7/21.

Appalachian Conservation Corps and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad NHP are seeking a Chesapeake Gateways Ambassador to work with National Park Service staff to develop new ways of telling the incredible stories of the Underground Railroad using various modern methods of communication while enhancing the parks current interpretation using an Equity Lens.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Community engagement and outreach, especially regarding engagement and involvement of young people in cultural heritage.
Preparing and conducting public programs and workshops focused on at least one of the NPS Chesapeake Gateways themes and utilizing inclusive interpretation principles and 21st Century Interpretation Competencies.
Creating, editing, and publishing content for multiple print and digital platforms including websites, mobile apps, social media, publications, newspapers, magazines, and more.
Developing inclusive interpretation, programming, and experiences at Chesapeake Gateways place for underrepresented communities.
Develop common interpretive content that can be readily adapted and customized for use at individual sites, including thematic interpretive products, such as interpretive signage.
Link culture and nature through interpretation, education, messaging, and initiatives.
Opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and projects related to the mission of the National Park Service depending on interest areas.

Tagged as: Conservation, Teaching/Education


Preferred Qualifications:

Some college course work completed in Communications, History, Public Affairs, Public Speaking, or other related subjects
Experience working in public facing roles and customer service

Required Skills:

For minimum requirements, please visit the application on our website.

About Appalachian Conservation Corps

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania. As a corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations. Our programs focus on service, place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment and issues affecting it and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit the application on our website here: https://appalachiancc.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.