The Cultural Steward Individual Placement Program is based in Jamestown, Virginia. The National Park Service staff at Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (Chesapeake Trail) are responsible for the protection of Werowocomoco in Gloucester, VA. National Park Service staff in consultation with seven tribal partners are gathering information about Werowocomoco and understanding it as a Native place.
Individual Placements will train with NPS staff from the Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Colonial National Historical Park to learn and apply principles from the divisions of Interpretation and Education, Law Enforcement, Facility Management, and Resource Stewardship and Science. Examples of training and projects may include: developing educational programs such as a Junior Ranger activity book and curricula, surveying and estimating the deer population at Werowocomoco, inventorying native and invasive plant species, assisting with archeological monitoring, observing patrols of Werowocomoco by law enforcement rangers, caring for the grounds and buildings at Werowocomoco. IP’s time will be divided between the divisions as opportunities allow.
Preference will be given to qualified Native American candidates.
Experience in public facing roles, customer service
Experience working with Native American youth and young people or experience working in Native American communities.
Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35)
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status
Have a high school diploma or GED
Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background check
Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
Valid driver’s license
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.