Community and Visitor Education and Interpretation Interns
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00pm
Website:The Great Basin Institute
- Facilitate youth education and outreach; duties include: development and implementation of programs, lesson plans, and learning modules for youth education programs, schedule programs with local school groups, present materials to student groups and collect data associated with attendees, and educational impacts of presented lessons;
- Develop and conduct presentations to volunteer groups about natural resource management practices within the recreation area;
- Provide community members, visitors, and local constituents with information on park resources, conservation and ecologically sound practices as well as the laws, rules, and regulations developed to protect park resources; and
- Research scientific, historical, and technical resources to create interpretive programs using a variety of interpretive techniques including 21st Century Interpretive Skills.
Secondary responsibilities: additional tasks and duties that are preferential but secondary
- Collect field data to maintain documentation of activities; and
- Assist staff on developing and modifying outreach materials.
- Participate in trainings provided by Lake Mead NRA staff and community partners;
- Serve as a front line representative to partners for the National Park Service;
- Meet with Host Site Supervisor on a regular basis;
- Participate in community service days organized by NCC Program; and
- Participate in regular AmeriCorps team meetings.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, NV
October 2016 – March 2017 (26 weeks)
- Dedication to the position and the AmeriCorps Service Contract
- Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented;
- Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
- Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required;
- Some college education, desirable but not required;
- Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments;
- Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license;
- Personal vehicle required for transportation during off time; and
- Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements:
- (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status,
- (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and
- (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Position Start Date:
Saturday, October 1, 2016
How to Apply:
The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from the Nevada Commission for National and Community Service.
This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $9,000 for the season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members every other week throughout the service term. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,865 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.