Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services Member – Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

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Chillicothe, OH
United States

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American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit conservation organization, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking one Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services Member to assist with interpretation and educational programs alongside Hopewell Culture National Historical Park staff.

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Start Date: October 18, 2021 (flexibility may be available for the right candidate)
End Date: February 5, 2022 (or 16 weeks after start date)*A 16-week minimum commitment is required.*

Location: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (HOCU)– Chillicothe, Ohio

At Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, you'll find earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures that grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage. Almost everyone who studies the Hopewell culture has an "I didn't know that" story about when they first learned about the special and intriguing culture that developed in this region. The park also has an active archeology program which produces even more understanding of this fascinating and yet little recognized culture. This is a story that needs wider recognition. Every American should learn about the amazing accomplishments of the Native American inhabitants of south and central Ohio 2,000 years ago.

For more information about Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, please visit

Living Allowance: ACE Members are expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $375/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,638.89) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment and volunteer service is required.

Position Description: ACE Member will offer interpretive and educational programs to the public through in-person and digital formats on natural and cultural resource topics. The objective of these programs will be to increase the visiting public's understanding of natural, cultural, historic and other aspects of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

The Member will learn how to interact with the public, to run pre-existing programs, and to make personal interpretive programs. Interaction with the public at HOCU helps foster a sense of appreciation in the public for HOCU's cultural and natural resources. By inspiring greater understanding of these unique resources, the ACE Member can help achieve HOCU's goal of protecting and preserving fragile earthwork sites for all Americans to enjoy.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

How to Apply:

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here:

Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Project Manager, Madison Douthitt at

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.