Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Volunteer and Community Engagement Member to assist part-time with volunteer program administration alongside Great Smoky Mountain National Park staff.
The member will be expected to contribute ~22 hours a week for 18 weeks.
Start Date: September 20, 2021
End Date: February 6, 2022 (or 18 weeks after start date, with 2 weeks off for the holidays)
*an 18-week minimum commitment is required*
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Sugarlands Visitor Center, located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is unique among America's National Parks; located on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its rich diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of the ancient mountains and forests, and its preservation of the Southern Appalachian mountain culture.
For more information regarding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: www.nps.gov/grsm
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~22 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $330/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.
*Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.*
The ACE Member will assist park staff with volunteer program administration and oversight. They will participate in online and in-person outreach at local organizations, businesses, schools, and universities to engage youth and adults in park-based service learning opportunities.
Responsibilities may include:
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development. The member will be offered personal growth & career development opportunities.
Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status.
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. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time.
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.