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Native American Cultural Resources Assistant




Category

Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Jensen, Utah

Tracking Code

3385-984

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

National Park Service – Dinosaur National Monument

Length:

Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Jensen, UT

Living Allowance:

$600/week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

07/11/2022

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 05/27/2022

Title of Position

Native American Cultural Resources Intern

 

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards, in partnership with the National Park Service, Dinosaur National Monument, are seeking a Native American intern who will work with the Dinosaur National Monument (DNM) Park Archaeologist to research, develop, and write graffiti removal procedures for DNM and implement graffiti removal near where archaeological sites have been affected. The objective of this project is to hire and train an Indigenous intern to assist in DNM’s cultural resource initiatives and for park staff to help intern develop professional skills in conservation and education related fields. This position will provide insight into career opportunities within the federal government and into careers that focus on conservation, resource stewardship, and resource advocacy. Intern will be overseen by a DNM permanent staff member and will receive individualized training, assistance, and oversight to achieve project goals.

 

In addition to writing a graffiti removal protocol document, intern will work with Park Archaeologist and DNM Law Enforcement staff to identify and prioritize sites for increased monitoring and protection efforts and generate content, such as signage, social media posts, and flyers, for DNM’s anti-vandalism campaign.

 

DNM is a partner in the Utah Cultural Site Stewardship Program with other state, local, and federal agencies. As part of this internship, individual would have the opportunity to interact with these other agencies and present information on stewardship and archaeological site protection to DNM staff and the public through outreach events and generated content.

 

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, under guidance of Park Archaeologist, a graffiti removal standard operating procedure for the park
  • Updating vandalism data in DNM’s cultural resources database
  • Developing educational content on the issues of vandalism at park cultural sites via flyers, posters, and/or social media posts
  • Updating, under guidance of Park Archaeologist, park geodatabase to show where sites that have experienced vandalism are located. This sensitive information will be shared with park law enforcement to show if there are areas of clustered vandalism activity.
  • Generating a summary report of project activities at conclusion of internship
  • Presenting findings to NPS staff at conclusion of internship

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a strong interest in cultural resources, archaeology, and/or anthropology
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered Sex Offender & must submit to a background screening
  • Must be self-motivated and intellectually curious
  • Must be able to work well both independently and as part of a team environment

 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous coursework in Native American studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, environmental studies, geology, and/or geography
  • Pursuing or attained Bachelor’s degree in any of the above mentioned fields
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Able to hike short to medium distances (up to 2 miles) over easy to moderate terrain.

 

Benefits:

  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678 (pre-tax)
  • Housing provided at no cost to intern
  • Training in database and records management, GIS, and cultural resource management

 

How to Apply

Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.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. Reach out to Sierra Miller at smiller@conservationlegacy.com if you have any questions!

 

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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