Andersonville, GA: ACE Cultural Resource Member – Andersonville Natl Historic Site, American Conservation Experience

Job Opening Title: ACE: Cultural Resource Member, Andersonville National Historic Site

Employer Name: American Conservation Experience

Job Location: Andersonville, GA

Application Deadline:

Salary Range:

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Cultural Resource Member interested in dedicating 19 weeks in support of Andersonville National Historic Site. This position will cover a variety of cultural resource management projects such as cataloging historic objects and documents, environmental monitoring, assisting with annual museum inventory, transcribing oral histories and other hands-on resource management tasks.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!

Start Date: May 25, 2020 (some flexibility may be available for the right candidate)

End Date: October 3, 2020 (19 weeks from start date)

*A 19 week commitment is required*

Location: Andersonville National Historic Park, Andersonville, Georgia.

Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars.

Project Website: To learn more about the Andersonville National Historic Site, please visit

For more information regarding the ACE, please visit:

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $560/week to cover the costs of food, housing and incidental expenses, paid biweekly. An additional one time relocation stipend not-to-exceed $650 is available.

Housing: Housing is not provided and is the responsibility of the member.

Position Description: The member will work alongside Andersonville NHS staff to accomplish a number of hands on resource management tasks.

Specific duties include:

Cataloging historic objects and documents following National Park Service Museum Handbook procedures. Catalog data will be entered into the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS).
Perform housekeeping in museum spaces.
Perform museum integrated pest management and enter collected data into IPM database
Perform environmental monitoring of collection spaces using Hoboware software and create monthly graphs.
Assist curator in performing the annual museum inventories.
Write a short article on their learned experiences.
Upgrade storage of museum objects to meet NPS standards.
Transcribe oral histories

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing towards a degree) in the museum studies, history, archeology, archives, natural resource management (specimen identification and documentation), cultural/historic preservation, or a related discipline. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable.


Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Must be 18-35 years of age (This position’s age limitations are a requirement of the Public Land Corps Act. Additionally, members must be 21+ to apply for an ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
A valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
Willing to undergo and must pass a federal criminal background check
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with NPS resource professionals.
Must be an organized self-started with the ability to complete tasks independently and with a team
Willingness to work in museum storage facilities, exhibit areas and office. Work in the museum storage facility and exhibit areas will require being physically able to stand and walk for extended periods of time, and to move and retrieve archival boxes and three dimensional objects and clean exhibits.

Museum cataloging experience
Strong desire to enter the public service field as a cultural resource professional
Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal land management agencies

EOE: 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.

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received; this position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist Madison Douthitt at (828) 329-4793 or