Mineral, CA: Paid ACE Cultural Resources Manager Intern, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Job Opening Title: ACE: Cultural Resource Management Position – Lassen Volcanic National Park

Employer Name: American Conservation Experience

Job Location: Mineral, CA

Application Deadline: June 20, 2021

Salary Range: See Job Description

Link to job posting: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/567630-84971.html

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: ACE: Cultural Resource Management Position – Lassen Volcanic National Park

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Cultural Resource Management Member interested in dedicating 20 weeks in support of Lassen Volcanic National Park as part of the CRDIP Program.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Start Date: July 2021
End Date: 20 weeks from start date*
*a 20-week commitment required*

Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

For more information regarding Lassen Volcanic National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm.

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a special professional development internship offering that supports undergraduate and graduate students, from underrepresented populations, who wish to gain exposure to and experience in the historic preservation/cultural resources fields of work.

Check out CRDIP.org for more information on the program.

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $400/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Park housing is provided at no cost to the member.

Position Description: The member will work with and assist the Lassen Volcanic National Park cultural resource division with archeological projects, including condition assessments, surveys, and preparing reports. Depending on educational background, other work may include completing National Register nominations and conducting historical research. Project work will focus on research, field data collection, and preparation of baseline documentation. Duties may include researching the history of historic properties, documenting the existing condition of structures with photographs and/or annotated drawings.

Project Background: The selected candidate will work in the cultural resource management division at Lassen Volcanic National Park. This position will assist the park’s cultural resource program manager fulfilling responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act to document and assess impacts on historic resources. Based on the member’s interests and abilities, duties may include the following areas of specialization and associated tasks:

Historic Preservation: Conduct research and develop treatment plans for Historic Structure Reports, update Cultural Landscapes Inventories, and assist with condition assessments of historic structures.

Collections Management: Research applicable codes for museum spaces and assess park museum and collection facilities for security and fire protection, processing, analyzing, and cataloging archival materials, and preparing artifacts and archives for storage.

History: Prepare historic context reports on themes associated with the development of Lassen Volcanic National Park, conduct research and write narratives for National Register Determinations of Eligibilities (DOEs).

Archeology: Assist with pedestrian surveys, update databases, prepare site forms, conduct background research and prepare reports.

Qualifications: Applicants must be able to work independently, in an office and outdoors, and in all weather conditions. Knowledge of cultural landscapes, historic architecture, archeology, or museum collection management required; National Register criteria, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes required; strong research and writing skills preferred. Transportation to the duty station is the member’s responsibility.


Must be in pursuit of a higher education degree or within two years of graduation
Must be at least 21 years old, (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.)
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
A valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
Must be able and willing to work outdoors, in varying weather conditions
Must possess personal vehicle or other means of transportation for use during personal time off
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation


Graduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in archeology, historic architecture, historic preservation, landscape architecture, museum studies, or history
Strong research and writing skills
Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome to apply

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, thoughtful cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time.

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.