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Itasca State Park Archiving Specialist, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (Park Rapids, MN)
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Contributed By: Conservation Corps MN & IA
Website: https://conservationcorps.org/

The Itasca State Park Archiving Specialist is an AmeriCorps position in the Individual Placements program with Conservation Corps MN & IA. The purpose of this position is to assist with critical historical archiving work at Itasca State Park. Under the guidance of the archiving team, this position will review historic documents including maps and blueprints, utilize GPS for ground locations, and support the retrieval of historic information.

Special Notes: Housing is available at the Itasca Headwaters Inn for $150/month.  These single rooms have access to a common kitchen and bathroom.  A valid driver’s license is required for the position.
(Available January-June, 2024)

The AmeriCorps Individual Placement positions (ages 18-35) are based at various locations in Minnesota. Under the direct guidance of a project supervisor, the corpsmember will assist with a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of the partner agency. See specific position descriptions for greater detail before applying. Up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.

This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
 
Term dates and schedule:

Term: January - December 2024
Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm typical. Some evenings or weekends may be required.  

Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work both in an office setting and outside field work
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • College coursework and/or degree in a relevant field

Benefits:

  • Living Allowance: $2,400/month
  • Education Award: $6,895, if eligible and upon successful completion of program
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance
  • Training, certifications, networking

Requirements:

  • 18-35 years old.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).

How To Apply:

Visit our website to submit an application https://www.conservationcorps.org/join/

Application Deadline: November 21, 2023

 


Keywords: archiving, cultural resources, GIS, historical archiving

Posted: October 30, 2023
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