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Posted: 04/12/2012

Great Basin Institute

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Visitor Information Assistant/Recreation Technician, Tallac Historic S
Internship Opportunity
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Open Until

Visitor Information Assistant/Recreation Technician, Tallac Historic Site

Spend the summer season serving at the Tallac Historic Site at beautiful Lake Tahoe. Work alongside Forest Service staff to provide interpretive programming and visitor services. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of interpretation at one of the nations premiere visitor destinations. Tallac Historic Site contains three historic properties that once belonged to the Baldwin, Pope and Heller families. The houses, built between 1894 and 1923, offer a glimpse of the lifestyles of Tahoe's early rich and famous visitors.

This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $8,000
for the season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-monthly throughout the entire year. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,775 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

Timeline: April 30, 2012 October 26, 2012

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
Perform routine visitor center operations duties including opening and closing the Baldwin Museum and Pope House.
Announce and operate regularly scheduled theatre and audiovisual programs.
Operate a variety of equipment including DVD player, video cassette player, and alarm system.
Conduct interpretive programs related to various themes associated with the Tallac Historic Site including:
Development of tourism in the Tahoe Basin
Baldwin, Tevis, Pope, and Heller family histories
Historic preservation and restoration
Operate a cash register for retails sales within the Baldwin Museum.
Meet visitors and independently respond to phone and mail inquiries requesting information.
Assist in the preparation of informational materials.
Provide custodial services daily including cleaning of restrooms and trash removal.

Interpretive programming
On site history
Cash Handling
Additional training will be provided by the USFS.

Preferred Qualifications
B.S. in history, museology, recreation, anthropology, or historic preservation.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Proven ability to work with the public including groups.
Interest in California history is a plus
Ability to multi-task and work with a diverse group of volunteers, staff members, and children.

AmeriCorps Qualifications:
To qualify, you must be at least 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award). All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry.

These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex. Person with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply
To Apply: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Bridget Walden, GBI HR Coordinator, at bwalden@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Bridget Walden
Phone: 775-674-5496

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