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Posted: 04/08/2013

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

ORGANIZATION CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions to sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management and our mission, vision, and values, please visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/. LOCATION Fort Wainwright is adjacent to the city of Fairbanks, Alaska. Fort Wainwright encompasses over 900,000 acres, including a main post area of 4,470 acres, 8,825 acres of ranges, and over 890,000 acres of military maneuver areas. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska with a population of approximately 32,000. Fairbanks provides city life as well as access to fishing, hunting, native crafts, dog mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, paragliding, and views of the Alaskan Northern Lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/

Seasonal Project Historian
Internship Opportunity
Fort Wainwright, AK
Open Until


A Seasonal Project Historian (temporary hourly) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and will be located at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.



Under the direction of Installation Cultural Resources staff, the successful candidate will perform research and fieldwork necessary for the completion of varied historic projects related to cultural resources.  Duties will include conducting archival research, recording and compiling various data into Word and Excel, writing historic contexts, frequent day travel with installation staff to remote locations to research and photograph structures, along with additional responsibilities that may be assigned.



Completion of junior year in a history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related degree program with emphasis in historic preservation and/or architectural history is required. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license.  Additional requirements include:

* Extremely flexible schedule 

* Able to work well with others 

* Positive attitude 

* Excellent organization skills

* Proficiency in Microsoft software

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Experience using digital cameras

* Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently




A BA/BS in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related field, and experience in conducting historical and archival research is preferred, along with graduate work in architectural history or historic preservation. Additional desired requirements include:

* Experience conducting historic research and documenting historic resources.

* Knowledge of historic preservation practices, Section 106 and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Register of Historic Places standards.

* Knowledge of archival principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques, and procedure.

* Previous experience with military and/or World War II/Cold War era architecture.

* Previous experience utilizing maps for locating historic structures, digital single-lens reflex photography, and researching and writing historic contexts. 



This position is temporary and will last approximately 4-6 months, beginning May/June 2013, (five 8-hour days each week).  If necessary, time after September may be scheduled based on availability of funds.  Travel expenses to Alaska will not be paid. No housing or per diem will be provided. Applicants are responsible for securing housing and arriving daily at installation. NOTE: Public transit is not a reliable source of transportation. Many people enjoy biking or carpooling.



Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.



Hourly range is $20-24/hour and is based on qualifications and experience.  Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Project Historian seasonal crew efforts at Fort Wainwright.

How to apply
APPLICATION Application materials may be emailed, faxed, or mailed. Application materials must include: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) copy of college transcripts, and (4) name and daytime phone number for three references including one current or former supervisor. Transcripts do not need to be official, sealed, or sent from college. All application materials must be received by 17 April 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the closing date to schedule an interview. Submit all application materials to the following address: Directorate of Public Works ATTN: IMPC-FWA-DPW (N. Thomas) 1060 Gaffney Rd #4500 Fort Wainwright, AK 99703-4500 Fax 907-361-9867 natalie.k.thomas7.ctr@mail.mil For more information, contact Natalie Thomas at 907-361-9685 or natalie.k.thomas7.ctr@mail.mil.

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