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Posted: 08/14/2018

Minute Man National Historical Park
Natural/Cultural Resource Management

This 31-week position will be based at Minute Man National Historical Park, North Bridge Headquarters, Concord, Massachusetts. The 1,038-acre park preserves and interprets the historic structures and landscapes associated with the opening of the American Revolution on April 19th, 1775; and fosters an understanding of the events, causes, and consequences of the American Revolution. The position will include training at other parks throughout the Northeast. To learn more about Minute Man NHP please visit https://www.nps.gov/mima/. To learn more about ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org

Natural/Cultural Resource Management Associate
Internship Opportunity
Concord, MA
$335/week stipend plus americorps
Open Until

The National Park Service, Minute Man National Historical Park, in partnership with American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, is offering a 31-week Natural/Cultural Resource Management Associate position. The Associate will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with resource management in national parks including managing invasive vegetation, re-establishing healthy plant communities, rehabilitation of historic trails, orchard care, engaging volunteers, scoping stewardship projects, and preparing for commemorative events at Minute Man National Historical Park, located in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington Massachusetts.

Compensation: The ACE Associate will contribute 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $335/week, plus $1,000 for travel/training. The position is AmeriCorps eligible. Park housing is not included, but may be available.

Position Description:

This position will work under the supervision of the Natural/Cultural Resource Program Manager. Duties include:

Assist with vegetation management including invasive plant reduction, native and historically significant species re-introduction, and orchard care

Assist with the preparation of a trail management and maintenance plan as well as resource management planning documents for funding requests

Collect data using GPS unit/tablet and compile resource data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Manipulate data using GIS to generate maps for trail repair and maintenance specifications

Scope and implement projects with interdisciplinary teams, youth programs, and volunteers to improve the condition of natural and cultural resources

Assist with natural/cultural resource protection in advance of the parks April commemorative events.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree (or be pursuing a degree) in natural or cultural resource management, landscape architecture, planning, or other disciplines appropriate to the position. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. The Associate must be a US citizen and willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. The Associate will undergo a federal background check and ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.


Undergraduate or graduate degree in related field

US Citizenship and between the age of 18 and 35

Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and personal vehicle

Effective communication skills

Ability to gather, organize, and interpret data and relevant source materials

Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills

Ability to actively participate on interdisciplinary teams

Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal background check

Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions in fall, winter, and spring


Strong desire to enter the public service field as a planning or resource professional

Ability to prepare graphics using Adobe, AutoCAD, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal resource management agencies

How to apply
To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with contact information for two professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on the ACE website: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/ NOTE: Application deadline is August 26, 2018, however, early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact: Natural/Cultural Resource Program Manager Margie Coffin Brown at (617) 620-2942 or margie_coffin_brown@nps.gov or -ACE EPIC Program Manager Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or pwoodruff@usaconservation.org.
Margie Brown
Phone: 617 620 2942
Minute Man National Historical Park
Concord, MA 01742

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