DNR Historic Resources Specialist

Location: Minnesota DNR, Grand Rapids, MN
Date Posted: 10-04-2017
The AmeriCorps Historic Resources Specialist (ages 18-25) will assist the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Trails (PAT) staff in organizing, arranging, preserving, and cataloging the extensive collection of historic documents and materials at Croft Mine Historical Park and Hill Annex Mine State Park. This may include assisting the Itasca County Historical Society in cultivating relationships with the community, providing education and outreach to community groups, and preparing environmental review documents, internet content, press releases and newsletter articles.
This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The Specialist 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 9 – December 14, 2018
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1990
  • Education award: $5775 upon successful completion of term
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Specialist must secure their own housing near service location.
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, outdoor recreation/parks planning/administration, landscape architecture, archeology, museum studies, archives management, geography, natural resources management or relevant field; or a combination of college-level coursework and professional experience in related fields.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong planning, organizational and creative thinking skills.
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse youth, adults and other volunteers in conservation, education and recreation settings.
  • Positive attitude and interest in community service.
  • Knowledge of state and federal planning policies and regulations and experience working with local land use management programs preferred.
  • Database management skills preferred.
  • Training will be provided in these areas as needed; 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
  • 18-25 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.
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term

This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: November 3, 2017
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x35
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