Topic ID #31856 - posted 3/20/2014 2:05 AM

Interpretation/Cultural Resources Internship - Golden Spike National Historic Site, UT



Jennifer Palmer

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Interpretation/Cultural Resources
Expected Dates
May 11, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Site
GOLDEN SPIKE NHS
Position ID
PO-00551700
Major Duties:
Researches, develops, and presents formal and informal interpretive programs to park visitors and assists with educational programs. Staffs visitor center information desk, responds to visitor questions and dispenses information. Operates electronic cash register, processes legal tender and maintains records of accountability for tender and other property. Operates audio-visual equipment and performs general office tasks, such as answering phones, responding to information requests and operating computers.   Cultural resource activities may include museum cataloging, and inventory, artifact conservation, exhibit design and development, library management and assisting with historical and archeological research.  This position may also assist with administrative tasks as well as special events and volunteer projects and on occasion assist the maintenance crew.
 
A valid state driver’s license is required. Works weekends and holidays.

    Location Description
    Golden Spike National Historic Site commemorates the completion of this country’s first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Resources within the 2,735 acre site include 15.5 miles of historic Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad grade, more than 700 archeological sites and historic structures along the railroad grades. All park land is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Training Provided
    Interpretive staff provides an orientation of the site and forty hours of training including history and mission of the NPS, introduction to the history and archeology of the area, museum and library cataloging, visitor center operations, interpretive ski
    Educational/Recreational Opportunities
    Utah is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with its vast array of recreational options. World-class hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and skiing are all found here, not to mention a great selection of amazing national parks. Regardless of what you’
    Handicap Accessible?
    No

Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected

History
    some coursework or experience
Customer Service
    some experience
Data Entry
    some experience
Photography
    some experience
Public Speaking
    some experience
Publishing
    some experience

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AmeriCorps Eligible
Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Yes
Housing is a 24 foot camping trailer.  There will be other volunters living within the same area.
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
US Citizenship
Not Required

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