BCC Professional/Technical Hourly Online Pathway Advisor

Conservation Legacy

BCC Professional/Technical Hourly Online Pathway Advisor

Waco, TX
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE – WACO MAMMOTH NATIONAL MONUMENT

    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | Length: | Term of positions is 12 weeks; | | | full-time 40 hrs/wk | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | Location: | Waco, Texas | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | Living Allowance: | $400 /week | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | AmeriCorps Award: | Position is eligible for an | | | AmeriCorps education award upon | | | successful completion of the | | | program. Value of education award is | | | $1,612 (pre-tax). | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | Start Date: | Flexible, but preferred early June | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | Application Due | Preference given to applicants that | | | submit application by 04/30/2021 | | Date: | | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | Title of Position | Collections Management and Inventory | | | Intern | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+

    POSITION DETAILS

    Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with Waco Mammoth National Monument is seeking an intern who will work with a highly experienced Scientists in Parks 20-week intern, National Park Service staff, and the Mayborn Museum collections manager to inventory the collection and update the database. Upon completion of the inventory, the collection can officially be transferred to the National Park Service.

    This internship will not only prepare the collection for donation, but this on-the-ground experience will assist in growing the skill set of any intern interested in paleontology or museum study career paths. The participant will use their technical skills to actively study specimens during the conservation/preparation process to learn and share knowledge about the paleontological resources of the monument and their importance to science, interpretation, and resource management. This position supports resource management and provides paleontological education to visitors and park staff.

    The purpose of Waco Mammoth National Monument is to protect and conserve the remains of a nursery herd of Pleistocene Columbian mammoths and related resources of scientific importance and to inspire visitors, foster a learning environment, and support ongoing research. Building on the visionary support of the communities of central Texas, the park is managed through the continued collaborative partnership.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

    • Assist with ongoing projects relating to the geologic and paleontological collections stored at Baylor University Mayborn Museum.
    • Conduct inventory and count of fossils for donation to the National Park Service.
    • Update databases of all fossil resources, including condition and physical location for each specimen.
    • Develop a workflow to assist future interns if the project is delayed for any reason.
    • Minor fossil repair and preparation of specimens to stabilize collections.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Geological, biological, or museum-based undergraduate coursework.
    • General interest in museum collections management.
    • General interest in paleontology
    • Must have a personal vehicle to travel from housing to park: no public transportation

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience working with museum collections and databases.
    • Experience working with Pleistocene fossil material.
    • Organizational skills and attention to detail.

    BENEFITS:

    • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,612 (pre-tax).
    • Living Allowance: $400/week (pre-tax)
    • Hand-on museum collection management training including proper handling and storage.
    • Hands-on fossil preparation training using manual tools.
    • Gain experience with database management software including the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) used by the National Park Service.

    HOW TO APPLY Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

    Please send any questions about the position to Sierra Miller at smiller@conservationlegacy.org.

    Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college/university.
    • Knowledge and understanding of computer applications and Internet use.
    • Experience with planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs and services.
    • Knowledge of academic advising or higher education student affairs models.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and equity; ability to work with a diverse college community.

    PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

    • One year of academic advising experience. Experience working with students in a community college setting. Experience with Banner.
    • One year of experience within student affairs (e.g., advising, financial aid, career services, residence life, student life, student activities, etc.) OR a Master’s Degree.
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