Invasive Plant Management Team Member - Carl Sandburg NHS
American Conservation Experience
Location: Flat Rock, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Some College
Area of Focus:
Education and Outreach
Environmental Plant Biology
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (CARL) is seeking ONE Invasive Plant Management Team Member who will work alongside CARL staff and assist the Southeast Invasive Plant Management Team (SE-IPMT) staff with the management, control, and eradication of invasive plants and forest pathogens.
Start Date: June 2022, flexibility may be available for the right candidate
End Date: September 2022, 14 weeks after start date
*A 14-week minimum commitment is required*
Location: Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, Flat Rock, NC
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site preserves Connemara, the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (CARL) is located in Flat Rock, North Carolina about 30 minutes southeast of Asheville, NC.
Project Background and Objectives: One of the many ways the NPS is addressing invasive species is through the Invasive Plant Management Program. The program assists parks in preventing introductions of new species, reducing existing infestations, and restoring native plant communities and ecosystem functions.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $380/week to offset the costs of food, housing, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. Travel may be required and all project-related hotel expenses are covered by ACE/NPS. Potential out-of-pocket reimbursements will be fulfilled approximately two weeks after approved travel documents are submitted to ACE.
Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided shared park-housing at no cost for the duration of the term. Park housing is located onsite at Carl Sandburg Home NHS.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,678.57) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Schedule: A typical schedule will be approximately 40 hours a week with five, eight hour work days a week.
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.