Assistant Trail Volunteer Coordinator - Cumberland Island National Seashore
St Marys, GA
Type of Job
Aug 15, 2023
About the job
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service and Cumberland Island National Seashore (CUIS) is seeking ONE member as an Assistant Trail Volunteer Coordinator to contribute to the maintenance of pedestrian trails and volunteer coordination within the park alongside the resource management staff.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: September 3 or Mid-September, 2023 (may be flexible for the right candidate)
Estimated End Date: September 30, 2024
*a 52 week minimum commitment is required *
Location Details/Description: Cumberland Island National Seashore, St Marys, GA
Cumberland Island National Seashore preserves Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island. The seashore features beaches and dunes, marshes, and freshwater lakes. The national seashore also preserves and interprets many historic sites and structures. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here. Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness. The island is only accessible by boat. The Cumberland Island Visitor Center, Cumberland Island Museum, and Lang concession ferry to the island are located in the town of St. Marys, Georgia.
To learn more about Cumberland Island National Seashore, please visit the NPS website at: https://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm.
Position Overview: Cumberland Island National Seashore sees 70,000 visitors annually. Both visitors, National Park Service staff and residents rely on the upkeep of trails for appropriate and adequate access to the island resources. The trail system is the primary way for visitors to experience the island.
The ACE member will work alongside the Resource Management division of the park to maintain the pedestrian and administrative trail system. The member will also assist in providing opportunities for volunteer and youth engagement. The member will carry out the necessary trail work in conjunction with other NPS volunteers and aid the CUIS Volunteer Program coordinator in establishing work plans for these volunteer groups. The member will engage and work with local and non-local volunteers that will increase public awareness and participation in the National Park Service.
For the full position announcement and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1008476.html