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Events and Special Use Permits Fellowship

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Vancouver, WA


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Nov 16, 2021

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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Fellow to contribute to the Events and Specials Use Permits project alongside Fort Vancouver National Historic Site staff.


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Start Date: February 1, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2022 (or 30 weeks from the start date)

*a 30-week minimum commitment is required *


Location: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - Vancouver, WA


Location Details: Set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Fort Vancouver was a 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department. Named for Captain George Vancouver, the fort was located on the northern bank of the Columbia River in present-day Vancouver, Washington. At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the history of the Pacific Northwest is told at four unique sites, through four unique stories: the reconstructed British fur trade fort, historic buildings from the US Army's Vancouver Barracks, the history of aviation at Pearson Air Museum, and walking trails.


For more information about Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, please visit


Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. There will also be a reimbursable relocation allowance of up to $750 to and from the project.


Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided park housing for the duration of the term, at no cost to the member.


Position Description


One American Conservation Experience (ACE) fellow will spend approximately 40 hours a week for 30 weeks on the following:

  • Assisting Fort Vancouver administrative, resource, and special use (business) staff in developing, documenting, and implementing a special use permit program for historic event venue sites within Fort Vancouver. This will include:
  • Working with park staff in identifying and consolidating all applicable law and policy related to special use permits (SUP) and short-term leases (STL).
  • Working with park staff in reviewing and suggesting updates to existing Fort Vancouver policy and procedures regarding special use permits and short-term leases.
  • Working with park staff in reviewing and suggesting updates to existing Fort Vancouver business practices regarding special use permits and short-term leases rate structure.
  • Working with park interpretative staff in developing interpretative material for short-term leases locations.
  • Working with park staff in developing marketing material relevant to Fort Vancouver special use permits and short-term leases.
  • Assisting park staff in completing on-site special use permits and short-term leases events. This will include:
  • Working with customers to provide access to special use permits / short-term leases structures / areas.
  • Monitoring events to ensure rules, regulations, and provisions of special use permits and short-term leases are being followed.
  • Providing professional and courteous information to customers.
  • Being properly identifiable (ACE name tag, cap, or uniform).
  • Fellow must practice safe work habits and follow the park's safety program. Fellow will review and contribute to Job Safety Analysis and location/event specific safety plan.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.


Your health is important to us! Please note that duties may shift in order to prevent and reduce transmission of COVID-19. Visit the CDC website for further resources: ​


Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.





  • Members must be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts.
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption.


  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as parks & recreation, conservation law or policy, natural resource conservation or management, special events planning, hospitality, marketing, etc.
  • Knowledge of policy special use permits and short-term leases.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends.
  • Strong interest in public lands and resources.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here.


Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC National Recruitment Specialist, Madison Ficca,

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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