Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk
Johnson City, Texas
Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2960 (pre-tax).
Application Due Date:
Preference given to applicants that submit application by 9/6/2019
Title of Position
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 the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will help protect the historic structures and Texas Hill Country landscapes linked to the ancestry, life, and legacy of President Johnson and provide opportunities for visitors to compellingly experience these places that shaped the personality, character, and political philosophy of Lyndon Johnson throughout his life and that served as the setting for a remote White House during his presidency.
By completion of the project, the assistant will have completed meaningful cultural landscape management and preservation work and accomplished specific tasks; the assistant should also understand and be able to explain:
- The significance of the park's cultural landscapes including the Texas White House Complex, the Johnson Family Farm, the Settlement, the Boyhood Home, and the Agricultural Complex.
- The cultural landscape management and long-term preservation needs of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
Position Responsibilities will include:
- Document Heritage Trees within the LBJ Ranch District
- Research through records/files to discern which heritage trees are high priority
- GPSing, uploading, and managing data in ArcGIS Pro for documentation and management of heritage trees
- Work with supervisor to arrange a long-term plan for care of heritage trees
- Survey and Management plan for invasive species
- Survey tracts of land within LYJO to identify species of concern (sp. silverleaf nightshade, mesquite, cactus, nodding musk thistle, etc)
- Creating a documentation template to use during ground surveying
- Work with supervisor and Ranch foreman to establish treatment techniques and success measures
- Settlement Management Documentation Collection
- Research through the park archives, central files and through work supervisor's files to pull in all documentation on prairie management
- Annotated Bibliography addressing each source (lumping some sources as necessary) with main concept
- Provide cultural landscape impact feedback on development of a multi-use trail within the park
- Provide comments/suggestions to work supervisor and management on the preservation of the Johnson Family Cemetery
- Partnering with work supervisor, compile a list of species to stabilize the riverbank of Town Creek
- Working with the Ranch Foreman making suggestions on sustainable ranching practices while ensuring preservation of historic era.
- Degree in History, Historic Preservation, Landscape Preservation or a related field
- Master’s Degree in History, Historic Preservation, Landscape Preservation or a related field
- Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,960 (pre-tax).
- Living Allowance: $617/week (pre-tax)
- Training in ArcGIS Pro on ESRI, site visits to related parks/ranches/centers which practice related tree management, grass identification, sampling strategies, history of National Historic Preservation Act focusing on Sections 106 and 100, Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) independent online trainings.
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.
For application questions, contact Rhea Johnson, Stewards Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
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.