Richard. J. Guadagno Education and Outreach Fellow at Flight 93 National Memorial (PO-00734499)

Compensation
– $600 weekly Living Allowance*
– $1100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance*
– On-site housing
– Amercorp Education Award $4,546.50*

*All allowances and awards subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.*

Applications  Please submit a resume, references, and statement of interest with your application.

Richard J. Guadagno Fellow at Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial is looking for a creative, self-motivated and independent professional to join the interpretive education team of park rangers, memorial partners and volunteers. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique and challenging historic interpretation experience, focusing on the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 and more specifically, the Flight 93 story. The work experience will provide opportunities to contribute as a team member within the interpretation and education program on specific projects.

The Richard J. Guadagno Fellow will serve from approximately May 2023 through December 2023, however the start date is flexible to begin earlier. Ideal candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, experience with public speaking and a desire to learn the art of interpretation. Knowledge of social media platforms, web authorship, and video production skills are preferable. The intensity and immediacy of the subject matter and high volume of visitors requires strong listening skills, the ability to multitask, and to professionally and compassionately communicate difficult subject matter with diverse audiences and manage large groups. The position will require long periods of time outdoors and standing/walking for extended periods of time.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide visitor education and orientation at the Memorial Plaza, Learning Center, Visitor Center, Tower of Voices and along trails through formal and informal interactions
  • Research, prepare and present educational and interpretive programs for visitors on a variety of topics
  • Contribute as a vital team member for annual special events, such as the September 11 Memorial Observance, and school-based guided field trips and other programming throughout the season
  • Develop educational videos, infographics and other content-based projects for the memorial distance learning program and website
  • Updating educational resource materials available through the memorial website
  • Other opportunities may include formatting and publishing new educational and/or interpretive materials to support programming to serve all ages
  • Depending on candidate’s strengths and experiences there may be the opportunity to work with education staff on supplemental materials for teachers.  

The nature of this work also requires clerical work such as typing, data collection for statistical purposes, recording and reporting visitor use statistics, traffic counts, and occasional filing to ensure accurate records for the site are kept.

Upon successful completion of term of service,  this position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $4,546.50 for a minumum of 1200 hours of service.

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance. 

About the Fellowship: Richard J. Guadagno was a passenger on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. His love for animals and the outdoors led him to a career as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, dedicating his life to protecting the environment. After graduating from Rutgers University, he worked for seventeen years in refuges in New Jersey, Delaware, Oregon, and finally, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in northern California where he was a Project Manager. In Richard’s memory, the Guadagno family sponsors one exceptional candidate to continue their career aspirations through the Richard J. Guadagno Conservation Fellow experience at Flight 93 National Memorial and another Conservation Fellow at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California annually.

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Position ID: PO-00734499

Expected Dates: May 8, 2023 - December 22, 2023

Training Provided: Training will include an introduction to the NPS operations and organization, orientation to park operations, introduction to the field of interpretation, content specific areas including: September 11, Flight 93, and the memorial design.

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

The memorial is located in a rural community and a vehicle is necessary.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Bunkhouse at Memorial.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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