Education and Outreach Fellow at Flight 93 National Memorial

Expected Dates
April 6, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Flight 93 National Memorial
Position ID
Richard J. Guadagno Fellow at Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial is looking for a creative, self-motivated young professional to serve as a Fellow with the interpretive education team. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique and challenging historic interpretation experience, focusing on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Depending on the candidate’s strengths, there may be opportunities to work in both the education and interpretation division as well as with resource management division on specific projects.

The Richard J. Guadagno Fellow will serve from approximately April through November 2019, but start date is flexible. Ideal candidates will have experience with education and building curriculum, strong customer service skills, and a desire to learn the art of interpretation. 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 Complex, Tower of Voices and along trails through formal and informal program presentations
  • Research, prepare and present educational and interpretive programs for visitors on a variety of topics
  • Develop new educational and/or interpretive materials to support programming to serve all ages, elementary school through adults
  •  Be a vital team member for annual special events, such as the September 11 remembrance event, reforestation events in the spring, and special interpretive programming

Other opportunities may include developing content for social media platforms and the memorial’s website, helping to develop short videos, and other communications projects to educated visitors about the memorial and its design

Depending on candidate’s strengths and experiences there may be the opportunity to
work with resource management staff on landscape management projects which may include invasive species control and monitoring tree health in the Memorial Groves

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.

Intern will receive a $250 per week stipend, a $1100 relocation stipend (car required), and housing will be provided at the Memorial. Upon successful completion of term of service, this position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of 

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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  • Stoystown is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stoystown is located southeast of Johnstown and northeast of Somerset
  • 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, the memorial, and the memorial process.
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Social Media
some experience
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
some experience