Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates
October 28, 2019 to September 27, 2020
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Position ID
The primary duties of this position will be education program development and presentation. You will be tasked with working with local schools and teachers to develop programs that meet their needs and goals. Program themes will include archaeology, geology, astronomy, and Ancestral Pueblo culture. These programs will be presented both in the park and in classrooms.

You will work with Park staff to enhance our astronomy program outreach through the use of an indoor planetarium. In 2017 the park was able to purchase the indoor planetarium but due to the lack of staffing during our shoulder season, we’ve been unable to use the planetarium as frequently as we would like. This position will help us correct that deficiency.

You will also assist with day-to-day front line operations. You will staff the visitor center, provide visitors with orientation, respond to phone inquiries, open and close visitor use areas, and assist with other operational needs. 

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $200 - weekly living allowance
  • $600 - monthly housing allowance (candidates are responsible for identifying and setting up their own housing in the Aztec)
  • $100 - weekly commuting allowance

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

*Please note this internship is Not Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award

*Please include an attached resume with your SCA application

  • No
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Money Handling
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Volunteer Coordination
some experience