Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site(s) of the first battle of the U.S.-Mexican War. The park's mission is to tell the story of these battle(s) and present the causes and consequences of the war. As part of this mission, Palo Alto is currently devising ways to use art and art history to help youth engage with and understand the importance and history of Palo Alto Battlefield.
Palo Alto seeks an enthusiastic and creative teacher to assist with this program. The successful applicant will work in the park for 6 weeks during Summer 2013 as a Teacher-Ranger.
Successful applicant will work with park staff to develop:
The teacher will run a short summer camp for teens to teach them these techniques and test the lesson plans. The teacher will also work closely with these teens to teach other youth these techniques and concepts.
The successful applicant will receive:
The successful applicant will agree to:
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
Work is at the Palo Alto Visitor Center in Brownsville, TX. Summertime weather is generally hot and humid. About 90% of the work occurs indoors. For additional information about Brownsville and the surrounding area, please contact the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Contact: Karen Weaver
Phone: 956-541-2785 x 332
Mailing Address: 1623 Central Blvd., Rm. 213, Brownsville, TX 78520
Projected Dates: Six weeks during Summer 2013; exact dates TBD; flexibility for time off.
Housing: Housing is not available. Will assist in finding housing.
Did You Know?
Although it lies miles from the Gulf Coast, Palo Alto Battlefield is home to thousands of Fiddler Crabs that thrive in the salt water that lies just below the prairie surface.