Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways Interpreters

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Project Description

It is the Anishinaabek legend - the story of the devoted mother bear and her lost cubs - from which Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s name is based. This fact alone is testament to the importance of the park’s landscapes and natural resources to the Anishinaabek of northwest lower Michigan and their ancestors.

The park has a goal to further develop partnerships with the region’s Anishinaabek Tribes by involving Anishinaabek youth in developing educational programs related to the Anishinaabek way of life. This project will hire park rangers and interns to be part of the team to help develop this relationship and be a connection to the greater park community.

These positions will be open March 19 through March 30 on usajobs.gov.

Park Ranger Positions

2-Park Ranger GS-0099-05 Student Hires
Salary: $15.49 an hour
14 weeks Summer-flexible start date--anywhere from mid-April to beginning of June
On-site housing available

Benefits of this position
Upon completing the student hire position the student will

  • be able to create an educational program for the public using National Park Service (NPS) standards
  • have knowledge of a career path within the federal government and be positioned to navigate the federal hiring platform, USAjobs
  • have a positive relationship with a mentor who will provide continual support and constructive feedback
  • garner professional growth in community bridge building, speaking to diverse audiences, and problem-solving
  • have a deeper understanding of the NPS fields of interpretation and education
  • have had opportunities to shadow other positions in the park that are of interest to the student


Duties
The Interpreter of Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways Park Rangers will work in the park’s division of Interpretation and Education.

The duties will focus on the following:
Building Partnerships: Meet with members of the regional tribes, establish connections and engage tribal youth in park programming.

Interpretation/Education: Gather information and resources. Develop and present formal educational programs on-site to visitors. Answer questions, converse, and help visitors connect to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Represent the National Park Service and Sleeping Bear Dunes at outreach programs at community events.

Social Media/Marketing: Create, manage, and post content on the park’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Flickr. Find new opportunities for engagement.

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Intern Positions

Intern
Compensation:$20 per day for meal reimbursement
Housing Included

Benefits of this position
Upon completing the internship the intern will

  • be able to create an educational program for the public using National Park Service (NPS) standards
  • have knowledge of a career path within the federal government and be positioned to navigate the federal hiring platform, USAjobs
  • have a positive relationship with a mentor who will provide continual support and constructive feedback
  • garner professional growth in community bridge building, speaking to diverse audiences, and problem-solving
  • have a deeper understanding of the NPS fields of interpretation and education
  • have had opportunities to shadow other positions in the park that are of interest to the student


Duties
The Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways intern will work in the park’s division of Interpretation and Education.

The intern will work with a team of educators to better share Anishinaabek stories and culture by building partnerships, creating educational programs, and posting to social media.



Last updated: March 13, 2018

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