Museum and Resource Management Technician

Tonto National Monument

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Dates: May 23, 2022 – August 4, 2022

Compensation: $600/week + Park Housing Included

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs.

Tonto National Monument (TONT) was established to preserve, protect, and interpret prehistoric cliff dwellings, other archeological sites, and the natural resources of the Upper Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The LHIP intern will curate a museum display as part of a rotating exhibit located within the Visitor Center. The exhibit will feature a topic chosen by the intern in consultation with their supervisor/s. As this is an interdisciplinary position, the intern will assist park staff in interpretation and resource management.

Duties: Routine tasks will include staffing the Lower Cliff Dwelling, website and social media assistance, monitoring backcountry archeological sites, and collecting backcountry game camera, air quality, and weather station data.

Natural and Physical Work Environment: The Monument is over 1,120 acres of desert environment that is comprised of diverse plant and animals including many species of cacti, snakes, bees, scorpions, lizards, and tarantulas. The Monument ranges in elevation from 2300’ to 4000’ and temperatures range from 30 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. The Monument is near Roosevelt, Arizona, 125 miles east of Phoenix and 30 miles NW of Globe on Highway 88/188. Services near the Monument are very limited. The closest grocery store and medical facility is 30 minutes away by vehicle. Nearby Lake Roosevelt and Tonto National Forest offer many recreational opportunities.

Abilities and Skills: High priority skills include working for hours at a time in a desert environment.

Education and Qualifications: Willingness to work in a desert environment ranging in elevation from 2300’ to 4000’ and 30 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature is a must. The ideal candidate will be skilled in working within a team environment as well as having the ability to work independently.

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Housing: Housing Provided


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