Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Interpretation Intern -  Lincoln City, IN

Position Type: LHIP Internship
Primary Field: Interpretation/Education

The intern will perform both natural and cultural interpretation, including traditional historical interpretation at the Memorial Visitor Center and surrounding formal grounds, as well as living history interpretation at the Lincoln Living Historical Farm. They will provide interpretive and visitor services including roving contacts with visitors, conducted tours, orientation talks, film showings, information desk services, craft demonstrations, and special events.

In addition, the incumbent will serve as park liaison with the local Latino community and will be tasked with outreach activities including coordinating our annual Fiesta in the Park, an event designed to encourage more Latino visitation to the park. This will involve working with the Association of Latin Americans in Southern Indiana (ALASI), an organization working to connect Latino communities with the resources they need to live successful lives in the United States. ALASI also sponsors an annual Latino Cultural Festival and the incumbent will be tasked with working with the organization to find ways in which the park can participate. Park managers have met with ALASI officials and discussed potential opportunities for partnership activities, including the recruitment of ALASI members as park volunteers who can be trained in interpretive skills so that they can provide Spanish language programming to others in their community. Also, the incumbent would be challenged to coordinate other activities so that the local community will feel especially welcomed and involved and discover the park as a venue for their heritage, their voice and their dialogue.

Qualifications:

Basic knowledge and understanding of park operations, procedures, and practices.
Interest in and willingness to work with park visitors representing various ethnic backgrounds and educational levels who exhibit diverse needs and interests.
Basic knowledge of interpretation techniques.
Ability to present public programs and speak before sizeable and varied groups.

Work Environment:

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, inside the visitor center or outside at the living historical farm.
Work on weekends and holidays is required.

 

Driver’s License:

A personal vehicle is not required for the job but given the rural nature of the park is necessary for access to shopping and other services.