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Hovenweep National Monument is looking for one person to help the park staff with visitor center and interpretation duties during the Fall/Winter season. Hovenweep National Monument is located in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado and is home to eight ancestral Puebloan villages that include a multitude of square, round and D-shaped towers that date back to 1300 A.D.
Considered remote, Hovenweep is 45 miles east from the small town of Blanding, Utah where basic shopping and medical services are available. Cortez, Colorado (42 miles) and Durango, Colorado (91 miles) to the west offer more services, including a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, airports and hospitals. Hovenweep is less than a day’s drive to other National Park and recreation areas like the Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Natural Bridges, Lake Powell, Four Corners and Monument Valley. These areas offer many diverse recreational opportunities that include biking, hiking, climbing, four wheeling and river rafting.
Volunteer duties include a full range of interpretive programs and activities, including developing and presenting interpretive programs to the visiting public in a variety of formats: evening programs, guided walks to archeological areas, porch talks and overlook talks, roving interpretation at park trails and outlying archeological areas, assisting Canyonlands Natural History Association with sales and inventory of merchandise, assisting with education outreach programs, assisting park staff with projects and emergency situations and staffing the visitor center information desk (park orientation, answering general questions, trip planning). Some strenuous hiking is required. Temperatures during the late summer and early fall average between 80-100+ degrees for highs and 40-60 degrees for lows. Temperatures during the late fall and early winter average between 30-50 degrees for highs and 10-30 degrees for lows. Temperatures during the late winter and early spring average between 30-60 degrees for highs and 20-40 degrees for lows. Temperatures during the late spring and early summer average between 80-90 degrees for highs and 40-60 degrees for lows.
Housing with utilities for one person is available. Unfortunately there are no RV and trailer spaces available due to the nonexistence of electrical, water and sewer hookups. Volunteer may have to share housing with one or two people, so the ability to both work and live cooperatively in a small park community is essential.. A background check will be required for the person selected. Because of remote location, volunteer must have their own vehicle.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Volunteer will have a bedroom with a queen size bed, however will have to share living room, bathroom and kitchen with another person(s).