• Archaeology • Campground Host • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Minerals/Geology • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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This opportunity is best suited for retired or current educators, those with an interpretive background, or volunteers with a desire and interest in developing their passion for southwestern archeology. This is truly a wonderful experience in one of the southwestern United States premiere heritage site locations.
Current openings are year-round and generally set up quarterly. Currently our summer season (May-September) positions are available. V-V (VbarV) and Palatki Heritage Sites are open year-round to the general public. While our summer positions are outdoors, the frequent shift changes and regular access to the Visitor Center make the summer tempretures quite tollerable and enjoyable. With many volunteers returning year after year, spaces are limited for this amazing opportunitiy.
Upon recieving your application, we are happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about the interpretation positions and our award winning program. We look forward to meeting you and hopfully joining us in Sedona's Red Rock country!
Be a life long learner
Be reasonably fit
Be a good or enjoy public speaking
Be motivated, energetic, and a self-starter
Be able to uphold Forest Service standards, guidelines, and requirements
Be able to support the historical facilities with light maintenance and landscaping
V Bar V Heritage Site is the largest “rock art” site in the Red Rock Country. It is a part of larger Beaver Creek area and was crucial in determining the Beaver Creek rock art style, characteristic of southern Sinaqua culture. The site consists of more than 1,000 petroglyphs divided on 13 panels. It was once part of V bar V ranch, which gave it its name; it was purchased by Coconino National Forest in 1994. Ranchers did their best to preserve the site from destruction, which is the main reason the drawings are so well preserved.
The Palatki Heritage Site cliff dwelling and rock art site is located near the town of Sedona in north-central Arizona. There are two trails at Palatki Heritage Site: one trail that takes you to the Sinagua cliff dwellings, and a second that goes to the rock art alcoves. Neither trail is very difficult, but good walking shoes are recommended. Unfortunately, there is no handicapped access to any of the sites. Rest facilities and water are available. There is another cliff dwelling and rock art site, Honanki ("Bear House") located nearby. A number of local jeep tour operators include Honanki (but not Palatki Heritage Site) on some of their excursions.
There may be additional District opportunities in interpretation and visitor education. Please ask!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads at the V bar V heritage site on the banks of Beaver Creek or at Palatki at the administrative ranch house. Both include hookups and utilities.