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Big Cypress National Preserve
Interpretation Division - Archivist
This volunteer opportunity is in Big Cypress National Preserve in beautiful Southwest Florida. This volunteer will serve to organize digital files and image caches on the Interpretation Division’s main server, creating ease of navigation and common sense file paths for users to reach desired destinations.
Volunteer must be able to work either independently or cohesively with other volunteers, visitors, and Preserve staff in a respectful and professional manner.
Prioritizing projects with supervisor.
Navigating Windows desktop applications and folder paths.
Reducing click rate to reach desired destination.
Establishing SOPs for ongoing new file contributions.
Assigning metadata to files.
Digital and hardcopy organization (70 digital / 30 hardcopy).
Viewing computer screen(s) for multiple hours.
Use of keyboard, mouse, and other computer tools.
Presenting and facilitating staff tutorials on use of organization system.
Length of Commitment: The minimum expectation is for six months of service or completion of initial project, whichever comes first. The volunteer would work at preserve headquarters 2-4 days per month. Service days may only be Monday - Friday, no holidays.
Work is performed indoors. Hazards include eye strain, tripping hazards, and other common office risks. Volunteers must work to mitigate these risks with the assistance of their supervisor.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Knowledge of native plants and animals a plus.
Provide own transportation to and from Big Cypress.
Self-motivation and long-term work ethic.
Ability to maintain a positive and level attitude.
Ability to work as a team member.
Prompt (less than one week) response to communication efforts.
Any additional training required will be provided on site.
Previous cataloguing experience a plus.
A federal background investigation is required for all personnel seeking government computer access.
Benefits to Volunteer:
Volunteer partnership with National Park Service.
Independent studies conclude that volunteering boosts self-confidence, combats depression, and adds overall fulfillment to volunteers’ lives.
Service hours contribute toward NPS Centennial Challenge.
Increase staff efficiency.
Scope of Contact:
Volunteers will not have direct contact with the public while in this position. All contacts will be with preserve staff and other volunteers. This position is not eligible for reimbursements.