• Computers • Office/Clerical • Other • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Grand Canyon National Park
Data Entry Volunteer
Work Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday or 32 hours/week Monday to Thursday.
Provided: Housing and $15/day ($75/week if 40 hours; $60 if 32 hours)
Length: 6 months
Anticipated Start Date: We are aiming for a start date as soon as possible. Note that if you have not worked or volunteered with the National Park Service previously, it will take approximately two months for your background check to clear and to get your PIV (computer access) credentials.
Description of Duties
The volunteer works in the Division of Interpretation and Resource Education, under the guidance of the Visual Information Specialist. The volunteer assists with the maintenance of the park’s digital databases. Assigned duties may include the following tasks:
Organizing files and collecting data for entry into a computer.
Analyzing the data for errors.
Reporting problems with the data.
Accurately entering information into a variety of form fields within computer programs.
Entering orders, receipts, and invoices into an online system.
Retyping text from photocopies and handwritten documents and ledgers.
Database work: entering image and/or object metadata into database fields including title, description and keywords according to National Park Service standards and methods.
Compiling weekly statistical reports from various databases.
Familiarity with common Microsoft Office computer programs, such as Word, Access, and Excel.
Ability to type at least 40 words per minute.
Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software and/or with website content management systems such as the National Park Service CMS, or systems similar to WordPress.
Ability to enter sequential, repetitive, and consistent information into database form fields.
Knowledge of routine procedures for handling paper and digital archival materials in order to organize and catalog.
Basic knowledge of paper document storage methods.
Supervision The volunteer’s work is closely supervised and final work is approved by the supervisor or their designee.
Work Environment Work is generally conducted indoors in an office setting, is mostly sedentary, and involves the use of typical office equipment, including a computer and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, NPGallery, and Adobe Bridge. Work will be task-oriented, and the volunteer will have some latitude in daily work, receiving training as needed.
The volunteer may work with other staff in the Division of Interpretation, and/or the Museum Collection to develop and understand work plans and assignments and to coordinate cooperative efforts in procuring images necessary for specific needs and projects.
Results The volunteer will contribute to the maintenance of the park’s digital databases with the goal of helping to preserve the history of the park and to annotate documents and photographs that will be made available and accessible to park staff and the public. Their work will influence public knowledge and appreciation of Grand Canyon National Park.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Shared housing consisting of a private bedroom and bathroom and shared communal areas is provided. Housing is extremely limited at Grand Canyon National Park. No spouse, relatives, or pets are allowed to live in shared housing.