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Applicants

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges, and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. ACC seeks those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; many positions require no previous experience.

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Crew Member Positions

Crew Member positions include: Adult Conservation Crews, Youth Conservation Crews, and Leadership Development Program Crews. Please read through the position description before applying. Crew Member positions are entry-level, for individuals who are interested in the field of conservation but may not have previous experience, although those with experience are encouraged to apply as well.

Please see the table below for open Crew Member positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Now' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!


Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
Saw Crew • Crew MemberMay - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Conservation Crew • Crew MemberMay - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Shenandoah Youth Conservation Corps • Crew MemberJune - July OR July - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Pathways for Young Women in Conservation • Crew MemberJune - July OR July - August 2024Roanoke, VAApply Now!

Leadership Positions

Crew Leader positions include: Staff Crew Leaders and AmeriCorps Crew Leaders. Crew Leaders with ACC perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. Candidates must demonstrate resourcefulness, professionalism, excellent judgement, and strong communication skills. Previous experience in the outdoor industry, and ideally in the Conservation Corps world, is needed for these positions. Successful Crew Leaders lead by example and devote themselves to creating a strong and safe crew culture, working alongside, supporting, and mentoring their crew members.

Please see the table below for open Leadership positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!

Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
Conservation Crew • AmeriCorps Crew LeaderMay - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Conservation Crew • Staff Crew LeaderMay - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew • AmeriCorps Crew LeaderJune - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew • Staff Crew LeaderJune - August 2024Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew • AmeriCorps Crew LeaderJune - August 2024Charlottesville, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew • Staff Crew LeaderJune - August 2024Charlottesville, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew • AmeriCorps Crew LeaderJune - August 2024Roanoke, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew • Staff Crew LeaderJune - August 2024Roanoke, VAApply Now!

Individual Placement (IP) Positions

IP Positions are internships offered with a variety of partners, including federal agencies. IPs serve in specialized roles, working on a particular facet of resource management such as Education & Interpretation, Invasive Plant Management, or Backcountry & GIS. IP's work directly with partner staff, and thus have access to many networking, skill-building, and professional development opportunities. IP Positions often require previous education or experience in the applicable field, and candidates must display professionalism, initiative, and maturity.

Please see the table below for open Individual Placement positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis.

TitleLocationTermApplication
Communications Liaison Individual Placement • Shenandoah National ParkLuray, VAMay 13th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical ParkPotomac, VAMay 15th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical Park Williamsport, MDMay 15th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Cultural Steward Individual Placements • Captain John Smith National Historic Trail Jamestown, VA May 20th - Nov. 15th, 2024 (26 weeks) Apply Here
Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placements • Monocacy National Battlefield Frederick, MDMay 20th - Aug. 9th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Digital Design Individual Placement • Civil War Defenses of WashingtonWashington, D.C.May 28th - Aug. 16th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Summer Resource Management Individual Placement • Antietam National BattlefieldSharpsburg, MDMay 28th - Aug. 16th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Maintenance and Natural Resource Management Individual Placement • Antietam National BattlefieldSharpsburg, MDMay 28th – November 22nd, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placement • Monocacy National BattlefieldFrederick, MDMay 20th - Aug. 9th, 2024 (12 weeks) Apply Here
Digital Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical ParkWilliamsport, MDFlexible start in May for 47-week termApply Here
Buffers Assessment Individual Placement • Appalachian Conservation CorpsMount Crawford, VAJune 24th, - Aug. 16th, 2024 (8 weeks)Apply Here

Recruiter Contacts

Information Staff Name Email
General Questions ACC Recruiting ACCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org
Crews Sarah Akers sakers@conservationlegacy.org
Individual Placements Maddie Interdonato minterdonato@conservationlegacy.org
Leadership Positions Robert Pullen rpullen@conservationlegacy.org

WHO WE SERVE

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, ACC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability.

Appalachian Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. ACC intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.