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Texas Conservation Corps works with our partners to provide Individual Placements, AmeriCorps members who serve the duration of their term at the partner site. During this time, Texas Conservation Corps assists the partner with tools and resources to complete their project objectives, as well as manages members’ timesheets and project reporting.

In order to facilitate a rewarding experience, TxCC works with the site to define measurable outcomes that the Individual Placement is able to fulfill.

Listed below are the positions we are currently recruiting for, or we recruit for annually. Benefits & qualifications vary by position. For more information on a specific position, please contact [email protected].

Cane River Creole National Historical Park Individual Placement

This opportunity will partner with the National Park Service to provide hands-on experience with the management of historic structures and landscapes at the Cane River Creole National Historic Park. During this term members will help with vegetation management, minor building repairs, and general custodial tasks at the park.

The ideal candidate for this position would be from the Natchitoches, LA area with an interest in launching their career with NPS.

Historic Structures & Landscapes Technician AmeriCorps Members: 21-28
Term: November 2021 to September 2022 (1 position)
Application Closed
No longer accepting applications

Big Thicket National Preserve Individual Placement

The Texas Conservation Corps’ Youth Paddling Program Assistant will help promote the National Park Service’s mission by leading youth through canoeing and kayaking adventures in Big Thicket National Preserve. The program strives to invite a larger audience into public lands by eliminating traditional barriers of inclusion in a safe and supportive environment. 

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be familiar with the waterways of east Texas and will be expected to engage with members of the community while helping to foster a positive experience with the outdoors and NPS staff. They will need to be able to swim and tread water and work at least one weekend day each week.

Youth Paddling Program Assistant AmeriCorps Members: 21-28
Term: November 2021 to September 2022 (1 position)
Housing: on-site housing provided by NPS
Application Closed
No longer accepting applications

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Austin’s Ecological Services Field Office Individual Placement

In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Austin Ecological Services Field Office (ESFO), this position is part of an effort to research and restore the native habitats of Central Texas. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver the ESFO conservation mission through on-the-ground research and monitoring, education and outreach, writing technical reports, and GIS mapping. This member will receive training in the monitoring of habitat restoration and research techniques. Both full- and part-time schedules can be accommodated.

Ecological Research Technician Apprentice AmeriCorps Member: 21-28
Term: October 2021 – August 2022 (1 position)
Application Closed
No longer accepting applications

San Antonio Missions Cultural Landscape Individual Placement

In partnership with the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, this position is part of a national effort to help ensure that the more than 400 national parks across the country preserve, reflect, and engage with diverse stories of Hispanic and Latinx communities throughout U.S. history and for future generations. Members will receive job training and complete work including grounds preservation maintenance, irrigation system management, landscape bed rehabilitation, and other associated tasks within the park’s multiple historic cultural landscapes.

The Cultural Landscape Apprentice Program is specifically designed to engage Hispanic and Latinx young adults, ages 18 – 28, who are local to the San Antonio Missions Community and interested in natural and cultural resource management careers.

Cultural Landscape Apprentice AmeriCorps Members: 18-28
Term: Spring 2022
Not Accepting Applications Yet

San Antonio Missions Masonry Individual Placement

TxCC’s Masonry Apprentice Program program based in San Antonio is an exciting opportunity to partake in the historic preservation of the Historic San Antonio Missions. In the Masonry Apprentice position, the Individual Placement member will preserve and restore the surfaces of the Missions by completing masonry projects, including re-pointing of mortar joints and stonework. The apprentice will also receive direct mentorship by working closely with an experienced National Park Service staff masonry team. 

The ideal candidate for this position would be located in the San Antonio area and interested in a future career with masonry or historic preservation. No previous masonry experience is required.

Masonry Apprentice AmeriCorps Members: 21-28
Term: Spring 2022
Not Accepting Applications Yet

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Individual Placements

TxCC’s Ranch & Resource Management program is based at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park near Johnson City, TX. This is an exciting opportunity to help the park meet resource management goals like reducing the impact of invasive plants at the LBJ Ranch and meeting deferred maintenance goals throughout the ranch. In addition, the member will learn first-hand what goes into the management of a historic working ranch as part of an overall cultural landscape with significant natural resources.

Ranch & Resource Management AmeriCorps Members: 21-28
Term: Summer 2022
Not Accepting Applications Yet

Sam Houston National Forest Individual Placements (2 Positions Available)

In partnership with the US Forest Service, TxCC will be placing two Forestry Recreation Technician AmeriCorps members at Sam Houston National Forest near New Waverly, Texas. This position will work alongside USFS Recreation Program staff to work in several recreation areas throughout the forest. This position will interact with public visitors to the forest and help manage trails, campgrounds, recreation areas, facilities, and the budget for the recreation program.

The ideal candidate for this position would be from the Huntsville/New Waverly area and would have experience working on trail or outdoor recreation crews. Bi-lingual Spanish/English speaker strongly preferred.

Forestry Recreation Technician AmeriCorps Member: 21-28
Term: May 2021 – October 2021
No longer accepting applications

National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program Indigenous/Native Partnerships Outreach Coordinator

The Individual Placement member will research and engage with local organizations, community groups, and key stakeholders in Indigenous communities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado to identify recreation and conservation needs/goals, as well as the necessary support to meet the identified conservation/recreation goals. With support from Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff, the member will conduct direct interviews, site visits (as appropriate), and focus groups with the identified communities. In addition, this Individual Placement member will document and present information about successes and opportunities with the collaboration between RTCA and Indigenous communities.

The ideal candidate for this opportunity would have strong communications, community organizing, and outreach skills and have experience engaging with Indigenous communities. Individuals who identify as Indigenous/Native American are encouraged to apply.

If travel and gathering restrictions policies allow, the selected member is expected to work at the Austin office or visit Austin for in-person orientation. This position can be completed remotely or work-from-home if the candidate has access to reliable internet and phone service. The dates and hours can be adjusted to accommodate the selected candidate’s fall school schedule.

Indigenous/Native Partnerships Outreach AmeriCorps Member: 16-30
Term: May 2021 – September 2021
No longer accepting applications

Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (512) 744-1900 ext. 1313