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Apprenticeship in Heritage Management at LBL

Land Between the Lakes is taking applications from college graduates for an excellent opportunity in anthropology. See below for more details


Heritage Resource Management 

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area located in western Kentucky and Tennessee.  Administered by the US Forest Service, the primary goals of LBL are environmental education and recreation, quality customer service delivery, and multiple use management sustainability.

Apprentice positions are designed for college graduates who desire a well-rounded experience with cultural resource management: heritage and compliance program planning and implementation, fieldwork, laboratory analysis, archival research, data management, and interdisciplinary team experience in resource and project management.


The goals of the apprentice program are to: (1) Provide quality training and practical experience for individuals in a wide range of heritage resource management duties; (2) Introduce apprentices to the operational procedures of a Federal agency; (3) Provide experiences in heritage resource management in an interdisciplinary workforce for the diverse customers who use LBL.

Skill Development

Apprentices will have the opportunity to participate in all areas of  heritage resource management.  You will be introduced to and develop skills in:  program and project planning and implementation, NEPA and Section 106 compliance processes, public education and outreach, site protection and preservation, fieldwork, site recording, GIS, GPS, mapping, ground penetrating radar (GPR), data management, laboratory work, artifact analysis and accessioning, assistance with interdisciplinary project teams, report writing, and research. 

Requirements and Benefits 

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or cultural resources or equivalent experience.
  2. Professional work experience desirable.
  3. Ability and enthusiasm for working with a variety of people in the out-of-doors.
  4. Varied duties and work schedule, including weekends and evenings.
  5. Weekly subsistence allowance of $200.00 (Non-Taxed).  Free on-site government housing and utilities included. 
  6. Lasts up to 1 year.

Please send resume, cv, or submit questions to:

Agency Contact:  Jamie Bennett, Heritage Program Manager (270) 924-2015, US Forest Service, Land Between The Lakes, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky 42211

Jamie M. Bennett

Land Between The Lakes NRA

Heritage Program Manager/Tribal Liasion