2020 DCR/NPS HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP CORPS
The SCA, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the National Park Service have partnered together to offer a unique opportunity for young adults, ages 18-27, looking to gain Historic Preservation experience while living in community. This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process.
Join the SCA MA AmeriCorps – Historic Preservation Corps and serve alongside other Corps members to complete projects at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Wompatuck State Park, and other DCR and NPS historic sites around Massachusetts. Learn or hone your preservation skills while completing various apprentice level carpentry projects, window restoration, historic masonry repair, historic building stabilization, and various types of data collection and field work! Additionally, each corps member will complete a month long Independent Project following their interests in Park Interpretation, Park Operations and Maintenance, or Visitor Services.
After 6 weeks of training, SCA Historic Preservation Corps members will complete projects in teams of 4 members focusing on Historic Preservation and maintenance with additional service projects including park operations, landscaping, trail maintenance, and more. The daily commute will be by program vehicle, public transit, or DCR staff boats. Front country camping for 5 days at a time may be required for some project sites.
Wilderness First Aid certification, CPR Certification, Principles of Historic Preservation, Basic Masonry Techniques, Carpentry Tool Use & Safety, OSHA 10, Lead Paint Renovator, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, National Interpretive Association CIG Certification, Chainsaw use and safety, and GIS/GPS as it relates to resource inventory, and more!
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $200.00 /week