Length: 8 weeks
Location: Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site- Hyde Park, NY
Living Allowance: $200 per week
AmeriCorps Education Award: An AmeriCorps Education award upon completion of $1,175
Ages: 18-30 years old
Start Date: June 9, 2014
Specific Training: In-person training for all members, hands-on work experience
Application Due Date: ASAP
The two chosen applicants will work with the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) to replace a slate roof project on the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic site in Hyde Park, New York. The structure, called the Bellefield Stone Garage was designed by McKim Mead White of New York City, one of the pre-eminent architectural firms of the time. This project will afford the HPTC an opportunity to provide valuable training to entry level craftspeople interested in acquiring preservation trade skills.
The HPTC will assign skilled craftspeople to the project whom will direct the overall project, execute construction and preservation activities, and be responsible for site safety and OSHA compliance.
The Environmental Stewards will acquire skills and knowledge by participating in hands-on construction and preservation activities. In addition, HPTC personnel will provide day-to-day mentoring as part of the project. Specific skills and knowledge acquired include: preservation awareness, applicable OSHA safety requirements, jobsite mobilization, slate roofing and flashing techniques, and scaffold erection.
Commitment- Stewards must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including environmental service projects, professional development, education training and other community activities.
Safety- You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
Substance Free- In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any CL or CL partner activities.
Fitness- Stewards may be expected to complete projects that involve heavy lifting, and long days of work.
Citizenship: Stewards must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Criminal History- Stewards must pass a criminal history check as prescribed by the Serve America Act. Projects rarely involve providing education or other human services to the public and are designed not to have recurring access to vulnerable populations, but if they do addition criminal history checks may be necessary/