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Posted: 05/18/2014

Employer
Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps

Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps places members to provide service to agencies and non-profit organizations throughout the highlands of West Virginia.


Position
AFHA AmeriCorps member
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Elkins, WV
Details
$12,100 living stipend, plus education a
 

 

Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps is recruiting now for one-year full-time service commitment starting in September 2014. Serve with agency or non-profit sites in the beautiful highlands of West Virginia doing museum and heritage tourism development; community development and capacity building; conservation, or hands-on historic preservation construction and outdoor improvements. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience while serving your community.

Members receive $12,100 annual living stipend and education award of $5,645 toward qualified student loans or future tuition, with most student loans deferred during service.

Multiple positions are available at museums, historic sites, local Landmark Commissions, Main Street & community development organizations, etc. through the region. All positions will involve working with community volunteers.

 

Duties vary by position, but may include:

 

  • historic preservation policy, planning, education
  • adaptive reuse planning
  • historic preservation hands-on construction
  • collections management
  • exhibits
  • research, assessments, surveys
  • supporting community development efforts
  • working with Main Street committees
  • visitor services
  • education & outreach

 

Qualifications:

 

We seek quality graduates or individuals with life experience in fields related to one of the following:

 

  • historic preservation,
  • public history,
  • museum studies,
  • heritage tourism / heritage development,
  • non-profit management,
  • community development,
  • journalism/marketing,
  • natural resources,
  • construction experience.

 

All candidates should be:

 

  • self-directed and motivated
  • strong communication skills

 

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Cover letter and resume submitted to phyllisb@appalachianforest.us or cover letter plus AmeriCorps application. See website for more details on position.
Phyllis Baxter
Phone: 304-636-6182
ADDRESS
PO Box 1206
Elkins, WV 26241

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