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Posted: 12/18/2014

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Preservation Construction Section

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, we are responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania's historic heritage, which we accomplish through the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums, the Pennsylvania Trails of History, the Bureau for Historic Preservation, and the Bureau of Management Services.

Preservation Trades Apprentice
Internship Opportunity
Harrisburg, PA
$12 hr

Become part of a large and growing sector of the construction industry preserving Pennsylvania's treasured historic buildings.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is sponsoring its 10th annual summer apprenticeship program to introduce students and recent graduates of post-secondary trade schools, technical colleges and other training programs and others with building trades experience, to the preservation and traditional building trades needed to preserve Pennsylvania's historic places.

PHMC and several partner organizations and companies will be offering paid apprentice positions for 12 weeks in the summer of 2015 at locations throughout Pennsylvania. The apprenticeships will include a free training program with an introductory one-day seminar in historic preservation and two days of hands-on training by master craftsmen in various preservation and traditional trade skills.

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How to apply
Interested students should review the list of positions below and contact the representative for those they are interested in for more information or to schedule an interview. All hiring decisions are the responsibility of the company or institution hosting the individual apprenticeship. The hiring period will end on April 30th 2015. Preservation and Traditional Building Trades Summer 2015 Apprenticeship Positions Historical Restorations Location: Kreamer, Snyder County (project locations throughout central PA) Wage: $10.00 / hour Position Description: Apprentice will engage in all aspects of log and timber frame restoration at projects throughout central Pennsylvania. Contact: The Country Homestead / Historic Restorations P.O. Box 188 Kreamer, PA 17833 Frank P.Stroik (570) 374-7122 Mara Restoration, Inc. Location: Oreland, southeastern PA Wage: $12.00 - $14.00 Position Description: Apprentices will work on a diverse range of masonry restoration projects including re-pointing, and stone and brick facade restorations. Contact: Mara Restoration, Inc. 150 Roesch Avenue Oreland, PA 19075 Stephen Weihing, Human Resource Manager (215) 887-9900 hr@mararestoration.com Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Preservation Construction Section Location: Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, Berks County Wage: $12.00/hour Position Description: This apprenticeship will provide an opportunity for apprentices to learn about historic preservation and the traditional trades through fieldwork, shop work, research and other project work under the supervision of master preservation craftsmen. The areas of work will emphasize historic preservation and traditional carpentry skills, but may include historic masonry restoration and other trades. PHMC maintains a number of historic buildings at historic sites and museums throughout Pennsylvania. The apprentices will be engaged in project work at several sites. Contact: Daniel Boone Homestead 400 Daniel Boone Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 Jim Houston, Preservation Construction Specialist (610) 404-0393 jahouston@pa.gov For general information on the program contact Joe Lauver, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, by phone at 717-787-6242, FAX at 717-214-2988 or email at jlauver@pa.gov. Division of Architecture and Preservation Commonwealth Keystone Building 400 North Street, Room N118 Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053
Joe Lauver
Phone: 717-787-6242
400 North Street
Room N118
Harrisburg, PA 17120

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