HistoriCorps Crew Leader - one to two month term beginning in September.
We are looking for historic preservationists who are organized and love to cook in the wilderness, or good cooks who love old buildings in the wilderness! If you are studying or working toward a career in historic preservation, and you can help ensure a fun, safe, clean, and healthy base camp and project site, your skills will help create unforgettable experiences for project participants.
You will have the opportunity to restore/rehabilitate multiple historic log, stone, adobe, and frame buildings, living and working on Americas remote and spectacular public lands (BLM, NPS, USFS, state lands). Crew Leaders may be asked to travel anywhere in the United States. While most projects are accessible by high clearance vehicles, some require a hike.
Crew Leaders will work at the direction of and assist the Project Supervisor on all aspects of HistoriCorps projects. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
· Plan, purchase and prepare meals for paid crew and volunteers;
· Assist the preservation Project Supervisor to plan and coordinate tasks for volunteer, student, or youth crews;
· Work alongside and oversee volunteers on tasks as designated by the Project Supervisor;
· Adhere to and promote work safety standards;
· Provide a safe, clean, bear-proof camp kitchen;
· Serve as a liaison between volunteer crews and project supervisor;
· Monitor and manage group dynamics among crew, volunteers, and project partners, ensuring a positive experience and quality product;
· Tent camp onsite or in primitive lodging;
· Ensure a clean and safe campsite and toilet facilities, and be responsible for the welfare of everyone camping onsite;
· Assist with natural and cultural resources compliance.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
· A willingness to work long days in variable weather;
· Able to live and work in a remote and/or backcountry setting (i.e. tents) for up to 14 days at a time;
· A valid drivers license and a good driving record;
· A rudimentary knowledge of hand tools and the building trades, and a passion to learn;
· Strong communication and conflict resolution skills;
· Enjoy infusing in others your enthusiasm for the wilderness and historic resources;
· Work well in groups;
· Have the ability and joyful aptitude to cook meals for large groups (8-18 people at a time).
The preferred candidate will:
· Possess rudimentary building trade skills and a positive attitude toward old buildings -- log working experience ideal;
· Demonstrate a high aptitude for culinary endeavors;
· Be First Aid or First Responder certified (partial reimbursement by HistoriCorps upon receipt of certificate);
· Have previous leadership experience with crews, ideally in remote and/or backcountry settings.
· Willingness to study, adopt and practice the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties