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Posted: 02/11/2016

Grand Teton National Park
Cultural Resources Program

Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park (GRTE) preserves natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Famous for its rugged peaks, picturesque rivers and lakes, and iconic historic barns, GRTE is approximately 310,000 acres and sees an annual 2.8 million visitors from around the world. The Division of Science and Resource Management at GRTE acts as the steward for the park’s natural and cultural resources. As a branch within the division of Science and Resource Management, the cultural resources program manages cultural landscape and historic properties, ethnographic and archeological resources, museum objects, and archives. GRTE has a vibrant history of settlement/homesteading, dude ranching, conservation, and tourism. These historic themes are expressed through the park’s 700 historic properties that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Preservation Volunteer Group Leader
Professional Opportunity
Moose, WY

With nearly 700 historical buildings in our park, our volunteers are essential to keeping our sites repaired and safe for future generations to experience and enjoy! Volunteer groups are one of the parks key resources for protecting Grand Tetons most significant historic properties.

Grand Teton National Park recently launched the Grand Teton Hammer Corps, a volunteer preservation program. The program will assist in addressing critical repairs to historic buildings and cultural landscapes throughout the park. Grand Teton National Park is seeking a Preservation Volunteer Group Leader who will serve as the leader of the Grand Teton Hammer Corps.


The individual will manage and oversee volunteer groups working on historic buildings in the park. While the position is unpaid, housing is provided in our beautiful national park!

Volunteer crews typically range from 6-12 people and change over every 1-2 weeks. All work will be done on historic buildings and in historic districts. 

      All components of preservation projects throughout the summer including the preparation and ordering of materials, leading volunteer groups executing hands-on carpentry work, and creating a final completion report.

      Ensuring the safety of a rotating volunteer crew on a range of projects

      Teaching volunteers basic preservation maintenance and carpentry skills

      Work with park cultural resource managers to manage project budgets, materials, and schedules.


      A love of the outdoors and a passion for preservation!

      Comfortable with working independently and leading groups of all ages and skill levels.

      Prior construction, carpentry, and/or preservation experience and an interest in learning all aspects about historic preservation.

      Previous experience in roofing required, experience with rolled roofing preferred.

      Knowledge of hand and power tools and ability to ensure safe operation of all.

      Previous experience in a leadership role.

      Physical ability to perform the following tasks:

o      Erect and tear-down scaffolding.

o      Work on roofs for an extended period of time.

o      Lift up to 50 lbs.

o      Work outdoors, in rain or shine, for 8-10 hours a day.

      Valid drivers license required and ability to operate larger vehicles.





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Until Filled

How to apply
All interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Grand Teton National Park Cultural Resources Branch Chief Shannon Dennison at Shannon_Dennison@nps.gov.
Morgan Albertson
PO Box 70
Moose, WY 83012

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