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Posted: 03/15/2016

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service. Building on the tradition of non-military service initiated in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps will hire young adults working in crews to do hands-on historic preservation work throughout the state. Northern Bedrock is partnering with the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) to combine the need to preserve properties of historic significance with Northern Bedrock’s mission to provide meaningful employment and social development for young adults in Minnesota.

Corpsmember - Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Duluth, MN
$12.00/hr - position is temporary full-t

Position:                                 Corpsmember

Location:                                Based in Duluth, MN traveling throughout MN

Service Work Term:             May 31 October 11, 2016

Application Deadline:          May 1, 2016


Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service.


Crews of one leader and four Corpsmembers (ages 18-25) will participate in on-the-job training to learn historic preservation trade skills and put those skills into practice working on a variety of projects throughout Minnesota. This position involves physically challenging, team-oriented work. Work is performed exclusively outdoors and all projects involve extended camping near the work project site. Applicants must be flexible to work 8 days in a row and then have 6 days off from mid-May to mid-October. Food, campsites and group camping gear are provided while working on projects. Crew is provided a corps vehicle to travel from Duluth to work location.



Corpsmembers will receive training and complete historic preservation projects. Work includes a variety of projects including, but not limited to, restoring historic buildings, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning and historic landscape restoration. Crews will camp at or near worksites for extended periods.


·         Ability to live and work well with others in a team setting.

·         Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and learning new skills.

·         Effective communication skills.

NOTE: NBHPC is an equal opportunity employer and offers all persons the benefit of participation in its programs and employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and/or any other legally-protected factors.


·         18-25 years old.

·         Able to perform the essential functions of the job 10 hours per day:

o    Strenuous manual labor - heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds

o    Attention to detail and willing to follow standards for historic preservation

o    Repetitive cleaning and restoring of historic structures and objects

o    Walking/working on steep or uneven terrain

o    Working outdoors, rain or shine, in heat/cold, and dealing with insect and pests

o    Working, eating, and camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions

·         Willingness to follow all immediate and general crew policies.</sp

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How to apply
To Apply: Due May 1, 2016, please submit cover letter, resume, two professional references and your responses to the four essay questions below. Email application materials to pete@northernbedrockcorps.org. Essay Questions: 1. Working for Northern Bedrock is not a typical “job” and often involves many physical and emotional challenges. Explain why you want to take on this personal challenge. 2. Northern Bedrock crews are made up of diverse people working together as a team to complete projects. Please describe your experience working on a team; what you learned, how you contributed to the team, and discuss things you would have done differently. 3. Tell us about your experience and/or interest in preserving/restoring historic structures/buildings/landscapes? 4. Tell us about your experience and/or interest in construction, carpentry and/or masonry?
Pete Bonk
Phone: 612-408-8809
Duluth, MN 55804

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