The Stewards will be placed with a HPTC preservation work crew and be expected to perform as a fully participating member. Specific tasks will be determined on a daily basis by the project leader and be dependent on the skill level of the Stewards. The Stewards will become familiar with OSHA safety standards and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Treatment for Historic Properties. Duties will be related to the structural repair of the Goat Barns framing and various preservation carpentry tasks related to adjacent wood components and materials. These tasks will be performed on the ground and from scaffolding. Work may include elements of new construction and/or demolition. Typical work assignments include, but are not limited to carpentry tasks related to the removal of deteriorated framing, repair and installing of new framing, repair of sheathing, installation of new flashing and roofing, and assisting with constructing and repairing building features and components of historic structures.
The physical effort required is considered heavy to moderate and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects or materials over 75 lbs., while using the proper lifting procedures to avoid injury. Applicants must frequently stand while working, climb ladders, and work from scaffolding or platforms, and crawl beneath buildings. He/she is required to bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as snow, mud, heat and rain.
HPTC personnel will provide day-to-day mentoring as part of the project. Specific skills and knowledge acquired include: preservation awareness, applicable OSHA safety requirements, jobsite mobilization, slate roofing and flashing techniques, scaffold erection, and preservation carpentry techniques applicable to the maintenance, stabilization, restoration, repair, and reconstruction of various historic structures and cultural assets.
Flat Rock, NC. Housing will not be provided.
· Commitment Stewards must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including environmental service projects, professional development, education training and other community activities that may arise.
· Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
· Substance Free In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any ES or ES partner activities.
· Citizenship Stewards must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
· Criminal History Stewards must pass a criminal history check as prescribed by the Serve America Act. Projects rarely involve providing education or other human services to the public and are designed not to have recurring access to vulnerable populations, but if they do additional criminal history checks may be necessary.
· Basic carpentry knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge/education related to the field of historic preservation would be helpful, but not required.