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Posted: 05/02/2017

Historic Preservation Training Center and Stewards Individual Placement Program

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Risk Management, Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction. Stewards Individual Placement Program is a national service program that places and supports AmeriCorps members, known as Stewards, across the country.

Wood-Crafting Internship - Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Histo
Internship Opportunity
Hyde Park, NY

Job Description


10 weeks


Hyde Park, NY

Living Allowance

$442 per week

AmeriCorps Award

$1,221.96 education award upon successful completion of the 10 weeks.



Start Date

June 19, 2017

Specific training

In-person training for all trainees, hands-on work experience

Applicationon Due Date

Preference given if applying by May 26, 2017

Program Description

The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) are seeking four interns (Stewards) to assist in preservation work at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. The Stewards will assist and learn skills in the maintenance, stabilization, restoration, repair, and preservation of historic buildings, with particular emphasis in wood-crafting. Stewards will receive excellent exposure to the National Park Service, the preservation career field, as well as historic resource stewardship in general. Additionally, Stewards will be providing much needed and appreciated assistance to the National Park Service.

The Stewards will be placed with an HPTC preservation work crew and will be expected to perform as a fully participating member. 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 preservation and repair of the Bellefield Mansion and rehabilitation of the Duplex. 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 millwork, repair and installation of new millwork, re-installation of casement and double hung sash, assisting with constructing and repairing building features and components of historic structures and prepping, priming, and painting of millwork.

 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, 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.


General Qualifications

  • 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 Stewards or Stewards 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.
  • Other - basic carpentry knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge/education related to the field of historic preservation would be helpful, but not required.
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
See the link below to apply.
Danny Margoles
Phone: 970-946-0405

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