The Crew Member position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps service term commitment that runs from May to October. Northern Bedrock Crew Members work alongside 4 fellow Crew Members under the direction of the Crew Leader. Crews work to preserve and repair historic structures throughout the state of Minnesota. Projects may include masonry, plaster, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning, basic carpentry, and historic landscape restoration. Work is performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions, and all projects involve extended camping near the project site. This position involves physically challenging and team-oriented work.
Crew Members earn a bi-weekly living stipend, and can take advantage of student loan forbearance during their term of service. Upon completion of the service term, AmeriCorps members receive an education award to be used on educational expenses. All Crew Members receive training and credentials in First-Aid/CPR, OSHA, Lead Renovator, and Leave No Trace.
During and after the program Crew Members have access to an advisor network of trades professionals, trade unions, and historic preservation specialists.
Service Term and Hitch Schedule
· May 15th-October 30th, 2018
· Each Hitch: 8 days, 10 hours per day 8:00 AM 6:30 PM (typical) travel included, 6 days off, with each project requiring camping for 4-8 consecutive days.
Stipend and Ed Award
· Bi-weekly living stipend $805
· AmeriCorps Education Award $2,887
Applicants must be flexible to work 8, 10 hour days in a row, and then have 6 days off throughout their service term. Food, campsites and group camping gear are provided while working on projects. The crew is provided a corps vehicle to travel from Duluth to the worksite. All AmeriCorps members are required to take a ½ hour lunch which does not contribute to service hours.
Responsibilities and Tasks
· Perform service with a safety first mentality
· Adhere to all NBHPC policies and procedures
· Load tools, equipment, and materials in to vehicles properly
· Responsive to instructions and feedback delivered by Crew Leaders, Staff, and project hosts
· Participate in daily operations efficiently while upholding high-quality standards
· Complete historic preservation projects in cooperation with fellow corpsmembers
· Communicate to the staff and the public about the program goals and accomplishments