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Posted: 05/18/2018

AFHA AmeriCorps

Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA) is an 18 county regional initiative in the highlands of West Virginia and western Maryland, supporting conservation, community development and place-based tourism. AFHA AmeriCorps program provides service placements for 40 AmeriCorps members on assignments such as heritage and community development, historic preservation hands-on, and conservation field work and outreach.

AmeriCorps member - Community and Heritage Development
Professional Opportunity
Elkins, WV
$13,730 stipend + ed award

Serve rural communities in beautiful surroundings, while gaining valuable experience. Community positions include heritage development assignments with museums and historic sites, community development assignments such as with Main Street organizations, support for historic preservation and archaeology programs, and cultural tourism positions to support arts and connect tourism opportunities. Other positions include historic preservation hands on team, and conservation field work and outreach. Positions are available in Elkins, West Virginia and neighboring counties.

This is a one-year national service commitment, with second year possible. College degree or relevant experience preferred. We are seeking members with commitment and initiative to be a part of our dynamic team. You will gain valuable real-life experience for your career. Position stipend is $13,730 for the year, with an education award of $5920 upon completion of the year of service.


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How to apply
See our website link www.appalachianforest.us/americorps.htm for information about the program and positions available. Email us a cover letter to initiate application. AmeriCorps application also required. Positions are filled on a rolling basis for Sept 6 start date. We are recruiting actively to try to fill multiple positions before September - so act now!
Phyllis Baxter
Phone: 304-636-6182
PO Box 1206
Elkins, WV 26241

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