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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 - Preservation Hands On Team
Professional Opportunity
Elkins, WV
$$13,730 stipend + education award

Serve rural communities in beautiful surroundings, while gaining valuable experience. Our historic preservation Hands On Team serves together in a small team doing rehabilitation improvements for historically significant community buildings. Activities on a variety of projects may include planning and assessment, site preparation, windows restoration, light carpentry, plaster repair, and painting. Specific skills training will be provided. Some conservation, archaeology survey, and landscape projects also likely. Hands On Team is based in Elkins WV with some project travel.

Other positions in our program include community and heritage development as well as conservation field work and outreach.

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How to apply
This is a one-year national service commitment, with second year possible. College degree or relevant experience preferred - some construction skills or historic preservation background very helpful for HOT. 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.
Phyllis Baxter
Phone: 3046366182
PO Box 1206
Elkins, WV 26241

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