Preserve WV AmeriCorps members will be placed with individual sites across the state, ranging from museums and archives to Main Street organizations and city agencies. Preserve WV AmeriCorps offers 2 main categories of site placements for members: Museums, Archives, and Heritage Sites; and Historic Districts, Revitalization Sites, and Thematic Regional Sites. Within those categories, each site has individual needs. A detailed description of all sites and their specific task lists (plus more information about the program) will be provided to applicants upon receipt of the initial application; alternately, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy in advance.
All members duties will include some combination of the following:
* Increase site capacity by recruiting and training volunteers.
* Preserve and enhance site quality through collections management, collections care/maintenance, and preservation activities.
* Increase sites public utilization by creating new exhibits; developing tours; conducting living history demonstrations; assisting patrons with research; planning/managing events; organizing beautification or public art projects; and creating walking tours.
* Provide assistance to sites by creating/revising policies; performing outreach marketing; researching/writing Clio entries; creating interpretive or wayfinding signage; completing preservation needs assessments; completing National Register of Historic Places nominations and state Historic Property Inventory forms; completing multi-building inventories; and doing project-specific, non-federal fundraising (10% of time or less).
* Required: Propose (and, if approved, organize and fundraise for) a hands-on, preservation-oriented, group project.
* Required: Participate in 3 community-oriented, Civic Service Projects.