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Posted: 11/16/2018

Employer
The Student Conservation Association
SCA Massachusetts Historic Preservation in Public Lands

Our Mission SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Our History 2017 marked the Student Conservation Association’s 60th Anniversary. As we look back and remember, what becomes abundantly clear is that while times change, SCA remains a stalwart presence for conservation and our country. The young people with whom we work gain an adeptness, an ability to press beyond whatever challenge comes next.


Position
Historic Preservation Corps Member
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Hingham, MA
Uni
Details
$200/week
 

2019 DCR/NPS HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP CORPS

The SCA, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the National Park Service have partnered together to offer a unique opportunity for young adults looking to gain Historic Preservation experience while living in community. This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process.

Join the SCA MA Forests and Parks AmeriCorps Preservation and Stewardship Corps and serve alongside other Corps members to complete projects at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Wompatuck State Park, and other DCR and NPS historic sites around Massachusetts. Learn or hone your preservation skills while completing various apprentice level carpentry projects, window restoration, historic masonry repair, historic building stabilization, and various types of data collection and field work! Additionally, each corps member will complete a month long Independent Project following their interests in Park Interpretation, Park Operations and Maintenance, or Visitor Services.

After 8 weeks of training, SCA Preservation and Stewardship Corps members will complete projects in teams of 2-5 members focusing on Historic Preservation with additional service projects including park operations, landscaping, trail maintenance, and more. The daily commute will be by program vehicle, public transit, or DCR boats. Front country camping for 5 days at a time may be required for some project sites.

Training Opportunities

Wilderness First Aid certification, CPR Certification, Principles of Historic Preservation, Basic Masonry Techniques, Carpentry Tool Use & Safety, OSHA 10, Lead Paint Renovator, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, National Interpretive Association CIG Certification, Conservation Work Skills, Chainsaw use and safety, and GIS/GPS as it relates to resource inventory.

Responsibilities

·       Be an active and participatory corps member attend all training and service days

·       Take on role of Crew Leader for at least one Crew Rotation, serving as a professional liaison with park managers, handling the logistics of a project, delegating responsibilities, developing emergency response plans, and completing all necessary paperwork

·       Be an active and participatory member of the SCA Preservation and Stewardship Corps Community

·       Comply with all SCA, DCR, NPS, and AmeriCorps policies and refrain from any prohibited activities

Compensation

·       Members will receive a weekly stipend of $200.00

·       Upon completion of service, members will receive an education award of up to $5,815

·       Housing will be provided (Shared living at Wompatuck State Park - Hingham, MA)

·       Transportation to and from service activities will be provided

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
INTERESTED IN APPLYING? Visit our website: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/public-lands-historic-preservation-and-stewardship-corps/po-00726709 Application deadline: Jan. 11, 2019 Program dates: Feb. 04 – Dec. 06, 2019 For questions, contact Janina Peppers, Teams Coordinator: Email: jpeppers@thesca.org Phone: 804.729.7033
Janina Peppers
Phone: 8047297033
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