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🔗Historic Preservation Corpsmember

  • Temporary
  • Duluth, MN
  • 1700 USD / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Requirements:

    ● 18-25 years of age at the start of the program.

    ● United States Citizen, United States National or Lawful Permanent Resident in the United States and provide documents as proof.

    ● High School Diploma or working towards GED before using the award.

    ● Ability to pass criminal history check: no positives on NSOPW (sex offender registry) and

    no history of violent offenses as determined by the FBI fingerprint database.

    ● Verified identity through Government Issued ID and Social Security Number.

    ● Functional knowledge and use of the English language, both oral and written.

    ● Flexible schedule that allows the ability to travel and camp for extended periods of time.

    ● Willingness to follow all crew policies and participate in a safe working environment, including PPE standards.

    ● Ability to appropriately represent Northern Bedrock and the AmeriCorps Program.

    ● Ability to perform the essential functions of the job 10 hours per day:

    o Manual labor: heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds

    o Attention to detail and willingness to follow standards for historic preservation

    o Repetitive cleaning and restoration of historic structures and objects

    o Walking/working on steep or uneven terrain

    o Working outdoors, rain or shine, in heat/cold, and dealing with insects and pests o Working, eating, and camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions

    ● Access to reliable transportation for reporting to the crew meeting point in Duluth at the beginning of each project.

    ● Strict agreement to not engage in any Prohibited Activities as defined in the Member Service Agreement during AmeriCorps hours.

  • How to Apply:

    Send resume, cover letter, and three references to

  • Contact Name: Beatrice Dornfeld
  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 1406 E 2nd St Duluth, MN 55805

Website Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps is accepting applications for Corpsmembers! As a Corpsmember, you will learn a variety of preservation trade skills while serving at different historic sites across the state. Build your career, or start a new path by serving the community, networking with Projects Hosts and Technical Instructors, and gaining critical hands-on knowledge. Spend the season camping throughout Minnesota while earning a living stipend and an education award.

Position: Historic Preservation Corpsmember

Living Allowance: $850 stipend every two weeks

Location: Our office is based in Duluth, MN. Members will start and end each project there, but you will travel to sites across the state.

Reports to: Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (NBHPC) Staff

Service Term:

Full term: May 30, 2023, to October 25, 2023 (900 hours)

Summer Only: May 30, 2023, to August 25, 2023 (450 hours)

Education Award: Qualified student loans may be eligible for forbearance during the service term. The AmeriCorps Segal Education Award is granted after successful program completion and a minimum of service hours. The full-term award is $3,447.50, and the summer-only term is $1,824.07.

Service Logistics:

You will serve in a 9-day on, 5-day off schedule, serving 9-hour days from 8:00 am -5:30 pm. You must be able to commit to the hitch schedule for your term of service (with three days of built-in time off). While on the hitch, you will camp at or near the site, prepare meals as a crew, transport our trailers, and complete the hands-on historic preservation project. Crews are typically 5-6 Corpsmembers, all within the 18-25-year-old age range, with one dedicated Crew Leader. All AmeriCorps members must take a daily 30-minute lunch break that does not contribute to service hours.

Position Summary:

You will complete various projects, including historic structure maintenance, cemetery preservation, roofing, masonry, window restoration, and general carpentry while camping and exploring the greater Minnesota area. This position requires teamwork, flexibility, working outdoors in various weather conditions, and some physically demanding projects. You will rotate through crew roles, such as safety, documentation, and fleet each hitch. You will work closely with Technical Instructors who provide hands-on training and Project Hosts who set the project priorities.  For a complete list of duties, expectations, and prohibited activities, please see NBHPC Handbook and Members Service Agreement.

Position Responsibilities:

Members must be active participants, demonstrate professionalism, and be committed to experiential learning.

I. Active Participation

– Contribute to a culture of safety, including wearing appropriate PPE at all times.

– Start all hitches and service projects on time.

– Preserve historic structures and landscapes as trained; ask for clarification when needed.

– Collaborate as a team to resolve issues at service projects and spike camp.

II. Professionalism

– Bring a positive attitude and strong service ethic to each hitch.

– Show dependability by taking the initiative and seeking responsibility.

– Effectively use time management skills to complete project scope, individual tasks, and documentation.

– Communicate effectively with fellow Members, staff, and others – including the public.

– Honor others’ beliefs and emotions by respectfully resolving conflicts and being receptive to feedback.

III. Personal Development

– Learn and improve technical skills, such as tool usage and restoration techniques.

– Learn leadership skills like conflict resolution, effective communication, prioritization, and goal setting.

– Perform crew roles thoroughly and attentively.

– Commit to a growth mindset that allows you to make mistakes when learning new skills.


Members learn hands-on through serving on historic preservation projects with guidance from NBHPC Staff, Technical Instructors, and Project Hosts. Orientation covers member rights and responsibilities, standards of conduct, discipline, prohibited service activities, requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act (41 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), suspension and termination from service, grievance procedures, non-discrimination, civil rights, and non-sexual harassment. Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps also introduces the preservation trades, team building, leadership, outdoor ethics, power, hand tool safety and use, OSHA 10, and field first aid. Training will not exceed 20% of the total term hours.

Performance Expectations:

AmeriCorps members must complete the full-service term to receive the Education Award. Absences (sick or vacation) beyond three excused days for the Full Field Season are deemed excessive as they jeopardize the proper functioning of crews and a member’s ability to fully complete their service term and, therefore, the privilege to receive an Education Award. Members will joyfully make up excessive missed field days. This additional time must be approved in advance by NBHPC staff.

The NBHPC Staff will review member performance at mid-term and end-of-term focusing on whether the member has:

• Satisfactorily completed assignments and tasks as outlined by the Position Responsibilities;

• Completed the required service hours and days in the field;

• Attended orientation and training.

• Demonstrated commitment to learning preservation trade skills and treating all associated with NBHPC (Corspmembers, staff, Project Hosts, Technical Instructors, etc.) with respect

Desired Qualifications:

● Positive attitude.

● Ability and desire to live and work with others in a team setting.

● Interest in historic preservation, service learning, and community stewardship.

● Effective communication skills.

● Commitment to the full AmeriCorps service term (full-season or summer-only).