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🔗Corps Member

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Braintree, MA
  • 580 USD / Week
  • January 15, 2023
  • Department: Historic Preservation Trades
  • Job Reference #: PO-00734391
  • Job Summary: Are you looking for the opportunity to learn hands-on preservation skills while building your professional resume and serving in State and National Parks?
  • Job Qualifications:

    Essential Functions and Position Requirements:

    • Ability to commute to specified locations in Boston daily
    • Ability to serve with others on a team
    • Interest in historic preservation and building skills in preservation maintenance; including carpentry, painting, masonry, window restoration, and other preservation maintenance tasks
    • Willing to complete some project paperwork including project reports, output logs, and tool inventory
    • Must be willing to learn how to use hand tools and power tools to complete projects
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs. & walk/hike 2 miles
    • Must be able to serve in diverse situations and various outdoor environments
    • Willingness to camp for 2 – 5 consecutive nights for some projects
    • All participants must commit to following all program and state mandated Covid-19 safety guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask for all service and group activities, taking extra time to sanitize tools and equipment, and notifying supervisors when a member is not feeling well.

    Marginal Functions and optional service activities:

    • Virtual service as make-up hours (including archives and gravestone transcribing, creating land acknowledgements, and project site research)
    • Trail clean up and park volunteer days
  • How to Apply:

    Application Instructions:

    1. Click the link on this page or use application Code: PO-00734391

    2. Set up your Basic information

    3. Complete the “Corps/Internship” section.

    4. Complete the “Final” section and submit.

    5. When filling out the essay questions and experience sections, be sure to include your interest and experience in history, historic preservation, and related fields. Don’t worry too much about the natural resources or conservation related questions.

    6. Complete reference requests for at least 2 professional references.

  • Job benefits: Health insurance available, childcare assistance, training, certifications, networking
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Physically demanding, trades-based projects
  • Contact Name: Janina Peppers
  • Application Email: jpeppers@thesca.org
  • Application URL: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/ma-historic-preservation-corps/po-00734391
  • Application Phone #: 8047297033
  • Application Address: 180 Allen St Braintree, MA 02184

Website MA Historic Preservation Corps

The 2023 Historic Preservation Corps is a unique program based in Massachusetts that offers participants training and experience in several historic preservation and maintenance trades, including carpentry, window restoration, historic trail-side structure restoration, masonry, landscaping, painting, and more! Boston National Historical Park, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Student Conservation Association have partnered to create an unforgettable 10-month experience for young adults aged 18 – 30 (35 for veterans) in the Greater Boston area.

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizens, National, Lawful Permanent Residents, and persons legally residing in a state
  • Must be able to pass a national service criminal history check
  • Must be 18 years or older

Program Description:
The MA Historic Preservation Corps is a 10-month program from February 13 through December 8, 2023. The program’s home base is in Braintree, MA, and project sites are scattered throughout the Greater Boston area and across the Commonwealth. Training and projects aim to address historic preservation and maintenance needs on Public Lands in Massachusetts. This position is primarily hands-on, and tasks are often labor-intensive. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to reflect the concept of Service. This is an AmeriCorps position – not a typical job – and requires a commitment to serving at public lands and historic sites and committing to a team and the community experience. Members of the Historic Preservation Corps should expect to meet regularly, reflect on their service, and contribute to the team-building process.

Project type breakdown:

Training – 15%
Carpentry – 20%
Window Restoration – 20%
Masonry – 20%
Backcountry – 5%
Painting/Maintenance – 10%
Other – 10%

Schedule:
Corps members serve Monday – Friday, typically 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The daily schedule can change depending on the project location. Members can expect to do 40-45 hours weekly with federal holidays off. This is a 1700-hour AmeriCorps position, and corps members must reach that target to complete the program. Members serve daily in small crews of four at the program’s Shop, the Boston Harbor Islands, the Charlestown Navy Yard, or project sites in central or Western Massachusetts. Some projects will require camping, and members should expect to camp for at least two consecutive nights at some point during the program.

Covid-19
Member health and safety are a priority for this program. As long as Covid-19 is a threat, members are expected to do their part to keep their team safe; this includes being mindful of current regulations, regular cleaning and disinfection of tools and equipment, and regular health check-ins with staff.

Program Benefits

  • $1160 bi-weekly living allowance, before taxes
  • $6495 Segal Education Award at the end of the completed service term
  • $520 one-time travel/commuting stipend
  • SNAP eligibility is up to $250 per month, plus various discounts available to EBT cardholders
  • Health insurance and Childcare assistance are available
  • Professional Certifications including OSHA 10, Wilderness First Aid, Lead Safe Renovator
  • Preservation training in carpentry, masonry, landscaping, trailside structure restoration, and more!
  • The opportunity to serve in State and National Parks in Boston and throughout Massachusetts
  • Networking opportunities with preservation professionals, state parks, NPS, and nonprofits across Massachusetts.

Training Opportunities:

  • OSHA 10 – General Industry
  • Lead Safe Renovator
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR
  • Foundations of Historic Preservation (theory and documentation)
  • Masonry & Repointing
  • Carpentry & Shop basics
  • Window Restoration
  • Leadership, resume building, and other professional development opportunities

Essential Functions and Position Requirements:

  • Ability to commute to specified locations in Boston daily
  • Ability to serve with others on a team
  • Interest in historic preservation and building skills in preservation maintenance; including carpentry, painting, masonry, window restoration, and other preservation maintenance tasks
  • Willing to complete some project paperwork, including project reports, output logs, and tool inventory
  • Must be willing to learn how to use hand tools and power tools to complete projects
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. & walk/hike 2 miles
  • Must be able to serve in diverse situations and various outdoor environments
  • Willingness to camp for 2 – 5 consecutive nights for some projects
  • All participants must follow all program and state-mandated Covid-19 safety guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask for all service and group activities, taking extra time to sanitize tools and equipment, and notifying supervisors when a member is not feeling well.

Marginal Functions and optional service activities:

  • Virtual service as make-up hours (including archives and gravestone transcribing, creating land acknowledgments, and project site research)
  • Trail clean up and park volunteer days

Potential candidates must fulfill the above requirements to be considered for this position. In addition, it is recommended that applicants have a strong interest in history, preservation, preservation trades, archaeology, museum studies, or related fields. Experience or education in any of these fields is not required to be considered!
Local Greater Boston residents are encouraged to apply. Current residency in Greater Boston is not required. National applicants are encouraged to research the cost of living in the Greater Boston area before joining the Corps. Staff and Program Partners will make every effort to create an inclusive and equitable program experience for all corps members; this includes support in finding resources for housing, food assistance, and commuting resources when available.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants during the selection process and to members during service. Email jpeppers@thesca.org if you need to make an accommodation request for the application process or interviews.

SCA strives to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all staff members. The organization and this program are firmly committed to maintaining a service atmosphere where people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

Please reach out to Nina at jpeppers@thesca.org if you have questions about the position or the application process!

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.



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