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🔗Historic Stewards – Historic Preservation Training Center, Masonry Section

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Frederick, MD, USA
  • Hourly Salary ($): 16
  • Job Qualifications:

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Interest in historic preservation and/or trades preferred.
    Ability to commit to a 12-week experience of combined training and hands-on work.
    Flexibility to work outside of traditional hours may be required.

  • How to Apply:

    Please apply through Stewards Individual Placement Program by clicking here. More information and additional openings can be found at

  • Job benefits: Living Allowance: $16/hr (pre-tax) Housing Stipend of $400/month for 12 weeks. Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Eligibility - must meet 640 hours of service. Opportunity to travel to different National Park Service sites. Opportunity to learn trade secrets from master craftsmen
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Stewards Individual Placement Program

Historic Stewards – Historic Preservation Training Center, Masonry section

Term of positions is 12-26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk
This position is specifically located at the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, MD. A housing stipend of $400 is available. Local interested applicants strongly suggested applying. Personal transportation will be required to report to job site.
Living Allowance:
$16/hour, direct deposit every 2 weeks

Start Date:
August 23, 2022 (flexible)
Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

Historic structures and features in our national parks are constantly in need of thoughtful and careful preservation, repair, and maintenance.  By assisting and working alongside HPTC on these preservation projects the Intern will directly improve the physical conditions of a nationally significant park space that is accessed and enjoyed by thousands of visitors a year.

The participant will benefit by gaining training in preservation masonry skills, learning basic safety standards in a variety of work environments, and being introduced to general preservation principals and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.  The outcome of each AmeriCorps Member’s efforts will be the improvement of a variety of historic structures and making them more enjoyable and accessible to the public.

The Stewards will be assigned to ongoing masonry projects with the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) preservation work crews.  Stewards will be encouraged and required to be a participating member of the working team.   Work tasks will be determined on a project by project basis and assigned by the project leader.  Assignments will be determined and assigned respective of the skill level and ability of each individual steward.

The participant will be exposed to a wide variety of preservation maintenance and trade tasks through job shadowing, on the job training, work experience, and formal training sessions. All work will include use of historic tools and techniques as well as modern instruments, equipment, and materials to complete a robust and active work schedule.

The Masonry Team takes extra steps to blend repairs with existing stone, concrete, or brick. The process includes analyzing the mortar, locating appropriate sand for the mortar, and finding similar replacement units. Projects can include: brick and stone repointing, monument repairs, bronze cleaning and repair, drystone walls, coastal fortifications. Tasks for participant include but are not limited to: assisting in mixing and pouring masonry cement, sand, and water in the construction of simple forms and for laying bricks, cinder blocks, or flagstone; patching and repairing historic buildings, walls and sites built of stone, mortar, and stucco; selecting and using tools such as trowels, rakes, brushes, tuck pointers, hammers, chisels, etc.

Each project undertaken by HPTC directly benefits the Historic Built Environment of Cultural Sites of which many are on listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Each project will provide an opportunity to directly impact the availability of these resources for future generations and directly fulfills the mission of the National Park Service.

Please be prepared to upload a resume as part of this application.

For More Information 

Gwennan Richmond

Stewards Program Coordinator


  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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 $15.00 or $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

    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.

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