2024 Massachusetts Historic Preservation in Public Lands
Corps Member Position Description
Are you looking for the opportunity to learn hands-on preservation skills while building your professional resume and serving in State and National Parks? The 2024 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 together to create an unforgettable 10-month experience for young adults, age 18 – 30 (35 for veterans), in the Greater Boston area.
AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:
The MA Historic Preservation Corps is a 10-month program that runs February 12 through December 13, 2024. The program’s home base is located 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 projects are often labor intensive. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to reﬂect on the concept of Service. This is an AmeriCorps position – not a typical job – and requires a commitment to not only serving at public lands and historic sites but also 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:
Corps members serve Monday – Friday, typically 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM. The daily schedule can change depending on the project location. Members can expect to serve 40-45 hours weekly with federal holidays off. This is a 1700-hour AmeriCorps position and corps members must reach that target in order to successfully 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.
Essential Functions and Position Requirements:
Marginal Functions and optional service activities:
Potential candidates must be able to fulfill the above Essential Functions in order 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. Be sure to highlight these interests in the SCA application. 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 and national applicants are encouraged to research the cost of living in the Greater Boston area before making the decision to join 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 email@example.com 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 in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.
Please reach out to Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the position or application process!
Expected Dates: February 12, 2024 – December 13, 2024
180 Allen St
Braintree, MA 02184
Training Provided: 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
Professional Development Opportunities: Life After Americorps, Independent Projects, Building a USA Jobs Resume
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Commuting to meet up locations
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
Members will need to have housing in the Greater Boston or South Shore area and be able to commute to meet up locations daily. Staff can support members in finding suitable housing if needed.
US Citizenship: Yes