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NPS HPTC Historic Stewards Woodcrafting Intern

May 27

HPTC Historic Stewards Woodcrafting Intern

Length: Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk
Location: Frederick, MD
Living Allowance: $18/hr
Start Date: Mid-Late June 2024
Application Due Date: Please apply at will, actively looking to fill the position
Title of Position HPTC Historic Stewards Woodcrafting Intern

*This position is classified as a DHA (Direct Hiring Authority) Internship. Applicants must be a current student enrolled in an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institute of higher education. Applicant must successfully complete the internship and graduate from their degree program to receive DHA eligibility status.

 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.

For the remainder of the program, applicants hone their skills alongside NPS craftspeople at the Historic Preservation Training Center and may include work at other NPS sites requiring travel.

All work will include the use of historic tools and techniques and modern instruments, equipment, and materials to complete a robust and active work schedule.

The Woodcrafting Team combines preservation carpentry with traditional woodworking to restore and replicate architectural features that include windows, doors, columns, and many other components found on and in historic structures. Projects can include window and door restoration; millwork replication and fabrication; structural repairs and timber-framing; exterior envelopes; wood, slate, and metal roofing. Examples of tasks for participants include but are not limited to: measuring and cutting boards; simple framing or roofing work; ability to measure, cut, or install wood components of historic structures using on-site measurements, verbal directions, drawings, and specifications.

Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position; including occasional lifting or handling of objects over 75lbs using proper techniques. Participants must be able to stand or kneel for long periods and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces, and/or be able to work in confined spaces such as those found beneath buildings. Participants will also be required to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, heat and snow.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position, including occasional lifting or handling of objects over 75lbs using proper techniques.
  • Standing or kneeling for long periods and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces such as a roof, and/or be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, and extreme heat or cold.
  • Personal transportation will be required to report to job site
  • United States citizen or legal resident

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in historic preservation and/or trades preferred
  • Open to current students of historic preservation programs, previous TTAP members, and other applicants with background education or experience in historic trades
  • 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

Benefits:

  • Living Allowance: $18/hr (pre-tax)
  • Monthly housing stipend may be provided to qualified applicants.
  • $500 professional development stipend.
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Eligibility – must meet 640 hours of service. (only available for those 18-30 years of age, maximum 35 years old for Veterans with valid DD-214)
  • Direct Hire Authority Eligibility- This position is classified as a DHA (Direct Hiring Authority) Internship. DHA positions target exceptional, current undergraduate or graduate students that are interested in pursuing careers with the NPS. DHA positions will be rigorous internships that develop the participant’s technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Opportunity to travel to different National Park Service sites.
  • Opportunity to learn trade secrets from master craftsmen

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

For More Information 

Gwennan Richmond

Stewards Program Coordinator

304-860-0320

grichmond@conservationlegacy.org

www.stewardslegacy.org