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Traditional Trades Advancement Program Intern – Fort Point National Historic Site


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Job Description

The Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) provides hands on historic preservation trade skills training during an intensive learning while working experience. TTAP allows the important work of preserving the cultural resources and crucial infrastructures of national parks to be passed onto the next generation in a time when many employment fields are becoming obsolete through mechanization. Traditional trades in their modern form require much of the same materials, ingenuity, and hard work that have been required for generations and can never be replaced.

Project Goals and Objective: The goal is to learn preservation skills while keeping safety a priority. We will be completing projects at Fort Point Historic Site as well as Alcatraz island. The objective is to assist preservationists at both sites.

• Task include:
o Re-coat historic cast iron stairs (scaffold building, fall protection training, cleaning and prepping cast iron, treating rust and finally painting using marine grade products)
o Window and door treatments using traditional techniques.
o Tuckpointing historic brickwork using traditional techniques.
o Repainting masonry with whitewash.

Qualifications: Eager to learn, able to work in cold windy conditions, not afraid of heights. Some experience working with tool would be ideal.

Additional qualifications:
• Must be between 18 and 30 years of age
• Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
• Must be able to pass a federal background check
• Must be COVID vaccinated

Work Requirements: The incumbent may lift up to 50lbs, carry, and bend frequently on the job. Intern should expect to work four 10 hour shifts each week. The work must be able to identify their own limits and take breaks when needed.

Vehicle/License Requirement: The intern must be 18 and have avalid state driver’s license in order to be able to drive government vehicles.It is recommended that you have a personal vehicle. Dependable transportation to and from the park is required.

Participant Benefits:
• $18/hour
• 26 weeks (full-time)
• Monthly travel stipend
• Eligibility for a noncompetitive hiring authority certificate
• On-Site Housing Available

Questions? Email Angelica Juarez at ajuarez@gyfoundation.org


Fort Point National Historic Site
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States + Google Map
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