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Traditional Trades Advancement Program Intern – Fort Vancouver 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 resourcesand crucial infrastructure 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, tools, ingenuity, skills, and hard work that have been required for generations and can never be replaced.

Project Goals and Objectives: The goal of this project is to recruit and train local youth to gain important personal, professional, and vocational skills. The objective of this project is to work with the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Maintenance Team on carpentry projects at the historic site including rebuilding the stairs and decking on the Chief Factors House.

Task Include
o measuring
o cutting
o carrying
o fastening
o finishing lumber

Qualifications: Applicant must have the ability to lift, bend, and carry up to 50 pounds. It is essential that applicants have strong communication skills (written and oral), strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. You must be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment with attention to detail. The intern must be trustworthy, dependable and willing to work with people of different perspectives. Finally, you must have a collaborative attitude and willingness to learn.

Additional qualifications:
• 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, carry, and bend frequently on the job.

Vehicle/License Requirement: The intern must be 18 and have a valid 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
• Park Housing Available

Questions? Email Angelica Juarez at ajuarez@gyfoundation.org


Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
612 E Reserve St
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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