Living Allowance: $492 a week; $9,840 total living allowance for 20 week position.
AmeriCorps Award: Stewards are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program valued at $2,215.24.
Student Loans: Student loan forbearance during the term of service (where qualified)
Start Date: 6/11/2018
Application Due Date: 5/13/2018
The National Park Service, Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), and Stewards Individual Placement Program are seeking ten apprentices (Stewards) to participate in the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP). Stewards will receive hands-on skills training in preservation techniques and philosophy and will hone their skills on projects throughout the country. The preservation, construction, and maintenance skills that Stewards develop throughout this apprenticeship will provide excellent exposure to the National Park Service, the preservation career field, and historic resource stewardship. Projects that Stewards work on directly impact the health of historic places throughout the country, making them accessible for future generations.
All apprentices will participate in a three-week training at HPTC headquarters in Frederick, MD. There, TTAP Stewards will learn the principles of historic preservation from master craftspeople in woodworking, carpentry, and masonry. Following this training, TTAP Stewards will join crews of HPTC craftspeople working on preservation projects throughout the country.
All TTAP Stewards will be primarily based at one of five sites:
-HPTC Headquarters, Frederick, Maryland (6 individuals)
-Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock, North Carolina (1 individual)
-Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park, Stonewall, Texas (1 individual)
-Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia (1 individual)
-Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (1 individual)
Housing is not provided during the apprenticeship (except during the training period for individuals working at sites other than HPTC Headquarters). Individuals already living near these sites are highly encouraged to apply.
Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for these internships, including occasionally lifting or handling objects over 75lbs. Stewards must stand or kneel for long periods while working and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces such as a roof, and be able to work in confined spaces such as those found beneath buildings. The Stewards will be required to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, heat and snow.
Stewards may be required to travel and work on an NPS projects over weekends and holidays. While interns are traveling (50 miles away from Frederick, MD), they will be reimbursed promptly for lodging and per-diem expenses incurred.
Must be a US Citizen, National or legal resident
Attention to detail, organized, and experience working in a team environment.
Ability to think critically and creatively.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Positive attitude and sense of humor.
Comfort working outside.
Interest and/or experience with building trades (Carpentry, Masonry, etc.) and/or Historic Preservation.