Location: Based in Duluth, MN traveling throughout MN
Service Work Term: May 31 October 11, 2016
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service.
Crews of one leader and four Corpsmembers (ages 18-25) will participate in on-the-job training to learn historic preservation trade skills and put those skills into practice working on a variety of projects throughout Minnesota. This position involves physically challenging, team-oriented work. Work is performed exclusively outdoors and all projects involve extended camping near the work project site. Applicants must be flexible to work 8 days in a row and then have 6 days off from mid-May to mid-October. Food, campsites and group camping gear are provided while working on projects. Crew is provided a corps vehicle to travel from Duluth to work location.
Corpsmembers will receive training and complete historic preservation projects. Work includes a variety of projects including, but not limited to, restoring historic buildings, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning and historic landscape restoration. Crews will camp at or near worksites for extended periods.
· Ability to live and work well with others in a team setting.
· Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and learning new skills.
· Effective communication skills.
NOTE: NBHPC is an equal opportunity employer and offers all persons the benefit of participation in its programs and employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and/or any other legally-protected factors.
· 18-25 years old.
· Able to perform the essential functions of the job 10 hours per day:
o Strenuous manual labor - heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
o Attention to detail and willing to follow standards for historic preservation
o Repetitive cleaning and restoring of historic structures and objects
o Walking/working on steep or uneven terrain
o Working outdoors, rain or shine, in heat/cold, and dealing with insect and pests
o Working, eating, and camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions
· Willingness to follow all immediate and general crew policies.</sp