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Posted: 04/22/2019

Employer
NPS & Stewards Individual Placement Program

The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), along with the Stewards Individual Placement Program, are seeking individuals to support in the preservation, maintenance, cleaning, repair and stabilization of historic structures at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site.


Position
NPS – Historic Preservation Training Center – Saints Gaudens National
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Cornish, NH
US
Details
$484/week
Open Until
Until Filled
 

 

Length:

Term of positions is 15 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Cornish, NH

Living Allowance:

$484/week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,566 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

5/15/2019

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 4/21/2019


Position Details

 

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) Wood-Crafting Section, a unit of the National Park Service (NPS), is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of National Park Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Facility Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction.

The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), along with the Stewards Individual Placement Program, are seeking individuals to support in the preservation, maintenance, cleaning, repair and stabilization of historic structures at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site.  

 

The primary project assignment focus for the Steward will be to support in the maintenance and preservation of the Little Studio, once the primary studio space for sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Specific tasks the steward will assist with are installing new sidewall cedar shingles, preserving the perimeter pergola, and reconstructing the northern window wall skylight. 

 

The Stewards will be assigned to work directly alongside with the HPTC preservation work crew. Stewards will be encouraged and required to be a participating member of the working team. Work assignments will be determined on a task by task basis and assigned by the project leader. Assignments will be determined and assigned respective of the skill level and ability of the individual steward.                

               

Duties might involve the maintenance, repair, or reconstruction of a variety of historic structures and surfaces of wood, masonry, metal, and glass.  Preservation work may include installing cedar shingles, installing wood sash, flashing building components with copper cladding, and glazing sash in-situ. The work may also include elements of new construction and/or demolition. The steward will also become familiar with OSHA safety standards and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Treatment for Historic Properties.   

 

The physical effort required is considered moderate to heavy and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects and/or materials over 75 lbs., while using the proper lifting procedures to avoid injury. The incumbent must frequently stand while working, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, and crawl beneath buildings. He/she is required to step, bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as snow, mud, heat, and rain.

 


How to apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.
Katie Nemmer
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