About Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps
Northern Bedrock's mission is to develop enduring workforce and life skills in young people through service learning that supports historic preservation for the common good. Our Pathways to the Preservation Trades AmeriCorps program provides young adults (ages 18-25) the opportunity to learn real-world skills, in an effort to open the door to a future career. During the six-month field season crews work on various historic sites and structures across the state of Minnesota.
The Crew Member position is either a 450(half season) or 900(full season) hour AmeriCorps service term commitment. Northern Bedrock Crew Members work alongside 4 fellow Crew Members under the direction of the Crew Leader. Crews work to preserve and repair historic structures throughout the state of Minnesota. Projects may include masonry, plaster, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning, basic carpentry, and historic landscape restoration. Work is performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions, and all projects involve extended camping near the project site. This position involves physically challenging and team-oriented work.Crew Members earn a bi-weekly living stipend, and can take advantage of student loan forbearance during their term of service. Upon completion of the service term, AmeriCorps members receive an education award to be used on educational expenses. All Crew Members receive training and credentials in First-Aid/CPR, OSHA, and Leave No Trace. During and after the program Crew Members have access to an advisory network of trades professionals, trade unions, and historic preservation specialists. This position is supervised by the Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (NBHPC) Program Manager.
Stipend and Ed Award:
- Living stipend is $805 every two weeks
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award-Half season $1,566
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award-Full season $2,960
Service Terms and Hitch Schedules:
- 1st Half Season (May 15th-July 31st)
- 2nd Half Season (August 7th-October 23rd)
- Full Season (May 15th-October 23rd)
Each Hitch: 8 days, 10 hours per day 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM (typical) travel included, 6 days off, with each project requiring camping for 4-8 consecutive days.
All applicants must complete the online application on or BEFORE January 27th to be considered for the Crew Member position. Apply at www.northernbedrockcorps.org/join-our-americorps-team/.
For More Information Visit www.northernbedrockcorps.org
Keywords: Preservation, Crew, AmeriCorps, Service
Posted: January 10, 2019
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