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Historic Preservation Corpsmember, Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (Minnesota)
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Contributed By: John Lindelof
Website: http://www.northernbedrockcorps.org/

Position Summary:
Corpsmembers complete a variety of projects including historic structure maintenance, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning, and historic landscape restoration. Corpsmembers will learn lifelong, hands-on skills while camping and exploring greater Minnesota. This position involves physically challenging and team-oriented work. Projects are completed mostly outdoors in all weather conditions, and all projects involve extended camping near the project site. Crews are led by rotating peer crew leaders. This position is supervised by the Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (NBHPC) Staff, working closely with Technical Specialists who provide technical training and project workflow, and Project Hosts who set the project site priorities.

Logistics:
Crews consist of 6 Corpsmembers who serve and live together during hitches. Applicants must be able to serve 9, 9+-hour days in a row, followed by 5 days off for the duration of their service term. Crew food, campsites and group camping gear are provided while on hitch. The crew is provided a corps vehicle with tool trailer to travel from Duluth to the project locations. All AmeriCorps members are required to take a daily half-hour lunch which does not contribute to service hours.

Training:
As a service learning training program, Corpsmembers learn about and complete projects with guidance from the NBHPC team, Technical Specialists and Project Hosts. Orientation at a minimum covers member rights and responsibilities, standards of conduct, discipline, prohibited service activities, requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act (41 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), suspension and termination from service, grievance procedures, non-discrimination and civil rights and harassment. Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps will also cover an introduction to the preservation trades, team building, leadership, power and hand tool safety and use, OSHA 10, outdoor ethics, and field first aid.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability and desire to live and work well with others in a team setting.
  • Interest in historic preservation, service learning and community stewardship.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Commitment to the full AmeriCorps service term.

Minimum Requirements:
  • 18-25 years of age at start of program.
  • Functional knowledge and use of English language, both oral and written.
  • High School Diploma or working towards GED before using the award.
  • Must pass criminal history check. Pass: no positive hits on the NSOPW (sex offender registry) and no history of violent offenses from FBI fingerprint.
  • Must be a United States Citizen, United States National or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States and provide document as proof.
  • Verify identity through Government Issued ID and Social Security Number.
  • Flexible schedule to be able to travel and camp for extended periods of time.
  • Adhere to provided personal protective equipment requirements at all times.
  • Willingness to follow all crew policies and participate in a safe working environment.
  • Ability to appropriately represent Northern Bedrock and the AmeriCorps Program.
  • *Ability to perform the essential functions of the job 10 hours per day:
-Manual labor – heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
-Attention to detail and willingness to follow standards for historic preservation
-Repetitive cleaning and restoring of historic structures and objects
-Walking/working on steep or uneven terrain
-Working outdoors, rain or shine, in heat/cold, and dealing with insect and pests
-Working, eating, and camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Reliable transportation to report to meeting location in Duluth at the beginning of each project.
  • AmeriCorps members may not engage in any Prohibited Activities as defined in the Member Service Agreement during AmeriCorps hours.
Click HERE to complete the application if you are interested in joining Northern Bedrock for the 2020 Field Season!

Any questions can be emailed to info@northernbedrockcorps.org.



Posted: December 17, 2019
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