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Corps Member Positions Open! MA Historic Preservation Corps
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - corps, internship, preservation, window restoration, masonry, carpentry, americorps, temporary
Contributed By: Nina Peppers
Email The Author: jpeppers@thesca.org
Website: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/historic-preservation-public-lands/po-00730833

Corps Member Positions Open! MA Historic Preservation Corps
Are you interested in serving at historic sites while building hands-on preservation skills in carpentry, window restoration, and masonry?

Has Covid-19 limited your job opportunities and now you’re looking to learn new and rewarding skills?

Do you love exploring old places and wish you could do something to restore them?


APPLY NOW for the 2021 MA Historic Preservation Corps
No experience required - members are trained in all necessary skills!

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements
  • US Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, and persons legally residing in a state
  • Must be able to pass a national service criminal history check
  • Must be 18 years or older

Program Description:

The MA Historic Preservation Corps is a 10-month program that runs February 21
through December 17, 2021. The program's home base is located just south of
Boston, MA and project sites are scattered throughout the Greater Boston area
and across the commonwealth. Training and projects focus on hands-on historic
preservation and maintenance skills. Before applying, applicants are encouraged
to reflect on what Service means to them. This is an AmeriCorps position - not a
typical job - and requires a commitment to not only serving in public lands and
historic sites but also committing to a team and the community experience.
Members of the Historic Preservation Corps should expect to meet regularly,
reflect on their service, and contribute to the team-building process.

Program Benefits:
  • $480 Weekly living allowance, before taxes
  • $6195 Segal Education Award at the end of completed service term
  • SNAP eligibility up to $192 per month
  • Health insurance and Childcare assistance available
  • Professional Certifications including OSHA 10, Wilderness First Aid, Lead Safe Renovator, and more!
  • Preservation training in carpentry, masonry, landscaping, and more!
  • The opportunity to serve in State and National Parks in Boston and throughout Massachusetts
Training Opportunities:
  • OSHA 10 - General Industry
  • Lead Safe Renovator
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR
  • Foundations of Historic Preservation (theory and documentation)
  • Masonry & Repointing
  • Carpentry & Shop basics
  • Window Restoration
  • National Interpretation Association - Certified Interpretive Host
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Levels 1 & 2
  • Leadership, resume building, and other professional development opportunities
Essential Functions and Position Requirements:
  • Ability to commute to specified locations in Boston daily 
  • Ability to serve with others on a team 
  • Interest in historic preservation and building skills in preservation maintenance; including carpentry, painting, masonry, window restoration, and other preservation maintenance tasks.  
  • Must be willing to learn how to use hand tools and power tools to complete projects 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. & walk/hike 2 miles carrying various work gear
  • Must be able to serve in diverse situations and various outdoor environments 
  • Willingness to camp for up to 2 consecutive nights for some projects 
  • All participants must commit to following all program and state mandated Covid-19 safety guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask for all service and group activities, taking extra time to sanitize tools and equipment, and notifying supervisors when a member is not feeling well. 
Local Greater Boston residents are encouraged to apply. Current residency in Greater Boston is not required and national applicants are encouraged to research the cost of living in the Greater Boston area before making the decision to join the corps. Staff and Program Partners will make every effort to create an inclusive and
equitable program experience for all corps members; this includes support in
finding resources for housing, food assistance, and commuting resources when
available.

Application Details:

Applicants must follow the link on this page and complete the Internship/Conservation Corps Application Packet. This includes the “Basic Application” and “Final Application” sections. Reviewing staff are focused on your interest in building preservation skills and serving on a cohesive team. At least 2 professional references should be included in the application profile. Preservation or related field experience is not required to be considered! Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For questions, please email Nina at jpeppers@thesca.org.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants during the selection process and during service.


Keywords: corps, internship, preservation, window restoration, masonry, carpentry, americorps, temporary

Posted: October 28, 2020
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