|Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources
Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources
Do you want to use your experience in carpentry and historic preservation to empower a diverse and excited group of young adults?
Do you want to be a part of a developing Corps movement new to the preservation field?
SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps Historic Preservation Corps is looking to hire someone excited by old places and coaching young adults in the fields of historic preservation and carpentry.
The Student Conservation Association provides an array of corps and crew
programming across the country. The MA Historic Preservation Corps based in Braintree, MA is a 10-month AmeriCorps program that trains young adults in the trades of carpentry, masonry and window restoration through hands-on service at historic places in Massachusetts. The program has a strong partnership with
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the National Parks
of Boston and operates as an AmeriCorps program allowing crew members to
dedicate a year of service while gaining experience in the field. The Program
Coordinator position is a full-time staff position within the program as it
continues to grow and develop a deeper foundation in Massachusetts. The Program
Coordinator will serve in 4 broad areas: Project planning, carpentry/window
restoration training and skills development, shop management, and member social
and professional development. The Program Coordinator should expect to spend a
majority of their time in the shop or at project sites with crews.
SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps Historic Preservation Corps embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate with Program Partners and Program Manager to schedule crews and projects
- Collect project data at project sites for project planning and reporting
- Coordinate with Partners and Program Manager to develop Project Plans, material and tool lists, and to complete and record purchases
- Represent SCA Residential Programs, The Historic Preservation Corps, and Program Partners in a positive, inclusive, and professional manner at all planning meetings and other events
- Serve as the program’s primary liaison for crew’s weekly and daily schedules, including scheduling boat and public transportation
- Adapt and manage rotating projects and respond to last minute changes
Carpentry Training and Skills Development
- Develop and implement technical skills curriculum in coordination with Program Partners and industry standards, utilizing tools to include all learning styles and experience levels
- Serve as primary trainer for technical and general skills in the shop and as needed for additional carpentry projects as needed
- Ensure all members are trained on and adhere to OSHA and other applicable safety standards
- Monitor and complete member skills proficiency checklists
Member social and professional development
- Develop and maintain the program’s carpentry shops in coordination with the Program Partners and program needs
- Manage and maintain the program’s tool and equipment cache, including ensuring proper maintenance and timely repair and procuring tools as needed
- Ensure all member practices are compliant with SCA, AmeriCorps, and Program Partner safety and Risk Management plans
- Assist with recruiting, selection, and onboarding of crew members
- Assist in development and implementation of Orientation, team building activities, and other trainings
- Assist in evaluation and one-on-one check in with corps members throughout the program year
- Serve as the primary supervisor and project support, creating an inclusive and open space for members to learn and feel empowered
Qualifications and Requirements:
- 2+ years of progressively responsible experience in carpentry, historic preservation, construction, or related fields
- Experience in preservation trades – carpentry, window restoration,
- masonry, etc.
- Working knowledge of safely operating hand and power tools
- Prior experience supervising and/or teaching young adults
- Preferred: Degree from a Vocational or Technical school or Associates/Bachelors in Preservation, Carpentry, Architectural Conservation, or related field.
- Minimum of 21 years of age
- Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards
- Criminal History Check that meets SCA standards
- Access to a personal vehicle preferred
- Resume and Cover Letter required, please upload these to the application portal
- There will be first and second round interview panels
- The second round will be in person and will include a shop tool demonstration
- Our goal is to have this person start on-site July 26
Benefits & Compensation
- $45-50,000 Salary, based on experience
- Health insurance, retirement, HSA
- Training opportunities
Keywords: historic preservation, corps, trades development
Posted: June 11, 2021
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