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National Park Service – Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program – Carl Sandburg Home NHS
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Contributed By: Molly Greenhouse
Website: https://stewardslegacy.org/hptc

National Park Service – Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program – Carl Sandburg Home NHS
National Park Service – Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program – Carl Sandburg Home NHS

Length: Term of positions is 20 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk 
Location: This position will take place at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock, NC 
Living Allowance: $550 /week 
AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,417.14 (pre-tax).  
Start Date: 6/1/2022 
Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 4/1/2022 
Title of Position: Traditional Trades Apprentice – Carl Sandburg Home NHS 


Position Details:
Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. 

SIPP in partnership with the National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center are seeking individuals to participate in the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices will receive introductory training in a variety of traditional trades and will develop an understanding of historic resource stewardship while helping to preserve our nation’s historic resources. This program provides apprentices with marketable skills and excellent exposure to the historic preservation career field within the NPS as well as the private sector.

Position Responsibilities will include:  
  • Masonry and carpentry techniques to preserve at-risk components of the historic built environment. 
  • This includes preserving historic Barns, Homes, Garages, Sheds, Grounds and other structures.
  • Carpentry skills learned may include simple timber-framing, roofing, design, and layout. 
  • Opening the park in the morning with the other maintenance crew (examples include bathrooms, trash removal, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping) 
  • Completing general/routine maintenance tasks. 
  • Occasionally assisting with feeding goats and cleaning the barn areas 

Minimum Requirements:  
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position, including occasional lifting or handling of objects over 75lbs using proper techniques. 
  • Standing or kneeling for long periods and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces such as a roof, and/or be able to work in confined spaces. 
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, and extreme heat or cold. 
  • Must be able to work 8-hour shifts (Monday-Friday). Work begins daily at 7:00 a.m. with a 30-minute lunch. 
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in Flat Rock, NC. 
  • Must be 18-30 years of age, maximum 35 for Veterans with DD-214 
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting 

Preferred Qualifications:  
  • A career interest in building trade skills and/or historic preservation 
  • Is comfortable working outside in varying weather conditions and at heights 
  • Have a willingness to work hard and get dirty 
  • Have a serious attitude toward safety all day, every day 
  • Have the ability to think critically and creatively 
  • Have positive attitude 
  • Have ability to communicate effectively 
  • Have a professional and respectful manner and works well within a team 
  • Ability to commit to a six-month experience of combined training and hands-on work 
  • Flexibility to work outside of traditional hours may be required 
  • Have the desire and ability to complete all program training requirements in order to receive NCCER and OSHA certifications including assessments and all classroom and online coursework. 
  • Have the desire and ability to complete a chainsaw operator’s certification and be involved in hurricane cleanup should the situation arise. 


Benefits:  
  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,417.14 (pre-tax). 
  • Living Allowance: $550/week (pre-tax) 
  • Core curriculum through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), an industry leading certification program for maintenance and craft professionals. 
  • OSHA-10 Safety Training 
  • Historic Preservation Fundamentals Training 
  • Participants who complete the program will receive Public Land Corps status for two years that can be used for securing employment with the federal government. 

How to apply:
Apply on-line at: Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program Application
Please be prepared to upload your resume and answer supplemental questions about your background, experience, and what makes you a great candidate for this program. 

For application questions contact:
Ryan Tant
Program Manager, Preservation & Trades
Stewards Individual Placements
304-860-5073
rtant@conservationlegacy.org

For more information on site and work contact: 
Ryan Williams 
Carl Sandburg National Historic Site 
81 Carl Sandburg Lane  
Flat Rock, NC 28731 
352-284-8254 


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 



Keywords: ttap, nps, trades, apprenticeship

Posted: December 30, 2021
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