Overview

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking two (2) Members to work directly with Point Reyes staff and assist with carpentry, roofing, rebuild, planning, and woodworking projects on historic properties throughout the park unit.

This position is within the Division of Integrated Resource Management at Point Reyes National Seashore, in Marin County California. The incumbent will work with the Seashore’s Historic Preservation Team under the supervision of the Exhibit Specialist. The work consists of shop, and fieldwork on structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The position is geared toward hands-on treatment of historic structures and preservation practices as they apply to the carpentry and millwork trades, and will involve working with the park preservation team on this year’s projects.

This year’s major projects will include replacement of wood shingle roofs at historic interpretative ranch sites. This will also include barn stabilization and window restoration opportunities. Members will develop hands-on techniques in historic material repair and conservation on structures ranging from historic agricultural buildings, horse barns, and a National Historic Landmark Lifeboat Station. Lastly, another major project is the rebuild of a collapsed historic ranch barn. TTAP participants will have the chance to assist with assessing the site and developing the rebuild plans for this undertaking.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Tagged as: Conservation

Qualifications:

- Willingness to work hard and get dirty
- Ability to think critically and creatively

Required Skills:

- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Able to represent ACE and Agency in a professional manner
- Be self-directed and a contributing member of a group
- Valid driver's license with insurable driving record
- Must pass required criminal history checks
- Can perform essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation
- Have serious attitude toward safety

Preferred Skills:

- Pursuing a minimum of a high school diploma, and/or have relevant experience in construction trades and use of hand/power tools
- Knowledge of trade practices such as masonry, carpentry, roofing, mechanics, and/or painting
- Familiarity with construction and craftsmanship
- Basic familiarity with common factors in deterioration of buildings and structures
- Ability and willingness to use and care for common hand tools and power tools
- Deep interest in preserving history and building trade skills

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/695435.html