Training Dates: (6/5/23 6/9/23 or 6/12/23 6/16/23) (paid mandatory training)
Program Dates: (7/3/23 7/25/23)
Location (City and State): Concord, MA Minute Man National Historical Park
The crew will rebuild the wood balustrade at the Joshua Brooks House at Minute Man National Historical Park. The crew will also work on stabilizing the garden dry-laid stone wall amongst a host of other important preservation projects in the park. The crew will use various tools, like drills, hammers, and saws to complete the project and the Crew Leader should have at least a year of experience using these tools. Additionally, per MA State Child Labor laws crew members will not be able to use some bladed power tools and the Leader should have experience using such tools. The Leader will facilitate Crew member exposure to training in a variety of historic preservation skills and techniques. The goal of this summer trades program is to provide educational and work opportunities to current Career Technical Education (CTE) high school students so they may develop a better understanding and appreciation of NPS cultural resources.
Once selected, the Leader is welcome to join program staff for site visits and planning meetings to prep for the project. Staff will also provide the scope of work during the interview process.
Specifically, the Crew Leader will:
Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff
Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching, or environmental education a plus.
Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
Experience safely using bladed power tools and various hand tools in addition to being familiar with preservation theory and techniques.
Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: (6/5/23 6/9/23 or 6/12/23 6/16/23)
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Must have the ability to legally work in the US
Must have a valid drivers license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards.
Housing is not provided; local candidates are encouraged to apply.
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
$900 weekly stipend, paid bi-weekly
About Student Conservation Association
Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.