Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Minuteman National Historical Park Historic Preservation Crew.

Program Dates:  July 11 – August 16, 2022

Training Dates: June 5-8 or June 18-22 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Minuteman National Historical Park have joined together to launch a pilot youth employment program for local Career and Technical Education students in Massachusetts. SCA is looking for someone who is passionate about introducing young people to the preservation trades to lead a small crew of high school students in a variety of preservation projects. The crew will be made up of local CTE students who have some experience and training in the trades. This summer experience will be focused on adding preservation standards and practice to the trade skills the students already have.

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

Compensation: $600/week total salary, paid training

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Experience working with youth

Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 5-8 or June 18-22

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in the US

Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

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.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted.