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16 Apr 2020

Other Outdoor Maritime Trades Apprentice – Salem Saugus

Stewards Individual Placements Program – Posted by mbrandenburg Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

National Park Service
Historic Preservation Training Center
Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program
Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites

Length: Term of positions: two positions at 20 weeks; two positions are 30 weeks; all positions are full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location: This position is specifically for Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites in Salem and Saugus, MA
Housing is not offered. Local interested applicants strongly suggested to apply.

Living Allowance: $16/hr, 40 hrs/week

Start Date: 6/1/2020

Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/1/2020

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. This program provides post-9/11 military service veterans hands-on skills training from NPS professionals, focusing on the maintenance and care of monuments, memorials, and structures in the National Park Service system. 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, carpentry and painting techniques and tasks (including shipwright work) to preserve at-risk components of the historic-built environment.
Grounds management within designed cultural landscapes including planting, paths, turf management and possibly arbor work.
Preserving interior and exterior elements of historic buildings, fences, waterfront infrastructure, historic waterwheels, plaster and drywall, etc.
Masonry techniques including brick path and wall repair and repointing, parging, setting stone, dry stack and form work.
Carpentry skills including simple timber-framing, siding and trim replacement, deck framing and planking, design, and layout.
Sailing vessel maintenance work and repairs, framing, painting and systems maintenance.

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.

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 either a twenty or thirty week 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.


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

For More Information

Contact Ryan Tant – Stewards Program Coordinator

How to Apply

Apply on-line at: In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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