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About Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures, and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service. Our Pathways to the Preservation Trades AmeriCorps program provides young adults (ages 18-25) the opportunity to learn real-world skills, in an effort to open the door to a future career. During the six-month field season crews meet in Duluth, MN, and travel to work on various historic sites and structures across the state of Minnesota.

Position Summary

The Crew Leader position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps service term commitment that runs from late April to November. Northern Bedrock Crew Leaders supervise and work alongside 5 Crew Members, preserving and repairing historic structures throughout Minnesota. This position involves physically challenging and team-oriented work. Projects may include masonry, plaster, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning, basic carpentry, and historic landscape restoration. Work is performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions, and all projects involve extended camping near the project site. Crew Leaders lead camping and team-building activities, and are the on-site resource for their crew members and staff during each project.

Crew Leaders earn a bi-weekly living stipend, and can take advantage of student loan forbearance during their service. Upon completion of the service term, AmeriCorps members receive an education award to be used on educational expenses. All Crew Members receive training and credentials in First-Aid/CPR, OSHA, Lead Renovator, and Leave No Trace.

This position is supervised by the Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (NBHPC) Operations Manager and Field Coordinator.

Stipend and Ed Award

Bi-weekly living stipend $947.50
AmeriCorps Education Award $2,887

Service Term and Hitch Schedule

April 30th – November 9th, 2018
Each Hitch: 8 days, 10 hours per day 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM (typical) travel included, 6 days off, with each project requiring camping for 4-8 consecutive days.

Hitch Schedule

Training: April 30-May 3*

Training: May 7-May 10*

Hitch 1: May 16-May 23

Hitch 2: May 30-June 6

Hitch 3: June 13-June 20

Hitch 4: June 26-July 3

Hitch 5: July 11-July 18

Hitch 6: July 25-August 1

Hitch 7: August 8-August 15

Hitch 8: August 22-August 29

Hitch 9: Sept. 5-Sept. 12

Hitch 10: Sept. 19-Sept. 26

Hitch 11: October 3-october 10

Hitch 12: October 17-October 24

Wrap-up: October 29-November 1*

Wrap-up: November 5-November 9*


Applicants must be flexible to work 8, 10 hour days in a row, and then have 6 days off throughout their service term. Food, campsites and group camping gear are provided while working on projects. The crew is provided a corps vehicle to travel from Duluth to the worksite. All AmeriCorps members are required to take a ½ hour lunch which does not contribute to service hours.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Model and ensure safety is a top priority during all service projects
Follow and model all policies and procedures and assure compliance by crew members
Assist with project logistics, including communicating with project hosts, coordinating equipment and conducting inventory checks
Provide leadership, manage crew dynamics and facilitate debriefs
In conjunction with Staff, provide in-field guidance, training and direction of crew members for all projects
Maintain accurate crew, project program and safety records
Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner
Provide feedback to crew members through verbal on the spot communication and via a formal written evaluation at mid-term and end of term

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to live and work well with others in a team setting
Positive attitude and interest in service and community work
Desire to learn about historic preservation
Technical and outdoor skills, including camp craft and knowledge of power and hand tools
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work in an ever changing and evolving program
Committed to completing the entire AmeriCorps service term


18-25 years old.
High School Diploma or GED
Must pass criminal background check. Pass: no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses.
Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
Must have a valid driver’s license with no major moving violations in the last five years.
Able to perform the essential functions of the job 10 hours per day:
Manual labor - heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
Attention to detail and willingness to follow standards for historic preservation
Repetitive cleaning and restoring of historic structures and objects
Walking/working on steep or uneven terrain
Working outdoors, rain or shine, in heat/cold, and dealing with insect and pests
Working, eating, and camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions
Reliable transportation to report to meeting location in Duluth at the beginning of each project.
Always wear provided personal protective equipment.
AmeriCorps members may not engage in any Prohibited Activities as defined in the Member Service Agreement during AmeriCorps hours.

To Apply:

All applicants must complete the online application and email a cover letter and resume BEFORE February 16th to be considered for the position.

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