Historic Preservation Steward - Carpentry

Individual Placement/Internships

Frederick, MD
ID: 2714-984

National Park Service – Historic Preservation Training Center


Term of positions is 20 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


This position is specifically located at the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, MD.


Housing is not offered. Local interested applicants strongly suggested to apply. Personal transportation will be required to report to job site.

Living Allowance:

$550/week, direct deposit every 2-weeks

AmeriCorps Benefit

This position is eligible for a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps up to $2,360.00

Start Date:

Position Open until Filled

Application Due Date:

Please apply at will, actively looking to fill position.

Title of Position

Historic Preservation Steward - Carpentry



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.


Historic structures and features in our national parks are constantly in need of thoughtful and careful preservation, repair, and maintenance.  By assisting and working alongside the HPTC on these preservation projects the Intern will directly improve the physical conditions of a nationally significant park space that is accessed and enjoyed by thousands of visitors a year.


The participant will benefit by gaining training in preservation craft skills, learning basic safety standards in a variety of work environments, and being introduced to general preservation principals and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.  The outcome of each AmeriCorps Member’s efforts will be the improvement of a variety of historic structures and making them more enjoyable and accessible to the public.


Each project undertaking by the HPTC directly benefits the Historic Built Environment of Cultural Sites of which many are on listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Each project will provide an opportunity to directly impact the availability of these resources for future generations and directly fulfills the mission of the National Park Service. 


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.
  • Personal transportation will be required to report to job site.
  • 18-30 years of age, maximum 35 years old for Veterans with valid DD-214
  • United States citizen or legal resident




 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 a 20-week experience of combined training and hands-on work
  • Flexibility to work outside of traditional hours may be required
  • Desire to travel for one or weeks at a time, often with short notice




  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,360 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $550/week (pre-tax)
  • Opportunity to learn trade secrets from master craftsmen


How to Apply:
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions.  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.


For More Information 

Contact Ryan Tant – Stewards Program Coordinator 
304-860-5073, rtant@conservationlegacy.org




Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

This position is located at 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD. View the Google Map in full screen.