El Morro National Monument - Traditional Trades Advancement Program Individual Placement
Title: El Morro National Monument - Traditional Trades Advancement Program Individual Placement
Dates: 06/05/2023 - 12/01/2023
Stipend: $18/hours, 40 hour work weeks
Term: 26 weeks (6 months), full time
Reports To: National Park Service, El Morro National Monument's Historic Preservation Division
Location: 123 E Roosevelt Ave, Grants NM 87020 (Headquarters)
Status: Non AmeriCorps internship
Housing: No housing available
Open Positions: 2 El Morro National Monument TTAP Individual Placement
Benefits: Paid professional development opportunities, opportunities to travel to Historic Preservation Training in Frederick MD or Grand Tet. Eligible to receive the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion of term.
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps’ (ALCC) Mission
It is the mission of the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to lead our nations back to cultural and ecological well being. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.
National Park Service Mission:
Our Mission The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
The Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Division at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments ensures that historic and prehistoric cultural resources are protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn about.
The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center are seeking individuals to participate in the Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) at Aztec El Morro National Monument. Members will receive introductory training in preservation masonry and will develop an understanding of historic resource stewardship while helping to preserve our nation’s historic resources. This program provides participants with marketable skills and excellent exposure to the historic preservation career field within the NPS as well as the private sector.
ALCC Traditional Trades Advancement Program Individual Placements (IP) Overview:
The goals of the outlined projects are to inspire youth to embrace the ethos of public lands conservation and stewardship. It also serves the National Park Service's long term goals of expanding opportunities to underserved communities to better connect youth with ancestral lands now managed by the NPS. The work experiences, mentorship, educational and recreational opportunities will strengthen and deepen connections between the service members, El Morro, and public lands that are culturally important to traditional Native American communities surrounding the monument. These projects will inspire the next generation of historic preservation workers and supervisors that can serve the NPS and their local communities where many of the most important historic sites and structures in New Mexico are found.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
The intern will have masonry focused projects that include: dry stone masonry, wet stone masonry, stone shaping, and plastering. General maintenance on the monument grounds will also be include in the project duties outlined.
1) Atsinna Pueblo preservation work
- Work with Historic Preservation Division crew to repoint and repair masonry at the Atsinna Pueblo
- Repointing / tuck pointing using natural and amended mortar
- Replacement of stone as needed
- Documentation of work - pictures and notes/reports
2) Gutter Installation
- Learn how to work with copper sheet metal, and to record the work
- Shadow Historic Preservation Division crew on gutter installation
- Documentation of work - pictures/notes
3) Installation of curbing stones
- Hauling stone material by wheel barrow
- Shaping stones with support of HPD crew
- Dry laying curbing for Headlands Trail Project
4) Administration Building Maintenance
- Learn how to refurbish historic structure features such as floors and doors
- Shadow HPD crew on how to refurbish historic structure
- Documentation of work - pictures/notes
- Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position, including, lifting, or handling of objects over 50lbs 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 work 8-10 hour days in various conditions
- Willingness to learn and work as part of a team
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Positive Attitude
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must pass required background checks
- Must be ages 18-30, 35 if Veteran honorably discharged
- Driver's License with a clean driving record within the last 3 years
• Any experience or education in relative fields
• Seeking committed individuals
** Any questions about the position or application, reach out to Ryan Aguilar, ALCC Individual Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. **
This position is located at 123 E Roosevelt Ave, Grants, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.