Term Dates: 09/28/2020 - 03/12/2021
The Historic Structures & Landscapes Technician is an opportunity to support the National Park Service management of the natural and cultural resources at Cane River Creole National Historical Park. Established in 1994, this 63 acre park is split between the Oakland and Magnolia Plantations with a total of 67 structures between the two sites. These structural remnants and landscapes reflect the history of plantation life and the Creole culture that shaped it.
During their six month, full-time term of service two members will be a part of the NPS maintenance team managing these resources, including vegetation management, deferred maintenance and general custodial tasks. Members will be expected to use a variety of hand and power tools for these projects. Vegetation management may include mowing, weeding, edging, pruning and planting. Deferred maintenance will focus on the repair, restoration and cleaning of structure exteriors. Members will receive carpentry training with the potential for light masonry skills through their service. General custodial tasks will include cleaning and trash collection of public facilities. This opportunity should give members a broad introduction to the operations and tasks of entry level maintenance positions with the National Park Service.
Housing is not provided with this position.
- $1,628 per month stipend
- AmeriCorps Education Award
- Student Loan Deferment
- Technical & Soft Skills Training
- Free Health Insurance
- Opportunity to network with the National Park Service!
- High school diploma or GED
- Between the ages of 21-28
- US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
- Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people
- Commitment to complete entire term of service