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NPS HPTC Maintenance Action Team - Intermountain Historic Preservation Intern

Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

NPS Historic Preservation Training Center-Flagstaff Intermountain Support Team

Maintenance Action Team – Historic Preservation Intern


Term of position is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Flagstaff, AZ

Living Allowance:

$18/hr with opportunity for overtime

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 6/27/2024

Title of Position

NPS HPTC Maintenance Action Team – Historic Preservation Intern

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural and cultural 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 are seeking an intern who will successfully serve as an integral crew member on a historic preservation team.

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Risk Management, Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction.

The HPTC utilizes historic preservation projects as the main vehicle for teaching preservation philosophy and building crafts, technology, and project management skills. Our experiential learning approach emphasizes flexibility in addressing the known and unknown conditions encountered during the project and ensures that the goals of preservation are met.

The individual selected for this role will serve as a member of an NPS historic preservation team and work alongside NPS staff across regional parks preserving historic buildings or other cultural resource structures/sites. The Intern will be part of a traveling crew stationed out Flagstaff, AZ. Project travel will be performed at various parks, monuments, & national forests throughout the Intermountain West including AZ, NM, CO, TX, UT, WY, & MT. Preservation work on historic buildings will include log building repair, carpentry, roofing repair/replacement, window restoration, and masonry repairs.

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance, repair, and preservation of historic buildings.
  • Jobsite safety.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Physical fitness to perform job duties.
  • Travel and responsibilities associated with working for prolonged periods in travel status.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18-30 years of age, maximum 35 for Veterans with DD-214
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position, including occasional 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 stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, and extreme heat or cold.
  • United States citizen or legal resident.
  • Understanding of basic carpentry and tools.
  • Flexibility in schedule to allow for extended travel.
  • Willingness to learn preservation skills and safety protocols.
  • Follow HPTC's project agreement and safety plan.
  • Ability to work in a team setting with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Basic familiarity with computer software such as word and excel.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Enthusiastic about travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Entry level trades experience in masonry, carpentry, or woodworking is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to commit to a 26-week experience of combined training and hands-on work.


  • Living Allowance of $18/hr with the potential for overtime based on project needs
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Eligibility - must meet 640 hours of service.
  • Opportunity to travel to different National Park Service sites.
  • 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

Kevin Record

Stewards Program Coordinator




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.