HPP Historic Preservation Interns

Expected Dates
August 10, 2020 to June 11, 2021
Site
Mammoth Cave National Park
Position ID
PO-00730357
This project is focused on the preservation of historic structures within Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA). The SCA interns will work directly under the Facilities Management Division Chief in performing essential repair and maintenance to historic structures at MACA, working with external partners, and collaborating with volunteers to complete historic preservation tasks on these structures.

The historic preservation work involves painting the interior and exterior of historic churches and other buildings, re-roofing historic buildings to stop water leaks and prevent additional damage to the structures and replacing windows and doors with historically consistent materials.

The SCA intern will receive training, and hands-on experience with historic preservation work that will provide skills for employment and inspiration for future career and educational choices.  Interns will be trained on safe and effective historic preservation techniques and practices.

Applicants should have an interest in preservation trades and craft skills.  Applicants with an educational background that includes coursework in history, historical architecture, or related fields are desired.  Experience with construction or hands-on historic preservation techniques are also desirable, but not a prerequisite.

Compensation: 
  • $650 travel allowance, paid once
  • $200 weekly living allowance
  • Housing is included at the park
  • AmeriCorps Education award
  • Health Insurance
  • Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the beautiful farm country of south central Kentucky. Housing in the area is plentiful and reasonably priced. Medical attention is available in close proximity and the major metropolitan areas of Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN are approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive from the park. The people are friendly, local and regional culture and history are fascinating, recreational opportunities are many. The city of Bowling Green, KY is approximately 35 miles from the park with an estimated population of over 60,000. Also, the city of Glasgow, KY is approximately 19 miles from the park with an estimated population of 14,200.
  • Training and mentoring objectives include providing opportunities to two youth interns to have direct, hands-on experience with historic preservation work that will provide skills for employment and inspiration for future career and educational choices.
  • A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available in the park including, hiking, canoeing/kayaking,
    fishing, camping, bicycling. SCA members may also receive the opportunity to participate in monthly Cave
    Research Foundation expeditions.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Construction
competent without supervision
Chain Saw Skills
competent with supervision
Customer Service
competent without supervision
GPS
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision