Preservation Skills and Development Internship

Expected Dates
September 20, 2018 to January 21, 2019
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Position ID
This internship provides a combination of experience in both cultural landscape maintenance and historic structure preservation. Historic grounds maintenance and rejuvenative pruning, trimming and lawn care 80% of time with historic carpentry, masonry, painting and plastering work. You will work alongside skilled woodcrafters, painters, and grounds preservationists.

Install and maintain lawns and turf areas; select appropriate turfgrass seed; grade and prepare soil; apply fertilizers, lime, herbicides and pesticides; manage irrigation systems; operate mowers and trimmers; overseeds and spot seeds (as needed); repair, maintain and operate motorized grounds equipment and hand tools such as power mowers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, line trimmers, chainsaws, and skid loaders, chippers, hand saws, pruners, etc.; operate a one ton motor vehicle on a regular basis.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Opportunity to visit other nearby historic sites to provide a variety of diverse grounds and historic structures. Buildings restoration projects include the restoration of a historically significant lattice fence and spruce pole fence.

Tag: SCA1957
  • All training will be hands on. Training will mostly come from within the park. Some training activities may
    involve visiting other parks and working with other staff members to get a better understanding of the process.
  • education in the field of historic preservation and maintenance of grounds and structures
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Hand Tools
competent without supervision