Topic ID #34466 - posted 1/16/2015 1:42 AM

Moses Cone Historic Preservation Intern - Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, NC

Jennifer Palmer

Moses Cone Historic Preservation Intern
Expected Dates
May 18, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway National Park
Position ID
Assist the historic preservation crew with a variety of tasks which may include woodworking, carpentry, painting, trail maintenance, fabrication of historic replicas, rock work, and other maintenance or preservation duties; assist with interpretive and special event programs (possible).  One major project will be to assist with the construction of a trail boardwalk and working with volunteers in this effort.
Location Description
You will be living in the Boone/Blowing Rock, NC area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a mountainous area in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation exist, including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, white water rafting, fishing, and camping. The location is the historic Moses Cone Estate which includes numerous lakes/ponds, trails, and historic structures.
Training Provided
construction safety; historic preservation; general maintenance safety; environmental and resource management
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
Intern can attend any park programs conducted by NPS staff and may assist in special events. Intern will be given opportunity to work with resource management staff. Numerous recreational opportunities exist in the area.
Handicap Accessible?
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some experience
Customer Service
some experience
Data Entry
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
AmeriCorps Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
Personal Vehicle Required
Due to mountainous terrain, a bicycle may not be appropriate transportation. Historically, interns with vehicles are more satisfied with their ability to seek after-hours recreation and food.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Housing will be shared in either two or three bedroom house. You may have to share bedroom with another seasonal of the same sex. House residents share kitchen and open spaces. Furniture is provided. You will also need own linens and household/cooking equipment, such as pots/pans, scrub brushes, etc. 
US Citizenship

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