Fort Monroe National Monument Project Leader

  • Student Conservation Association
  • Fort Monroe National Monument, Hampton, VA, United States
  • Apr 02, 2017
Internship- Paid Cultural Resources

Job Description

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire six youth members through Fort Monroe National Monument’s historic preservation efforts. Work includes: Repairing historic structures through carpentry, painting, masonry and other historic preservation techniques.

Program Dates: 6/8/2017 – 8/31/2017 (Includes Leader Training)

Location: Fort Monroe, VA

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager

  • Ensure successful, quality, and timely work for a six person team
  • Guide crew dynamics and facilitate teamwork
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment

Technical Advisor

  • Assist in the technical skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of work performed
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative

  • Manage relationship with agency partners
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator

  • Communicate with SCA field support staff
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), teaching in an educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred  i.e. carpentry, historic preservation, trail maintenance, trail construction, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in Fort Monroe, but a housing stipend is provided, see compensation details for more information.

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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)


Nonprofit- NGO


Compensation: $545 per week and $1000 per month in housing stipends.