Become part of a large and growing sector of the construction industry preserving Pennsylvania's treasured historic buildings.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is sponsoring its 13th annual summer apprenticeship program to introduce students and recent graduates of post-secondary trade schools, technical colleges and other training programs and others with building trades experience, to the preservation and traditional building trades needed to preserve Pennsylvania's historic places.
PHMC and several partner organizations and companies will be offering paid apprentice positions for 12 weeks in the summer of 2018 at locations throughout Pennsylvania. The apprenticeships will include a free training program with an introductory one-day seminar in historic preservation and two days of hands-on training by master craftsmen in various preservation and traditional trade skills.
Interested students should review the list of positions below and contact the representative for those they are interested in for more information or to schedule an interview. All hiring decisions are the responsibility of the company or institution hosting the individual apprenticeship. The hiring period will end on March 30th 2018.
For general information on the program contact Joe Lauver, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, by phone at 717-787-6242, FAX at 717-214-2988 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division of Architecture and Preservation
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Room N118
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053
Historical and Museum Commission
Preservation Construction Section
Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, Berks County
This apprenticeship will provide an
opportunity for apprentices to learn about historic preservation and the traditional
trades through fieldwork, shop work, research and other project work under the
supervision of master preservation craftsmen.
The areas of work will emphasize historic preservation and traditional
carpentry skills, but may include historic masonry restoration and other
trades. PHMC maintains a number of
historic buildings at historic sites and museums throughout Pennsylvania. The apprentices will be engaged in project
work at several sites.
Daniel Boone Homestead
Daniel Boone Road
Rob Coates, Preservation
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Location: Philadelphia Metropolitan Area
with a focus on Fairmount Park
will work under the supervision of the Trust’s team of architectural
conservators and preservationists to perform a variety of preservation
carpentry projects including: window sash and jamb repairs, shutter repairs,
flooring and porch repairs. The apprentice will also perform masonry repairs
including: re-pointing stone, brick and patching and cleaning stone. Apprentice
will assist staff with painting and other general preservation maintenance
activities. The apprentice will have the opportunity to work with National
Historic Landmark buildings and many other architecturally significant
structures located throughout Fairmount Park.
Fairmount Park Historic Trust
Lucy Strackhouse, Senior Director
Location: Kreamer, Snyder County
(project locations throughout central PA)
– 11.00 / hour
Apprentice will engage in all
aspects of log and timber frame restoration at projects throughout central Pennsylvania.
The Country Homestead / Historic Restorations