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Landscape Management/Interpretation Intern

Company: Student Conservation Association
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Expected DatesJuly 11, 2022 to November 13, 2022SiteFrederick Law Olmsted National Historic SitePosition IDPO-00733518The Landscape Management/Interpretation Intern will work with the lead gardener to help care for and maintain the site's cultural landscape, which includes the neighboring Green Hill property, and will work with the Interpretive staff to inform visitors about the cultural landscape and the importance in the Olmsted o---ce, as well as assist in developing better visitor understanding of the conservation land and historic view shed restoration project.

The intern will work with a highly skilled staff, that includes lead gardener, park rangers, and the site manager to gain hands-on experience in the proper care and maintenance of lawns, shrubs, and trees; the use of customer service and communications techniques to convey information and present tours; and the execution of plans to create, set-up and monitor public engagement events.

The park's professional staff will provide guidance, mentoring, training, and supervision. The intern will also work with other staff, interns, volunteers, and park partners to accomplish shared goals.

Projects and experiences will include:

  • Planting and maintaining historic landscapes according to cultural landscape reports and management plans;
  • Preparing and conducting landscape and design tours; using digital cameras to document the garden and historic landscape throughout the season, and working with park's digital media team to share with remote visitors;
  • Serving as a core team member for weekend public programming and special events throughout the summer season.

    Daily work is performed according to prescribed plans or specific directions including detailed methods and tools. During the public season, the intern will work a combination of weekday and weekend days. Generally, work will be directed by the grounds management team on weekdays, and by park rangers on weekends.

    Compensation amounts (pre-tax):
    • $275 weekly Living Allowance
    • $25 weekly Commuting Allowance
    • $1,000 monthly Housing Allowance (4 allotments)
    • $650 To/From site travel expense reimbursement (if non-local)*
    • AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,441 (based upon successful completion of this position).
      It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

      Conditions of Employment
      Effective 1/18/2022, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

      SCA1957
      • Location DescriptionFrederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is a 7.21 acre property located in Brookline, Massachusetts. The site's mission is to preserve and interpret the legacy and significant resources associated with Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture, and the premier landscape design firm he established in 1883 at his "Fairsted" property in Brookline, MA. Olmsted retired from practice in 1895, at which point his sons and successors perpetuated his design ideals, philosophy and legacy over the course of the next century. The Olmsted home and o---ce were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and became part of the National Park Service in 1979. Primary resources include the historic Olmsted House, O---ce, residential landscape, and archival collections containing approximately 1,000,000 original design records associated with more than 6000 projects.Olmsted National Historic Site manages an active research program that provides access to archival documentation for the study and rehabilitation of Olmsted-designed landscapes nationwide. In addition, the park offers programs and exhibits on the firm's work and legacy; and engages young people in thinking and learning about the history and contemporary relevance of public parks through a growing menu of curriculum-based programs. Through this rich, multifaceted array of programs, the park promotes understanding of the creative process of landscape design; fosters appreciation of landscape's in---uence on everyday life; and encourages public and private stewardship of our nation's significant landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations.
      • Educational/Recreational OpportunitiesThe site is located just outside of Boston, a community that offers a wealth of recreational and
        educational opportunities (museums, sports arenas, theatre, NPS sites, beaches, trails)
      • Handicap Accessible?NoMain Area of FocusNatural Resources MgmtEducation, Training & Skills ExpectedSocial Sciencessome coursework or experienceCommunicationssome coursework or experienceResource Managementsome coursework or experienceHistorysome coursework or experienceCustomer Servicesome experienceHand Toolssome experiencePlant Identificationsome experienceTrail Maintenancesome experienceVolunteer Coordinationsome experienceFurther DetailsAmeriCorps EligibleEligibleDriving LogisticsValid Drivers License NeededHousing or Stipend Provided?YesIndoor/OutdoorIndoorUS CitizenshipRequired

Keywords: Student Conservation Association, Brookline , Landscape Management/Interpretation Intern, Executive , Brookline, Massachusetts

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