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Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area
Live in outstandingly beautiful surroundings and benefit rural communities preserving their rich heritage and environment. Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area is an 18 county initiative to develop heritage tourism and conservation of forest heritage assets. Join the AFNHA AmeriCorps team and help West Virginia communities to accomplish actual on-the-ground results for projects that conserve, develop and enhance natural, heritage and community assets in order to protect the environment and increase economic development based on heritage tourism. Position opportunities include environmental field work and outreach, community development and tourism, heritage development, and historic preservation. College degree or significant life experience preferred, candidates fresh out of high school are unlikely to succeed. Training in specific skills will be provided. See for latest information on openings and application instructions. Submit cover letter by email as well as AmeriCorps application. Start of term is September 5, 2019, for 11 1/2 month commitment. Applications encouraged now, but late start possible if not all positions are filled.
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Member Duties : AFNHA AmeriCorps is seeking members for conservation, community heritage, and historic preservation positions, to start in September 2019. See for current openings. Submit cover letter by email in addition to application. Members choose from a variety of position opportunities. Conservation members serve with agencies and non-profits to improve public lands through field work, monitoring, and environmental awareness. Heritage development members assist local non-profits and museums with conserving and interpreting their heritage and with cultural heritage tourism. Community development members assist rural communities with improvement projects based on community assets, heritage, preservation, and tourism. Hands-On Team members provide service on a variety of projects, mostly historic preservation on historic community buildings, plus some conservation and heritage activities.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Trade/Construction ,  Urban Planning ,  Architectural Planning . 
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Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area

Program Start/End Date
09/05/2019  -   09/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2019  To  05/07/2020 

Contact Phyllis Baxter
PO Box 1206
Elkins   WV   26241

Listing ID 55299