AmeriCorps Service – Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.

  • Arthurdale, WV
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Website Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.

The Preserve WV AmeriCorps member will be serving with Arthurdale Heritage to complete a survey project of the Arthurdale National Historic District. This project involves completing a total resurvey of the Arthurdale Historic District that was started by a previous AmeriCorps member. 

The last survey filed for the district was completed in 1989, the goal of this project is to understand how many of the original historic houses are extant and the conditions of each dwelling. In addition to documenting the historic homes, this survey also aims to document the new development in the Arthurdale District. A Preserve WV AmeriCorps began this survey in January 2022 and has completed about ⅔ of it, leaving about ⅓ of the survey left for the incoming service member to complete. The member will also be required to submit the paperwork to the WVSHPO for review and respond to any feedback from that agency. 

The Preserve WV AmeriCorps member will serve approximately 20 hours per week primarily on-site at AHI headquarters in Arthurdale with some remote service time allowed. Daily tasks will involve:

  • Filling out WV Historic Property Inventory forms,
  • Writing basic architectural descriptions of the remaining buildings,
  • Photographing and assessing buildings in the field,
  • Updating and maintaining AHI’s digital database, and 
  • Submitting paperwork to the WV State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

The member should be a self-starter, able to work independently, and motivated. They should also have a basic understanding of the WV Historic Property Inventory form, an understanding of architectural vocabulary, an understanding of WV SHPO requirements, and technical skills needed to operate the Filemaker database. 

Compensation

This is a half-time position. Half-time members (900 hours, approximately 20 hours a week) will receive a $10,000 annual stipend, paid in 23 equal installments on the 15th and 30th of each month.  Workers compensation insurance will be provided.AmeriCorps members will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of their term of service.  The educational award for full-time members is equivalent to the federal Pell Grant amount for that year. The award amounts are subject to change annually. In the 2022-2023 program year, the award is $3,447.50 for half-time members.  Members with uncompleted service terms or uncompleted hours, or who have not submitted all required program materials, will not receive an educational award. The educational award can be used for tuition at most colleges, technical, and vocational schools, or for the repayment of qualified, federal student loans. Members 55 or older may choose to transfer their award to a child, stepchild, or grandchild. AmeriCorps members are only allowed to receive educational awards for the equivalent of 2 full-time service terms (or 4 half-time terms).

Members’ qualified student loans can be deferred during AmeriCorps service, with the accumulated loan interest paid by AmeriCorps at the end of the deferred period.

How to Apply

Step 1: Submit an application on My AmeriCorps – Create a profile on the official My AmeriCorps website:  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

​Once a profile is completed, view Preserve WV’s program listing, by simply searching “Preserve WV” in the Program Name Field of the Quick Search Box found on the AmeriCorps Search page: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
Apply using the “Apply Now!” button found on the Preserve WV program listing.

Step 2: Send in a Cover Letter – Submit a written cover letter to Danielle Parker, executive director at dlapresta@pawv.org.  The letter should directly reference the description of the position the applicant is applying to and speak to how the applicant’s interests, experience, and career goals are a good match for that particular service opportunity. Position descriptions for all available service opportunities can be found below. If interested, applicants may use the cover letter to apply for more than one position. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to send a formal CV or resume to accompany their cover letter. 

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