Be a Leader.

Lead a crew in an outdoor adventure preserving and repairing historic structures across Minnesota.

As a crew leader you’ll work with Northern Bedrock’s operations staff to supervise a crew of five corpsmembers, ages 18-25, and train and work alongside them at project sites. Crew leaders lead camping and team-building activities, and are the on-the-ground resource for their crew members during each project. As a crew leader you’ll train alongside preservation professionals while earning a living stipend, educational award and certificate of skill development.


As an AmeriCorps member, crew leaders earn a living allowance, take advantage of student loan forbearance and earn an education award. Crew leader positions are available for the full season from June to November. During the season, crew leaders work eight days on a project site and then alternate six days off. Through your service with Northern Bedrock, you’ll also obtain a certificate of skill development and credentials to carry over into careers in the preservation and trades industry. To learn more about this opportunity, please review our crew leader position description.


  • Full Season (June – November): Paid Training: $1,200, AmeriCorps Stipend $13,260 and Ed Award $2,887

By working with Northern Bedrock to repair and restore historic buildings, structures and landscapes you’ll have the opportunity to learn real-world skills that can help to open the door to a future career. As a part of our program you’ll have access to an advisor network of trades professionals, trade unions and historic preservation specialists. Check out our blog to see some of our past crew projects.

To apply: complete the online application and email your cover letter and resume. Current field season positions have been filled but we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis in case of changes to field season staffing.

Building a pathway to the preservation trades
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation.