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Posted: 06/28/2013

Employer
Historic House Trust of New York City

The Anarchist Guide for Historic House Museums is a new comprehensive strategy conceptualized by HHT that strives to bridge disciplinary boundaries and reorient historic house museums to a more diverse audience. The Edward I. Koch Fellow for the Latimer House program is a part-time position that will support the implementation of a pilot program that will test these innovative ideas in historic house museum management. The program is made possible through a two-year grant from The New York Community Trust. The Lewis H. Latimer House, located in Flushing, Queens, was home to the African-American inventor and electrical pioneer. The house is situated in the center of a diverse residential community. Through this project, HHT aspires to transform Latimer House into a center of social history, explorative experience and common identity.


Position
Edward I. Koch Fellowship
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
New York City, NY
US
Details
 

The Edward I. Koch Fellows for the Latimer House program will serve as part of a small team developing and implementing this new initiative. The individuals will work under the supervision of the HHT Manager of Citywide Programs & Koch Fellowship Coordinator. Candidates selected for the fellowship will be able to work independently as well as collaborate within a team environment. They will have the ability to think creatively in regards to innovative methods for increasing the accessibility of historic house museums.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and perform tasks for the program, with a strong attention to detail
  • Conduct primary research and collect data regarding best practices for cultural experiences and community engagement activities, including information on cultural organizations (museums, theater, dance)
  • Conduct community engagement activities such as attending community board meetings, interviewing community leaders, facilitating partnerships with local organizations, etc.
  • Maintain information about the program and regularly compile and circulate updates
  • Attend regular meetings with supervisor (with prepared agenda)
  • Attend and give presentations at internal meetings and public venues
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree, completed or in progress (postgraduate degree preferred)
  • Strong understanding of New York City cultural diversity in general and the borough of Queens in particular
  • Fluent English speaking skills required. Functional knowledge of languages other than English is desirable (Chinese, Korean, Spanish)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Strong knowledge of diverse and emerging social media outposts
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and proven ability to multitask
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • In addition, individuals with the following experience and interests are encouraged to apply: Community Engagement, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Theater, Film, Video, Science, and Dance

Additional Information:

The Edward I. Koch Fellow for the Anarchist Guide to Historic House Museums Latimer House project is a one year part-time position, with stipend. The position can begin immediately and flexible hours are available.

Travel within the New York City metro area is required. A significant amount of time will be spent at the Lewis H. Latimer House and in the communities around Flushing, Queens. Reimbursement for public transportation will be available.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and one-page cover letter IN ONE DOCUMENT to Cequyna Moore at cequyna.moore@parks.nyc.gov, with subject heading, "AGHHM Fellowship."
Cequyna Moore
Phone: 2123608282
Fax: 2123608201
ADDRESS
830 Fifth Avenue
The Arsenal, Room 203
New York, NY 10065

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