The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is looking for a College Aide for the Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP) for the 2014 2015 academic year. Interested candidates should be enrolled in a college or university in one of the following fields: historic preservation, urban planning, research, grants administration, community outreach, statistics, GIS or a related field.
Established in 1977, the Historic Preservation Grant Program offers grants for façade restoration to non-profit organizations and income-eligible owners of designated New York City landmarked buildings. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
Gathering, tracking, and analyzing data on low- and moderate-income neighborhoods/historic districts in New York City
Conducting research on nonprofit organizations within historic districts in New York City
Assisting with the development of a targeted outreach plan based on data analysis
Conducting site visits to grantee projects with program staff
Assisting with review of grant applications from homeowners and nonprofit organizations
Retrieving current and archival information from LPCs files
Assisting with other program tasks as needed
Current matriculation in a college or university, in one of the above fields or a closely related field of study. Continued enrollment is a condition of employment.
Proficient with MS Office applications (MS Excel and Access required)
Excellent research and data analysis skills
Ability to learn quickly and work independently
Detail-oriented and collaborative
Graduate degree candidate preferred
Knowledge of GIS
Experience working with large datasets
Knowledge of Historic Preservation
Commitment: 14 - 17 hours per week