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Posted: 03/18/2019

Student Conservation Association
National Park Service, Northeast Region, Historic Architecture, Conser


Historic Preservation Specialist
Internship Opportunity
Lowell, MA
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Position ID: PO-00727431

Internship Start Date: May 20, 2019

Intership End Date: December 14, 2019

National Park Service, Northeast Region, Historic Structure Research & Documentation Branch (HSR&D): 

Assists cultural resource specialists involved with the management of cultural resources with research, field evaluation and updating of the regions List of Classified Structures (LCS) in fulfillment of Section 110 and in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Duties include researching site and National Register history; personally assessing and interpreting professional analysis of architectural, engineered, and landscape features; compiling, organizing, and entering the information in the LCS database; organizing LCS files for reference purposes; and limited assisting with research and investigations of structures for the completion of Historic Structures Reports (HSRs).

Limited site visits and field work to document existing conditions with descriptions, photographs and maps will be a part of the job.

Knowledge of historic architecture, cultural landscapes, documentation of cultural resources, historic preservation practices and the National Register of Historic Places criteria is preferred; research, writing and computer skills are essential; knowledge of GIS and graphic programs (Adobe Photoshop) is highly beneficial.

Graduate or junior/senior year undergraduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in historic preservation, historic architecture, or related field preferred; previous field experience preferred.

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit writing samples.

The Northeast Region (https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1651/visit.htm) contains over 80 park units from Maine to Virginia and West Virginia, with several new parks proposed for establishment over the next several years.

The HSR&D oce is located within Lowell National Historical Park in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, which is accessible by commuter rail, bus service and car from other cities and towns in the northern Boston metropolitan area. Park housing is NOT available. Work will include an overnight trip or trips to national parks within the region.

Training Provided:

Honing skills in ID and assessment of historic U.S. architectural styles and their character-defining features; Honing skills in National Register of Historic Places nomination writing and interpretation; historic structures management database training.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities:

Real world and likely field work experience assessing the integrity of character-defining features of historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places throughout 83 parks in the NE Region.

Handicap Accessible? Yes


How to apply
Visit: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/historic-preservation-specialist/po-00727431

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