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Posted: 02/27/2012

The Historic House Trust of New York City
Architectural Conservation

Founded in 1989, the Historic House Trust of New York City is a nonprofit partner to the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for the preservation of historic houses owned by the City of New York and located in public parks. The Trustís collection includes 23 historic house museums throughout the five boroughs. Each of these sites is administered by a separate non-profit licensee dedicated to its continuing use as a museum. As an umbrella organization, the Historic House Trust works with the Parks Department and the Boards of the individual houses to restore, interpret and promote the sites; to educate residents and visitors about the social, economic and political history of New York City; and to contribute to the vitality of surrounding communities. The collection is incredibly varied, including grand mansions, tiny cottages, a lighthouse, and a working farm.

Capital Plan Project Intern
Internship Opportunity
New York, NY

The Capital Plan Project Intern will work under the supervision of the Trusts Architectural Conservator and a practicing preservation architect, the qualified candidate will:

†††††††† Help to establish a 25-Year Capital Plan for the Trust.

†††††††† Conduct existing conditions surveys of all the Trusts 23 historic house museums.

†††††††† Coordinate with the Trust regarding the prioritization of the Capital Plan.

†††††††† Update the Trusts database and/or calendar with data from the existing conditions surveys.

†††††††† Conduct research on individual historic houses and sites as required.

†††††††† Perform other duties as assigned.


†††††††† Graduate degree or current graduate student in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History or related area of study is required.

†††††††† Strong architectural documentation skills and knowledge of American architectural styles is mandatory.

†††††††† Knowledge of mechanical systems, i.e. electrical/heating is preferred.

†††††††† Ability to work independently.

†††††††† Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook).

†††††††† Knowledge of Adobe graphics suite and Auto Cad is preferred.

†††††††† Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

†††††††† Strong desire to learn about the development of a capital plan through a hands-on internship.


The Capital Plan Project Intern position can begin immediately and will last a minimum of three months.Successful applicants will work with the Trust approximately 10-15 hours per week.A $1,500 stipend will be provided.

This is a great opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience at a small nonprofit organization that oversees a network of historic house museums throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The successful candidate will be required to travel to all five boroughs and conduct on-site documentation and assessments of existing conditions of both the exterior and interior of the Trusts sites.We are looking for a motivated, responsible, energetic individual who can multi-task and work independently. Any public transportation expenses will be reimbursed.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Mikel Travisano, Architectural Conservator mikel.travisano@parks.nyc.gov
Mikel Travisano
Phone: 212-360-8237
Fax: 212-360-8201
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 203
New York, NY 10065

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