The Charleston Master Preservationist Program is a unique and unprecedented offering from the Preservation Society of Charleston. The program trains local citizens to become active community volunteers working toward the stewardship of Charlestons historic sites, structures and neighborhoods, through an intensive 10-week hands-on training course in historic preservation. Charleston and the immediate region, with its abundant historic resources and strong preservation ethic, serve as the ideal classroom.
The Master Preservationist Program is managed by the Heritage Studies Manager, Paul Saylors and assisted by a Continuing Heritage Studies Intern. This is a paid 15 week internship that will begin on Monday, July 23, 2012 and end on Friday, November 2, 2012. The intern is required to work 20 hours per week. Compensation will be $10.00 per hour. The intern will be needed one full day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and a half day on Thursdays. A full day is considered to be one business day (9AM-5PM with one hour for lunch). Intern responsibilities: Must have strong interpersonal skills. Intern will assist in scheduling classes and tours with host sites, preparing readings, and fielding phone calls pertaining to Continuing Heritage Studies. The Continuing Heritage Studies Intern will also assist in the organization of Continuing Heritage Studies classes pertaining to Charleston Architecture, Charleston Neighborhoods, and Researching Historic Properties.