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Posted: 04/15/2014

Historic Huguenot Street
Historic Preservations

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is the site of seven original stone house museums dating to the early eighteenth century. Settled in 1678 by twelve Huguenot families seeking refugee from religious persecution in France, the site also includes a burial ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone French church. HHS also maintains an extensive library, archives, and collections. Founded in 1894, our mission is to collect, preserve, and share with the public the inspiring story of this American community as it evolved from the 17th century to today.

Historic Preservationist Intern
Internship Opportunity
New Paltz, NY
Potential stipend
Open Until
Until Filled

The Historic Preservationist Intern will work with the Historic Preservationist on tasks related to the preservation of the sites historic buildings and grounds. Specific projects will depend on the current goals of the institution and the incumbents specific skills and interests. The following are examples of possible intern projects: 

- Identifying and organizing all historic architectural features (trim, hardware, etc.) that have been removed from buildings.  

- Organize historic structures reports and other preservation-related documents into a searchable database for use in preservation planning. 

- Create timelines of all major work done on buildings through the present. 

- Assist with building conditions analysis and monitoring. 

- Conduct research in connection with restoration and interpretation projects. 

- Work with preservationist and maintenance staff on physical restoration of historic structures. 

This will be a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience at a site that is actively developing new strategies for preservation and interpretation. The candidate must be willing to learn and collaborate and perform all duties as assigned necessary to the continued operation of the historic site.

Candidates should be currently enrolled in a degree program in historic preservation, museum studies, architecture, history, art history, planning, or other related field.

How to apply
To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to: Kara Gaffken Dircteor of Public Programming Historic Huguenot Street kara@huguenotstreet.org
Kara Gaffken
88 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

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