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Posted: 04/25/2014

Vieux Carre Commission

The Vieux Carré Commission (VCC) protects, preserves, and maintains the distinct architectural, historic character, and zoning integrity of the Vieux Carré as mandated by the Louisiana State Constitution, the City Charter, the City Code and the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. This includes:  regulating all repairs, alterations and construction that affect the exterior (whether visible from the street or not) of any building situated on private property in the French Quarter  charging owners with violations of the City’s regulations to seek the correction of such infractions. The VCC oversees the area bounded by Iberville St., N. Rampart St., Esplanade Ave., and the Mississippi River.

Preservation Intern
Internship Opportunity
New Orleans, LA
Open Until
Until Filled

The Vieux Carré Commission offers a number of opportunities for interns in the areas of preservation advocacy, archival, research and writing, building inspections, appropriateness assessment, and mapping. The Commission office is small, but interns have the opportunity to mold their internship to meet their interests and goals.

 Candidates should be available to work at least two days a week (14 hours per week). Internships are volunteer and unpaid. However, if funding is available, interns will receive a stipend for their service. 

Areas of opportunity include:

1.      Administrative

Intern would be responsible for filing permits, keeping the VCC project files organized and intact, answering phones, and assisting with the preparation of VCC public hearings. The intern would also assist the VCC Director in a multitude of tasks. This requires knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

2.      Library sciences/archival/ digitization

Intern would be responsible for sorting and organizing VCCs small library, creating a working list of available resources, scanning/digitizing photographs/slides/documents, and creating a searchable database for VCC and public utilization. This intern should be computer literate, have exceptional organizational skills, and ideally be interested in library sciences or resource digitization (but not necessary).

3.      Research

Intern would assist staff in research for ongoing projects conducting research using the Public Library, Tulane University, and other nonprofit resources to create a comprehensive understanding of the buildings development.

 4.      Writing/Editing

Intern would edit the current VCCs guidelines for immediate public use and staffs reports, and compose minutes and violation letters. This intern should have a strong background in writing and Microsoft Word.

5.      Inspections

Intern would assist the VCC Building Inspector; specific responsibilities would include, reviewing past violation notices to determine which properties have applied for repairs or resolutions, maintaining a list of non-complying properties, photographing those properties, contacting property owners, and assisting in the administrative adjudication process.

 6.      GIS Mapping

Intern would input VCC property data into GIS systems to create an interactive, user-friendly map. This requires some knowledge of GIS mapping or ESRI, or a strong background in computer sciences.

 Interest in our internships is welcomed year round. For questions about this opportunity, please email seripple@nola.gov.




How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Lary Hesdorffer, Director 1300 Perdido St., Ste. 7E05 New Orleans, LA 70112 lhesdorffer@nola.gov
Sarah Ripple
Phone: 504.658.1429
1300 Perdido Street
Seventh Floor
New Orleans, LA 70116

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