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Posted: 03/06/2017

Employer
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

Founded in 2015, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is the first initiative to document historic places associated with the LGBT community throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Beyond the already recognized Stonewall, we are identifying hundreds of extant sites from the 17th century through 2000 that illustrate the richness of the city’s LGBT history and the community’s contributions to American culture. The goal is to make an invisible history visible since LGBT place-based historic sites remain largely unknown and unappreciated.


Position
Historic Preservation Research and Writing Consultant
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
New York, NY
Details
$2,500
 

The project is currently documenting a wide variety of historic sites such as those associated with arts and culture, important social centers such as bars and LGBT organization locations, and residences of notable figures. The results of this research are currently being made publicly available through an online interactive map with text and photos; National Register nominations; outreach; and educational events.

The project seeks a graduate student in historic preservation to conduct research for this cultural heritage survey to reflect the diversity of the LGBT community in all five boroughs of New York City. Tasks include:

  • Researching LGBT sites and themes
  • Drafting individual site entries (approximately 250/300 words), identifying supplemental archival photographs and multimedia, and writing photo captions

 

The ideal candidate for this consultancy is a motivated, self-starter who is comfortable working independently without supervision. Strong research and writing skills are essential.

The term of the consultancy is eight weeks (approximately 20 hours per week) with a total compensation of $2,500 to complete the agreed upon deliverables. 

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (ideally one that focuses on the history of a building).
Amanda Davis
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