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.