Historic Architecture Team Lead Intern
Position Description: The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking a Team Lead historic architecture intern to be based in Atlanta, GA at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site and/ or Washington, DC metro area (Frederick, MD). This position will work to conduct assessments of six historic structures at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (MALU) resulting in six Historic Structures Reports. The position will begin Mid-April and continue for nine months. This position will be responsible for providing on-site day-to-day direction to two historical architecture interns.
The successful candidate will be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Hands-on experience with field documentation, material assessment, CAD and hand- drawing skills, and solid writing skills are desirable. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.
Task and Duties:
· Field inspection to identify character-defining features;
· Historic fabric investigation (reading a buildings historic fabric);
· Field documentation (hand-sketching and CAD drawings), and condition assessment of historic structures;
· Tasks culminate in the assembly and preparation of six Historic Structure Reports.
Skills and qualifications:
· An advanced degree in architecture, historic preservation or architectural history will provide the skills necessary to organize the local intern team. Team Leader will report directly to HPTC Senior Historical Architect (registered architect). Team Leader will have documented experience in the entire HSR process or similar project and must be able to demonstrate the ability to produce professional quality reports. Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition) is recommended. In addition, flexibility will be needed as this position will stay on longer to edit, format, and finalize the reports to ensure full completion of the project.
· Prior experience measuring historic buildings, conducting assessment reports, researching historic buildings or working on Historic Structure Report teams is preferred.
· Experience leading an architecture project based team preferred.
For those seeking architectural licensure, this internship will count towards the new NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) system [multiple categories] and allow candidates to gain experience under the supervision of a practicing licensed architect (HPTC Senior Historical Architect).
Location: Atlanta and/or Washington, DC metro area (Frederick, MD)