Research Archives Intern
NYC LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Job posted to this site on May 7th at 8:09am
Application Deadline: June 10th 2022
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status and regulating them after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 37,500 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 152 historic districts across in all five boroughs.
Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.
Research Department Archives
LPC is in the process of the consolidation and reorganization of archival material which requires an intern to move, arrange, and catalog items, label/document files and photographs, maintain and consolidate existing collections, rehouse materials, perform basic preservation activities, and appraise current collection holdings. The intern will also contribute to the development of an offsite storage strategy.
This position is part time, approximately 28 hours per week.
- Currently matriculated in a college or university graduate program pursuing an MLIS or an accredited Archival Studies Program.
The ideal candidate would have:
- Some experience handling ephemera and processing analog and digital collections
- Experience developing and writing finding aids
- Excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach, detail oriented
- Excellent research and data analysis skills
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- The ability to learn quickly and work independently
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran's status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
LocationNYC Landmarks Preservation Commission 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007