Cultural Landscape Conservation Associate
Fall and Winter 2016-17
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association is currently accepting applications for fall/winter internships focusing on the design and documentation of National Park Service cultural landscapes.
The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship, and education. The Center accomplishes its mission in collaboration with a network of partners including national parks, universities, government agencies, and private non-profit organizations. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast from Virginia to Maine. For more information on Olmsted Center preservation planning projects, visit our website at www.nps.gov/oclp
The internship program provides participants with opportunities to broaden their understanding of landscape preservation practice through project experience, educational programs, and self-study. Working alongside Olmsted Center staff, interns assist with preparing cultural landscape inventories and reports, documenting existing conditions, creating site plans and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes.
The preferred candidate for this internship will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education in: landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, resource management, graphic illustration, or mapping. Related skills may include writing, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a willingness to travel.
A twenty-six-week position (starting August or September 2016) is available and based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in downtown Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided.
To apply, please email (1) a one- to two- page letter that describes your interest in the position and your career and educational goals, (2) resume, (3) transcript (unofficial is accepted), (4) your dates of availability, and (5) contact information for two references. A combined .pdf is preferred. U.S. citizenship required. Please do not send portfolios until requested. Submit by May 31, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Margie Coffin Brown by email or at 617-223-5116.
Margie Coffin Brown
Senior Project Manager, Historical Landscape Architect
National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
15 State Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(ph) 617 223 5116
(fax) 617 223 5172
(cell) 617 620 2942