Historic Preservation Intern 2017, Thousand Island Park Corp (Thousand Island Park, NY)
Contributed By: Marissa Martin
Historic Preservation Intern
Employer: Thousand Island Park Corporation on behalf of the Thousand Island Park Preservation and Architectural Review Board and the Landmark Society. Thousand Island Park (New York) began in 1875 as a Methodist Camp Meeting Association on Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River and later became the privately held corporation that exists today. The entire Park was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The T I Park Landmark Society (a 501c3 corporation) and the Preservation/Review Board (which is appointed by the T I Park Corporation) are both dedicated to the protection and preservation of this unique community’s over 300 late 19th and early 20th century residences and public buildings.
For more information visit www.thousandislandparklandmarksociety.com; www.tiparkcorp.com; and www.thousandislandslife.com (back issues, April 8, 2008 “Perfecting a Place, Thousand Island Park” by Paul Malo)
Type: Internship opportunity to work with both the Landmark Society, which provides education and outreach focused on preservation, and the Preservation/Architectural Review Board, which deals with the historic architectural integrity of the community.
Compensation: This position is for eight weeks from June 19 to August 11, 2017, and is paid in the amount of $1,500. Hours are flexible and can vary from day to day, depending on the complexity and timing of the projects needing attention.Housing: cottage owners have volunteered to provide room and board without cost to the intern on a revolving basis.
- Attend Preservation/Architectural Review Board and Landmark Society meetings.
- Assist with interface between Board, contractors, cottage owners, and the community.
- Conduct research and engage in archival maintenance.
- Offer public education on preservation policy and related issues in the community.
- Assist Landmark and Preservation Board managers with preservation duties.
- Serve as docent one day a week in the Landmark building.
- Assist with summer programs and exhibitions.Assist with grant writing (with supervision).
- Develop and pursue self initiated special projects.
Benefits of the Internship include:
- Experience the preservation field outside the classroom, preservation advocacy and community relations.
- Experience practical applications of new construction and rehabilitation and its impact onthe local historic district.
- Work with local contractors, preservation consultants and professionals (advisors to the Board), Preservation and Landmark supporters, and allied associations.
- Gain practical knowledge of how historic communities manage the rules and regulations related to today’s building
- Experience the function of a not-for-profit organization.
How to Apply: The Thousand Island Park Landmark Society seeks a highly motivated person interested in Historic Preservation. Interested candidates, graduate and undergraduate (Historic Preservation and/or Architectural History majors preferred) must submit a resume and a recommendation from a current professor by March 1, 2017.
Send application material electronically to:
Merissa Martin, Administrative Assistant
Thousand Island Park Corporation
Subject line: Intern Program
Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2017.
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