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🔗Research and Preservation Associate

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $45,000 (annually) USD / Year
  • Job Summary: full medical benefits, vacation, etc.
  • How to Apply:

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Website Village Preservation

Village Preservation (formerly the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation) seeks a highly-organized, detail-oriented, self-starter to conduct diverse research, writing, and education projects. Village Preservation was founded in 1980 to preserve and celebrate the architectural and cultural heritage of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. A growing organization with an annual budget of $1.5 mil. and full-time staff of 9, the position will work primarily with the Director of Research while occasionally collaborating with other staff members on special projects and board member-led committees.

● Researching, compiling and writing building histories
● Researching and writing about historically and culturally significant figures connected to our area
● Managing and updating various online public engagement tools, including interactive maps and virtual tours hosted on Urban Archive and ArcGIS
● Writing about the history, culture, and architecture of our neighborhoods for our blog
● Helping to organize, research, and make accessible our historic image archive and other archival materials
● Assist with data management and with geospatial analysis on ArcGIS in connection with research projects.
● Research and outreach to secure scholarly and other support for preservation efforts
● Assist with the design and execution of programs related to areas of research performed
● General research to support other ongoing advocacy, education, and programming work of the organization
● Taking and revising minutes for staff meetings and board member-led committees
● Attending public meetings and giving public testimony when necessary

Applicant should have at least a BA (preferably with course work in art and architectural history, urban planning, and/or historic preservation). Hours are flexible and could accommodate a current graduate student. Strong research and writing skills, comfort and experience with public speaking, knowledge of and interest in the history and architecture of New York City, especially Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, as well as historic preservation are essential.

Knowledge of Google Workspace Programs, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, familiarity with GIS, and social media proficiency are important to success in this role. A strong understanding of research repositories, organizational skills, and a proven track record of managing and completing projects in a
fast-paced work environment are a must. The ability to juggle multiple tasks and maintain flexibility is key. Occasional weekend and evening work.

This is currently a hybrid in-office/remote position, subject to change as per Village Preservation’s Remote Work Policy.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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