Historic Preservation Intern, City of Joliet, IL

THIS POSITION IS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT (APPROX. 12 WEEKS)


JOB POSTING #: 15-21

POSTED: 02/17/2021, 1:00 p.m.

EXPIRATION: until filled

TITLE: Historic Preservation Intern (Position Code #7042)

SALARY: $11.00 per hour/NO BENEFITS

DEPARTMENTS: Community Development

DIVISIONS: Planning


GENERAL PURPOSE


This temporary full-time position performs historic preservation and planning duties for the City involving a wide range of assignments. The position is open only to full-time students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree level program and is expected to run from mid-May through mid-August 2021, for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 hours per week. Flexibility in hours and employment dates is available to address individual needs. Compensation is $11 per hour.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop historical narratives for Joliet neighborhoods. Include current conditions and describe any cultural influences on the built environment.

  • Assist with the inventory of architectural styles and building types in Joliet neighborhoods.

  • Develop historical narratives for existing religious buildings.

  • Assist with the development of special thematic walking or bus tours

  • Assist other planning staff members and perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or G.E.D equivalent

  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in historic preservation, history, museum studies, geography, planning, public administration, or a related field. Enrollment in a Master’s degree program in historic preservation, history, museum studies, geography, planning, public administration, or a related field preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Experience

  • Excellent research, writing and public communication skills.

  • Good judgment, thoroughness and dependability.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in the absence of supervision;

  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office products;

  • Graphic design ability and familiarity with the Adobe Suite of products is preferred (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.);

  • Arc GIS ability is preferred

  • Physical skills necessary to perform the duties of the position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a personal vehicle available for out-of-office field work. Vehicle mileage will be reimbursed at the standard federal IRS mileage rate.

  • Must submit a writing sample or similar to demonstrate research, writing and public communication skills.


TO APPLY


Submit application, resume, cover letter, and writing sample by email to: employment@jolietcity.org

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