"Cool Opportunities" at the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Posted on: January 14th, 2008 by Sarah Heffern 1 Comment

It's amazing what a difference a few years makes.*

Back when I was in college, there was no Internet, or at least not enough of a one that regular people were using it. When we hunted for jobs, we went to the career center on campus. We did not have monster.com, or careerbuilder.com, or even Google to help us find jobs. We most certainly did not have Facebook or MySpace, wherein potential bosses could take a sneak peek at our collegiate hijinks.

We also didn't have cool job-search sites like One Day, One Job, which profiles employers offering entry-level openings. They featured the National Trust for Historic Preservation yesterday, and -- I am happy to report -- they seem to like what we're doing here, and the opportunities we have available.

The jobs get even more interesting as the experience level goes up. There are some really cool opportunities that require 3-5 years experience, which means you can either try to really impress them with your cover letter and resume or work your way up through the ranks.

They're even asking people to post comments about their favorite historic buildings on their college campuses.

There are quite a few postings open here in addition to those profiled, so if you're interested in working in Historic Preservation, take a look at our jobs page.

*OK, so it's clearly been more than a few years, but denial ain't just a river in Egypt, as the saying goes.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the social media strategist for the National Trust’s Public Affairs team. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.


One Response

  1. Willy Franzen

    January 14, 2008

    Hi Sarah,

    I’m glad you noticed our post! We definitely do like what the National Trust for Historic Preservation has to offer college students who are graduating this Spring.

    Personally, I grew up with an architect Dad who has done a lot of historic preservation work. I also live in a house that was built in 1820. Many college students don’t get enough exposure to historic buildings to develop an affection for them. They often overlook what is being lost when luxurious, new facilities are built.

    I hope our post not only brings you some great job applicants, but also gets our readers thinking about how important historic buildings are to many college campuses.