Professional Development and Career Resources

Below is a list of internships, fellowships, and jobs from firms and alumni across the country. For a more comprehensive list, please go to Handshake, Penn’s job and internship database. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

PennPraxis, University of Pennsylvania

Design Fellow - Bicycle Lane Project, Harare, Zimbabwe

Penn Praxis is looking for Design Fellows collaborate on developing a pilot Bicycle Lane project for Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. The project is in the early phases of conceptualization, site selection, and design/implementation considerations. This project would be the first of its kind in Zimbabwe, and it is supported locally by a coalition of private, public, and community-based groups. The project will provide general criteria or a city-wide bike lane system and a site-specific response for the selected pilot project, ensuring its implementation, viability, operation, political and communal acceptance, and consequently its replicability. The initiative will be developed in collaboration with Zimbabwean partners and the assistance of David Gouverneur (Associate Professor of Practice of the Departments of Landscape Architecture and City Planning).

Candidates include:

  • Current Weitzman students or graduates of Landscape Architecture or City Planning
  • Territorial and Site-Specific/3D designs skills
  • Graphic and managerial/communication skills
  • Availability: 2 mornings per week (to correlate with the Zimbabwean team) + 3 other mornings or afternoons per week, for 14 weeks.

Applications will be accepted starting immediately. Please submit your application by Wednesday, September 22 including: 

  • Cover letter indicating skills, background, and reason for interest  
  • Resume
  • Portfolio or work sample
  • Name of faculty or previous employer reference
  • Hours available to work during the Fall semester

Students will be compensated $20 an hour, and must not work more than 20 hours while enrolled in classes.  This should be considered if students have other internships or research positions.

Please upload applications in the following format: 

Last name_First Name_Document Title to this folder: https://upenn.app.box.com/f/913a94fc84974925abc5733d777a3bd7   

Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Associates Program Open for Applications

Deadline: 

September 24, 2021

Perry World House's Graduate Associates Program is for all graduate students, from any school or department, who have demonstrated a serious interest in exploring world affairs in depth during their time at Penn. 

This competitive program is intended for students who want to complement their engagement in global affairs within a vibrant community of scholars, students, and visitors, while also developing professional skills relevant to shaping policy. Students who complete the program receive a modest stipend for their participation. We have opened a new round of applications for the class of 2021-22 to allow one-year students the chance to apply - click here to apply by September 24, 2021.

Architecture

Job Opportunities, Preservation Design Partnership

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: 

September 30, 2021

Preservation Design Partnership, a nationally recognized award winning preservation architecture, planning and design firm, has openings for design professionals in preservation architecture and planning with varying levels of experience. Since its inception in 1995, the firm has selected its projects and clients carefully, providing excellence in preservation planning, design and architecture. PDP is recognized nationally for expertise in the preparation of design guidelines for historic districts, sustainable design for historic and cultural resources, and flood mitigation in the context of climate change.

Available full-time job opportunities:

  • Staff Architect or Equivalent / 3 – 5 years of experience
  • Project Architect or Equivalent / 5 – 10 years of experience
  • Project Manager – Senior Architect / Designer / 10+ years of experience

Please see attached document for more information. Please submit your resume, and your portfolio of previous projects. Writing samples are encouraged. Email submission to info@pdparchitects.com with the position title as the subject.

Architecture & Design Virtual Career Fair, September 21, 2021, 11am - 3pm EDT

Are you searching online endlessly for opportunities in the architecture and design field? This online career fair is targeted specifically for those passionate about the industry and include some of the top architecture and design organizations in the country who are looking for qualified professionals, like you, to join their teams. Show them why you should be their next hire by signing up for the event. Co-hosted by AIA NY. Register for FREE through CareerEco Virtual Events.

City and Regional Planning

Job Opportunities, Preservation Design Partnership

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: 

September 30, 2021

Preservation Design Partnership, a nationally recognized award winning preservation architecture, planning and design firm, has openings for design professionals in preservation architecture and planning with varying levels of experience. Since its inception in 1995, the firm has selected its projects and clients carefully, providing excellence in preservation planning, design and architecture. PDP is recognized nationally for expertise in the preparation of design guidelines for historic districts, sustainable design for historic and cultural resources, and flood mitigation in the context of climate change.

Available full-time job opportunities:

  • Staff Architect or Equivalent / 3 – 5 years of experience
  • Project Architect or Equivalent / 5 – 10 years of experience
  • Project Manager – Senior Architect / Designer / 10+ years of experience

Please see attached document for more information. Please submit your resume, and your portfolio of previous projects. Writing samples are encouraged. Email submission to info@pdparchitects.com with the position title as the subject.

Job Openings, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Boston, MA

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Our regional plan, MetroFuture, guides our work as we engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future.

We work toward sound municipal management, sustainable land use, protection of natural resources, efficient and affordable  transportation, a diverse housing stock, public safety, economic development, clean energy, healthy communities, an informed public, and equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds. Learn about current job opportunites on the MAPC Jobs webpage. Interested students and recent grads can contact Claudia Zarazua (MCP'16), MAPC Regional Arts and Culture Planner II, czarazua@mapc.org. Date posted: September 3, 2021.

Job Openings, Clarion Associates

Denver, CO and Chapel Hill, NC

Clarion Associates is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in community planning, zoning, sustainability and resilience, and historic preservation. We have offices in Denver and Chapel Hill and affiliated offices in Cincinnati and Philadelphia. We have assisted over 200 U.S. cities and counties to plan for their futures. Clarion is highly regarded as a firm that forms strong partnerships with each of our client communities. We tackle complex projects and find creative solutions that lead to adoption and implementation. We are known for building public support for ambitious local planning efforts. Learn more at www.clarionassociates.com.

We are actively seeking full-time associates in our Denver and Chapel Hill offices. We strive to cross-train our team members and will work with successful candidates to tailor a position to fit their areas of expertise and interests. However, the successful candidates should have experience and interest in the following core practice areas: Comprehensive Planning and Development Codes.  See attached document for full description. Date posted: August 28, 2021.

Open Positions at Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart (BFW)

Ardmore, PA / Philadelphia, PA / Newark, NJ

BFW Has Two Open Positions!

  1. Project Assistant working with Construction Project Managers
  2. Compliance Manager monitoring OEO, Section 3 and Davis Bacon on construction projects throughout the region.
  3. Project Assistant Position below.
  4. See attached document for Compliance Manager description.

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Duties Include:

  • Research Bids, RFPs (request for proposals) and RFQs (request for qualifications) for appropriate responses
  • Help prepare construction schedules and work with senior staff to learn cost estimating for various vertical, structural and civil engineering construction projects.
  • Learn various types of construction methods to undertake residential, commercial, office, mixed-use, community/govt facilities, and warehouse/distribution type projects
  • Assist PM with project budgeting, vouchers and cost tracking
  • Track requests for information (RFIs), Submittals, cut sheets, and change orders. 
  • Learn to manage Procure, Bluebeam, PlanSwift, Primavera P6, MicroSoft Project and other project management software
  • Monitor vouchers and change orders
  • Learn how to create systems for construction documentation and document distribution
  • Scheduling and cost tracking, evaluate contractors and sub-contractors, create bid docs; ​ take meeting minutes, and write proposals (will train).
  • Assist Senior Staff, or CEO with writing and responding to various client requests; writing proposals, conducting research on land development, zoning, permitting and rules for various funding sources.

Founded in 2009, by Blane F. Stoddart and Fred Werner,  BFW provides construction administration, construction project management, and owners representation in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and along the East Coast.   In December 2011, Mr. Stoddart became the sole owner. Our vision is to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and construction management partners by building sustainable physical spaces that lower costs, increase productivity, or create a sense of home. We manage our client’s interests by anticipating and reducing adverse financial exposure through value engineering and cost estimating, managing the workflow and schedules, managing construction risks, and successfully closing out projects on-time and on-budget. Over 1/3 of our staff are accredited LEED, registered architects (RA/AIA), QA/QC certified, or Professional Engineers (PE).  Our staff has grown from two (2) to over 21 professionals and project managers.

Qualifications:

Seniors, Grad Students and Recent Graduates in:  Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management, Urban Planning Ideal.  Seeking someone who is smart, flexible, quick study, team player. Date posted: August 16, 2021.

Send Resume to:   info@bfwgroup.net

Entry Level Planner, Equity Environmental Engineering, LLC

New York City; Mount Olive, NJ

Equity Environmental Engineering, LLC is a growing professional firm providing services in engineering, city planning, environmental remediation, real estate development, and environmental consulting. We are recognized in multiple industries for our professional expertise, and commitment to client service.

We have a nearly 20-year history supporting our client’s city, state, and federal planning, environment review, investigation, and remediation needs. Our planners, engineers and scientists offer innovative and economical services and maintain state-of-the-art technology to meet our clients’ needs.

We are looking for an Entry Level Urban Planner with one to two (1-2) years of professional level planning experience at our Mount Olive/New York City office(s). The position offers flexible work hours and geographic placement.

Responsibilities:

  • Interpret and apply applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations
  • Conduct Environmental Assessment/Impact reviews of public and private development projects
  • Conduct extensive research in specific or general project areas
  • Provide technical support to the Equity planning team for urban design and master planning projects
  • Site analysis and existing conditions documentation
  • Site plans and area mapping
  • Illustrative plans, sections, and perspective renderings, both hand and digital
  • This position is located primarily in the corporate office(s), but includes day travel to proposed and actual construction sites, to client’s offices, government agency meetings, and other assignments outside of the office, as necessary.

See attached document for more information. Email cover letter and resume to Nigel Grembowski, AICP, Project Manager / Transportation Planner. Date posted: August 4, 2021.

Immediate Opening, Construction Project Assistant - Real Estate Development Assistant, BFW Group

Mid-Atlantic Region

BFW Group www.bfwgroup.net has 1-2  immediate openings for part-time to full-time Construction/Development Assistant(s) for major construction projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The candidate (s) would be working on Staff at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Some travel across the region may be necessary as Candidate is trained. This is a part-time to full-time opportunity. Employer is willing to sponsor qualified candidates for work visa. See attached document for BFW Project Profiles. Date posted: July 27, 2021.

Duties Include:

  • Research Bids, RFPs (request for proposals) and RFQs (request for qualifications) for appropriate responses
  • Help prepare construction schedules and work with senior staff to learn cost estimating for various vertical, structural and civil engineering construction projects.
  • Learn various types of construction methods to undertake residential, commercial, office, mixed-use, community/govt facilities, and warehouse/distribution type projects
  • Assist PM with project budgeting, vouchers and cost tracking
  • Track requests for information (RFIs), Submittals, cut sheets, and change orders. 
  • Learn to manage Procure, Bluebeam, PlanSwift, Primavera P6, MicroSoft Project and other project management software
  • Monitor vouchers and change orders
  • Learn how to create systems for construction documentation and document distribution
  • Scheduling and cost tracking, evaluate contractors and sub-contractors, create bid docs; ​ take meeting minutes, and write proposals (will train).
  • Assist Senior Staff, or CEO with writing and responding to various client requests; writing proposals, conducting research on land development, zoning, permitting and rules for various funding sources.

Qualifications:

Seniors, Grad Students and Recent Graduates in: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management, Urban Planning Ideal. Seeking someone who is smart, flexible, quick study, team player.

Send Resume to:  

Wages: Competitive. Temp to Perm Opportunity with Full Benefits. We encourage all candidates to be fully vaccinated. OEO. Our core values are Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork and Equity.

MDO Policy Intern, City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

The City of Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office (MDO) is a cabinet-level office with oversight of the City’s operating departments. The MDO works with these departments to:
• Create and successfully enact new policies.
• Deliver efficient, effective, and responsive public services.
• Implement the mayor’s vision.

The MDO’s Policy & Initiatives unit (“MDO Policy & Initiatives”) is looking for fall 2021 policy interns. MDO Policy & Initiatives is responsible for advancing key priorities, including the work of the Opioid Response Unit, and providing oversight of the MDO’s policy and legislative activities. This internship position is a great opportunity for students seeking a career in public service, policy, or lobbying. Interns will spend the semester getting a closer look at the operations of government and improving their policy development and project management skills.
We are looking for interns to work part-time (15 hours/week) in our office and/or remotely, from August through December 2021. Availability to intern for both the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters is preferred. Start and end dates are flexible, dependent on the academic term. See attached document for more information. Date posted: July 14, 2021.

Sustainability Program Analyst, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commision (DVRPC)

Philadelphia, PA

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn, and create a career in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and bringing your best self to work. If your background and experience match the following vacancy, we would like to hear from you.

The Sustainability Program Analyst will assist in data collection, policy research, partner coordination, and program design and management, for energy management, renewable energy, bike sharing, and other programs that help the region meet carbon reduction and other regional goals while also improving partner efficiency. The work involves creating implementation-focused programs involving technical assistance, peer learning, joint procurement and contracting processes, pooled financing, shared services, pooled decision-making and other mechanisms that foster local governments ability to achieve planning and climate resilience objectives as a group. Such programs allow partners to share technical, financial, and sometimes legal services and joint purchasing power, that can result in cost savings. For more information, visit DVRPC Human Resources. Date posted: July 12, 2021.

Long Range Planning Expert, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)

Stateline, NV

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is a high-performance team committed to protecting the natural environment of Lake Tahoe while improving the quality of life for all who live and visithere. We are leaders in collaborative partnership building, encouraging sustainable redevelopment, and adopting innovative land use policies. Living in Lake Tahoe brings endless recreational opportunities, breathtaking scenery, and the mountain lifestyle that many dream about.

Position Summary:

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is recruiting an experienced planning professional to play a key role in long range planning. The ideal candidate will have experience preparing and amending comprehensive (a.k.a., general) and area plans for cities and/or counties, preparing and amending development regulations, and reviewing projects for permitting (a.k.a., current planning), as well as an education that demonstrates a thorough and broad understanding of related aspects of planning at the city, county, and regional level. For more information, visit TRPA Employment. Date posted June 18, 2021, open until filled.

Consider Sacramento!

Consider working for a California State agency:

California Air Resources Board https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/homepage 
Governor's Office of Planning and Research http://opr.ca.gov/  
Sacramento Area Council of Governments https://www.sacog.org/  
As with any state or federal agency, there is an application form and a qualifying test. https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/jobs-and-exams 

Fine Arts

Americans for the Arts (AFTA)

New York, NY and Washington, DC

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts. AFTA also features and Job Bank.

Artist Opportunities from the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

Philadelphia, PA

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy supports artists and the cultural community in Philadelphia by providing and promoting artist opportunities year-round. Click on their opportunities website to learn more!

CAA Podcasts

New York, NY

College Art Association (CAA) provides a series of podcasts devoted to professional development topics. The podcasts are produced by CAA committees and staff and are a resource for professionals across the spectrum in the visual arts. For more information, visit CAA Programs / Podcasts.

The Center for Emerging Artists

Philadelphia, PA

With a mission to cultivate, nurture, and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while simultaneously expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA’s services are designed to: raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost cultural tourism and foster economic development. Through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, CFEVA provides artists with the tangible resources needed to develop viable and sustainable careers. For more information, visit CFEVA.

Creative Capital

New York, NY

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, gatherings, & career development services.

  • We made a comprehensive list of nationwide arts resources that was viewed nearly 250,000 times and was entered into the Library of Congress. Our monthly lists of opportunities for artists have also been viewed 125,000 times since January. In response to the pandemic and economic shutdown, we held seven free public workshops and maintained our commitment to the artist community by bringing all our workshops fully online.
     
  • Our list of Ways to Support Black Lives amplified powerful voices and has been accessed by over 40,000 people. We hosted two online workshops for artists engaging in social change which gained over 2,500 viewers each and counting.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Newsletter

New York Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization that provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive. Join their mailing lists and be among the first to know about NYFA's fellowships, resources, deadlines, programming, and special projects. As a subscriber, you'll also enjoy access to their vast network of opportunities for artists. 

NYFA Resources

NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) has planned a series of free programming, online learning, awards and grantsemergency grants and NYFA Events page.

Grants and Fellowships, Grad Center at Penn

University of Pennsylvania

External grants and awards are opportunities offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Also known as nationally competitive awards or fellowships, receiving external funding opportunities is a way to position yourself as a leader in your field, whether you are just beginning your graduate career, are conducting research and writing, or are close to the end of your degree and exploring career options. 

We encourage you to review our lists of highlighted opportunities and to take advantage of the resources below as you prepare to apply for competitive grants and fellowships. Be sure to check our events page and the CURF website for upcoming information sessions and workshops related to fellowships and grants. 

Consider Sacramento!

Consider working for a California State agency:

California Air Resources Board https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/homepage 
Governor's Office of Planning and Research http://opr.ca.gov/  
Sacramento Area Council of Governments https://www.sacog.org/  
As with any state or federal agency, there is an application form and a qualifying test. https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/jobs-and-exams 

Job postings in affordable development and construction management, Enterprise Homes, Inc

Richmond, VA and Silver Spring or Baltimore, MD

Community Preservation & Development Corporation is finalizing a merge with Enterprise Homes, Inc, resulting in a lot of new positions for people interested in working in the affordable housing industry. The roles are mostly for construction management and development project management - a combination of entry, mid, and senior level jobs are available, most with flexibility to work out of Enterprise’s Richmond, VA, Silver Spring, MD, or Baltimore offices. New community programming roles will be posted online soon.

Available job openings can be found on tne Enterprise Careers website. Anybody interested in these positions or others that will be coming online should reach out to Jess Neubelt.

Ongoing internship program available with UNICEF U.S.A.

The UNICEF Internship Program offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with UNICEF's work. Internship opportunities are available worldwide. Learn more about where we work.

When a UNICEF office identifies the need for an intern to support their team, they publish the opportunity, and all eligible candidates can submit their application through our website. You can find current opportunities on our vacancies page.

Build a compelling profile and get your dream job with these application and assessment tips. Contact (unicef_us@globalsupportjobs.info) for employment application details.

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Specialist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Sterling, VA

Deadline: 

September 13, 2021

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/.

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, , Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy, in Sterling VA. The incumbent serves as a Historic Preservation Specialist in OREP's Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE). The incumbent's responsibilities are to provide professional expertise, produce substantive analyses, and lead consultations for cultural resources and historic properties necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities. Visit the following USAJOBS websites for more information: BOEM-MMEE-21-KS-096(MP) and BOEM-MMEE-21-KS-095(DEU).

Full Time Preservation Architectural Associate, Historic Building Architects, LLC

Trenton, NJ

Historic Building Architects is an award-winning historic preservation firm based in Trenton, New Jersey. We specialize in architectural preservation and materials conservation. Our collaborative investigative approach allows us to peel back the layers of the past, helping our clients understand, preserve, and interpret our shared cultural heritage. Date posted: August 20, 2021.
 
Required Qualifications:
  • A professional degree in Architecture 
  • Master’s degree in Historic Preservation preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills to work as part of a team 
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 
  • Material conservation skills are a plus 
  • Must be able to work in Trenton, New Jersey and be able to travel to projects. There may be an opportunity to work from home part-time.

No salary listed. See attached document for more information and visit www.hba-llc.com.

Project and Outreach Manager for Revolving Loan Fund, The New York Landmarks Conservancy

New York, NY

The New York City Historic Properties Fund, Inc., which is administered by the non-profit New York Landmarks Conservancy, is seeking a staff person to provide essential project-management assistance for restoration projects financed through a revolving loan fund and to perform public outreach for the loan program. Fund staff help ensure that loans are used appropriately and that the financed work—often specialized restoration work—is of high quality. Date posted: August 20, 2021.

Essential Duties:

  • Outreach and Promotion: responding to public inquiries; overseeing direct mail campaigns; scheduling and making site visits to properties; working with public agencies and community groups to organize community meetings and promote the Fund at these meetings.
  • Loan Applications: coordinating and reviewing loan applications; developing scopes of work and project budgets; performing traditional loan underwriting and due diligence; evaluating applicant creditworthiness; determining financing structures and project feasibility.
  • Board Materials & Administrative Reporting: preparing loan analyses and other reports for presentation to the Board; creating PowerPoint/InDesign presentations; drafting quarterly, annual, and other reports.
  • Loan Closings: gathering information for closing attorney and working closely with applicants to ensure that all documents are complete and correct.
  • Project Management Services: coordinate with architects, contractors, and borrowers to ensure smooth administration and progress of project; review and process loan advances
  • Research: about properties, neighborhoods, and trends using traditional and web-based methods. Coordinating with private groups and public agencies to locate and survey new potential historic districts

Salary range: $60,000 to $70,000. See attached document for more information and visit www.nylandmarks.org.

Historic Preservation Specialist, ICF (Inner City Fund)

San Francisco, CA

The Historic Preservation Specialist will provide cultural resource management services as a client-facing technical lead, with capabilities that include project management and mid- to senior-level technical expertise. The Historic Preservation Specialist will also assist on or lead the preparation of proposals, communication with clients, and tracking project budgets and schedules. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architectural history and regulatory compliance, and a capacity for managing projects and client relationships. No salary listed. For more information, visit ICF Careers. Date posted: August 18, 2021.

Conservation Technician, Materials Conservation

Philadelphia, PA

All qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  John Carr - info@mccollab.com 

Materials Conservation (MC), located in Philadelphia, provides professional services, both on-site and in-house for the conservation of architecture, in situ art and movable objects.  MC provides conservation assessments and treatments on a wide variety of materials including ceramic, wood, metal, plaster, and stone - as well as a wide variety of artifacts ranging from architecture, decorative arts, archaeological objects, sculpture and contemporary objects. MC looks to fill the position of Conservation Technician to join our dynamic team of 15 conservators and conservation technicians.   

The position requires the following skills:  An understanding of traditional woodworking methods in joinery and finishing, wood repairs, masonry repairs and masonry pointing, with training in lead safety and lift operation a plus. A college degree in fine art or art history is preferable, as is a specialization in object conservation or comparable training.  Preference will be given to candidates possessing strong hand skills and additional experience with metals and architectural materials.   

The candidate should have effective leadership and communication skills, be a fast-learner and attentive to detail, adept at creative problem-solving and have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  This position involves occasional travel and working in the field with a wide variety of site conditions.  Experience in private practice is strongly preferred as is enthusiasm for the conservation of material culture. Starting pay rate is $17-$20/hr. After a probationary period, this will become a salaried position with full benefits. Date posted: August 12, 2021.

Objects Conservator / Sculpture Specialist, Materials Conservation

Philadelphia, PA

All qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: John Carr - info@mccollab.com 

Materials Conservation (MC), located in Philadelphia, provides professional services, both on-site and in-house for the conservation of architecture, in situ art and movable objects.  The firm’s mission to preserve material heritage is achieved through our ability to design and implement appropriate responses to conservation issues. Our services include documentation and condition assessment, material testing and analysis, conservation treatments, monitoring and maintenance, and art handling and installation. 

MC seeks to fill the position of objects conservator or specialist in assessment and treatment of sculpture. MC provides conservation assessments and treatments on a wide variety of materials including, ceramic, wood, metal, plaster, and stone - as well as a wide variety of artifacts ranging from architecture, decorative arts, archaeological objects, sculpture and contemporary objects.  The successful candidate will be part of a team of 15 conservators and conservation technicians.   

The successful candidate should have an advanced degree or equivalent training in conservation with a specialization in objects or exterior sculpture and have a minimum of five years postgraduate or equivalent professional experience.  Preference will be given to candidates possessing strong hand skills including sculpting, mold making, metal patination, metal fabrication, and welding.  

The position requires that the candidate have effective oral and written communication skills, ability to work to deadlines and work both independently and collaboratively.  This position involves occasional travel and working in the field with a wide variety of site conditions.  Experience in private practice is strongly preferred.   

This is a full time salaried position.  Benefits include medical/dental insurance, disability insurance, vacation and holiday pay, and an optional 401 (K) retirement program.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Date posted: August 12, 2021.

Surveyor (Northeast Market) Gladding, McBean

Lincoln, CA

Interested applicants can send their resume to GMB.Marketing@gladdingmcbean.com
More information attached
Survey: Systematically surveying terra cotta replacement on structures that Gladding, McBean has been contracted to replace. Prior to jobsite arrival, the surveyor will become familiar with the scope of work by analyzing the contract and drawings as provided by the lead estimator. The surveyor will develop a systematic approach to the survey work and coordinate the approach with the contractor and building access. With use of a GMcB supplied camera and tape measure, the surveyor will survey the buildings’ identified terra cotta replacement pieces and identify fragments that need to be sent to the plant for further analysis by the drafting and project management team. Following the site survey, the surveyor will assemble the information in a logical format and supply the detailed information to the drafting department and plant project manager. This portion of the job description requires OSHA safety scaffold training. Date posted: July 14, 2021.

Historic Preservation Specialist 2 - Review and Compliance Architectural Historian, the State of Nevada

Carson City, NV

Historic Preservation Specialists perform professional cultural resource management activities in the form of statewide historic preservation efforts to ensure compliance with State and/or federal programs, laws, rules and regulations. This includes cooperating with other agencies and the public in conducting a comprehensive statewide survey of cultural resources and maintaining a paper, electronic, and/or GIS inventory of such properties; identifying and nominating eligible resources to the National and State Registers of Historic Places or recognizing resources by erecting State Historic Markers; preparing and implementing a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan; assisting in the administration of the federal historic preservation assistance program within the State; advising and assisting as appropriate, federal and State agencies and local governments in carrying out their historic preservation responsibilities; cooperating with federal agencies, local governments and the public to ensure that cultural resources are taken into consideration at all levels of planning and development; providing public information, education, training and technical assistance relating to Federal and State Historic Preservation Programs; cooperating with local governments in the development of local historic preservation programs, and assisting local governments in becoming Certified Local Governments (CLGs); providing technical advice to the State of Nevada's Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP); managing the statutorily-mandated Nevada Site Stewardship Program; administration of the Comstock Historic District for the State as per the requirements of NRS 384; management of the Comstock History Center in Virginia City; administration of Nevada's Native American burial protection legislation. Salary Range: $51,281.28 - $76,170.24. For more information, visit the State of Nevada Jobs.

Executive Director, Harriton Association

Bryn Mawr, PA

The Harriton Association in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania seeks an Executive Director to manage all aspects of an L4-acre park and 18th-century historic house with a preservation and educational mission. The Executive Director of the Harriton Association is responsible for the management and oversight of Harriton House and Park, a L4-acre property in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with the L704 National-Register-designated Harriton House as its centerpiece. The Executive Director provides leadership to the Harriton Association, a membership organization that manages the property. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day and long-range operations of the Association, including managing the site and its properties, educational programming, fund-raising and marketing, hiring and supervision of staff, and serving as the public face of Harriton. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information and how to apply see attached document. Salary: S60,00. Date posted: July 1, 2021.

Landscape Architecture

Junior Landscape Designer, SOM

New York, NY

At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things. Visit the full job description at SOM jobs. Date posted: August 31, 2021.

Director of Trails & Conservation, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Easton, PA

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is hiring a Director of Trails & Conservation to work out of the Easton, PA office and cover the five-county heritage area in eastern Pennsylvania. We are seeking an experienced leader and manager that can encourage, motivate, inspire, and challenge the Trails and Conservation department. The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator and analyzer, capable of effective collaboration and delegation. This position plays a key role in carrying out our mission to connect people to nature, culture, communities, recreation and our industrial heritage throughout five counties and along over 165 miles of D&L Trail. The Director of Trails & Conservation coordinates outreach to communities located along the D&L Trail using the full package of trail programs and manages the Data Driven Sustainability project. See attached document for more information and visit the D&L Job Description webpage.

LandDesign is Hiring!

Multiple Locations

LandDesign, Inc. is currently seeking entry level + experienced Landscape Architect Designers and Civil Engineer Designers to start with us this fall 2021 + early 2022.  We have both full-time and internship opportunities available throughout our offices. See attached documents to learn how to apply. A full list of openings can be found on our website: www.landdesign.com/careers. Date posted: August 19, 2021.

Job Opportunities, Andropogon

Philadelphia, PA or Raleigh, NC

Come join our team! Andropogon is hiring for the following positions: Landscape Designer (2-4 years of experience) and Landscape Architect (5-7 years of experience). Visit the Andropogon "we're hiring" webpage for more information. Date posted: August 3, 2021.

Founded more than 40 years ago, Andropogon is a landscape architecture and ecological design firm committed to the principle of “designing with nature,” while creating beautiful and evocative landscapes inspired by the careful observation of natural processes that are informed by the best environmental science. The elegance and economy of natural form and process continue to be the benchmark by which we measure the success of our work—from the smallest construction detail to the multi-layered patterns of regional sites.

Town of Runnemede Revitalization Project

Runnemede, NJ

The Town of Runnemede has authorized a documentary to be produced as a promotional venture to revitalize the downtown. As part of the project the town would fund the preparation of a dymamic rendering of a "future eco-street" for the community. They have a budget of $1,000 for compensation. They are looking for someone to complete the project as soon as possible (over the next 30 to 60 days). You can email your interest, samples of drawings, and resume to Christopher Zelov at (484) 554-4710 or knossus@ptd.net.

Full-Time Job Opportunities, Ground Reconsidered

Philadelphia, PA

Ground Reconsidered is a landscape architecture studio dedicated to realizing engaging, beautiful and memorable places. The firm has successfully designed and executed projects that range in scope from comprehensive master plans to the creation of intimate landscapes and the detail design of site elements. By responding to site context and client input our work transforms landscapes, enhancing the built projects within them and ensuring continuity with the existing environment. We take a holistic view of the site and context our projects inhabit and work to understand geological, hydrological and vegetative conditions as well as the human needs of each location. Our designs respond to visual and physical cues from the environment as well as to the meaning and purpose a place has to its users.

We have two immediate full-time openings for (1) an entry-level Landscape Designer with 0 to 3 years of experience and (2) a Landscape Architect or experienced Landscape Designer. We are seeking a creative and passionate person to join our Philadelphia landscape architecture firm focusing on the urban public realm, campuses, and recreational places. Please visit https://www.groundreconsidered.com/ to learn more. A letter of interest, resume, references, and portfolio of work samples can be emailed to ideas@groundreconsidered.com. A portfolio link is preferred. Please do not email files larger than 10MB. View attached documents for more information. Date posted: July 12, 2021.

Job Postings for Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates, Inc. (SGA)

SGA places special emphasis on fostering creativity in the workplace and our team of professionals possess a passion for what they do every day and on every project. Apply online

Diverse Career Paths Research, Landscape Architecture

Download attached document for helpful links to international job opportunities, NGO's, and environmental leadership. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

Expanded Career Timeline

Download attached document for a landscape architecture career timeline with helpful links and information from Penn Career Services and the Weitzman School of Design Office of Professional Development & Leadership. Use this timeline for guidance during each semester. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

School-Wide Opportunities

Federal Government Jobs

LEED Training

Online

Make your resume stand out with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name! This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)

Use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150)

To register for a live webinar please visit https://leadinggreen.com/webinars

Or online on-demand here -  https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Grad Center at Penn

The Grad Center is a hub for information, programming, resources, and support for graduate and professional students at Penn. 

Town of Runnemede Revitalization Project

Runnemede, NJ

The Town of Runnemede has authorized a documentary to be produced as a promotional venture to revitalize the downtown. As part of the project the town would fund the preparation of a dymamic rendering of a "future eco-street" for the community. They have a budget of $1,000 for compensation. They are looking for someone to complete the project as soon as possible (over the next 30 to 60 days). You can email your interest, samples of drawings, and resume to Christopher Zelov at (484) 554-4710 or knossus@ptd.net.

Full-Time Job Opportunities, Ground Reconsidered

Philadelphia, PA

Ground Reconsidered is a landscape architecture studio dedicated to realizing engaging, beautiful and memorable places. The firm has successfully designed and executed projects that range in scope from comprehensive master plans to the creation of intimate landscapes and the detail design of site elements. By responding to site context and client input our work transforms landscapes, enhancing the built projects within them and ensuring continuity with the existing environment. We take a holistic view of the site and context our projects inhabit and work to understand geological, hydrological and vegetative conditions as well as the human needs of each location. Our designs respond to visual and physical cues from the environment as well as to the meaning and purpose a place has to its users.

We have two immediate full-time openings for (1) an entry-level Landscape Designer with 0 to 3 years of experience and (2) a Landscape Architect or experienced Landscape Designer. We are seeking a creative and passionate person to join our Philadelphia landscape architecture firm focusing on the urban public realm, campuses, and recreational places. Please visit https://www.groundreconsidered.com/ to learn more. A letter of interest, resume, references, and portfolio of work samples can be emailed to ideas@groundreconsidered.com. A portfolio link is preferred. Please do not email files larger than 10MB. View attached documents for more information. Date posted: July 12, 2021.

Job Postings for Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates, Inc. (SGA)

SGA places special emphasis on fostering creativity in the workplace and our team of professionals possess a passion for what they do every day and on every project. Apply online

Diverse Career Paths Research, Landscape Architecture

Download attached document for helpful links to international job opportunities, NGO's, and environmental leadership. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

Expanded Career Timeline

Download attached document for a landscape architecture career timeline with helpful links and information from Penn Career Services and the Weitzman School of Design Office of Professional Development & Leadership. Use this timeline for guidance during each semester. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

Financial Resources

Penn Career Services Summer Funding Program

Many summer internships, particularly in certain fields, provide only a small stipend or do not pay at all. Sometimes the internships are located in cities with a high cost of living. This means that some students are unable to take advantage of excellent positions, which are sometimes the first step towards a career in a given field. Other students wish to participate in nonprofit, NGO, or research work away from home. Career Services has funds to allow some select students to pursue unfunded or under-funded summer opportunities. Funds could cover travel expenses, living expenses, or other expenses related to the summer experience. Due to continuing updates related to travel advisories, we discourage students from making any non-refundable travel plans or incurring any non-refundable costs associated with summer internships (such as housing deposits). For the 2021 Career Services Summer Funding cycle, a significant portion of the available funds will be allocated to undergraduate students with moderate family incomes (approximately $65,000 – $140,000). Undergraduate students who are designated as “highly aided” should apply through the summer funding program available to them through the Student Financial Services office. Career Services still has a smaller dedicated pool of funding to help other applicants, including graduate students and students whose family income exceeds $140,000. Learn more on the Career Services Summer Funding Program.

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships at Penn

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships serves as the University of Pennsylvania's information hub and primary support office for Penn students and alumni considering applying for major grants and fellowships. CURF aims to demystify these opportunities to help undergraduate and graduate students and alumni determine the most appropriate awards for which to apply. CURF’s searchable Fellowships Directory allows you to search for opportunities based on your student or alumni status. See details of fellowship eligibility and brief descriptions. If you are (or soon will be) an active applicant for any fellowship, please sign up for the CURF Mailing List to receive regular updates on fellowships and related opportunities. Graduate Students should check out our Resources for Graduate Students

Grants and Fellowships, Grad Center at Penn

Pursuing a graduate or professional degree is an important investment in your future and can also be a significant investment of your time and money. Whether you're living on a budget or relying on external funding, the financial decisions you make during graduate school can have an impact for years to come. Visit the Graduate Funding and Finances page, which provides information and resources to help you identify funding opportunities and make more informed financial decisions as you pursue your degree. 

External grants and awards are opportunities offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Also known as nationally competitive awards or fellowships, receiving external funding opportunities is a way to position yourself as a leader in your field, whether you are just beginning your graduate career, are conducting research and writing, or are close to the end of your degree and exploring career options. 

We encourage you to review our lists of highlighted opportunities and to take advantage of the resources below as you prepare to apply for competitive grants and fellowships. Be sure to check our events page and the CURF website for upcoming information sessions and workshops related to fellowships and grants.

Fellowships

CURF Graduate Fellow Positions Available for Current Graduate Students

University of Pennsylvania

Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF, https://www.curf.upenn.edu/) is hiring several currently enrolled graduate students to serve as 2021-2022 CURF Fellows for Undergraduate Research, Fellowships, and Scholar Programs. Job descriptions for these three distinct positions are attached. Applicants should email a separate cover letter and resume for each position for which they wish to apply to curf@upenn.edu. Summer start dates vary and are somewhat flexible. Date posted: April 7, 2021.

German Chancellor Fellowship, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Bonn, Germany; Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 

October 15, 2021

This is a 12-month paid fellowship to do a research project in Germany, open to "applicants who graduated within the last 12 years and are working in politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience." Language training provided if you don't speak German.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is now accepting applications. Created in 1990, the German Chancellor Fellowship provides tomorrow’s leaders with the opportunity to spend a year in Germany, networking with German and international leaders in their field and developing innovative solutions to critical global issues. The fellowships provide a stipend, as well as funds to support project-related expenses and travel. Ten US fellows will join their counterparts from Russia, China, Brazil, India, and, beginning in 2022, South Africa.

Applications are due on October 15th. More information regarding program requirements and the application process is available on the AvH website.

 

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania

German Chancellor Fellowship, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Bonn, Germany; Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 

October 15, 2021

This is a 12-month paid fellowship to do a research project in Germany, open to "applicants who graduated within the last 12 years and are working in politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience." Language training provided if you don't speak German.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is now accepting applications. Created in 1990, the German Chancellor Fellowship provides tomorrow’s leaders with the opportunity to spend a year in Germany, networking with German and international leaders in their field and developing innovative solutions to critical global issues. The fellowships provide a stipend, as well as funds to support project-related expenses and travel. Ten US fellows will join their counterparts from Russia, China, Brazil, India, and, beginning in 2022, South Africa.

Applications are due on October 15th. More information regarding program requirements and the application process is available on the AvH website.