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Historical Research and Historic Preservation Assistant –Community Partnerships Center

Job Description: 

The Community Partnerships Center at Roger Williams University delivers project-based design and preservation services to organizations and municipalities in local and regional communities. These community partnerships broaden and deepen the academic experiences of RWU students by allowing them to work on real-world projects, collaborating with residents and citizens.


The 2013-2014 Academic Year will include projects that will focus on historical research and historic preservation as we work to complete projects that focus on historical resources, events and environments.  


The Work Study student will assist the CPC with the following tasks:

  • Project-based research
  • Project-based technical assistance
  • Support for overall CPC operations
  • Assistance with coordination of CPC events


Students should be entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate years. Students should have experience in archival research, online research, interview techniques, and other research practices. Students should have their own transportation if they need to leave campus for research purposes. Students should have a positive attitude and be comfortable working in both independent and team settings.  Students should be comfortable working in a professional setting and be able to adhere to guidelines and schedules.  Students should have strong written and oral communication skills, be well organized, and work well in a high-energy, fast paced environment.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and digital copy (PDF or Word) of a research paper using primary resources for your research, and either a letter of recommendation or the contact information for two references. All items will be considered when reviewing candidates for this position.

Special Skills: 
Experience in historical research and historic preservation methods and techniques
Academic Major Preferred: 
American Studies
Historic Preservation
Department Information
Contact Name: 
Stephany Hessler
Community Partnerships Center
Phone Number: 
Starting Date: 
July 1st, 2013