Professional Practice

Boasberg Summer Fellowship

Date: 6/1/2013 - 8/31/2013

Type: Other

Location(s): District of Columbia


The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) seeks to fill the Sally Boasberg Founder's Fellowship position for Summer 2013

The fifteen-year old TCLF is the only not-for-profit in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its designed landscape legacy. The fellowship honors the late Sarah S. (Sally) Boasberg, a founding TCLF Board Member, devotee of horticulture and great landscape design, and unrelenting advocate for education.

The position, which is paid and includes housing, is available for eight-to twelve weeks between June and September, with a final schedule determined in consultation with the successful candidate. The Boasberg Fellow would participate in TCLF's various programs, including What's Out There, Landslide, and Pioneers of American Landscape Design Oral Histories. Specific tasks include writing and text editing, research, photography and photo editing, website management, basic graphic design, and event planning. Good writing skills and attention to detail are essential for the job.

TCLF's staff - five full-time employees and three part-time - operates from an office in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. If you want immersion in issues, like a diverse set of tasks, and have a strong interest in landscape history, design, preservation, and advocacy, please get in touch.

Skills Required
Text writing and editing; research – online and books; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with Photoshop and InDesign; basic website management skills (specifics would be taught on the job). Experience with or knowledge of landscape architecture vocabulary and history is helpful.

Application Details
Submissions: Cover letter and resume is required. Writing sample is required, such as relatively brief paper or essay about a designed landscape or landscape architect. Portfolio is not required.
Compensation: $10/hour, at least 24 hours per week requested, full time available. Housing is provided at the Boasberg home in Northwest Washington, D.C., located near Connecticut Avenue, N.W. and D.C.’s Metro system.
Education Requirements: Landscape Architecture or Historic Preservation student or alum preferred. Other relevant degrees or experience will be considered. Application materials due March 31, with phone interviews and hiring decision in April. Please send application materials, questions or comments to


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