Richardson Olmsted Campus Archiving Internship Available!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Archiving Intern will take on a special archive project in addition to providing support for day-to-day operations in the Richardson Olmsted Campus offices.
- Part-time unpaid student internship for credit, 10 - 15 hours/week
- Start Date: May, 2017
- End Date: August, 2017
Responsibilities include assisting the Executive Director, Project Manager, and Visitor Services Coordinator with:
- Processing digital photography collection
- Data entry
- Record organization
- Public relations
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format by 5:00pm on Monday, May 15th, 2017.
Richardson Olmsted Campus
About the Richardson Olmsted Campus
One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 140-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect. Designed by one of America's premier architects, Henry Hobson Richardson, in concert with the famed landscape team of Frederic Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building was completed in the late 1800s as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane.
The site incorporated a system of enlightened treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride, in part by providing pleasing surroundings. Over the years, as mental health treatment changed and resources were diverted, the buildings and grounds began a slow deterioration. In 2006, the Richardson Center Corporation was formed with a mandate to save the buildings and bring the Richardson back to life through a New York State appropriation for this architectural treasure.
Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is being transformed into a cultural amenity for the city, with the opening of Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center and an architecture center for Buffalo in the iconic Towers Building and two flanking wing buildings, about one third of the site. The remaining 8 buildings have been stabilized for future opportunities.
A Historic Structures Report and Cultural Landscape Report serve as guides for the rehabilitation. At every stage of planning, the Richardson Center Corporation has used an active public process, which helped to inform the Master Plan and continues to influence all phases of redevelopment for the site.