Technical Preservation Services
National Park Service
Technical Preservation Services' (TPS) major responsibilities are to create and produce many of the NPS publications such as the Preservation Briefs, Tech Notes, Interpreting the Standards series, and Affordable Housing Case Studies. The department also provides guidance to historic property owners and serves as liaisons between SHPOs and the IRS by providing tax credit review for the Federal Historic Tax Incentive Program. TPS also provides a major service to the public and preservation professionals by developing and leading national conferences and workshops on preservation topics.
While at TPS I sat in on weekly tax credit review meetings, helped update preservation Tech Notes for the internet, and scanned images for a resource database. My major responsibilities were helping to coordinate two national conferences, the ýTax Incentives for Developing Historic Properties National Conferenceý held in Boston in November of 2004 and ýPreserve and Play: Preserving Historic Recreation and Entertainment Sites,ý a conference coming up in May of 2005. I helped in speaker selection, publication of the registration brochure, session coordination, as well as attending the conferences and working at the site. I continue to work at TPS as a part-time intern and am interested in possible employment after graduation.