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January 10, 2013

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ONE CENTRE STREET - 9TH FLOOR NORTH, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700
JOB VACANCY NOTICE # 136-2013-114921
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE: LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST
TITLE CODE NO. 92237
DEPARTMENT: PRESERVATION (MULTIPLE POSITIONS)
SALARY $47,141/$54,212 (with 2 years City service)
LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under varying degrees of supervision, reviews applications to restore or rehabilitate designated landmarks or build
new buildings within historic districts; issues permits and performs enforcement functions to ensure compliance
with the Landmarks Law; and may be called upon to perform surveys of historic areas, conduct historical research,
and write reports. Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, runs statistical and database reports
and mapping; makes presentations to the Commission at Public Hearings and Meetings; makes presentations to
the public at outreach and community meetings; provides technical assistance to owners. Other duties as
assigned.
The position requires knowledge of architectural history, design and/or conservation expertise, experience with
computer technology and databases, and excellent communication and customer service skills.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history,
and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation
of historic structures; or conducting research in architectural or art history, or working as an architect or
architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields
described in (a); or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time
related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
Please submit resume and cover letter (e-mail preferred) to:
Claire Kendall
The Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street - 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212.669.7797
Email: ckendall@lpc.nyc.gov
NO PHONE CALLS
While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DATED January 7, 2013 POST UNTIL January 18, 2013


October 8, 2012

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has up to two openings for Environmental Planners (Architectural History) in the District 4 Oakland office.

The bulletin for this vacancy can be found here: http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=497388

For more information regarding job description and how to take the on-line exam, please refer to the Caltrans web site at: http://jobs.ca.gov/Job/Steps

To be sure you qualify, check the minimum qualifications of education and experience for the classification of Environmental Planner (Architectural History) or Associate Environmental Planner (Architectural History) at: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/pages/4640.aspx

General information about the Caltrans environmental program can be found on this website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/index.htm

The Office of Cultural Resource Studies of Caltrans District 4, based in Oakland, anticipates holding interviews during the last two weeks of October in order to make an offer no later than early November. Applicants for the Associate Environmental Planner (Architectural History) classification will also be considered.

Note: Currently only the entry level Environmental Planner (Architectural History) classification has an on-line exam. You must take and pass the on-line exam to have your name placed on an eligibility list. As soon as you have received confirmation that you have passed the exam, fill out the state application form, sign it, and send it to my attention. You may send a pdf of the application form to me via email, but it is essential that you submit a hard copy signed in ink to me.

Elizabeth Greene
Branch Chief, Built Resources/ Architectural History
Office of Cultural Resource Studies, Caltrans District 4- Division of Environmental Planning
111 Grand Avenue, Mail Station 8, Oakland, CA 94612
elizabeth_greene@dot.ca.gov

Caltrans is an equal opportunity employer committed to career opportunities for all people without regard to race, gender, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.


October 4, 2012

The Vermont SHPO office seeks to fill the position of Historic Preservation Review Coordinator.
Please note that you MUST apply on-line, not to this office.
The State of Vermont’s webpage for new job seekers is at: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center/job_listings?list=new
They will ask you to Create/Update Application. Please follow the directions carefully.
Please use Internet Explorer as your browser.
For additional information, please contact: Judith Ehrlich, 802-828-3049 or judith.ehrlich@state.vt.us.

Job: Historic Preservation Review Coordinator
Job Reference Posting #30940
Division: ACCD / Historic Preservation
Application Deadline: 10/17/2012

To apply online:
1) You will need to go to the Department of Human Resources Website (www.humanresources.vermont.gov)
2) Scroll down to "Go to ESS login" and enter your employee ID number and password.
3) Click on Recruiting Activities Home.
4) Click on View Job Postings.
5) Scroll down and Click on Search.
6) Click on Agency to put in alphabetical order (to search by Agency).
7) Scroll down to the job you want to apply for (posting number 30940)
8) Click on the box to the right of the posting to put it in the Job Basket.
9) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Apply for Job In Basket".
10) Go through your application and answer the questions pertaining to the specific Job.
11) Click “submit”.

Who May Apply
This Historic Preservation Review Coordinator position, Ref #30940 is open to all State employee and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Judith Ehrlich at 802 828-3049. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Tax Compliance Verification
In accordance with 32 V.S.A. Section 3113(i), when an applicant for State employment is determined to be a finalist for a position, s/he will be provided an Affidavit to sign attesting that s/he is in good standing with respect to all Vermont taxes due as of the date. The applicant's tax compliance will be verified with the Vermont Tax Department prior to any offer of employment. Please see Personnel Policy 12.12 - Tax Compliance for further information: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/dhr/files/pdf/policies_procedures/DHR-Policy_Manual.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

General Job Description
Administrative and professional work for the Division of Historic Preservation, involving coordination of the historic preservation review of development projects requiring federal and state agency approval. Duties include review of impacts to historic, architectural and archaeological resources. Supervise technical and clerical staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Operations and the State Historic Preservation Officer.

Minimum Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Considerable knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of archeological survey, excavation, analysis, interpretation, documentation, and report writing.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Ability to apply the Secretary of the Interior standards for rehabilitation.

Ability to assess state or national register eligibility of a structure or district.

Ability to develop, analyze, interpret and maintain complex records and databases.

Ability to carry out historical and archeological research.

Ability to logically organize and maintain complex record keeping systems.

Ability to logically organize, coordinate and carry out complex project reviews.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to handle stress resulting from encounters with adversarial groups and conflicting opinions.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to be versatile, diplomatic and flexible.

Education and Experience
Education: Master's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field such as architecture or cultural history.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in historic preservation or program administration or management.

Working Conditions
Work is performed primarily in an office setting with occasional work in field settings. Work involves considerable stress stemming from a heavy workload performed under tight time constraints, working with applicants who do not understand, and are not sympathetic to the review process. Work involves considerable mental demands including the concurrent review of many diverse projects. Some job related travel is required for which private means of transportation must be available. Some sites may have difficult accessibility and require working outdoors alone in all weather conditions. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employment
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


September 28, 2012

Tho Ohio Historical Society has announced several historic preservation-related job openings.

Information is available at http://www.ohiohistory.org/jobs/current-openings


August 24, 2012

 


August 4, 2012

Historic Preservation Coordinator

Lower Merion Conservancy, Gladwyne, PA

The Lower Merion Conservancy, a private non-profit community preservation organization that conducts a diverse array of programs and projects to protect and preserve open space, historic resources, and the natural environment in Lower Merion Township and Narberth has an immediate opening for its full-time Historic Preservation Coordinator.
Job Description:
The Conservancy is active in the Main Line communities of Lower Merion and Narberth. These communities include a variety of built environments such as urbanizing suburban commercial corridors, village centers and the historic neighborhoods around them, traditional suburbs, estates and institutions – and a wide range of unique historic resources with varying levels of local and federal recognition.
The Historic Preservation Coordinator leads the Conservancy’s historic preservation programs and projects – acting as the community’s preservation advocate and serving as a technical resource for historic preservation – and collaborates with other Conservancy staff involved in environmental programs, community education, and membership and development.
The ideal candidate will have the capability of managing our ongoing preservation programs, growing our work in new directions such managing change in the built and natural environment and interfacing with the green building movement. He or she will also have a presence that continues our strong public visibility and expands our membership constituency interested in preservation.
The Coordinator reports to the Conservancy’s Executive Director, serves as staff liaison to the Preservation Committee of the Conservancy’s board, and works with a community-based advisory committee whose members include realtors, historic society members, civic association leaders, preservationists and others.
Responsibilities:
Historic Preservation: Manage and coordinate all aspects of the Conservancy's ongoing historic preservation program, including educational and advocacy programs; working with public agencies and communities to protect historic and cultural resources using tools including, but not limited to, creating historic districts, establish historic markers, and to nominate buildings and districts to the National Register; monitoring planning and development actions as they might impact the community’s historic fabric; establishing and monitoring facade easements and deed restrictions on historic properties; and related activities.
Ongoing Programs: Manage the process that results in the Conservancy’s annual Preservation WatchList, which identifies locally threatened historic resources and important issues. Produce the spring and fall Historic Preservation Lecture Series, each including five lectures and/or walks focusing on the built environment. As appropriate expand the Architectural Hall of Fame to honor locally significant buildings. Create and lead other public programs and special events relevant to historic preservation.
Advocacy and Education: Work with community leaders and residents, local elected officials, township and borough staff, and regulatory agencies as an advocate for the community’s diverse historic fabric (buildings, neighborhoods, special elements of the landscape), and engage the community through
lectures, events and public testimony. Support the Conservancy’s broader missions by identifying and developing opportunities for integration with our environmental and education activities. With the Education Coordinator, conduct fall history hikes for students in fourth grade. Recruit and supervise interns as necessary.
Mission Support: Prepare articles and press material as necessary; edit the Landmark, the Conservancy's quarterly newsletter; develop the annual Preservation WatchList; assist director in developing bi-weekly newspaper columns. Coordinate with the Conservation Director to connect and integrate conservation and historic preservation initiatives. Support the Conservancy’s development activities, by identifying and developing opportunities for preservation-related grant writing, program sponsorship, general membership and individual donor campaigns.
Position Requirements:
While the successful candidate should possess a Masters degree or equivalent in historic preservation, urban planning, and/or architecture, comparable experience in a similar position at a preservation organization will be strongly considered as well. The successful candidate will be an experienced communicator and solid researcher, possess sound technical and popular writing skills, and be proficient in use of routine computer programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The Coordinator must be prepared to conduct public outreach and give public testimony with delicate or controversial issues. Experience coordinating events is also essential. Additionally, the Coordinator must provide his/her own transportation to and from programs and hold a valid driver’s license.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation, compensatory time, fully paid health coverage for individuals, and retirement IRA contributions after three years of service.
Application Procedure:
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send résumé and cover letter with three references to recruit@dragonfly.org. While electronic submission is preferred, applications can also be mailed to the attention of Patty Thompson, Executive Director at 1301 Rose Glen Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035. Prior to hiring, candidates must consent to standard background checks including a child abuse clearance, and criminal background screening. The Lower Merion Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


August 3, 2012

Landmarks Preservationist New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission


July 23, 2012

Director of Historic Preservation for the State of South Dakota

The South Dakota State Historical Society is looking for an energetic and seasoned individual to serve as Director of Historic Preservation for the State of South Dakota. For additional information on the State Historical Society, visit their web site: www.history.sd.gov. Candidates for the position must apply through the Bureau of Human Services: www.bhr.sd.gov (click on Work for the State of South Dakota). The State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Tourism. "An Equal Opportunity Employer"

A full job description is posted at the South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources web site.


July 20, 2012

The District of Columbia Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office seeks a Historic Preservation Specialist. The online application and full job description is found at: http://dchr.dc.gov. Select “Employment Opportunities” then Job ID 20133 – Historic Preservation Specialist. Position open until filled.


March 8, 2012

Greater Portland Landmarks Endangered Properties Preservation Intern

Greater Portland Landmarks seeks an Endangered Properties Preservation Intern to provide support for our preservation services advisor and public issues committee in establishing an endangered properties identification program that will be announced in the fall of 2012. The intern will attend all endangered properties task force and public issues committee meetings, take notes, research properties and produce written documentation, and provide assistance with all aspects of the endangered properties selection process and public issues discussions.
Through this internship, the intern will be exposed to the many facets of historic preservation advocacy and building evaluation.

Duties
• If needed, survey other preservation organizations, regionally and nationally, to compile information on endangered properties programs, and compare and contrast the different approaches.
• Work with the preservation services advisor and members of the public issues committee to develop endangered property program parameters for Landmarks.
• Manage nominations process for endangered properties list.
• Research properties being considered for endangered property status, set up paper and electronic files, take photographs, and create a short building summary for use in documenting and selecting the endangered properties.
• Prepare pre-meeting information packets and materials.
• Attend meetings of the endangered properties task force and the public issues committee and draft minutes and meeting notes.
• Identify hyperlinks to information on local preservation ordinances, historic districts, National Register landmarks or related information available from existing sources to create links on the Landmarks web site.
• Research information on Portland’s landmarks. Prepare to put online.
• If time allows, research information on easements policies. Prepare landmarks’ files to use to reestablish monitoring of easements.

Supervision
• Position reports to Preservation Services Advisor and coordinates with Chair of Board of Trustees’ Public Issues Committee.

Qualifications
• College juniors or above with very strong background and skills in historic preservation, planning, community development, American studies, or architectural history. Recent graduate or graduate student in areas above preferred.
• Solid office skills and use of Microsoft products: Office, Excel, Outlook.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong writing and organization skills.
• Ability to operate a digital camera.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Honorarium: $1,500 for 2.5 months (at 30 hours per week)
Dates: June 4 – August 17, 2012
Interested students please send cover letter explaining your background and interest in the project, a resume, writing sample, and three references by March 26, 2012 to: Hilary Bassett, Executive Director, Greater Portland Landmarks, hbassett@portlandlandmarks.org, endangered properties preservation intern in subject line. Greater Portland Landmarks is located at 93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101 www.portlandlandmarks.org


January 30, 2012

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

Historic Preservation Planner: Proactive regional planning agency is currently seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as Historic Preservation Planner within its Community Development Section. Responsibilities include historic research, investment tax credit certifications, inventory and survey reports, National Register nominations, Section 106 reviews and related historic work. Master’s degree in planning, architecture or historic preservation preferred with 5+ years of relevant experience. Salary range $50,000 to $60,000/year with benefits depending on qualifications and experience. Submit cover letter, resume and three references by target date of February 17, 2012 to James M. Mazik, AICP - Deputy Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or jmmazik@pvpc.org. Position will remain open until filled or recruitment is cancelled. PVPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion and disability in employment or the provision of services. An AA/EOE.


December 15, 2011

State of South Dakota Historic Preservation Intern Program – Summer 2012

POSITION TITLE: Historic Preservation Intern
DEPARTMENT: Department of Tourism
LOCATION: Pierre
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Intern will update and research survey material, plan and/or conduct historic sites survey(s), assist in preparing nominations for a historic building to the National Register of Historic Places, enter data on preservation grants into database, research historic rehabilitation projects and prepare written case study reports on them, and handle other duties as assigned.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/01/2012
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT LINK

September 26, 2011


NPS/NCPE Historic Preservation Internships - Academic Year 2011-2012

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for
Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation
internships for the Academic Year 2011-2012. The program is designed to
allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to
gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management
activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in
the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation
and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and
partnering agencies.

The information is available on the Web site of the National Park
Service at www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tps/hpit_p.htm and the National Council at
www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.html . A downloadable application
will be available from each site as well.

The deadline for applications is October 21, 2011.


September 15, 2011

The Kentucky Heritage Council is currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director/State Historic Preservation Officer. Please see the attachment, and forward to anyone you think may be interested.

Please note - applications are required to be postmarked on or before October 28, 2011. Many thanks!

For questions, please contact:

Donna J. Coleman
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Heritage Council
300 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

phone: 502-564-7005 ext. 110
fax: 502-564-5820
email: donna.coleman@ky.gov


July 25, 2011

Historic Preservation Planner

The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of historic preservation planner. This is a mid to high level position, with a broad range of responsibilities, including, but not limited to, providing primary staff support to the community’s two historic zoning commissions.

Tasks will include: Conducting historic surveys and performing historic research; assisting the State Historic Preservation Office in identifying, evaluating and treating National Register eligible and listed properties under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; maintaining a database for properties subject to Section 106 review (National Historic Preservation Act); researching and preparing designation reports and design guidelines for locally designated properties; researching and preparing National Register nominations; advising in the preparation of preservation tax incentive applications; staffing the Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission and the Knox County Historic Zoning Commission; maintaining records for Certified Local Government designation; working cooperatively with local code enforcement officials and the State Historic Preservation Office; overseeing the application process for Certificates of Appropriateness for locally designated properties; maintaining the listings of locally designated properties in the city and county; preparing architectural descriptions and photography for designated buildings; acting as liaison for historic neighborhoods; and provide information to elected and appointed officials of local and state government

In addition, the candidate should posses the following:
• Proficiency in word processing;
• Working knowledge of zoning, subdivision regulations, Federal regulations, and the comprehensive planning process;
• Strong research, writing and communications skills;
• Strong public speaking and meeting facilitation skills;
• Strong organization skills and ability to work effectively with community groups and local government;
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues in planning and project implementation; and
• Thorough knowledge of state and federal historic preservation requirements, standards, and programs.

Qualifications include: Master’s degree in planning, architecture or historic preservation preferred, with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 certification desired. Salary range to be based on qualifications. Send resume and three references via mail, or e-mail, by no later than August 26, 2011, to the following:

Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission
400 main Street, Suite 403
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

or susan.taylor@knoxmpc.org


June 23, 2011

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office may have an opening in the near future for a Community Preservation Coordinator who will be responsible for providing technical assistance to state agencies, municipalities, nonprofit organizations and individuals in the greater Philadelphia area.  The position will be housed at one of the historic sites administered by the PA Historical & Museum Commission, Graeme Park, which is located in Horsham, PA. See www.graemepark.org/
 
Positions in the SHPO are filled from applications through the Bureau of State Employment (not civil service).  If you are interested in being considered for this potential position, you need to submit your application through www.employment.pa.gov You must create an account and then you will find the job description (also posted below) under "museum" positions.
 
These applications are selected by word recognition relating to the position, so be certain to include all the appropriate wording from the job description, which is posted below.
 
The salary range is $39,824 - $60,519 with benefits.


May 10, 2011

Executive Director Job Description
APHN (Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches)

The Board of Directors of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. APHN is a non-profit organization owning and managing Melrose Plantation(listed on the National Trust for Historic Buildings) and custodian of the Lemee House located in Natchitoches Parish, both are historic sites important to the history of Natchitoches Parish.  Interested applicants should submit a professional résumé’, along with a cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages) expressing your interest in the position and your fitness for the job.  All application packages will also include a minimum of 3, but not more than 4 letters of recommendation, from persons outside of your family.  They should take into consideration character, work ethic, collegiality, professionalism, and other traits those persons feel are your strongest suites.  It is imperative that all letters contain current contact information if needed to verify their contents, and the person providing the letter should be aware that the search committee may wish to obtain clarification and details.  Please see our website at www.aphnatchitoches.net

The Executive Director will be a full-time position, responsible for office and site operations, financial management, programs, promotion and fundraising under the direction of the APHN Board of Directors. The Executive Director will report to the President of the Board.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, and Power Point
Writing and editing skills: correspondence, press releases, program literature,
Organizational skills: set goals/objectives, meet deadlines, coordinate activities
Fundraising experience; understanding of budgeting and financial management
Ability to manage, motivate and supervise staff, contract labor and volunteers
Planning and problem-solving skills
Public relations and public speaking skills; able to work with diverse populations
Academic degree in history, preservation, education, or nonprofit management preferred.
Prior experience with nonprofit organizations, museums, or historic sites preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
• Create a functional office; develop office policies, procedures and staffing
• Oversee programs, services and activities
• Help board president plan agendas and produce materials for board meetings
• Perform routine bookkeeping, negotiate with vendors, operate within the budget
• Maintain and safeguard the assets, records, documents and holdings of APHN
• Overall property and bookstore management
• Develop and oversee the implementation of educational programs
• Supervise and evaluate all paid staff, including property caretaker and bindery staff as well as independent contractors and the web-master
• Recruit, train and place volunteers, ensure meaningful supervision and recognition
• Develop a grants program, and apply as directed by the Board
• Promote membership, programs and tours through marketing activities
• Expand tour days and hours and schedule tour guides
• Maintain active involvement with the Natchitoches associations to present APHN in a strong positive image.
• Support Operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board Members, interfacing between Board and Staff.
• Human Resource Management of the organization that fully conforms to human resource laws and regulation.
• Other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:
Scope of Work Priorities will be set by the Board and reviewed at quarterly intervals.

SALARY: $28,500-$32,000 Salary commensurate with experience.

Visit our website at www.aphnatchitoches.net

Applications should be mailed to:

Executive Director Email: aphn41@yahoo.com
P O Box 2248
Natchitoches, LA 71457

All applications must be complete and submitted for consideration not later than close of business, Wednesday, June 15th, 2011.

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered without regard to race, creed, national origin, or religion.


April 6, 2011

Historic New England

Preservation Assistant

Classification: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Location: Lyman Estate, Waltham, MA

Description: The preservation assistant provides administrative and research support for the Historic Preservation and Property Care teams. The Historic Preservation Team engages the public in preservation activities through a Stewardship Preservation Easement program, a Historic Homeowners membership program, and general preservation advocacy efforts. The Property Care Team administers and oversees the care and maintenance of thirty-six (36) historic properties owned by Historic New England comprised of 1,300 acres and 145 structures.

Responsibilities: The preservation assistant maintains electronic and paper filing systems for both teams and provides general administrative support answering the telephone, producing correspondence, electronic and hard copy filing, photocopying, sending facsimiles, distributing mail, coordinating maintenance of equipment, and ordering supplies. Other duties include researching responses to Stewardship, Historic Homeowner membership and preservation advocacy inquiries, receiving, directing and tracking public inquiries, working with staff to write items for the web site, and assisting in the coordination and analysis of environmental data for the historic properties. Other responsibilities and special projects are assigned.

Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree and two years of job-related experience. A degree in or involving historic preservation is preferred. The employee in this position must be organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced setting while maintaining precise attention to priorities, formats, procedures, details, and quality. Requires excellent internal and external customer service skills. Required computer skills include advanced word processing, and the use of spreadsheets/databases. A vehicle and valid driver’s license are required.

Salary: Salary is anticipated to be in the low $30,000’s with excellent benefits.

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org, fax to (617) 227-9204, or mail to Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass., 02114, Attn: Human Resources, no later than May 2 at 5:00 p.m.


January 20, 2011

Director Position in Historic Preservation at University of Southern California

The University of Southern California’s School of Architecture seeks a Director of our Master of Historic Preservation Program. Established in 2002, this academic program is designed to address the most compelling questions in preservation today---particularly in regard to issues related to the Los Angeles area, the American West, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the University as a whole embraces its urban identity. Likewise, our MHP program encourages our faculty and students to directly engage with the rich historical resources of the region, as well as to expanding traditional practices in preservation to address new concepts and contexts unique to our context. The USC School of Architecture also oversees two significant architectural properties, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in Hollywood California, as well as Greene and Greene’s Gamble House in Pasadena California—offering our students and faculty outstanding laboratories to examine and debate state-of-the-art conservation practices. Through the position of this Directorship, the School seeks to further intensify our contributions and increase our voice within the many contemporary dialogues occurring both in Los Angeles area and throughout the Pacific Rim.

Appointed for a three-year term, the Director position is a full time non-tenure track appointment. The Director is expected to bring leadership to the program, working with the Dean and the School’s faculty to strengthen the program’s mission, to increase the current level of its academic excellence, and to expand the resources available for research. In addition to limited teaching, the Director’s annual full time appointment will also include a set of annual administrative responsibilities such as updating curriculum, overseeing program recruitment/admissions strategies, managing thesis committees, and providing program-specific student advisement for degree progress.

USC is an internationally recognized research university. The undergraduate program ranks in the top ten in America, offering a professional five year Bachelor of Architecture and a four year Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and boasts two Pritzker Prize Alumni, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. The School of Architecture currently offers several graduate degree programs: a Master of Architecture, a Master of Building Science, a Master of Landscape Architecture, and a Master of Historic Preservation, with interdisciplinary certificates in each area, as well as a PhD Program with a current focus on building technology. The School intends to expand its PhD program into other areas of architecturally-related research over the next few years, including the area of Historic Preservation. The School offers a large number of global studies programs each year, with three distinct programs in Asia, two others in Europe and several new programs being planned for in Latin America and the Middle East. Each of these programs require a holistic approach to heritage conservation and cultural history.

Requirements for the position include a terminal professional degree in architecture or a graduate degree in historic preservation or in an equivalent field. Candidates with either a PhD or critical design practice with proven excellence in the field of historical preservation are encouraged. It is expected that each candidate will have established a record of exceptional teaching, as well as demonstrated particular excellence in either professional practice, academic scholarship, funded research and/or administrative experience.

Applicants must send in printed copy:
1) a letter of interest
2) curriculum vitae
3) samples of selected professional work, funded research or published scholarship
4) contact information for three references (please provide name, title, address, phone number and email)

Send to: Director of Historic Preservation Search Committee
USC School of Architecture
Watt Hall, Room 204
Los Angeles, California 90089-0291

TO ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS PROPERLY PROCESSED, DO NOT SEND THIS MATERIAL TO ANY EMAIL ADDRESS. HARD-COPIES ONLY.

For more information on other faculty positions at the USC School of Architecture please see http//arch.usc.edu.

If you have specific questions contact: Professor Amy Murphy, Vice Dean, at almurphy@usc.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The appointments are intended to begin in Fall 2011.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


January 4, 2011

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office is seeking applicants for Deputy SHPO/Administrator of the Historic Preservation Office. 

Position: Archaeology & Historic Preservation Administrator
Working Title: Deputy SHPO/Administrator, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Vacancy Number: 60083613
Salary Grade: 76
Salary Range: $48,654 - $80,901
Hiring Range: $48,654 - $75,895
Department: Cultural Resources
Division: CR CDS A&H HIS RES Historic Preservation Office
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 12/22/2010
Closing Date: 01/28/2011
Number of Positions: 1
Web Site: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4802-60083613&printit=no

Description of Work
Position serves as administrator of North Carolina’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO) and as deputy state historic preservation officer. Directs a staff of approximately 30 in carrying out the core mission of the HPO: the identification, protection, and enhancement of North Carolina's historic buildings, sites, objects, and structures. Manages a program budget in excess of $2 million and oversees staff in the operation of all major program areas: federal and state project review; federal Historic Preservation Fund grants; statewide survey and National Register programs; preservation technical services; federal and state tax incentives; and the federal Certified Local Government program and advisory services for local historic preservation commissions. Oversees staff housed in eastern and western field offices. Responsible for supervising and mentoring professional and support staff and preparing budgets and plans. Is spokesperson for the state’s historic preservation program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of the policies, procedures, and operations of national, state, and local preservation programs. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws which affect preservation programs in North Carolina. Knowledge of the principles and practices of business and personnel management. Extensive knowledge of North Carolina and American architectural history. Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate personnel engaged in the assessment of historical resources. Ability to supervise and review the work of others. Ability to comprehend technical language and concepts pertaining to historic preservation and architecture. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to organize projects and determine time frames for completion. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels in a governmental setting.

Training and Experience Requirements
Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and four years of progressive experience in historic preservation; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field and five years of progressive experience in historic preservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
Submit a State Application for Employment (PD-107) for each position for which you are applying to N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 4603 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4603. The State Application for Employment form (PD-107) can be found at http://www. osp.state.nc.us/jobs/ via the internet. All applications must be received and date stamped by Cultural Resources personnel office by 5: 00 on closing date to be considered on time. Timely delivery is the applicant’s responsibility. Faxed applications are not accepted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application form. Complete work history must be included on state application form to get credit for work experience. Contact Phone Number: 919-807-7373

December 17, 2010

Historic Preservation Specialist
Pierre, SD

Requisition Number: 100911
Agency: Department of Tourism and State Development, South Dakota State Historical Society, Historic Preservation, Cultural Heritage Center
Salary: $15.36 per hour N15
Closing Date: 01/07/2011

The Historic Preservation Specialist prepares and assists with the preparation of National Register nominations to ensure final documents meet National Park Service criteria; assists local governments through the Certified Local Government program; provides technical assistance to property owners, government officials, and others about state and federal rules and regulations that pertain to historic preservation to ensure accurate technical information is provided; manages sub-grantees to ensure grant and project goals are realized and funds are properly allocated; and provides information to the public about historic preservation to increase the awareness of the importance of cultural resource management and preservation.
Requires overnight travel. Must be able to lift boxes weighing as much as 35 lbs.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Knowledge of:
·       regulations that relate to historic preservation such as Secretary of the Interior's standards for the treatment of historic properties and federal historic preservation laws;
·       South Dakota history and geography, architectural history, and historic preservation;
·       grant writing and planning concepts;
·       principles and methods of historic building survey as required for nomination to the National Register of Historical Places.
Ability to:
·       operate photographic equipment;
·       use a computer;
·       follow written and oral instructions;
·       communicate information clearly and concisely;
·       interpret legal requirements;
·       analyze information;
·       perform research;
·       determine the historical value and architectural and cultural significance of buildings and sites.
               
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must provide a writing a sample related to historic preservation: for example, a National Register nomination, a section of a scholarly article, an architectural survey report, a research paper, or similar work.
Applications must be filed on an official South Dakota Bureau of Personnel application form.  Applications may be obtained at a South Dakota Department of Labor Local Office, the Bureau of Personnel, or the BOP website at http://bop.sd.gov/workforus/.  Applications postmarked or received within 24 hours after the closing date will be accepted.  Send applications to:

SOUTH DAKOTA BUREAU OF PERSONNEL
500 EAST CAPITOL AVENUE
PIERRE, SD 57501-5070
FAX:  605.773.4344

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER"


November 29, 2010

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts— broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.
The GCI Education department is seeking a Senior Project Specialist (Built Heritage).
Overview: Manages GCI education projects focusing on conservation of built heritage, with special emphasis on architecture, archaeological sites and historic cities. Designs, implements and monitors projects that apply and test new research and practical approaches for the conservation of built heritage. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the issues and best practices associated with the conservation and management of historic buildings and sites and a strong interest in pedagogy. Has an understanding of how to teach conservation in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Prepares and presents GCI courses, meetings and workshops. Provides advice and guidance about educational issues to staff from other departments of the GCI. International candidates welcome. An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience will be provided.
Responsibilities: Develops, interprets, communicates and executes project plans and budgets. Conducts needs assessment and designs training projects and related activities to support these needs. Provides direction to project staff, external partners and consultants related to built heritage education. Teaches, undertakes research, and writes, publishes or presents results at professional venues.
Qualifications: 7-10 years combined practical and management experience in the areas of either architecture and historic building technologies, urban planning and preservation. Master’s degree or equivalent graduate education in architecture or architectural conservation. Additional experience in teaching or designing education projects is preferred. Must be adaptable, analytical, a positive problem-solver and a creative thinker. Skill and experience in designing, initiating and managing projects and in working both nationally and internationally with multi-disciplinary teams is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also necessary. Must be available for frequent travel internationally. An ability to read, write and speak at least one foreign language is necessary (French, Arabic, or Spanish preferred).
To apply, please see: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/intro. Deadline for applications is December 20, 2010.


October 22, 2010

Project Reviews Manager
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society

Nature of Work in This Class

Assess the effects of federally, state, and locally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 149.53 of Ohio Revised Code; advise and educate agency staff and others about the Section 106 review process; and maintain computer and paper records.

Illustrative Examples of Work

Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of historic properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties. Review surveys, data recovery plans, maps, drawings, photos, and other technical documentation in order to assess effects of projects to historic properties. Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media. Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties. Negotiate agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties. Review and comment on federal and state regulations. Review state and local projects to assess impacts to historic properties. Create and provide education and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies, individuals, companies, and organizations, including workshops and conference sessions.

Essential Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations. Ability to use Microsoft Office software or the equivalent, including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data, such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, and maps. Ability to use Geographic Information System software.

Typical Physical Demands

Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping, and occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing, and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment.

Typical Working Conditions

Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits, as well as occasional archaeological investigation and monitoring.

Qualifications

A graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as well as other federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.

Full Time
Pay Grade 8 / $40,185 annual salary


How to Apply

Visit http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/ for a complete position description. To apply, submit Ohio Historical Society employment application, cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to applicant@ohiohistory.org or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293
E-mail: hr@ohiohistory.org

The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.


October 22, 2010

Tenure-Track position, Historic Preservation Program, Department of Geography
and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University,
Ypsilanti, Michigan

The Department of Geography and Geology invites applications for a tenure-track Historic Preservation Specialist at the Assistant Professor rank. This full-time position in the Graduate Historic Preservation Program will begin in September 2011. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. (or have at least 18 hours of post-graduate credits) in Historic Preservation, American Studies, Historic Architecture, Preservation Planning, Public History, Heritage Tourism, Tourism Geography, or a related field. Applicant should show demonstrated experience or potential in teaching, research, publications, and grants. Proficiency in developing online and hybrid courses is preferred.

Founded in 1979, EMU’s Historic Preservation Program is one of the largest graduate preservation programs in the nation with an average of 80 to 90 students per year. It is certified by the National Council for Preservation Education. The Program offers concentrations in Preservation Planning; Heritage Interpretation, Tourism, and Administration; Conservation and Technology; General Preservation Studies; a Graduate Certificate; and an Undergraduate Minor. Candidates are expected to be able to teach a variety of the following courses: Introduction to Historic Preservation, Adaptive Use of Historic Structures, Problems in Architectural Interpretation, Principles of Building Technology, American Vernacular Architecture, Funding Preservation Projects, Heritage Interpretation and Tourism, Community Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism, Interpretive Programming for Organizations, and Field Methods (Field School). Additional areas of interest include preservation research and documentation, international preservation, sustainability and preservation, preservation technologies, digital cultural heritage, and Geotourism. Student advising also is expected.

Eastern Michigan University enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers a strong benefits package and collegial work environment. The faculty has access to research assistance and institutional support. The campus is located in historic Ypsilanti, five miles from Ann Arbor and about 35 miles west of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2011 and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Complete description and online application can be found at http://www.emich.edu/academics; follow links under Academic Affairs “Jobs at EMU-Academic” to position # FA1118E. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references electronically to:
 
Posting # FA1118E
Academic Human Resources
202 Boone Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Mi. 48197
academic_hr@emich.edu

For additional information contact the search committee co-chairs:
Dr. Ted J Ligibel (734-487-0232 tligibel@emich.edu)
Professor Dan Bonenberger (734-487-8750 dbonenbe@emich.edu)
The program’s website is: www.emich.edu/geo/hp


August 30, 2010

Architectural Historian (SF and San Diego)

Job # 28089, 28090
Position Description
EBI Consulting is seeking to fill a full-time, Architectural Historian to work remotely from their home office to prepare Section 106 and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reports for projects throughout the San Francisco Metro Region and San Diego. Travel throughout the region is required.
Position Requirements
Strong technical report writing skills and ability to conduct intensive archival and technical research is a must. Prior working experience in Section 106 regulatory process and direct experience in preparing Section 106 compliance documents is preferred, but not required. Applicants should be able to effectively communicate with EBI’s employees and clients and work as part of a team. Extensive local and regional travel will be required.
Education Requirements
M.A. required in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Art History, History or other directly related field.
Specific Requirements
Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History.

For more information contact EBI Consulting


July 11, 2010

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alliance for Historic Wyoming, a leading voice for the protection of Wyoming's built environment and cultural landscapes, seeks a part-time Executive Director to implement its strategic goals and objectives. We seek an intelligent, self-motivated individual with a familiarity with preservation, whose critical analysis, fundraising, and grassroots organizing will advance our mission and build our organization. If you want meaningful, challenging work exercising your leadership and education to save our cultural heritage, this job is for you!

DESCRIPTION The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance function and AHW's annual objectives. This position will start at 20 hours per week at $17 per hour and will be the first employee of the organization. This role is intended to increase over time with the successful applicant. Location anywhere in the state of Wyoming is acceptable; extensive travel throughout the state is required. Must be able to work from a home office initially; successful fundraising may later make an office available.

DUTIES Supporting operation of Board by advising and informing board members and attending Board meetings either in person or by phone. Overseeing design and execution of programs and services, including evaluating and critiquing projects on public lands which may impact Wyoming historic sites or cultural landscapes; working cooperatively with other groups to build coalitions and further preservation efforts; educating stakeholders and energizing the grassroots to take action to protect priority endangered sites; responding to requests for assistance with preservation projects in accordance with AHW’s intervention policy. Recommending annual budget to the board for approval and prudently overseeing AHW resources within budget guidelines and the law. Managing grants. Managing volunteers and any future employees in accordance with policy and the law. Assuring that AHW, its mission, program and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive light to all its current and potential stakeholders, including serving as a media spokesperson for AHW, writing press releases and opinion-editorial pieces, and performing interviews. Overseeing fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying needs, developing a fundraising plan for the board, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach current and potential funders, submitting grant proposals, developing membership, carefully stewarding resources, and administering records. Maintaining files and performing clerical duties as necessary. Traveling to meetings and conferences.

DESIRED QUALITIES The successful applicant will have a suite of important qualities including some combination of the following: ability to create and execute a work plan from idea to fruition with little supervision confidence in commenting on federal projects that impact historic resources experience with grassroots activism in small towns and rural communities personal commitment to saving sites of cultural and historic import quality writing and research skills strong intellect, creativity, drive and initiative ability to track and meet multiple deadlines and responsibilities proficiency with technology, including database, power point, online research, basic general computer maintenance, and word processing flexible schedule and willingness to travel

DIRECTION This position reports to the Board of directors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume and three professional references to Sarah Egolf, sarah.egolf@gmail.com, Alliance for Historic Wyoming, 1036 Monte Vista Drive, Casper, WY 82601 by September 1, 2010; email submissions preferred.


July 8, 2010

The Kansas Historical Society is advertising a permanent, fulltime benefit-eligible position for an Historic Preservation Specialist II (Special Projects Historian/Survey Coordinator) on the State Notice of Vacancy starting this evening, July 7, 2010, and closing at 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2010.

This is an unclassified special projects position that serves as an Historic Preservation Specialist II in the Cultural Resources Division at the Kansas Historical Society.

The primary duties of this position for the next two years will be to prepare an amendment to the existing Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail 1821 Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) and prepare 30 individual National Register nominations under the amended MPDF for trail segments and their associated resources. These trail segments are located primarily in Kansas, but nominations may also be made for trail segments in other states with Santa Fe Trail resources. Extensive travel is required.

This position also serves as Survey Coordinator for the agency and works with consultants and constituents who are conducting or planning local historic resources surveys. The Survey Coordinator maintains and oversees updates to the online survey database in coordination with the State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC). Must have strong computer skills and a general knowledge of database structure and GIS.

Please see jobs.ks.gov, Requisition #166247, for complete position qualifications. Briefly stated, the successful applicant will meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of History, Architectural History or Preservation Planning and hold either a bachelor's degree or higher and have a minimum of two (2) years full-time relevant professional experience. A copy (photocopies acceptable) of college transcript(s) and one professional writing sample needed.

Veterans applying for this position should claim Veterans Preference by following the Veterans Preference process as directed by the Division of Personnel Services (information available at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm)

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 17, 2010.

To apply: Please complete the Online Employment Application at jobs.ks.gov referring to Requisition No. 166247 or mail to the Kansas Historical Society, Attn: Human Resources, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615-1099 or fax to 785-272-8682. If you have an applicant ID number, you do not need to complete the Personal Data Form. Be sure to include at least three supervisory references on your Online Employment Application.

If you have questions, contact Human Resources, 785-272-8681, ext. 220, jobs@kshs.org.

View this online at http://historicwyoming.org/index.php?id=140

The Historical Society is an ADA/EOE/VPE agency, committed to a diverse workforce.

 

June 23, 2010

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN - AUGUSTA, MAINE

Kleinfelder / SEA Consultants is seeking an Architectural Historian to join us in our Augusta, ME office.
Kleinfelder/SEA Consultants (A Kleinfelder Group Inc Company - www.seacon.com) is an employee-owned science and engineering consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Working as a team, our bright people will deliver the right solutions.
The successful candidate will have familiarity with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities will include conducting surveys to identify, photograph and document historic and cultural resources that are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The duties will also involve preparing determination of effect documentation, memoranda of agreement and Section 106-related mitigation reports and projects. Previous experience with Historic American Engineering Record and/or Historic American Building standards is a plus. At a minimum, the candidate will meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualification Standards as published in 36 CFR Part 61.
Generally, this would require a graduate degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field or a bachelor's degree in one of those fields plus at least two years of related work experience.
This will be a full-time position. The majority of the work will be located in Maine, although out-of-state assignments may also occur.
Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, insurance, 401(k) plan, paid holidays, and employee ownership. Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your resume via www.kleinfelder.com under Careers and People / Career Opportunities Req No. 181


June 9, 2010

Certified Local Government and Preservation Services Manager
(Historic Preservationist III)
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society

Nature Of Work In This Class
This is a professional position with responsibility for promoting the Ohio Historic Preservation Office goals and objectives, with particular emphasis on managing the Certified Local Government Program, historic preservation planning and outreach services. Responsible for representing the Society in working with other preservation programs and preparing and updating the statewide historic preservation plan.

Illustrative Examples Of Work
Manages the Certified Local Government Program, including publicity, recruitment of new CLG’s, review of new applications, program performance evaluations and commission or board training, CLG e-newsletter production, education or other technical preservation assistance as required or requested. Prepares and revises the state historic preservation plan, as appropriate and disseminates information on historic preservation planning. Assists in developing and disseminating technical preservation information to agencies, local governments and organizations. Educates decision-makers, developers, educators and the general public as to the objectives of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. Works with statewide and local historic preservation organizations to further the goals of historic preservation and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. Reviews, as needed, draft products resulting from CLG sub-grant projects. Coordinates special programs and projects as assigned. Participates in the review of preliminary National Register Questionnaires in coordination with the Inventory and Registration Department. Assists in the development and implementation of training and education for a variety of historic preservation topics, including written material, workshops, conferences, presentations, and training sessions.

Essential Knowledge, Abilities And Skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as historic preservation and related laws and ordinances.

Typical Physical Demands
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed.

Typical Working Conditions
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Requires ability to travel. Work involves attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires a valid Ohio driver's license.

Qualifications
Graduate degree in history, archaeology architectural history, architecture, historical architecture or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines. Familiarity with local historic preservation ordinances, landmark commissions, and design guidelines.

Full-Time
Pay Grade 8: $40,165

How to Apply
Visit http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/ for a complete position description. To apply, submit Ohio Historical Society employment application, a cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to applicant@ohiohistory.org or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293

Application deadline: June 30, 2010

The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.


May 18, 2010

Position: Historic Preservation Specialist
Organization: National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Honolulu (contractor position)
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posting Date: May 18, 2010
Salary: $70,000, plus benefits 
Deadline to apply: June 11, 2010
This position is for a period of two years

A. INTRODUCTION:
The National Park Service (NPS) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers seek an experienced historic preservation professional/cultural resources manager to provide technical assistance to the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office (SHPD) and oversight of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) developed by the NPS for the SHPD. The position is located in the NPS Pacific West Region in Honolulu, Hawaii. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Heritage Preservation Assistance Programs, NPS, and coordinates with the Chief, Historic Preservation Grants Division, NPS; the PWR Cultural Resources Program Chief; and the Pacific Area Director, NPS. In 2009 the NPS conducted an evaluation of the operations and programs of the SHPD that are funded through an annual Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant from the NPS. This evaluation identified deficiencies in several of the programs mandated for States by the National Historic Preservation Act and funded by the HPF. To remedy the deficiencies in these Federally-funded programs areas, the NPS designed a 2-year CAP, which the SHPD must satisfy in order to maintain approved program status and continue to receive HPF grant assistance. The NPS evaluation of the SHPD and the CAP may be viewed at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/HPF/index.htm.

The NPS is responsible for directing and coordinating the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant programs authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended (16 USC 470 et seq). The HPF program is a multi-million dollar appropriation, which involves the annual award of grants to the 59 States and Territories, numerous Indian tribes, as well as local governments and non-profit organizations. The successful candidate will serve as an employee of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and will be stationed in the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region, Honolulu.

B. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The candidate will serve as a Historic Preservation Specialist, responsible for working with the SHPD management to help ensure that milestones in the SHPD CAP are carried out successfully. The position will serve as NPS point of contact to work with various historic preservation partners in collaborative efforts to assist SHPD implement the CAP. The position will assist the SHPD management in the development of best-management practices, and will work with SHPD to extend its professional networks on State and National levels. The CAP focuses on major HPF program areas including (1) Survey and Inventory of historic properties and sites in Hawaii, (2) consultation with Federal agencies in the compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, (3) nominations of properties to the National Register of Historic Places, (4) administration of Hawaii’s Certified Local Government Program, and (5) revision of Hawaii’s Statewide Historic Preservation Plan. The candidate will not work for or speak for the SHPD. The candidate will advise the SHPD regarding its plans for successfully meeting the CAP requirements.Specific duties will include:
• Providing assistance to the SHPD in the development and implementation of a plan of technical and financial assistance for an automated and current inventory of historic properties in Hawaii;
• Providing guidance and technical assistance to SHPD management and professional staff to ensure that an accessible, automated, and current inventory of historic properties in Hawaii is developed and implemented as specified in the CAP;
• Providing guidance and technical assistance to the SHPD in its development of procedural standards for the survey of historic properties;
• Providing guidance and technical assistance to the SHPD management to ensure that SHPD develops and implements clear protocols for review and compliance activities that meet the statutory and regulatory requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act, and that all Section 106 reviews are conducted by professional staff with the appropriate qualifications;
• Collaborating with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the SHPD in the development of training and guidance on Section 106 reviews to ensure predictability and consistency with the Section 106 regulations;
• Coordinating quarterly discussions between NPS, ACHP, and SHPD, on Section 106 and review and compliance activities to ensure that complex projects and Programmatic Agreements are properly coordinated among the consulting parties and the status of SHPD reviews is available to the public;
• Providing assistance to SHPD management in the development of a plan of action to acquire professionally qualified staff and expand partnerships to adequately carry out the Federally mandated activities of the SHPD;
• Providing guidance and technical assistance to the SHPD management to ensure that SHPD develops and implements written National Register review procedures, National Register tracking logs, and training for Hawaii’s State Review Board;
• Providing guidance and technical assistance to the SHPD CLG coordinator to ensure that SHPD develops and implements evaluation procedures for Hawaii’s Certified Local Governments, as outlined in Hawaii’s CLG Procedures Manual;
• Assisting the NPS Planning Program Manager in overseeing SHPD’s CAP activities for revising the State Plan, and, in consultation with the NPS Planning Program Manager, providing technical assistance to SHPD Administrator in carrying out State Plan revision activities;
• Providing oversight and recommending approval of programmatic and financial reporting required by Hawaii’s annual grant from the Historic Preservation Fund;
• Recommending procedures to the SHPD to ensure compliance with the Federal laws, Executive Orders, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, and Departmental regulations applicable to the HPF grant program.
C. Qualifications:
A graduate or undergraduate degree in the fields of historic preservation, archeology, architecture, architectural history, or a related field required. Working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation is required. Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations, including Section 106, is required in order to be able to provide assistance in developing specific objectives, policies, plans, and procedures for carrying out the HPF grants program. Knowledge, training, and experience in the field of grants management sufficient to be able to address the issues of the HPF grant programs administered by the Historic Preservation Grants Division is required. The candidate should possess strong organizational, administrative, written and verbal communications skills; the ability to work collegially with diverse stakeholders as well as work independently; the ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. Administrative or supervisory experience in a State Historic Preservation Office or comparable agency is mandatory. Knowledge and familiarity with cultural and architectural resources of Hawaii, and with the Hawaii’s State laws and regulations governing historic preservation would be highly beneficial.
For More Information/To Apply:
Please send letter of interest and resume to Preservation_Grants_Info@nps.gov by June 11, 2010. Only electronic applications will be received for this position. If questions, email Preservation_Grants_Info@nps.gov


May 3, 2010

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office is seeking applications for the position of Environmental Review Specialist for non-Transportation Projects. Applications must be received in the Department of Cultural Resources Human Resources Division byMay 14, 2010. For a complete job description and how to apply, please visit:
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4802-60083623&printit=no


April 8, 2010

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office is seeking applications for the position of Preservation Planner/CLG Coordinator. Applications must be received in the Department of Cultural Resources Human Resource Division by May 3, 2010. For a complete job description and how to apply, please visit:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4802-60083615&printit=no


April 8, 2010

FLORIDA DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES, BUREAU OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION,
CHIEF OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION

See https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?refnode=1659140


April 1, 2010

The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology recruiting for a historian

The Office of History and Archaeology is recruiting for a permanent Historian I to work with the navigability research program. The deadline to apply for the position is April 12, 2010. Applicants must be Alaska residents. The job description, qualifications, salary and benefits information, and application form can be found at Workplace Alaska, the State of Alaska’s online hiring site, http://notes3.state.ak.us/wa/mainentry.nsf/WebData/1hp1HomePage/?Open.


March 25, 2010

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE


POSITION
Responsible for turning Heritage's vision into actions that promote and preserve San Francisco's
architectural heritage, the Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors, manages all
aspects of the organization, including funding and budgeting $650,000 in annual revenue, and sets annual
goals and work plans for the organization. The Executive Director is the principal public spokesperson
for all aspects of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

- No less than ten years professional experience in historic/architectural preservation or work in a closely
related field
- Professional degree in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history or preservation planning
- Proven leadership working with not for profit boards of directors, organization members, community
groups, public officials, allied organizations, design, construction and real estate development community,
and media
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to promote and advocate for Heritage's
mission, vision and goals to the public at large
- Administrative management experience including personnel management; short and long range budget
planning, development and management; team building, priority setting and daily operations oversight

RESPONSIBILITIES
In conjunction with the Board of Directors develops the long-range strategy, sets annual goals.

Identifies and works with community groups, governments, local, state and national organizations to
further preservation in San Francisco and to enhance Heritage's role as the leader in preservation
education and advocacy.

Identifies potential funding sources that can assist the organization in achieving its goals (grants,
corporations and individuals) and works with staff, membership and board to secure those funds.

Administration of 1886 Victorian House Museum regularly open to the public, easement program with 65
property portfolio, Fiscal Agent relationship with neighborhood groups for specific preservation projects.

Develops Heritage's staff and volunteers so that they are motivated, creative and successful in their
efforts, having clear, attainable goals.

SALARY
Compensation based upon level of experience.

SUBMISSIONS
Qualifications with cover letter should be addressed to:

Search Committee
San Francisco Architectural Heritage
2007 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

or via email sent to info@sfheritage.org


March 24, 2010

THE STATE OF MARYLAND
RECRUITING FOR: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

Capital Grant and Loan Programs Administrator

Division of Historical and Cultural Programs
Maryland Historical Trust

http://mht.maryland.gov/whatsnew.html#employment

Permanent Position

Salary Range: $43,064 - $48,999
(Temporary Salary Reduction Scale)

Salary Range: $44,168 - $50,255
(State of Maryland Standard Salary Structure)

This position is with the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), Maryland Historical Trust, located in Crownsville.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Masters of Architecture, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or closely related field. Three (3) years full time experience in discipline with emphasis on historic preservation. Demonstrated superior writing skills, strong interpersonal abilities, and negotiating skills essential. An equivalent combination of education and experience as stated will be accepted.

CAPITAL GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR, OFFICE OF PRESERVATION SERVICES, MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST: The occupant of this position administers the activities of the Maryland Historical Trust Capital Grant and Loan Programs within the Preservation Financial Incentives Unit of the Office of Preservation Services. Responsibilities include the management of the Capital Grant application selection process, the collection of all materials necessary to evaluate loan applications, and the review and monitoring of plans and specifications for all Capital Grant and Loan assisted rehabilitation projects. The position also provides assistance to the general public on technical preservation issues. Some public speaking and travel required.

CLOSING DATE: March 26, 2010

SEND RESUME TO: Ms. Miriam Hensley, Chief
Operations Management
Division of Historical and Cultural Programs
Maryland Department of Planning
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032 mhensley@mdp.state.md.us

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Cory R. Kegerise, LEED GA
Administrator of Local Preservation Programs
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
(410) 514-7635
ckegerise@mdp.state.md.us
http://mht.maryland.gov

An Agency of the Maryland Department of Planning

 

October 2, 2009

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES
Located in Richmond, Virginia
Position Vacancy, #00049
ROLE:  Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist III, PAY BAND 5
WORKING TITLE:  Project Review Architectural Historian
SALARY:  $40,959 – $52,981 depending on experience
(Career potential to $84,062)

Responsibilities: Conducts reviews of federal and state projects based upon substantive analysis and provides written comments regarding the project’s effects on historic and architectural resources. Requests additional information, makes recommendations for further identification efforts, provides opinions on the consistency of survey programs and eligibility decisions with relevant federal and state regulations and guidelines, makes assessment of effect, requests consideration of alternatives, and recommends treatment with appropriate consideration of the public benefit, agency and state initiatives and larger preservation issues. Makes site inspections to interpret specific landscape and restoration/rehabilitation problems and to identify solutions. Promote appropriate rehabilitation and restoration measures for federal and state-owned property by providing technical assistance and guidance on preservation technology and procedures. Provide training workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools.
Qualifications: Superior oral and written communications skills; knowledge of United States and Virginia history and architectural history; proven ability in planning, conducting, and assessing historic structure and cultural landscape surveys and National Register nominations; demonstrated contributions to the study of architectural history in publications, National Register nominations and/or CRM reports; considerable knowledge of technical, legal, and historic resources management practices and procedures as they apply to architectural history and historic buildings, structures, districts and landscapes; knowledge of and experience in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; demonstrated experience in CRM and the Section 106 review process; experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team; ability to instruct/guide others positively. Applicants must meet the Secretary Of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History, Architecture, or Historic Architecture.
Submission of Application Requirements: To be considered for this position you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov by 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2009. Resumes may be attached but may not substitute for a state application.


August 14, 2009

Program Director

Smart Growth Vermont has an opening for a Program Director.
See http://www.smartgrowthvermont.org/fileadmin/files/publications/Forms/Program_Director_Job_Description_Final.pdf


August 13, 2009

Architectural Historian

EBI Consulting seeks a full-time qualified architectural historian to work in our Burlington, MA office to prepare Section 106 and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reports for projects throughout New England.
EBI is a national consulting firm providing engineering and environmental due diligence services to wireless carriers, tower construction companies, real estate investors, developers and lenders. For more information about EBI, please visit our web site: www.ebiconsulting.com.
Education Requirements
Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s qualifications by either possessing an M.A. in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Art History, History or other directly related field, or possessing a B.A. in history or closely related field plus at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history. Technical report writing skills and ability to conduct archival and technical research is a must. Prior working experience in the Section 106 regulatory process and direct experience in preparing Section 106 compliance documents is preferred, but not required. Applicants should be able to effectively communicate with EBI's employees and clients and work as part of a team. Extensive local and regional travel will be required. M.A. required in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Art History, History or other directly related field.
Registration Requirement

If your background meets these requirements, please submit a brief resume and cover letter via email. You must include the following information: 1. BRIEF summary of past RELATED experience (highlight your experience as it relates to our need & industry); 2. list of your education credentials and professional registrations 3. salary expectations.

Benefits

EBI offers competitive compensation, bonus opportunities, group medical & dental insurance, 401k plan with employer contribution, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and progressive career opportunities.

EOE M/W/D/V

Submittal

Please submit a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format via email to jobs@ebiconsulting.com. You must include the following information:

1. Reference job #, job title and resource

2. Brief summary of past related experience (highlight your experience as it relates to our need & industry);

3. List of your education credentials and professional registrations

4. Salary history


July 18, 2009

SURVEY & NATIONAL REGISTER MANAGER
(Historic Preservationist III)
Collections, Historic Preservation & Outreach Services Division
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society
 
NATURE OF WORK IN THIS CLASS
Responsible for managing the Ohio Historic Inventory and National Register of Historic Places programs.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
Manages the Ohio Historic Inventory (and related bridge and landscape inventories) including conducting professional detailed reviews of survey forms and reports. Provides progress reports on survey program and respond to public inquiries about the Ohio Historic Inventory. Manages the National Register of Historic Places program including conducting professional detailed reviews of nominations, fulfilling public notification requirements including public hearings, provide progress reports on the National Register program, and respond to public inquiries about the National Register of Historic Places. Exercises independent management or review responsibility. Prepares for and coordinates staff input on nominations at Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board meetings. Assists with the National Historic Landmark, State Registry, and the Ohio Historic Homesteads programs, and special projects/programs as assigned. Establishes survey and registration priorities. Coordinates the Ohio Historic Inventory and National Register programs with other departments in the office and state and local agencies. Assists in the development and implementation of training and education for inventory and registration topics, including written material, workshops, conferences, presentations, and training sessions.
 
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, product data, and maps.
 
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed.
 
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Requires ability to travel. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires a valid Ohio driver's license.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate degree in history, architectural history or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, and must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines.

Full-Time
Pay Grade 8: $40,165

How to Apply
Visit http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/ for a complete position description. To apply, submit Ohio Historical Society employment application, cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to applicant@ohiohistory.org or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293

Application deadline: August 31, 2009

The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.


April 24, 2009

HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST       
Pierre, South Dakota

Requisition #:   90209   
Agency:  Department of Tourism and State Development, State Historical Society 
Salary:  $15.36 per hour N15   
Closing Date: 5/22/2009  
Additional Requirements:        Please submit the additional information requested at the bottom of the announcement.  
Position Purpose:  This position prepares and assists with the preparation of National Register nominations to ensure final documents meet National Park Service criteria; provides technical assistance to property owners, government officials, and others about state and federal rules and regulations that pertain to historic preservation to ensure accurate technical information is provided; manages sub-grantees to ensure grant and project goals are realized and funds are properly allocated; and provides information to the public about historic preservation to increase the awareness of the importance of cultural resource management and preservation. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:      
Knowledge of:  
·       regulations that relate to historic preservation such as Secretary of the Interior’s standards for the treatment of historic properties and federal historic preservation laws;
·       South Dakota history and geography, architectural history, and historic preservation;
·       grant writing and planning concepts;
·       principles and methods of historic building survey as required for nomination to the National Register of Historical Places.   
Ability to:    
·       operate photographic equipment;
·       use a computer;
·       follow written and oral instructions;
·       communicate information clearly and concisely;
·       interpret legal requirements;
·       analyze information;
·       perform research;
·       determine the historical value and architectural and cultural significance of buildings and sites.     
Additional Requirements: Must provide a writing sample related to historic preservation: for example, a National Register nomination, a section of a scholarly article, an architectural survey report, a research paper, or similar work.
Comments: Requires overnight travel. Must be able to lift boxes weighing as much as 35 lbs. 
Questions about the position should be directed to Jason Haug at (605) 773-6296 or via e-mail at Jason.Haug@state.sd.us.       
Applications can be obtained from http://www.state.sd.us/jobs/Jobs/jobs_applying.htm   


April 17, 2009

Architectural Historian (Burlington, MA)
Candidate Requirements
EBI Consulting seeks a full-time qualified architectural historian to work in our Burlington, MA office to prepare Section 106 and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reports for projects throughout New England.
EBI is a national consulting firm providing engineering and environmental due diligence services to wireless carriers, tower construction companies, real estate investors, developers and lenders.
For more information about EBI, please visit our web site: www.ebiconsulting.com.

Education Requirements
Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s qualifications by either possessing an M.A. in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Art History, History or other directly related field, or possessing a B.A. in history or closely related field plus at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history. Technical report writing skills and ability to conduct archival and technical research is a must. Prior working experience in the Section 106 regulatory process and direct experience in preparing Section 106 compliance documents is preferred, but not required. Applicants should be able to effectively communicate with EBI's employees and clients and work as part of a team. Extensive local and regional travel will be required. M.A. required in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Art History, History or other directly related field.
Registration Requirement
If your background meets these requirements, please submit a brief resume and cover letter via email. You must include the following information: 1. BRIEF summary of past RELATED experience (highlight your experience as it relates to our need & industry); 2. list of your education credentials and professional registrations 3. salary expectations.


April 15, 2009

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Title: Director of Architectural & Landscape Conservation

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Budget Responsibility: Develop and monitor budgets for buildings and landscape maintenance and conservation

Supervisory Scope: Horticulturist, Grounds Supervisor

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Advance the mission of Tudor Place through the stewardship of its buildings and grounds. Coordinate all preservation initiatives in accordance in accordance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards, the New Orleans Charter for Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts, the Williamsburg Resolutions on Architectural Fragments, and the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
Function as a spokesperson with the DCSHPO and the National Park Service, as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preservation
1. Manage a comprehensive maintenance program related to the historic structures and landscape.
2. Conduct archival and technical research related to specific preservation projects.
3. Develop specifications regarding materials and methods of application for use by staff and outside consultants and contractors for small scale preservation projects.
4. Coordinate consultants and/or perform probes into historic fabric, and disassembles, fabricates, and reassembles elements of historic fabric.
5. Supervise consultants or conduct hands-on technical work on historic structures.
6. Coordinate all work related to consultants and contractors in maintenance and small scale restoration/conservation projects.
7. Collect and maintain documentation on all projects and work by consultants/contractors.
8. Actively participate in professional organizations to promote the visibility and excellence of work done at Tudor Place, including publishing and presentations.
9. Oversee and manage integrated pest management contractor for historic structures.
10. Review the Buildings Conservation Policy on an annual basis and prepare needed revisions for presentation to the Executive Director and Buildings and Grounds Committee.

Education
11. Assist in the development of interpretive themes and information for tours, exhibitions, and educational programs related to building and landscape conservation.
12. Contribute to the intellectual content of the museum’s conferences and lecture programs related to building and landscape conservation.
13. Conduct limited number of special presentations and tours.

Administration
14. With the Executive Director, build agenda for and participate in the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
15. Prepare the annual department budget and develop on-going 10 year projections for specific projects.
16. Prepare Board presentations as requested.
17. Assist in the preparation of press releases and promotion of the site.
18. Manage safety systems and procedures and supervise emergency preparedness and response efforts.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. MA or MS in historic preservation, architectural history, or architecture, with a strong emphasis on or certificate/diploma in architectural conservation.
2. Three to five years experience working in architectural conservation, preservation project management, or historic property management preferable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1. Knowledge of project specification development and project management experience
2. Working knowledge of historic construction techniques, tools, materials, and historic structure research, analysis and documentation
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills
4. Demonstrated supervisory skills
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships including Board and Committee members and to work well with others in a team environment
6. Self-directed, motivated, positive attitude
7. Computer literacy including database applications

Note: Priorities for large scale projects will be defined by Tudor Place. However, large scale project specifications and management will be the responsibility of a restoration architect or consultant.

Applicants mail materials to:

Job Search
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
1644 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Or fax to: 202-965-0164
Or email: info@tudorplace.org


April 15, 2009

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is seeking a Survey Historian, Grade 19. The Historian is responsible for researching data on historic properties and performing Architectural Survey-related duties, including examining and/or completing incoming survey forms and files to determine their completeness. Statewide travel over often rough terrain is necessary. Minimum Qualifications: the formal equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history or a related field, plus two years of experience in historical research or a related field. Please send a completed state application to: DAH Personnel, 323 Center St., 1500 Tower Bldg., Little Rock, AR 72201 OR apply online at www.arstatejobs.com by end of business April 23, 2009. EOE.


March 27, 2009

City of New York
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Job Vacancy Notice
Civil Service Title: COMMUNITY ASSOCIATE
Level: none
Title Code No: 56057
Salary: $29,882.00/$34,364.00-$49,730.00
Office Title: Historic Preservation Compliance Officer
Work location: 1 Centre Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10007
Division/Work Unit: Enforcement
Number of Positions: 1
Hours/Shift: Monday- Friday
Job Description
Under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel and Director of Enforcement, the Compliance Officer receives and tracks complaints from a variety of sources, including community groups, general public and Commission staff, regarding work performed on landmark buildings without permits from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The Compliance Officer visits historic districts and individual landmarks throughout the City to photograph buildings, reviews historic photographs within the agency's research files and researches the permit history of the property. When work is done in violation of the Local Law, the Compliance Officer will send a Warning Letter and explain to owners the legal implications of the violations and how violations can be corrected. The Compliance Officer accurately maintains information on complaints and violations and periodically prepares status reports including statistical summaries of enforcement efforts. The Compliance Officer also educates the public about the Commission and the Landmarks Law by speaking before community groups, training and supervising interns. The Compliance officer needs to be organized, accurate, have the ability to work independently, and be able to handle numerous telephone conversations and interact with the public.
Qualification Requirements
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.
Essential Skills
1) Demonstrated familiarity with architectural history and detail
2) Experience using Word, Excel, other Microsoft applications
3) Experience with digital photography
4) Excellent communications and organization skills
5) Experience with public outreach
6) Must possess valid NYS driver’s license
7) Ability to read architectural drawings and plans
To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Margaret McMahon
The Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
mmcmahon@lpc.nyc.gov
Please note:
E-mail preferred. No phone calls.
Appointment is subject to OMB approval.
Residency in New York City is required within 90 days of appointment.
Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Post Date: 03/26/2009 Post Until: Filled JVN: 136-2009-004489
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


March 13, 2009

Consider spending a year serving rural Oregon with the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program.
Here is just a sample of what you could be doing in the RARE program next year. You could:
• Work with a small city to develop its downtown businesses
• Work with a regional non-profit to strengthen local food systems through strengthening a local farmer's
market and organizing a local foods campaign
• Work with a watershed council to develop education and outreach programs on water quality
• Work with a regional community development corporation to support entrepreneurs and provide direct
services to clients
• Learn and use GIS skills to help a small city address issues of rapid development
• Work statewide to provide technical assistance and support to leaders in small rural towns and cities
• And much more....
The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program at the University of Oregon is now accepting applications for 2009-2010 placements. For a mid-September placement the application deadline is May 15, 2009.
RARE's mission is to increase the capacity of Oregon's rural communities in order to improve their economic, social and environmental conditions. Participants assist rural Oregon in the development and implementation of projects relating to community and economic development, watershed and natural resource planning, policy coordination, and delivery of social services. RARE participants gain valuable professional experience while making a significant difference in Oregon’s rural communities."I've gained a deeper respect for those committed to a lifetime of service and community assistance... [and] a better understanding of myself and what truly makes me happy."(RARE alumnus)
Gain experience in many of the following areas:
• Leadership
• Project management
• Facilitation
• Grant writing
• Time management
• Volunteer management
• Small government operations
• Non-profit organization operations
• Citizen involvement
• Land use planning methods
• Education and outreach
• Technical writing
• Working with the media
• Computer use
Benefits of RARE program include:
• Monthly living allowance of $1,500
• Medical Insurance
• Educational award of $4,725
• Nine graduate credits for the University of Oregon's Community and Regional Planning master’s degree
• And RARE alums may be eligible for in-state tuition at any state-run Oregon university RARE, in operation for 15 years, has placed more than 350 participants in rural communities throughout Oregon. RARE participants commit to completing 1,700 hours of service over 11 months, are required to be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, and have an undergraduate degree. For more information and an application packet, visit our website at http://rare.uoregon.edu.


March 6, 2009

Architectural History/Public History/Historic Preservation

Assistant/Associate Professor in Dept. of Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University seeks a tenure-track faculty member in historic preservation, architectural history, or public history to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty.

The Department of Social Sciences is home to M.S. programs in Industrial Archaeology and Environmental Policy and a Ph.D. program in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology. It offers undergraduate programs in anthropology, history, and social science. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in his or her field and contribute to graduate teaching and research. Potential areas of expertise might include historic preservation planning and local economic development; historic site development, interpretation, and management; recording and preserving structures; cultural memory and industry; identity and sense of place in industrial landscape; and the historic interface between industry and environment. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, beginning August 2009. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment.

Michigan Tech, a research university with 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, values diversity, cross-disciplinary faculty, and student contributions to research. Located on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities. This environment, combined with a competitive compensation package and a low cost of living, results in an excellent quality of life.

Applicants should send: a letter of interest and/or other materials describing their teaching experience and their research plans pertinent to contributing to an interdisciplinary social sciences department; a vitae; and three letters of reference. Review of the applications will begin on March 23, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Materials may be sent to: Terry Reynolds, Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295. Electronic transmission of application materials to treynold@mtu.edu is encouraged.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educational Institution/Employer. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.  We also have a Dual Career Assistance Program (DCAP), which facilitates the hiring of partners of strategic hires.  The web site for our DCAP is http://www.dual.mtu.edu


February 13, 2009

DEPARTMENT HEAD
GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, is seeking an academic leader for the position of department head effective July 1, 2009. This is a twelve-month, full-time administrative position that carries the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting the growth and stature of the department, overseeing budgetary and personnel matters, developing faculty teaching schedules, and providing appropriate service to the university. We are looking for a person who will provide energetic leadership, work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary faculty and staff and a diverse student body, and promote and advocate for the department programs and disciplines within and external to the university. The department head is also expected to teach one course per year.

Requirements:
• Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a field represented in the department.
• Evidence of leadership and administrative experience including organizational, budgetary, interpersonal communication, development, and outreach skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction and research.
• Record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient to warrant appointment as associate or full professor in the department.

The Department of Geography and Geology currently includes eighteen tenure-track faculty and offers degree programs in Earth System Science, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geology, Historic Preservation, and Urban Planning (http://www.emich.edu/public/geo/welcome.html). EMU is a comprehensive regional institution with approximately 22,000 students located in Ypsilanti, five miles from Ann Arbor and 40 miles from Detroit (http://www.emich.edu), and offers excellent quality of life and amenities. EMU is one of the largest producers of K-12 Earth Science teachers in the country. The EMU faculty is represented by an AAUP collective bargaining unit.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a letter of interest, contact information of at least four professional references, evidence of administrative and teaching ability, and a statement summarizing administrative philosophy and goals of leadership for the department. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.

Email application materials to: academic_hr@emich.edu AND geo_dhsearch@emich.edu
Please address any questions to geo_dhsearch@emich.edu or (tel) 734-487-7586
Please reference - Posting #APAA0914 in the subject line
Do not put information in the body of the email (attachments only).

Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.


February 3, 2009

California State Parks
is accepting applications for an Open Exam for

Archivist II

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of experience performing the duties of an Archivist I in the California state service.
Or
Two years of professional experience in archival work or historical research or in the manuscript department of a research library, or as a college faculty member directing students in historical research and performing some such research as a significant part of assigned teaching responsibilities.
And
Education: Possession of the equivalent of a master's degree. (Two additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted for the master's degree.)

Final Filing Date: February 9, 2009

APPLY NOW: Exam announcement at:
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/exams_dept2.cfm?ddept=2999

Application forms are available (http://www.spb.ca.gov/employment/stateapp.htm)
and may be filed in person or by mail with the Department of Parks and Recreation,
Human Resources Section/Exams Unit, 1416 9th Street Room #1018,
Sacramento, CA 95814. Application Forms are available at the State Personnel
Board website at www.spb.ca.gov.
For more information, call (916) 653-3919 or visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov


February 3, 2009

California State Parks
is accepting applications for an Open Exam for

Historian III position

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement: Equivalent to graduation from college with major course work in history, historic sites research, cultural resources management, architectural history, or a closely related field in which historical methods and techniques are employed. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis for up to two years.) and
Either I

In the California state service, either:
Two years of experience performing the duties of a State Historian II; or four years of experience performing the duties of a State Historian I.
Or II
Five years of experience in research, cultural resources management, or museum work in connection with historical reports, projects, buildings or museums. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must be three years performing duties at a level of responsibility equivalent to that obtained in the class of a State Historian II.)
Or
Five years of experience in the teaching of California history at the high school level or college level.
(Graduate work in history, historical sites research, cultural resources management, architectural history, or a closely related field, in which historical methods and techniques are employed, may be substituted for not more than one year of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.)

Final Filing Date: February 20, 2009

APPLY NOW: Exam announcement at: www.parks.ca.gov/jobs (“Open Examinations”)
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/exams_dept2.cfm?ddept=2999

Application forms are available (http://www.spb.ca.gov/employment/stateapp.htm)
and may be filed in person or by mail with the Department of Parks and Recreation,
Human Resources Section/Exams Unit, 1416 9th Street Room #1018,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
For more information, call (916) 651-8571 or visit our website: www.parks.ca.gov


February 3, 2009

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Position Opening: Project Manager

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has an opening for a
multifaceted position that includes project management, administration, and
outreach duties to support the program’s efforts to protect the Corridor’s
historic and distinctive sense of place and to encourage economic growth
and heritage development that is balanced and self sustaining. The Project
Manager reports to the Executive Director and the position can be somewhat
tailored to the specific skills, background, and interests of the most
qualified candidate.

Organization Background

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is one of 40 federally
designated National Heritage Areas. Its mission is to help preserve and
interpret the historical, natural, scenic, and recreational resources
reflecting its national significance and to help foster revitalization of
canal-side communities.

The Corridor stretches 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New
York. It encompasses the navigable waterways that make up the New York
State Canal System, including the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and
Champlain Canals, as well as their historic alignments, and the 234 cities,
towns, and villages that touch the canal system.

Duties

Assist Executive Director with strategic planning, workplan development
and reporting, budget tracking, cooperative agreement and contract
administration, and overall office management responsibilities.

Help to establish newly formed fund-raising organization to support
commission activities.

Identify and pursue funding sources outside our annual federal
appropriation (including leveraging existing federal, state, and
nonprofit programs).

Provide Commission liaison support and conduct outreach to key
stakeholder groups, including Congressional Representatives, NYS
legislators, and NYS agency representatives.

Manage a variety of projects to advance Erie Canalway’s Preservation and
Management Plan. Projects may include: organizing and conducting
workshops; identifying and developing guidelines, resources, and best
practices on a variety of heritage development topics; and, depending
on funding, administering a grants program to support communities and
nonprofit organizations throughout the Corridor.

Additional opportunities

This position also has the potential to incorporate other programmatic
responsibilities depending on the amount of time available and on the
background and interests of the candidate. Candidates with an interest and
background in one of the following fields are encouraged to apply: Historic
Preservation Planning, Economic Development, Community/Urban Planning,
Recreation or transportation planning. The Erie Canalway NHC would like to
increase its capacity building assistance for communities in a number of
heritage development related fields. Additional duties may include:

Providing assistance to local communities, organizations, individuals,
and elected officials in the areas of:
Historic and cultural resource preservation and planning;
Recreational and transportation planning;
Main Street revitalization and heritage development;
Innovative economic development strategies that are compatible
with smart growth and historic preservation objectives.

Identifying and applying for funding to support community preservation
and heritage development work.

Skills/Experience

The ideal candidate is someone who thrives on challenges and is willing to
learn new things, has
a good work ethic and is a team player willing to help without being asked,
understands the importance of a community-based approach to programmatic
work and has:

3-5 years professional experience in program/project management in a
heritage development related field
Excellent communications skills
Experience with budgeting, administration, and meeting/workshop
organizing
Proven ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
Proficiency in general computer programs including word processing and
spreadsheets

Favorable consideration given for knowledge of heritage development issues,
experience in grant writing and administration, fund-raising, nonprofit
management, and experience in legislative/congressional relations.

Compensation/Work Environment

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a nongovernment
position.
Position is located at Erie Canalway headquarters in Waterford, New
York. The Erie Canalway will also consider applicants who prefer to
work off-site or at home for some agreed upon number of hours per
week.
Some travel required, primarily in New York State

Application Requirements

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to
erie_canal@nps.gov. A hard copy of the application with additional
writing/work samples may also be sent or to Beth Sciumeca; Erie Canalway
National Heritage Corridor; P.O. Box 219; Waterford, NY 12188. Inquiries
may be sent by e-mail erie_canal@nps.gov. Please no phone calls.
Additional information about the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
may be found at www.eriecanalway.org.

Closing Date: Applications must be received by February 20, 2009


January 29, 2009

Historic New England

Position: Property Project Manager
Classification: Regular/Full
Date Available: April 1, 2009
Location: Waltham, MA – Lyman Estate
Description:
Historic New England/SPNEA, seeks a Property Project Manager to be a key staff member responsible for overseeing the preservation, capital improvements and maintenance of structures and sites owned by Historic New England. The property collection spans four centuries and five New England states and is comprised of 15 National Historic Landmark sites and 28 National Register sites. The Property Project Manager will work as part of a team of Property Project Managers to care for a regional selection of sites. Weekend and evening work periodically required
Responsibilities: Become familiar with Historic New England’s preservation philosophy and the procedures and requirements of project management established by Historic New England and the granting agencies. Familiarize oneself with site history and history of repairs at project site. Develop treatment plans for proposed projects. Coordinate as necessary with architect/engineer for creation of specifications for the project items. Draft bid documents for all project components and coordinate bid process and bid review. Coordinate with all necessary teams in regards to scope of the project and impact of the project with tenants, staff, the landscape, building and collections, and the public. Oversee projects, including status meetings with the site manager, preservation manager and team leader for property care. Produce written documents including weekly written status reports, written minutes from contractor meetings, project reports and a completion report for each project to conform to property care standards and the standards of the funding agencies. Produce, label and properly store photographs documenting all phases of the project to conform to property care standards and the standards of the granting agencies. Manage paperwork required for granting agencies and ensure timely compliance with all requirements. Writes internal documents, articles and makes public presentations related to Historic New England property care and projects and develops outreach programs on preservation issues. Serves on task forces and committees as assigned, both specific to expertise and in support of organizational priorities. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Requires a Bachelors degree in historic preservation, architecture, engineering, or conservation and a minimum of 4 years job-related experience; or a Master’s degree and at least one year of experience (preferred). This position is a full time (40 hours per week-three year contract position)

Applications: Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@historicnewengland.org,
fax to 617-227-9204, or mail to
Historic New England,
141 Cambridge Street,
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Human Resources.


January 10, 2009

Job Title: History Specialist
Agency: History, Arts and Libraries
Job Posting #: HAL105
Open To: All Applicants
City: Lansing
County: Ingham
Employment Type: Limited Term
Pay: $17.81 - $23.48/hr
Union: UAW

Job Description: This position will assist the State Historic Preservation Office staff in processing project information for review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

Other Information: The preferred candidate will have knowledge of federal historic preservation law and regulations, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and the National Register of Historic Places criteria, knowledge of Midwestern architectural styles, particularly those found in Michigan and be well organized and able to communicate effectively with the public.

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in history, art history, museum studies, American studies, architectural history, historic preservation, anthropology or archival management.

Experience: No specific type or amount required.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter (please reference job # HAL105), resume and college transcripts by January 23, 2009 to: Human Resources, Department of History, Arts and Libraries, PO Box 30738, Lansing, MI 48909-8238.

Deadline: 01/23/09


January 8, 2009

HISTORICAL ARCHITECT

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Historic Preservation department seeks a Historical Architect to provide technical assistance, review and comment, and design expertise in the administration of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties for preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation projects involving historic properties throughout the state. This position serves as a resource in working directly with federal, state and local agencies as well as private individuals, community organizations, and public/nonprofit concerns and in providing counsel and direction in the development of design treatments and controls. The incumbent also plays a major role in the development and implementation of preservation planning and public education projects. This is a full-time, regular position located in the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, MN.

Summary of work: Responsibilities include: 1) reviews, monitors, evaluates and assists in the preparation of applications and project data for rehabilitation work on properties applying for federal preservation tax benefits in accordance with 36 CFR67 for SHPO participation in the administration of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and subsequent modifications and amendments thereof; 2) evaluates, analyzes and provides technical assistance for projects in the review and compliance process in the treatment of architectural resources to determine appropriateness of design and level of integrity; 3) monitors and enforces covenants, preservation easements, and letters of agreement for grant-assisted projects to assure continued compliance with terms for the administration of federal and state funds; 4) provides technical assistance, project review, and recommendations to the Grants Office staff in the administration and monitoring of grant-assisted work on historic buildings and properties; 5) conducts public education activities related to appropriate treatment of historic properties to increase public awareness of the value of historic resources and the means for their preservation; 6) actively promotes and participates in the SHPO’s Historic Properties Reuse Study process. Works with communities throughout the state to identify appropriate subject properties and explain and build community support for the process. Serves as a SHPO representative on Reuse Study Teams as needed, participating in site visits, interviews, public meetings, issues identification, and report preparation as appropriate: 7) carries out departmental and MHS responsibilities as assigned and participates fully in SHPO planning activities. Participates in the periodic development and ongoing implementation of the statewide comprehensive historic preservation plan; and 8) advises broadly in areas requiring design and technical historic preservation expertise as the needs arise. This includes representing the Society on various boards and committees and consultation both within and outside the department.

Minimum Qualifications:
· Professional degree in architecture or a state license to practice architecture, or equivalent
· At least five years’ professional experience in working with preservation and restoration projects, including detailed investigations of historic structures, preparations of historic structures reports, and preparation of plans and specifications for preservation projects.
· Familiarity and experience with federal historic preservation programs.
· Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota architectural development and technology.
· Ability and skills to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and speak to both large and small groups with a broad range of training and expertise.
· Valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel and work on evenings and weekends
· Highly developed interpersonal skills to negotiate, mediate and collaborate with a wide variety of people with diverse range of knowledge and skills and diverse backgrounds, education and interests.

Desirable Qualifications:
Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota history.
Familiarity and, preferably experience with standing structures surveys and the National Register programs.
Management skills in planning, organizing, budgeting, and directing programs.

Salary: $3,860.00 - $4,439.00 monthly hiring range with excellent benefits.

Application Deadline: Applications received by January 29, 2009 will be considered first, position open until filled.

To Apply: Send an MHS application, cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and name of three professional references to: Minnesota Historical Society, Human Resources Department, Historical Architect position, 345 Kellogg Blvd West, St Paul, MN 55102. For an application, see our website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or call MHS Job Line 651-296-0542. EEO


December 23, 2008

Department Of The Interior
National Park Service

Job Announcement Number: NPSWASO-HQ-09-043-DEUAdministrative Support Clerk (OA)

SALARY RANGE: 31,751.00 - 41,271.00 USD per year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
to Monday, January 12, 2009
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time  Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:   2 vacancies - Frederick, MD
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:   Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.
The NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.  We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.  From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.  You can be part of this exciting and important mission. 
The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking highly motivated, goal oriented and dependable individuals to assist with administrative operations that support an organization responsible for specialized training and providing preservation services to our parks and partners.
This position is also open to status candidates under announcement number NPSWASO-HQ-09-044-MPP under Merit Promotion Procedures. Please refer to that announcement for details on eligibility and how to apply.
Special Note:
Please be sure to read the entire vacancy announcement before submitting an application for consideration.
In order to obtain all information provided in this advertisement, please print the detailed version of the ad.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
• U.S. Citizenship
• Background and/or Security Investigation required.

More information is at USAJobs


December 22, 2008

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Position: Director, Modern + Recent Past Initiative
Type: Professional Opportunity
Location: San Francisco, CA

Background on the Modernism + Recent Past (M+RP) Initiative:

Across the United States and around the globe, the cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Modern movement has emerged as one of the most pressing and complex issues in heritage conservation. Equally challenging is the question of how to preserve the more inclusively defined places of the recent past, that heritage spanning the cultural, intellectual, social, technological, and artistic revolutions of the Twentieth Century. Threats to Twentieth-Century architectural and cultural heritage stem from various sources, but include: lack of public understanding for these places' architectural significance and historic value; lack of supportive federal, state, and local policies; and lack of a coordinated preservation advocacy network.

For decades, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has supported local efforts to save significant M+RP places and provided strong stewardship of the Modern icons it holds as Historic Sites. The National Trusts Board of Trustees ranks the preservation of architectural and cultural resources of the recent past as one of the organization's highest priorities, and we are now formalizing and strengthening our activities through a four-year Modernism + Recent Past (M+RP) Initiative. Learn more.

Job Summary:

The National Trusts vision is to create a national infrastructure for a growing network of preservation, cultural, and community leaders, lead the development of a focused agenda, and provide this growing network of local groups with the tools and technical resources they need to protect and preserve the nations threatened M+RP resources.

The M+RP Initiative will be coordinated by a dedicated Program Director, based at our Western Office in San Francisco. Reporting to the Regional Director, the Program Director will join a small band of dedicated, collegial staff at the Western Office in San Francisco, and a larger team of National Trust employees and partners across the nation, and in particular coordinate closely with the staff of the Center for Modernism at the National Trusts Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT. This individual will spearhead and implement the M+RP Initiative, will represent the National Trust in the national preservation community, and forge, maintain, and nurture partnerships with individuals, groups, and institutions.

This position will begin as a 2 year grant funded position, full time, with benefits.

Duties:

· Work closely with National Trust colleagues and partners to complete the key goals of the M+RP Initiative, summarized here:

- Engage national and local partner organizations, determine shared policy agenda, and establish a strong national network to strengthen partners work.

- Provide high-quality tools: educational programming, technical resources, and research to help partners save, maintain, and reuse resources.

- Use network to advance shared policy agenda and integrate into Sustainability Initiative.

- Engage individuals and targeted audiences across the country in M+RP issues.

- Create and implement a comprehensive communications strategy that raises public awareness and galvanizes support for M+RP advocacy.

· Take the regional and national helm on key issues providing direct preservation assistance to constituencies to save resources of the Recent Past era and Modernist Movement via field work, correspondence, public presentations, and testimonies and participate in relevant workshops, seminars, and conferences.
· Serve as the staff lead on the outreach, structure, and awarding of the M+RP Preservation Fund grant program.
· Serve as part of collaborative regional team to deliver high quality National Trust programming, including preservation services, grants and loans, special national programs and demonstration projects.
· Represent the National Trust and serve as liaison with government agencies, state historic preservation offices, statewide organizations, Trust advisors, local organizations and other constituents.
· In coordination with the Regional Director, Development Department, and Sites Department, identify and pursue new opportunities to increase the National Trusts presence and relevance in the region, including fund-raising opportunities.

Qualification:

The ideal candidate should be a highly recognized and effective contributor and participant in the efforts to save resources of M+RP and to the preservation field writ large. S/he will be able to build consensus and work at multiple levels with partners, stakeholders, constituents and be a broad-ranging, innovative, and strategic thinker who enjoys working in a variety of contexts and environments. S/he will possess the ability, for instance, to think about the changing nature of the paradigms that have traditionally shaped historic preservation and simultaneously have the capacity to work at the institutional level.

· · This position requires a minimum of five years experience in historic preservation activities with a majority of those years involved heavily in working with M+RP resource protection, preferably in the United States and in the Western states thereof.
· An undergraduate degree in historic preservation, urban planning, history, architecture, humanities, ethnic studies, environmental studies, or related field is mandatory; and a similarly related graduate or professional degree is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience reflecting a practical, theoretical and technical knowledge of preservation issues can substitute for a graduate degree.
· Well-honed written and oral communications skills and experience and confidence in public speaking are also a prerequisite.
· A willingness and ability to travel throughout the region and the nation is essential, as is a willingness to participate in fundraising for the M+RP Initiative.

Open until Until Filled
How to apply To apply, please include your cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text attachment to:
28721-CS-1121@nthp.hrmdirect.com


December 18, 2008

Executive Director Position
Preservation Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo, NY area and the surrounding region have extraordinary architecture and distressed neighborhoods. We are seeking a leader who can build on the potential of these opportunities and assist with the challenges. The merger of two organizations, supported by foundation grants, has set the stage for a revitalization of historic preservation in Buffalo. We are seeking a leader knowledgeable in historic preservation and experienced in nonprofit management as our CEO to direct a four person staff, coordinate a strategic planning process, develop new programs, prepare and monitor an annual budget, work closely with a newly reorganized board of trustees, serve as the organization's spokesperson, establish relations with state and local organizations plus Buffalo's governmental, neighborhood, civic and foundation leaders, be involved in Buffalo's preservation issues, direct growing tour and educational programs, continue fundraising efforts, expand membership, events and other revenue sources, and prepare Buffalo as a showcase for the National Trust's 2011 conference.

Required: Significant experience in historic preservation and nonprofit management; Master in Historic Preservation or related fields desirable.

Salary $60,000 - $65,000 plus benefits and some relocation assistance.

Email preservationbuffaloniagara@gmail.com with a cover letter and resume or mail to Suite M108 617 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203.


November 25, 2008

University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture

Two tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions

Interior Design

Historic Preservation + Interior Design

The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, beginning in the Fall of 2009.

The University of Texas at Austin is among the largest and most highly regarded public universities in the U.S.A. Its graduate and undergraduate architecture programs are regularly ranked among the top ten, with particular strengths in design, theory, history, and working with the allied disciplines. In addition to Interior Design and Historic Preservation, the School also offers degrees in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, sustainable design, history and theory of architecture, and interdisciplinary studies, with strong research and co-teaching connections to the fine arts, engineering, humanities, and material sciences. Many of the School's faculty members are noted practitioners, researchers and writers. Austin is the 16th-largest city in the U.S., a center of culture, the arts, and innovation, widely rated as one of the most desirable places to live in America. For more information about Austin, about The University of Texas, and about the School of Architecture and its programs, start at http://soa.utexas.edu.

The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin is committed to the advancement of the Interior Design profession with its undergraduate program being one of the oldest in the U.S. A Masters degree program in Interior Design is in development. The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is one of the oldest and most comprehensive in the U.S., offering the Master of Science in Historic Preservation, a Ph.D., as well as certificates and specializations within allied professional programs.

1. Interior Design

To expand the well-established Interior Design program that is part of a leading School of Architecture, the successful candidate must be able to teach in the design studio sequence and seminar/lecture courses identified within the Interior Design curriculum. We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate focus and accomplishment in interior design excellence and who have a supporting interest in theory, computer visualization and representation, graphic or industrial design, or materials innovation. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a degree in Interior Design and have passed the NCIDQ exam or demonstrate willingness to take the exam.

2. Historic Preservation and Interior Design

To expand the Interior Design program, and to reinforce the design emphasis within the Historic Preservation program, the successful candidate must be able to teach design studios contributing to both the Interior Design and Historic Preservation curricula. The successful candidate will also contribute to the seminar or lecture offerings in Interior Design, Historic Preservation, or both. We encourage applicants whose design accomplishments are supplemented by practice or scholarship in history, conservation, adaptive use, museum studies, or decorative arts. Preference will be given to candidates who hold an M.Arch., a PhD, or both.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and no more than ten 8-1/2 x 11 inch pages of design work (one’s own and if applicable one’s students), and other evidence of professional practice, scholarship and current creative endeavors to:

Carl Matthews and Michael Holleran, Co-chairs
Interior Design Search Committee
School of Architecture
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B7500
Austin, Texas 78712-0222.

The committee will begin consideration of applications January 15, 2009.

Background check conducted on applicant selected.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


November 20, 2008

Transportation Compliance Review Program
Florida State Historic Preservation Office
Division of Historical Resources
Florida Department of State

Position: Compliance Review Historian or Architectural Historian
Pay Rate: $31.39/ hour OPS (no benefits package)
Tallahassee Headquarters, Full-time

The Florida Division of Historical Resources is seeking a Historian or Architectural Historian to fill a position in our Transportation Compliance Review Program. The successful applicant will become part of a team responsible for reviewing transportation projects that may affect significant historic properties. Furthermore, the successful applicant will advise and assist the Federal Highway Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation, in carrying out their federal and state historic preservation responsibilities and programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
It is essential that the incumbent for this position demonstrate that they meet the Professional Qualifications Standards as stipulated in 36 CFR Part 61 in their respective field and possess a broad understanding of historic preservation programs and processes. In addition to these requirements, the incumbent should meet the following qualifications:

Knowledge and understanding of federal historic preservation regulations including the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, the Department of Transportation Act; The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA)
Experience identifying and evaluating historic properties for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and analyzing effects to those properties, especially historic structures and landscapes
Experience writing or reviewing Cultural Resources Assessment Surveys, Section 106 Case Studies, and
NEPA environmental documents
Operational familiarity, knowledge, and understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Ability to work comfortably within a computer network environment
The ability to closely work together in a team environment with other historic preservation professionals and demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills
The ability to frequently work with professionals in other agencies to ensure timely, efficient, and effective project reviews
Effective verbal and written communication skills

Please submit a State of Florida Employment Application (http://www.state.fl.us/dms/hrm/jobsdirect/application.html) and current resume or curriculum vita to:

Florida Department of State
Division of Historical Resources, R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street, Room 404
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Attn: Wm. Brian Yates

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in the workplace. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes


November 1, 2008

The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland's State Historic Preservation Office, is seeking to hire a Preservation Officer for the Historic Financial Incentives Unit, Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs. This Maryland State Government position is a Grade 15 (Salary Range $38,594 - $61,427; Base plus 20 steps) and is a full time, special appointment position located in Crownsville, Maryland. A full state benefit package is available.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The occupant of this position conducts reviews of proposed and completed Federal and state rehabilitation tax certification projects for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, assists property owners, architects and consultants with project plans and preparation of applications, and advises the National Park Service regarding certification of properties and projects. Some public speaking is required.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Masters of Architecture, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or closely related field. Three (3) years full time experience in discipline with emphasis on historic preservation. Bachelors degree coupled with significant experience in the preservation field may be substituted for a masters degree. Demonstrated superior writing skills, strong interpersonal abilities, and negotiating skills are essential. Prior experience reviewing technical aspects of architectural plans and drawings preferred. Some knowledge of Maryland history and architecture and familiarity with Federal and state historic preservation law and regulations are preferred. Certification as a LEED AP or experience with incorporating green building techniques into historic rehabilitation projects is desirable but not required.

CLOSING DATE: November 18, 2008

SEND RESUME TO: Miriam Hensley, Chief, Operations Management, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs,Maryland Department of Planning, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, Maryland 21032; mhensley@mdp.state.md.us

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


October 28, 2008

Executive Director Position Preservation Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo, NY area and the surrounding region have extraordinary architectural, historic, cultural and natural resources. We are seeking a leader who can build on the potential of these opportunities. The merger of two organizations, supported by foundation grants, has set the stage for a revitalization of historic preservation in Buffalo (Come grow with us!) We are seeking a leader knowledgeable in historic preservation and experienced in nonprofit management as our CEO to direct a four person staff, coordinate a strategic planning process, develop new programs, prepare and monitor an annual budget, work closely with a newly reorganized board of trustees, serve as the organization's spokesperson, establish relations with state and local organizations plus Buffalo's governmental, neighborhood, civic and foundation leaders, be involved in Buffalo’s preservation issues, direct growing tour and educational programs, continue fundraising efforts, expand membership, events and other revenue sources, and prepare Buffalo as a showcase for the National Trust's 2011 conference. Salary $60,000 - $65,000 plus benefits and some relocation assistance.


October 28, 2008

West Virginia Div of Culture & History Historic Preservation
Location: Education and the Arts Kanawha
Historian I CH20090003
Classified position vacancies 001 Schedule: day shift unlimited original full-time perm. FTE: 1.00
• Duties: under the general direction of the National Register/survey structural historian, candidate will provide information to the public regarding National Register and state survey programs:
• guidance to complete nomination and inventory forms and related program requirements, regulation requirements described in 36cfr 60, National Register bulletins and WV code 29-1-8; apply appropriate standards and criteria as set forth by the National Park Service to evaluate National Register eligibility, work with National Register/Survey coordinator to determine final eligibility status of resources, and provide written and/or verbal comments regarding specific properties and their eligibility;
• review for corrections and then process inventory forms for inclusion in the state historic preservation office survey files resulting from public submission, in-house surveys or grant projects;
• work with other staff to insure inventory information is included in the GIS database; as assigned, research and write National Register nominations and complete supporting photographs and mapping, prepare written or verbal presentations of historic preservation information for educational purposes, monitor annual survey and planning grant projects sponsored by historic landmark commissions or other groups; conduct site visits as required to complete individual projects
Candidate must be willing to travel; a successful criminal background check may be a condition of employment. Related duties as assigned.
Requirements: Training: graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in history or historic preservation. Substitution: possession of a master's degree in History or historic preservation may substitute for the required major.
Salary: Pay grade 012 $22,224.00 - $41,112.00
Deadline: October 31, 2008
To apply: Send division of personnel application to: Susan Pierce Division of Culture and History Historic Preservation Section 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305
Please include posting number ch20090003 on application


October 18, 2008

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ONE CENTRE STREET - 9TH FLOOR NORTH, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700
JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-09-1300FT2
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I
TITLE CODE NO. 92237
UNIT PRESERVATION
SALARY $43,584
LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or correct violations issued on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts; also reviews applications for new construction in historic districts. Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate. Provides technical assistance to owners. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of fulltime related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
Only qualified candidates will be considered. Only candidates being considered will be notified.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Kerri Kirvin
Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street - 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212.669.7943
Email: kkirvin@lpc.nyc.gov
NO PHONE CALLS
Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DATED: October 14, 2008
POST UNTIL: October 27, 2008


October 8, 2008

The Wisconsin SHPO has initiated recruitment of a preservation architect position. The job classification is Preservation Architect Advanced, so we are seeking a seasoned professional with a solid background in historic preservation work. The job description is available on line at this link http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=33985&jobid=33500


October 7, 2008

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has an opening in the State Historic Preservation Office for the African American Programs Coordinator. This position:

Plans and implements outreach activities that promote South Carolina's African American historic places through publications, presentations, websites, and workshops.
Encourages and assists citizens with preparing National Register of Historic Places nominations and historical marker applications for African American historic places.
Coordinates the development and implementation of a program to identify and encourage the recognition and preservation of South Carolina's Rosenwald Schools.
Provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations planning historic preservation projects and refers them to other Archives and History staff or other organizations as appropriate.

They are seeking someone with a Master's degree in history, historic preservation, or related field; or bachelor's degree in history, historic preservation, or related field and professional experience in historical research or writing or a historic preservation field. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of African American history and culture, South Carolina and Southern history, as well as the principles and practices of historic preservation.

More information about the job and how to apply is online at http://www.jobs.sc.gov and by contacting Brad Sauls, Supervisor of Registration, Grants and Outreach at 803-896-6172 or sauls@scdah.state.sc.us


September 25, 2008

Position Title: Executive Director
Hiring Organization: Preservation Delaware, Inc.
Office Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Posting Date: September 19, 2008
Closing Date: November 3, 2008

Preservation Delaware, Inc. (PDI) seeks an energetic, dynamic, self-motivated, imaginative and accomplished organizer as the Executive Director (ED). Launched in 1993, PDI is a statewide historic preservation organization dedicated to the preservation of Delaware’s architectural heritage and historic places. PDI, a 501(c)3 organization, effects change through educational programs, public policy initiatives, and preservation projects.

The ideal candidate must be capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation, while maintaining a sense of the overall goals of a comprehensive statewide historic preservation organization. The ED reports to the President of the Board of Trustees and works closely with the entire Board of Trustees to:

• develop and implement policies and programs to fulfill PDI’s mission;

• market and secure funding for PDI’s programs and activities; and

• develop strong partnerships through outreach across Delaware.

Applicants minimum requirements:

• Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, History or related field, with a minimum of three years of related experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation, History or a related field and a minimum of five years of related experience.

• Knowledge and experience working with federal, state and/or local preservation offices and programs,including but not limited to entities such as the National Park Service, State Historic Preservation Offices, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and programs such as easements.

• Proven track record in fund development (grant writing and administration, experience implementing special events, membership development [recruitment and retention], etc.).

• Strong communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail.

• Ability to deal effectively with business people, volunteers, staff and public officials.

• Strong business, managerial, supervisory (staff and volunteer), and computer skills a must.

Salary: $55,000-65,000 (plus benefits) commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, full transcript, three professional references, writing samples (grants, marketing, newsletter, etc.), and salary expectations to:

Executive Director Search Committee
Preservation Delaware, Inc.
Post Office Box 152
Montchanin, Delaware 19710

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. E-mail: edsearch@preservationde.org All e-mails must include both a cover letter and resume, and must be followed with a hard copy of each along with the remaining required information noted above.

No telephone calls.


September 20, 2008

Preservation Planner

Town of Brookline, Massachusetts

The Town of Brookline is seeking a preservation planner to work on efforts to preserve and protect the cultural resources of the town, including administration of the Town’s five Local Historic Districts and a town-wide Demolition Delay bylaw. Under the direction of the Director of Planning and Community Development, the planner will provide staff support to the Preservation Commission, and will work in close consultation with other Town departments. The position requires frequent contact with the general public, as well as state agencies involved in historic preservation. A working knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to historic preservation planning, architectural history, and cultural and landscape resources is essential. Strong administrative and public speaking skills are also required. Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience in historic preservation required; Master’s degree and additional experien highly desirable. Salary $56K plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by October 10, 2008 to:

hr@town.brookline.ma.us or
Town of Brookline
Human Resources Director, Room 106
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
www.townofbrooklinemass.com


September 20, 2008

KENTUCKY HERITAGE COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Kentucky Heritage Council, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, is seeking an executive director and State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to administer Kentucky's State Historic Preservation Office. The Executive Director reports to a sixteen member Council, which is appointed by the Governor, and supervises a staff of professional historians, architectural historians, historic architects, archaeologists, and planners. As SHPO, the Executive Director manages the federal preservation program in Kentucky, including the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Section 106 Environmental Review, Certified Local Governments and Preservation Grants-in-Aid. The Council office is located in the historic Swigert-Taylor Bradley house in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Heritage Council maintains award-winning preservation programs. The Council has consistently ranked among the top SHPOs in the country with regard to National Register listings, Main Street commercial revitalization activities, use of Transportation Enhancements grants, Preserve America city and county designations, rural preservation work, and public archaeological education programs. The Council's statewide mandate is to identify, preserve, and protect Kentucky's important historic and cultural resources. To help achieve this goal, the Council has an active Main Street Program, administers several state preservation commissions (African American, Native American, and Military Heritage), and has partnered with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology to administer the Kentucky Archaeological Survey. By working with other state and federal agencies, local communities, and interested citizens, the Council has built a greater awareness of Kentucky's past and encouraged the longterm
preservation of Kentucky' s significant historic and cultural resources. The Council seeks an Executive Director to build on current program strengths and provide leadership to the Commonwealth on preservation issues. The Executive Director will have program management and decision-making authority encompassing policy, planning, budget, and supervisory responsibilities.
BACKGROUND AND SKILLS REQUIRED
* Managerial experience, and strong leadership and supervisory skills
* Experience working with other state and federal government agencies
* Experience working with the media
* Knowledge of cultural resource preservation laws
*
Experience preparing and working with governmental budgeting, fiscal management, and grants management procedures Understanding of current issues and practices related to historic preservation, historic structures, cultural landscapes, and archaeological sites Understanding of federal and state preservation laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
Ability to communicate effectively
Excellent writing and speaking skills
Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and support staff Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other state and federal agencies, legislators, the preservation community, and the general public Ability to develop short and long range plans that meet established goals and contribute to overall Council goals
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This is a highly responsible, upper-level management position requiring a degree in historic preservation or a closely related field with 10 years of professional experience and five (5) years of experience in an administrative capacity. A graduate degree in historic preservation or a related field is desired. A combination of education, work experience, and supervisory responsibilities can be substituted.
The successful candidate must have a professional record of significant accomplishments in historic preservation. This candidate should demonstrate evidence of substantial administrative experience, extensive hands-on work related to historic preservation and archaeological resources, and a strong commitment to both historic preservation and serving the public.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary range is from $65,000 to $70,000. An excellent fringe benefits package includes health insurance, accrued armualleave, accrued annual sick leave, accrued annual comp leave, holidays, and retirement.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) current references with names and phone numbers, and a statement of historic preservation commitment and approach. Applications shall be postmarked on or before the 28th day ofNovember, 2008 and mailed to the Nominations Committee of the Kentucky Heritage Council c/o Donna Coleman, 300 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.


September 19, 2008

Historic Preservation Faculty Position

The Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the field of building forensics and architectural conservation.  The contract will begin August 16, 2009.  Applicants must have a Masters degree in Historic Preservation or an associated field, and relevant experience and education in the on-site investigation of causes of building deterioration.  Evidence of previous teaching and professional experience is preferred.  Preservation professionals with experience and research interests in the techniques of non-invasive investigation or sustainability are especially encouraged to apply.

Application for this position must be made through the University jobs website, http://careers.umw.edu. In addition to the application form applicants must electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of intention, and information for three references . For more information about the position please contact Gary Stanton, gstanton@umw.edu.  This search will close Friday, October 31, 2008 at 11:59 p.m.

The Historic Preservation Department at the University of Mary Washington is one of the oldest and largest undergraduate preservation programs in the United States and seeks to broadly educate its majors in historic preservation and heritage interpretation.  Additional information is available at http://www.umw.edu/historicpreservation.   The University is a state-sponsored institution located in Fredericksburg, Virginia midway between Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Mary Washington actively encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans to apply.


September 19, 2008

Title: Senior History Specialist/Museum Manager I, Job Code: 3211
Working Title: Historic Preservation Education and Outreach Planner
Position #: 13670, (Grade H), Salary Range: $22.85 - $30.97 - $39.10)
The Montgomery County Planning Department, located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, is one of the nation's premier planning agencies charged with shaping Montgomery County for the 21st century. Montgomery County, close to the nation’s capital, boasts an abundance of historic cultural and recreational resources. The mission of the Planning Department is to improve the quality of life by conserving and enhancing the natural and developed environment.
This (Part-Time) Senior History Specialist position will support the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and the historic preservation section through the implementation of the "Education and Outreach Plan for Historic Preservation." The selected individual will plan and implement educational outreach programs and materials to promote HPC and historic preservation in Montgomery County; and provide support for the County Executive Award for Historic Preservation programs. The candidate will assist with the Heritage Tourism Initiative, as well as coordinate and administer the Historic Preservation Grant fund. Another function of this position will be to oversee all aspects related to the production of the HPC's quarterly newsletter, "Preservationist" to include article development, writing and editing, coordination with the printer, and distribution.
A Bachelor's degree is required with a concentration in historic preservation, American studies, archaeology, or African American studies; and 3 years of professional or related experience, including one year as a program coordinator; OR a Master's degree in one of the above fields; and one year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. As this position will lead these efforts, the selected candidate will also require advanced knowledge of historic preservation principles and a familiarity with the Montgomery County historic preservation program.
Strong technical writing and presentation skills are essential, as are excellent computer skills, including use of desktop and presentation software. Please forward a sample of your writing with your application submittal.
As local travel throughout Montgomery County, and elsewhere in Maryland is required, a valid driver's license, or the ability to acquire one is necessary. Attendance at evening meetings approximately 2 times per month is also required.
EEO/M/F/V/D


September 19, 2008

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OTSEGO 2000, INC.

Otsego 2000, Inc., a regional environmental nonprofit organization with professional staff and an exceptional 37-year record of accomplishments, seeks chief executive with outstanding leadership, communications and fundraising skills to take it to the next level. The enthusiastic successful candidate must be prepared to apply entrepreneurial thinking and skilled follow-through to support the organization’s innovative approach to protecting the Otsego Lake Region and its environs.
The Otsego Lake region is a mosaic of many small and picturesque communities. It features irreplaceable resources, including Otsego Lake, the Glimmerglass Historic District and the Route 20 Scenic Byway. Otsego 2000 strives to work with local communities and organizations to provide a high quality of life for their residents and visitors. Leading this 501(c) (3) with the challenging mission of fostering vibrant communities while protecting cultural landscapes and directing and integrating staff activities in the following areas: community planning and development with a focus on historic preservation planning; environmental protection, educating constituencies about the rich history and importance of the Otsego Lake region; and oversight of economic development initiatives that Otsego 2000 sponsors (e.g. Cooperstown Farmers’ Market).
Candidates Should Demonstrate:
A high degree of integrity, responsibility, and competence
Social and political skills commensurate with a project demanding discretion, initiative, and diplomacy
Excellent oral communication and writing skills including daily correspondence, grant-writing, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, and specialized documents such as invitations, programs, guides and miscellaneous items
Knowledge of historic preservation planning practices
Successful management and administrative background
Nonprofit experience
Candidates should Exhibit the Ability to:
Work with a diverse board of directors, advisers, volunteers, community members, consultants, and others
Assume responsibility, work with limited supervision, and make appropriate decisions while operating under the direction of the President, Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors
Manage multiple tasks efficiently using creativity and initiative.
Supervise staff and direct consultants
To meet these challenges, candidates should possess demonstrated abilities to:
Provide knowledgeable leadership for the conservation/historic preservation/development mission of the Otsego 2000, Inc. and for its credible articulation to local, regional, State and national constituencies;
Effectively and efficiently strengthen and manage the financial, human and information technologies resources of Otsego 2000, Inc. in pursuit of its mission, and, with support from every program area, increase the size, number and impact of program activities;
Represent Otsego 2000, Inc. with key political leaders, local governments, government agencies, civic and business organizations and the press;
Improve the visibility of The Otsego 2000, Inc. through active outreach to the media, Internet resources, participation in conferences and public events and public speaking;
With support of the staff and the Board of Directors, build and broaden the financial base of the organization by attracting the appropriate resources from foundations, regional organizations, government agencies and individual and corporate donors; and strengthen the membership base of the organization;
Lead and coordinate staff and work closely with the Board and individual Directors to maximize their constructive involvement.
Otsego 2000, Inc.’s office is located in Cooperstown, New York, on Otsego Lake in beautiful Otsego County. Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes healthcare and other benefits. For more information about Otsego 2000 and its programs visit www.otsego2000.org.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three references preferably by FAX or email, to:
Martha McGowan, Chair
Search Committee for the Executive Director
Otsego 2000, Inc.
P.O. Box 1130
Cooperstown, NY 13326
mcsal06@verizon.net
FAX : (607) 547-6195
Phone : (607) 547-8881


September 19, 2008

Position: Historic Preservation/Restoration Supervisor: Local Commission, CLG and Grant Programs
Organization: North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, Division of Historical Resources
Location: Raleigh, NC
Salary Range: $41,173-$67,369
Deadline: 9/26/2008

Description:
Position serves as the Supervisor of the Preservation Planning and Grants Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO). Responsible for the supervision, administration, coordination and implementation of five major program areas of the HPO: providing technical assistance, education and outreach for local historic preservation commissions; administering the Certified Local Government (CLG) program; administering the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant and easement program; supervising the administration of the HPO’s federal grant program; and public education, outreach and web site programs.
Position is responsible for proper administration of all programs in accordance with GS chapter 160A and in compliance with the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual. Position works collaboratively with nearly 100 local preservation commissions and over 60 CLG cities and counties across the state.
Works with local governments and historic preservation commissions to provide education, training and technical assistance in all aspects of commission operation and procedure and the CLG program.
Serves as spokesperson for HPO on local preservation commission and planning issues. Gives public presentations, lectures and workshops. Develops education programs and materials in print and for HPO web site.

Background/Skills:
Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and operations of national, state, and local historic preservation programs, including the federal CLG program. Knowledge of North Carolina and American architectural history. Ability to comprehend technical language and concepts pertaining to architecture and the preservation of historic buildings and districts. Seeking candidates with demonstrated background and experience with local commissions, the CLG program and education and outreach.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting grant program policies and procedures. Ability to speak well in public and communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, officials of state and local government, and the general public.
Ability to comprehend legal and technical language and concepts.
Ability to travel frequently to conduct public meetings and participate in local government meetings, often at evening hours.
Ability to organize projects and determine time frames for completion.

Training and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and four years of progressive experience in historic preservation. Or, graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in history, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and five years of progressive experience in historic preservation. Or, an equivalent combination of training and experience.

For more information about the position contact Peter Sandbeck, Deputy SHPO: 919-807-6583, or email at: peter.sandbeck@ncmail.net

To Apply:

All applicants must complete and submit a separate North Carolina State Application Form (PD-107) , which is available at http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/applications.htm. Make sure to include the vacancy number the each application. Resumes in lieu of state application are not acceptable. Provide complete information in the Education and Work History sections of the application ("See Resume" is not acceptable.) Emailed applications for employment are not accepted.

All original, signed, and dated applications for employment MUST be received and date/time stamped in the Cultural Resources Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on 9/26/2008 at the following address:

Delivered by US Postal Service
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
N.C. DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
4603 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
RALEIGH, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-807-7373

Delivered by any other means
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
N.C. DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
109 EAST JONES STREET
RALEIGH, NC 27601-2807
Phone: 919-807-7373


August 25, 2008

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ONE CENTRE STREET - 9TH FLOOR NORTH, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700
JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-09-1300PD2
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE: LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I (per diem)
TITLE CODE NO. 92237 UNIT: PRESERVATION
SALARY $23.88 hourly
LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore,
rehabilitate, or correct violations issued on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts; also
reviews applications for new construction in historic districts. Consults with owners and architects,
conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares
and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate. Provides technical
assistance to owners. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American
history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or
conservation of historic structures; or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of fulltime
related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
Only qualified candidates will be considered. Only candidates being considered will be notified.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Kerri Kirvin
Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street - 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212.669.7943
Email: kkirvin@lpc.nyc.gov
NO PHONE CALLS
Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DATED: August 22, 2008 POST UNTIL: September 5, 2008


August 19, 2008

FULL-TIME FACULTY in HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member to teach in one of the nation's leading Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree programs. The program offers course in the disciplinary areas of architectural design, history, planning and materials conservation.

Responsibilities: Teaching requirements include architectural documentation and/or design, materials conservation and the research and writing of landmark nominations.

Qualifications: The successful applicant is an architect with practical experience in historic preservation projects. A degree in architecture and teaching experience is expected and a degree in historic preservation is preferred. Rank and salary commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

Application Procedure: By November 1, 2008 please submit résumé, teaching philosophy, statement of research or practice, portfolio of projects that provide evidence of participation in preservation projects, organizations and advocacy, sample course syllabi, three reference letters (preferably included with application), and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of materials to:

Historic Preservation Faculty Search
SAIC, Dean's Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

If you would like your application materials to be returned, please include an appropriately sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope at the time of application.

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be directed to Shanna Linn, Director of Academic Administration in the Office of Deans, at slinn@saic.edu, or (312) 899-7472. Consult www.said.edu for information on the School and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty for postings of open positions and application procedures.

About SAIC: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading professional school of art and design, is affiliated with the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago at the center of one of the country's most exciting and diverse cultural communities. The School is comprised of 14 studio departments including a first year program, and 7 academic departments with an emphasis on transdisciplinary study. It offers 6 undergraduate degrees, and 14 graduate degrees as well as post-baccalaureate certificates and continuing studies programs. The School currently enrolls 3,000 FTE students and employs 150 full-time faculty, 550 adjunct and part-time faculty, and 300 staff.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse community of faculty and students, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education, Art History, or Writing; BA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects or Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio and Writing; Master of Art degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.


August 13, 2008

The Massachusetts Highway Department has posted positions for two (2) Cultural Resources Specialists. The selected applicants for these positions will be assigned to the Cultural Resources Unit within the Environmental Section located in Boston HQ. They will primarily be involved in Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP) activities and will be responsible for conducting architectural surveys, performing historic documentary research; preparing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Chapter 254 of the Massachusetts General Laws documentation; and coordinating activities between Federal, State and local agencies to ensure compliance with Federal/State laws and regulations and established project deadlines. Duties involve identifying historic properties within a project area; evaluating the National Register eligibility of properties within the area and preparing written recommendations with documentation for each significant property; evaluating and preparing written documentation describing potential effects of a project on listed National Register and/or eligible properties; and performing related work as required.
Salary range: $46,293.00 to $61,730.76 annually
Application Deadline: 8/25/08
All interested candidates should forward two (2) copies of their resume with two (2) cover letters to:
Thom Keeley
Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works
Human Resources - Room 5450
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116-3973

For more information, please view the full job posting at:

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J15997&code=search.public&companyId=95


August 13, 2008

The South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office at the SC Department of Archives and History is seeking applicants for a Review & Compliance Coordinator position.

This position requires someone with knowledge of American architectural history and strong ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the public and staff. Experience in developing and presenting preservation concepts to the public, skills in personal relations, conflict resolution, and negotiation and excellent organizational and time management skills are neccssary. The successful candidate will be able to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a clear and effective manner.

The complete description for this position is accessible at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sc/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=125687

If you or someone you know is seeking a new challenge, please consider this posting. The position will remain open until 9/12/08. We offer a great work environment with helpful colleagues, the opportunity to work with historic resources from the 18th century to the mid-20th century, and a location within a couple hours drive of both the mountains and the coast. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rebekah Dobrasko at dobrasko@scdah.state.sc.us.


July 23, 2008

Field Representative of Virginia, APVA Preservation Virginia

Position: Full time, Richmond Virginia

Job Description: The field representative will be employed by APVA and will represent both the statewide organization and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to deliver direct field services to Virginia communities and organizations in the effort to support and strengthen historic preservation throughout the state.

Responsibilities will include: assessing local preservation needs, coordinating alliances, providing guidance on solution based strategies and a response plan for local issues, as well as a range of resources, and providing periodic monitoring of action and response. The field representative will coordinate and work with the state and regional offices of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The field representative will be involved in the delivery of workshops responding to concerns and needs affecting multiple communities.

The position will be located in the APVA offices in Richmond. Travel to communities throughout the state will be required. (Some overnight travel will be required and for training outside of the state.) The field representative will report directly to the APVA Executive Director and be a part of the senior team that manages the APVA’s statewide mission.

Qualifications/Requirements: The successful candidate possesses excellent communication skills, the ability to handle multiple requests and demands, and public speaking skills, as well as the ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of constituencies. The candidate should have experience in the historic preservation field, creating networks, knowledge of the historic preservation strategies, experience in community development and interaction with community leaders. Related experience including planning, organizational development, real estate, funding/financing, and public policy is a plus.

The candidate should have a strong working knowledge of the preservation network in Virginia, as well as knowledge of planning, local and state regulations governing preservation issues. Computer proficiency required. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.

This opening closes on: July 29, 2008

Application Process: Send letter of interest, resume to:
Field Representatives Search
204 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Or by email to clong@apva.org


July 22, 2008

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is actively recruiting for a Tax Credit Reviewer to conduct reviews for the State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Federal Certified Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs.

Responsibilities: Provide technical assistance to resolve architectural problems; advises property owners; developers, and architects regarding appropriate rehabilitation treatments and application of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Provides agency comments on applications according to agency and National Park Service regulations and procedures. Makes site inspections of rehabilitation projects as necessary and expedient to interpret program standards and guidelines; prepares inspection reports, written recommendations, and other documents as needed. Coordinates project reviews with other staff members and the National Park Service. Assists with the promotion of the tax credit programs through public workshops, presentations, publication, and site visits. Provides assistance with initiatives by the Office of Preservation Incentives to evaluate and improve internal processes, policies, and technology. Provides technical assistance and architectural expertise to agency staff members and programs, and to owners of historic properties, other members of the general public, state agencies, local governments, and private presentation groups on matters of architecture design.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm.


July 22, 2008

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN/PRESERVATION PLANNER

The Massachusetts Historical Commission, office of the State Historic Preservation Officer, is seeking an Architectural Historian/ Preservation Planner to work within its Technical Services Division. Job responsibilities include review of state and federal projects for effects on historic resources in compliance with state and federal legislation; review project applications for federal Investment Tax Credits and state historic rehabilitation tax credits; and the development and administration of programmatic historic building rehabilitation programs with local communities in compliance with federal historic preservation law.

Candidates should have a M.A. in Architectural History, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation Studies, or a related field. Prior experience reviewing technical aspects of architectural plans and drawings is preferred. Some knowledge of Massachusetts history and architecture and familiarity with federal and state historic preservation law and regulations, the Secretary of Interior’s Standards, and the National Register of Historic Places are preferred. Candidates should be well-organized and able to communicate effectively with the public. Negotiation skills desirable.

Resumes should be submitted to:

Massachusetts Historical Commission
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Tel. (617) 727-8470
Fax: (617) 727-5128

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


July 22, 2008

The Montana State Historic Preservation Office of the Montana Historical Society seeks a National Register Program Coordinator to oversee the listing of Montana’s significant historic, archaeological, and traditional cultural properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Join a small, dedicated staff of SHPO historic professionals in Helena, MT, where the Northern Rocky Mountains meet the Plains and history runs through it. Must meet Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Architectural History or History. Graduate degree and demonstrated experience in successful preparation of National Register nominations preferred. Base salary: $31,304 (entry) to $39,145 (market) based on background, with state pay plan and benefit package. For full application information and requirements see: http://mhs.mt.gov/finduse/employment.asp. For questions contact Mary Bannon (406-444-2697; mbannon@mt.gov) or Mark Baumler, SHPO (406-444-7715; mbaumler@mt.gov). Closes July 31, 2008.


July 21, 2008

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Historic Macon Foundation, Macon, Georgia

Position Description:

Work with the community to direct Historic Macon Foundation’s delivery of preservation and education programs while advocating for the protection of historic resources in the Middle Georgia. The CEO coordinates with staff and board volunteers to implement the program areas of neighborhood revitalization and properties revolving funds and historic site/museum management.

Reports to: President, Board of Trustees

Qualifications

Candidate should have 8 years experience in historic preservation, property management, museum operations, or related field, with 5 years demonstrated leadership experience in nonprofit or business management. Experience in strategic planning and fundraising is essential. A graduate degree in historic preservation, public history, museum studies, nonprofit management or related discipline is strongly preferred. Candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and experience working with community leaders.


July 16, 2008

Colorado Historical Society
External Announcement – Non-classified Employment Opportunity
Job Title: Director of the State Historical Fund Position Number: 09804
Job Location: Downtown Denver (225 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203)
Salary: $58,400.00 - $73,000.00 per year
Release Date: July 11, 2008 Apply By: July 30, 2008
Employment Type: Full-time
Class Code: 128400
Information about the Job:
BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position exists to direct the Colorado Historical Society’s historic preservation activities as
those activities apply to architectural resources. This position serves as the Director of the State
Historical Fund (SHF) grants program, oversees the Preservation Planning Unit, and provides
advice and review to the Certified Local Government, Review and Compliance, and Tax Credit
programs supervised by the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Archaeology. This
position is supervised directly by the President of the agency, and is a member of the agency’s
management team. This position is eligible for appointment to the Deputy State Historic
Preservation Officer in Architecture. This position is a non-classified, full-time position exempt
from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reporting to the President, and serves at the
pleasure of the Board of Directors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Directly supervises Unit Heads in charge of all aspects of the SHF and Preservation
Planning Units, as well as positions providing administrative support to such units.
• Responsible for maintaining productive workflow patterns throughout the SHF and State
and National Register and Preservation Planning programs.
• Reviews and provides signature authority for architecture-related correspondence related to
other programs of the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
• Serves as a liaison between various internal and community organizations, boards,
committees, and staffing units and divisions.
• Participates in the development of the workplans for the CHS Board of Directors’
Archaeology and Historic Preservation Committee, State Historical Fund, and the
Preservation Planning Unit.
• Coordinates special projects initiated by the CHS Board of Directors, including all aspects
of nomination, review and presentation of the Hart Awards, the Governor’s Award for
Historic Preservation, and the Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Job requirements include a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation or closely-related field, and at
least five years experience in increasingly responsible positions in historic preservation. Additional
comparable on-the-job experience can be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year
basis for up to three years. At least three years experience in a supervisory capacity over more than
two supervisory level employees is required. This position requires a detailed understanding of, and
practical experience applying, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic
Properties. A successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s qualification
requirements for Architectural History, Architecture, or Historic Architect. Experience working in
an advisory capacity with boards and with persons in political positions is preferred. A successful
applicant for this position will be skilled in negotiating, comfortable speaking in public, and eager to
provide service and advice to the people of Colorado. Telephone skills are extremely important, as
are the ability and willingness to maintain regular office hours and to perform typical administrative
duties such as completing state-mandated forms and insuring that state and agency rules and
regulations are followed. This person is required to obtain a valid Colorado motor vehicle operator’s
license within three months of accepting this position, and must maintain that license throughout the
term of employment. The ability to travel independently out-of-town and overnight are frequently
required. Preference will also be given to candidates familiar with the architecture and history of
Colorado
Special Necessary Requirement:
A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check. The position
requires the ability to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays. A
valid Colorado driver’s license must be obtained within three months of accepting this position
and the driver’s license must be maintained as a condition of employment.
To Apply for this Position:
Submit a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references which must be
received by 4:00 p.m. on the above listed “Apply By” date to:
Position # 09804
Human Resources Office
Colorado Historical Society
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed
above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application
materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants
will be notified as to status. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a
college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be
included with your application materials if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed
above.
Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be
deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that
specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the
responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials.
NOTE: The Colorado Historical Society does not recognize academic degrees from schools that
are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of
Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be
subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from
employment at the Colorado Historical Society.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
THE CHS WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.


July 2, 2008

Architectural Historian
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Historic Preservation Division

ANNUAL SALARY (2 or 3-YEAR CONTRACT): $36,176.62

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2008

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, which functions as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), seeks an architectural historian to assist in on-going work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Responsibilities will include assisting in the Section 106 review process of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966; reviewing and commenting on National Register-eligibility assessments submitted by federal and state agencies for Hurricane Katrina-related relief programs; consulting and assisting preservation specialists in reviewing architectural plans; preparing comments for and working with the Review and Compliance Section of the Historic Preservation Division; reviewing and coordinating survey documentation submitted by federal agencies as mitigation for adverse effects in the coastal areas; assisting a Database Analyst in the development of a GIS program for the Historic Preservation Division; and other responsibilities related to assisting local property owners and historic preservation commissions on the Coast.
Regular travel to the Coast for site visits and meetings will be required, and the ability to work both independently as as part of a team of six architectural historians is highly desired. Interaction with the public, and with federal, state, county and local public officials will be a normal part of the job. Incumbent will work under the administrative direction of the Chief Architectural Historian.

Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:

Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency and four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision.

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency, and five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision.

To apply, contact Jennifer V.O. Baughn, Chief Architectural Historian, MDAH, 601-576-6940, jbaughn@mdah.state.ms.us


July 1, 2008

Lakeport Plantation,  Arkansas
Classification Title: Conservator 
Working Title: Assistant Director/Facilities Manager 
Department: Delta Heritage Initiatives 
Entry Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 
Job Summary
The Lakeport Plantation Assistant Director/Facilities Manager reports to the Director of Arkansas Heritage SITES and is responsible for on-site development and management of Lakeport Plantation facilities, programs and activities. This position is governed by university policy. 
Posting Date: 06-30-2008 
Closing Date: 07-10-2009 
More information is at: https://jobs.astate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1214924633749


June 28, 2008

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ONE CENTRE STREET - 9TH FLOOR NORTH, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700
JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-08-1400AD
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE: LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I
TITLE CODE NO. 92237
UNIT: RESEARCH
SALARY: $43,584-$50,122
LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Director of Research, photograph buildings and streetscapes for review by staff and
publication in internal and external reports; undertake editorial, writing, and other special projects; assist with
administrative duties including correspondence and scheduling; create presentations for public meetings; respond to
public inquiries; review existing surveys, Commission files, historic maps, and relevant secondary sources to create
a list of potential individual landmarks and historic districts in targeted areas throughout the five boroughs; conduct
fieldwork and windshield surveys to evaluate potential landmark buildings; perform basic research on properties to
assess their historic significance; document findings and write designation reports based on research and fieldwork;
additional duties as needed.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and
preserving New York City’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings and sites. Additional
information available at www.nyc.gov/landmarks.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with architectural photography—photographs should be of high quality with emphasis on clarity,
composition and detail
Excellent research, writing and communication skills
Excellent time management skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines
Excellent computer skills including expertise and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop; GIS
experience a plus
Valid driver’s license preferred but not required
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history,
and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic
structures; or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time
related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
Please submit resume, sample of photographs,
writing sample and cover letter to:
Claire Kendall
The Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street - 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212.669.7797
Email: ckendall@lpc.nyc.gov
NO PHONE CALLS
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget.
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DATED: June 27, 2008 POST UNTIL July 11, 2008


June 24, 2008

Education Coordinator

The Boston Preservation Alliance is seeking a part-time education coordinator to implement our Neighborhood Preservation Workshop Program in communities throughout Boston. The Alliance, in conjunction with our sister organization, Historic Boston, Inc. has received a three-year grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to implement a new Field Services program of comprehensive outreach, education and project development guidance in Boston’s underserved neighborhoods. We are seeking a dynamic professional to lead the educational component of the program focused on Boston’s residential neighborhoods.

Responsibilities
Working closely with the Alliance’s Executive Director and an Advisory Committee, evaluate a two-year pilot program of workshops and revise curriculum based on lessons learned.
Manage all logistics and content development for at least six workshops per year aimed at bringing information and technical assistance concerning historic preservation to Boston’s underserved communities.
Maintain ongoing relationships with neighborhood-based organizations, city and state agencies and other groups that will participate in developing and presenting at workshops.
Work closely with staff at the Alliance and our sister organization, Historic Boston, Inc., to identify neighborhoods in need of assistance; coordinate activities closely with Historic Boston, Inc’s Historic Neighborhood Centers Program.
Develop supplemental print and web-based materials for workshop participants and the general public.
Field phone and email inquiries about the Alliance’s educational outreach in Boston’s neighborhoods.
Actively seek and manage local press coverage of workshops and related neighborhood outreach.
Assist Executive Director with ongoing grantwriting for continued program development.
Attend 2-3 training sessions per year sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, including the annual National Conference (to be held in Tulsa in October 2008).
Document and evaluate program successes and challenges and prepare annual reports in accordance with guidelines established by grantor(s).

Qualifications
Experience in community organizing, community development and/or adult education. Working knowledge of the field of historic preservation.
Bachelor’s Degree in education, city planning, social service, sociology or a related field.
Strong organizational skills; an ability to multi-task and to manage a large number of details pertaining to the logistics of organizing workshops.
Public speaking and meeting facilitation aptitude.
Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and comfort with working in diverse, middle and low-income, urban communities.
Competency with Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of graphic design programs, such as InDesign, preferred.
Flexibility in schedule to accommodate weekend and evening workshops.
Strong motivation to contribute positively to Boston’s built environment and improve the city’s quality of life for all residents.

Compensation: To be negotiated.

About the Alliance
The Boston Preservation Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Boston’s historic build environment, through leadership, education and advocacy. The Alliance represents hundreds of individuals and dozens of organizations and is a known and well-respected voice in the city. While recognizing the value of our built heritage, the Alliance also embraces change and development and actively seeks a balance between the old and the new.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Shelby Graham at sgraham@bostonpreservation.org, or mail to:

Shelby Graham
Projects Coordinator
Boston Preservation Alliance
Old City Hall, Lower Level
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108


June 18, 2008

Architectural Historian

Tetra Tech EC, Inc. is a U.S. based leading consulting, engineering, remediation, restoration, and construction firm. We provide our clients with a full range of traditional and innovative services, that are delivered cost effectively, timely and in compliance with applicable regulations and requirements. We distinguish ourselves to our clients by proactively incorporating Client Service Quality®, Do It Right®, and Shared Vision® principles through our work processes, operating procedures, and execution methods.

We are currently seeking an Architectural Historian with an M.A. in Historic Preservation or American Studies (or B.A. with substantial experience in Section 106 Projects) for Morris Plains, NJ.

Candidate should have 1-2 years of cultural resources management experience including experience in inventory surveys and project impact assessment.
Ability to work with people and take direction from Project Manager.
Experience in using GPS, Excel, and Access.
Based in NJ area preferred.
Willing to travel.
Good writing, photography, and computer skills.

Tetra Tech EC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value team-oriented workplace and workforce diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at www.tteci.com or www.tetratech.com to see the array of services that we provide and exciting projects we are currently working on.
Candidates who are interested in joining our dynamic team should submit a resume to Tetra Tech EC to eastern.region1@tteci.com.
Resumes should include salary requirements.


June 4, 2008

Historical Preservation Program Administrator

KY Heritage Council

300 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-7005 ext. 110

Agency Contact : Donna Coleman
Agency Request # : 504100002
Position Number(s) : 50-410-00-00-00-00-013
Selective Type : 1st Shift
Vacancy Type : Competitive - Open To All Candidates
Position Type : Full-time Merit (18A)
Work Week : 37.5 hr/wk
Description of Job Duties : Supervise staff, including, but not limited to, Site Development Program. Supervise, coordinate, and publicize programs of the agency. Provide technical assistance and services to various state agencies, local governments, heritage organizations, historic sites, businesses, nonprofits, and general public. Organize training workshops and conference sessions to inform historic preservation professionals & the public about historic preservation practices and principles. Administer grant-in-aid projects (federal/state grants). Conduct research on KY history and architecture as well as statewide preservation trends and provide public policy analysis. Oversees both the federal and state tax credit programs.
Vacancy Keyword Categories : Professional / Managerial
Group : RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Selection Method :
Qualifying: All candidates who apply and meet the minimum requirements are eligible for placement on the register for hiring consideration.
Date of Last SM Revision : REV. 06-98
Exam # :
No. of Test Questions :
Pay Grade : 16
Salary : Pay Grade 16 (MIN-MID) $42,646.56 - $56,495.52 yearly at 37.5 hour work week
Special Entrance Rate : No
Special Entrance Rate Salary :
Probationary Period :
Positions in This Class Generally Report To : DIVISION DIRECTOR
Primary User Agency : DIVISION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES
Characteristics of the Class :
Serves as consultant, technical advisor and program director to local and state agencies, organizations and property owners in relation to a program(s) of the State Historic Preservation Office. Administers federal and state grants awarded to local sponsors. Provides supervision to professional program staff; and performs other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements :
Primary Education : Graduate of a college or university with a master's degree in anthropology, archeology, architectural history, architecture, historic preservation, history or a related field.
Primary Experience : Must have four years of professional experience in the field of historic preservation.
Substitution Clause :
Education Substitution : A doctorate in one of the above listed academic fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Experience Substitution : Additional experience in historic preservation, cultural resource management or a related field will substitute for the master's degree on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.
Pre-Employment Requirements :
Special Requirements : None
Post Employment Requirements :
Typical Working Conditions and Unique Physical Requirements :
Work is typically performed in an office setting.
Additional Requirements :
Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

Closing date: June 8, 2008


June 3, 2008

CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS
PLANNING DEPARTMENT

PLANNER (Heritage Preservation Officer)

Job ID:  208117

Salary Range: $3,685 - $5,380/mo

Job Details:

Will research and analyze specific planning related issues, provide background information, develop recommendations, and present written and/or oral reports as required; provide information to citizens, developers, and others on procedures, ordinances, documents, and data available within his/her functional area and coordinates with other staff to provide information that is available through another division or department; conduct research, prepares staff reports and makes public presentations to boards and commission; oversee the city’s Heritage Preservation Program and staff the Heritage Commission by providing for meeting notification, agenda packet preparation and distribution, and coordination with other departments and divisions; coordinates the maintenance, updating, and dissemination of information relating to the Preservation Plan, which includes an inventory of historic properties; act as the coordinator on specific assignments including the assembly of information from other staff, divisions, departments, and outside groups to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of plans and studies; act as liaison between the downtown owners and the appropriate city departments on matters relating to city procedures, codes and ordinances, and the acquisition of applicable permits for a wide range of activities. 

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design or Historic Preservation preferred, plus two years of experience.  Must have a general knowledge and understanding of the basic principles, concepts, and procedures associated with municipal planning. 

HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm with occasional night meetings.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D

Apply at:
http://www.plano.gov/Departments/HR/employment.htm

CITY OF PLANO, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
1520 AVENUE K, SUITE 130, PLANO, TX 75074
P.O.BOX 860358, PLANO, TX 75086-0358
TELEPHONE: 972-941-7115


June 2, 2008

Position Announcement
Director of Historic Preservation & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio Historical Society is seeking a highly experienced historic preservation professional to serve as Director of Historic Preservation & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (see attached complete position announcement). The position reports to the Deputy Executive Director and manages all operations of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, including 27 staff with a $1.7 million annual operating budget.

Position Summary

Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office (OHPO) and assume a leadership role, as a member of the executive management team, in the advancement of the organization’s strategic priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership in developing short- and long-range plans for the OHPO, consistent with the institution’s strategic vision.
· Oversee the responsibilities of the state historic preservation office as outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act and relevant sections of the Ohio Revised Code, with
signatory authority for the SHPO.
· Establish and carry out an OHS standard of excellence for OHS historic preservation programs that is consistent throughout all programs and in each location.
· Supervise Society personnel ensuring overall compliance with OHS employment policies and procedures, defining job duties, establishing work goals, setting performance
standards, evaluating performance, and recommending the hire and promotion of staff.
· Develop and administer the operating budget for the division.
· Oversee the annual Historic Preservation Fund grant, including fulfillment of the annual work plan and reports and coordinating Ohio’s participation in Annual Advocacy Day in
Washington, D.C.
· Serve as Executive Secretary to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board.
· Promote financial health of programs through increasing revenue generation.
· Cooperate with the Marketing Office on implementation of effective public relations and marketing activities.
· Cooperate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to identify grant opportunities; write, supervise, and/or assist in the preparation of grant applications as necessary.
· Pursue ways to expand institutional involvement to a variety of stakeholders and constituents. Address feedback or request from public and local communities and establish and
maintain an effective working relationship with the local communities.
· Cooperate with state offices and legislators, historic preservation organizations, academic institutions, public history organizations, and other potential institutional collaborators.
· Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The following units will report the Director of Historic Preservation & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer: Education and Support Services, Inventory and Registration, Resource Protection and Review, and Technical Preservation Services. The Certified Local Government and Preservation Services Manager also reports directly to the DSHPO.

Education and/or Experience

Graduate degree in history, architecture, historic architecture, architectural history, archaeology or a closely related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience; alternately the applicant must meet the professional qualification standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. An extensive working knowledge of federal and state historic preservation laws, regulations, and programs is required. A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administration. Highly seasoned senior manager with demonstrated relevant experience in all or many of the areas of responsibility.

Procedure for Application
The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information or to apply online go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/ or contact the OHS Human Resource Office at 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293
E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org


May 31, 2008

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is actively recruiting for a Survey Program Assistant to provide professional assistance in the management of an active state-wide cultural resources survey program, that supports localities in carrying out preservation planning activities addressing architectural, archaeological, and historic landscape resources. This is a temporary hourly position requiring 20+ hours a week beginning July 2008 ending June 2009.

This position offers an ideal opportunity for a graduate student seeking experience relevant to full time employment in historic preservation or preservation planning, or for an individual seeking a challenging part-time position.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply by accessing http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm.


May 31, 2008

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES
Position Vacancy, #00062
ROLE: Scientist II, Pay Band 5
WORKING TITLE:  Conservator

SALARY:  $40,959 – $58,190 depending on experience (Career potential to $84,062)

Responsibilities:  The Conservator will manage the Conservation Program at Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources. Primary duties include examination, documentation, and treatment of objects and collections; analytical testing and materials identification in a laboratory setting that supports wet chemical and instrumental analysis; preparing cost estimates; packaging and mounting artifacts for transport, storage or display; and submitting full reports of all activities. The Conservator will develop and maintain the inventory of conservation supplies and equipment as needed to support procedures. The Conservator will also consult, manage, budget, prioritize and ensure the timely completion of conservation projects. The Conservator should also be capable of evaluating and writing policy, guidance, and training materials to provide statewide conservation leadership to the archaeological community. The Conservator may also supervise temporary technicians and/or interns.

The Conservator supports all the activities of the State Archaeology and Collections Division including collections management, outreach and education. The Conservator functions as part of the large state historic preservation office and serves on interdisciplinary agency-wide teams. The Conservator must be able to work with and communicate effectively with the public as well as with other professionals. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a college degree in archaeology, anthropology or a related field. A master’s degree or equivalent training in conservation is required, preferably with a focus on archaeological materials. Additional practical conservation experience is desirable. Prior training in health and safety or hazmat management, close up color digital photography, light polarizing microscopy and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications will be considered bonuses.

Application Requirements:  To be considered for this position you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov
by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2008. Resumes may be attached but may not substitute for the on-line state application.


May 31, 2008

The Delaware Department of Transportation is looking to fill a Planner III position in their Environmental Studies Office. The position will perform historic architectural cultural resource surveys, eligibility determinations and impact assessments to determine the effect of transportation projects on significant resources; and the appropriate treatment of affected resources. Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements. Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

Planner III (Architectural Historian)
Opening Date: 5/29/2008
Closing Date: 7/12/2008
Yearly Salary: $42,801 - $53,501

JOB Requirements for Planner III: Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
1. At least two years experience as a planner OR at least two years experience in a planning function.
2. Experience in designing, collecting data, analyzing and presenting results of a most complex planning project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).
3. Experience as a project manager/leader on a complex project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).
Selective Requirements: Possession of a Bachelors degree in Architectural History or related field and at least two years of work experience in historic preservation or restoration projects OR a Masters degree in Architectural History or related field preferred, and/or knowledge of 36 CFR 800.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
· Analyze and assess data, problems, and issues and their impact on programs, plans or the current environment.
· Define and evaluate alternative uses of resources, viable options/approaches and anticipated costs and benefits, consequences and outcomes using present and projected information.
· Develop recommended course of action for public and private decisions in formal plans and policies including policy statements, budget allocations, regulations and/or legislation to affect and facilitate change and reach objectives.
· Formulate plans and policies to meet the social, economic, and physical needs of communities.
· Develop, promote and market strategies for the implementation of plans, policies and programs.
· Build consensus with community leaders, customers, advocates, and other affected parties via negotiations, mediation and facilitation.
· Involve and educate special interest groups, customers, and public officials via variety of forums, e.g., seminars, workshops, conferences, newsletters, assessments, and analytical reports.
· Coordinate planning activities and policies across state, regional, county and local levels; integrate with other entities outside the state.
· Provide technical assistance, training and education for understanding and managing change.
· Design and manage the planning process.
· Systematically evaluate the impact of plan implementation and incorporate findings with the ongoing planning process.
For further information and/or to submit an application: http://www.jobaps.com/de/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=052308&R2=MFEA03&R3=550800


May 23, 2008

President and CEO
Historic Savannah Foundation
Savannah, Georgia

Founded in 1955, Historic Savannah Foundation seeks a dynamic, energetic and visionary executive who can collaboratively lead an active board, committees, and a large membership.  The President will manage a professional staff of eight and oversee a current annual operating budget of $1.1million.  Additional responsibilities include oversight of events, programs, and a national award winning house museum; oversight and participation in development, including growth of membership and two major endowments, management of a revolving fund for endangered properties currently valued at $900,000; and advocacy for eight residential National Register Historic Districts and other areas vulnerable to incompatible development; working knowledge of preservation law; community relations; real estate development; and strategic planning.  Requirements include a minimum of 10 years’ comparable experience and exceptional leadership, communication, and organizational skills.  Advanced degree preferred.  Competitive salary with benefits package.  E-mail your resume and cover letter to SearchCommittee@historicsavannahfoundation.org or mail to Search Committee, Historic Savannah Foundation, and P.O. Box 8524, Savannah, GA 31412.

May 23, 2008

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE WITH THE Texas Historical Commission Austin, Texas

Position Title:  Architect I or II
Salary Range: $3,399.17 - $4,843.58/month

JOB DESCRIPTION
Assist the Texas Historical Commission’s Architecture Division in the administration of the award winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP). Duties includes providing architectural preservation assistance, reviewing plans and specifications for modifications to historic county courthouses, consulting with county officials and their architectural consultants, and general courthouse grant program administration.

The Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program began with an initial appropriation of $50 million in 1999 by the Texas Legislature. Since its inception, the program has awarded $207 million to counties throughout Texas and to date over half of Texas’ 234 surviving historic county courthouses are participating in this state-run program. Pending additional funding from the Texas Legislature, the THC plans to continue the program with additional rounds of grant opportunities.

The Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program’s work has garnered national and international attention from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Association for Preservation Technology International and the Texas Society of Architects. On May 12, 2008, the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program received the Preserve America Presidential Award during a special White House ceremony.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
BA or Masters degree from an accredited school of architecture required with an emphasis on historic preservation, or architectural history, and the applicant should have 2 - 5 years of historic preservation experience (Arch. I: 0-5 yrs., Arch. II: 5 yrs.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The applicant should have extensive knowledge of architectural procedures, familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, possess good public speaking and writing skills, and proven management abilities.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
Must be registered as an architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. 

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements)
Applications must be submitted on the State of Texas Application for Employment form available on the web at www.thc.state.tx.us. Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711. Resumes and cover letters can be attached, but are not required. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Contact Stan Graves, Director, THCPP or Sharon Fleming, Associate Director, THCPP for additional information 512/463-6094.


May 15, 2008

Rockingham Area Community Land Trust
Springfield, Vermont

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rockingham Area Community Land Trust (RACLT) is a nonprofit community-based organization that maximizes affordable housing opportunities for people in southeastern Vermont. RACLT has a staff of 12, an annual operations budget of $750,000, and an affordable housing development pipeline of between $3,000,000 and $15,000,000 annually. RACLT is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization through the next stage of organizational development, marked by increased capacity and greater operational efficiency and effectiveness.

RACLT has been the region’s primary source for affordable housing, and now owns almost 400 apartments and mobile home lots in its 20-town service area in southeastern Vermont. In addition, in the past ten years the organization has helped over 500 families become first time homeowners, assisted 100 families make necessary repairs to their homes, and helped 50 families through the trials of foreclosure. RACLT is a member of the NeighborWorks® network of community-based organizations dedicated to creating healthy communities.

Skills Required

RACLT’s next Executive Director should be a proven leader with:

- Experience working collaboratively with funders and other partners
- Ability to remain open to potential strategic changes
- Experience in the financial management of affordable housing projects
- Strong background in affordable housing development
- Ability to create a ‘team’ approach with staff
- Strong personnel management skills
- Experience working with non-profit boards
- Contract-management skills
- Property management experience
- Strong communications skills

Salary in the low to mid $50K range, depending on experience.

Please forward a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: dtucker@bbtnow.com by May 31, 2008.


May 1, 2008

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ONE CENTRE STREET - 9TH FLOOR NORTH, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700
JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-08-1300LP004
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I
TITLE CODE NO. 92237
UNIT PRESERVATION
SALARY $43,584 – $50,122
LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or correct violations issued on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts; also reviews applications for new construction in historic districts. Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate. Provides technical assistance to owners. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of fulltime related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Sharon Lewis
Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street - 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212.669.3844
Email: slewis@lpc.nyc.gov
NO PHONE CALLS
Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer


April 29, 2008

The Kentucky Heritage Council (SHPO) seeks to hire a Historic Preservation Program Administrator. As Kentucky’s State Historic Preservation Office, the staff of the Kentucky Heritage Council work to identify, preserve, and protect the cultural resources of Kentucky. By working with other state and federal agencies, local communities, and interested citizens, the Council seeks to build a greater awareness of Kentucky’s past and to encourage the long-term preservation of Kentucky’s significant cultural resources. Through its various programs the Council strives to show how historic resources contribute to the heritage, economy, and quality of life of all Kentuckians.

Description:
This position would supervise staff, including, but not limited to, Site Identification Program. Supervise, coordinate, and publicize programs of the agency. Provide technical assistance and services to various state agencies, local governments, heritage organizations, historic sites, businesses, nonprofits & general public. Organize training workshops & conference sessions to inform historic preservation professionals & the public about historic preservation practices & principles. Administer grant-in-aid projects (federal/state grants). Conduct research on KY history & architecture as well as statewide preservation trends & provide public policy analysis.

Serves as consultant, technical advisor and program director to local and state agencies, organizations and property owners in relation to a program(s) of the State Historic Preservation Office. Administers federal and state grants awarded to local sponsors. Provides supervision to professional program staff; and performs other duties as required.

Education:
Graduate of a college or university with a master’s degree in anthropology, archeology, architectural history, architecture, historic preservation, history or a related field.
Must have four years of professional experience in the field of historic preservation.
A doctorate in one of the above listed academic fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Additional experience in historic preservation, cultural resource management or a related field will substitute for the master's degree on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.

Pay Grade 16 (MIN-MID) $42,646.56 - $56,495.52 yearly at 37.5 hour work week
PLEASE NOTE: To apply for state employment, applicants must apply directly through the KY Personnel Cabinet ONLY. For detailed instructions, go to: http://personnel.ky.gov/default.htm


April 29, 2008

Maryland Historical Trust

PRESERVATION OFFICER

PROJECT REVIEW & COMPLIANCE UNIT

Annual Salary Range $40,268 - $64,282 (Grade 16 base plus 20 steps)

The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office, seeks an enthusiastic and energetic preservation professional to fill the Preservation Officer position in its Project Review and Compliance Unit. This full time, permanent position in the Special Appointment Job Category is located in Crownsville, Maryland. A full state benefit package is available.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The occupant of this position reviews federal and state-assisted undertakings for their effects on historic architectural resources in compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws, under the supervision of the Unit’s Administrator. Principal job duties include: reviewing projects for effects on historic properties; evaluating resources’ eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places; reviewing plans for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; negotiating and developing agreement documents with stipulations to resolve the adverse effects of projects or programs on historic properties; and providing a wide range of information and technical assistance to the full spectrum of program customers.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, History or closely related field plus three years full time professional experience in historic preservation or cultural resource management. Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience in the Section 106 review process, evaluation of resources for eligibility in the National Register of Historic Places, and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Demonstrated superior writing skills, strong interpersonal and team building abilities, effective problem solving, and successful negotiating skills are essential. An equivalent combination of education and experience as stated may be accepted. Experience as defined must have been full time, or its equivalent, in order to be considered as qualifying.

SUBMIT RESUME BY _June 6, 2008__________TO:

Miriam Hensley, Chief

Operations Management, Maryland Historical Trust

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD 21032

mhensley@mdp.state.md.us

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

For questions/further information, please contact Beth Cole, Administrator at bcole@mdp.state.md.us


April 28, 2008

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking an Easement Administrator to manage the National Trust’s Easement Program, which includes over 100 easements around the country. The Easement Administrator will have the overall responsibility of administering the Easement Program, including working with the Law Department to develop or revise easement policies, evaluating new easement properties, regularly inspecting easement properties, and serving as the primary representative of the National Trust for communication with easement property owners.

Through the development and implementation of policies and procedures and the centralization of easement records, the Easement Administrator will streamline the overall management of the program. The Easement Administrator will also work closely with the National Trust regional offices, Statewide and Local Partners, and consultants to develop and implement easement monitoring agreements around the country. The Easement Administrator will work directly with the National Trust’s Law Department to address requests for changes or alterations, easement violations, and enforcement actions.  Finally, the Easement Administrator will assist with public outreach activities relating to historic preservation easements, including educational programs to promote good easement stewardship practices.

DUTIES:                                                  

QUALIFICATIONS 

A graduate degree in historic preservation or a closely related field; or

A bachelor's degree in historic preservation or a closely related field and at least two years of demonstrable professional activity with an historic preservation organization, governmental agency, or other professional institution.

Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat. Applicant must be proficient in the use of a digital SLR camera and be able to work with digital photographs.
                                                                       
HOW TO APPLY

Type or paste your cover letter into the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text attachment to: 19202-CS-815@nthp.hrmdirect.com.

You may also visit to view the posting on our website: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/career-opportunities/HQ-RO/easement-administrator.html.


April 28, 2008

Nebraska State Historical Society
Vacant Position Opening Form
Date: April 28, 2008
Job Title: Historian/Preservation
Agency/Facility: Nebraska State Historical Society
Location: Lincoln, NE Agency #: 54
Class Code: A39650 Grade Code: 352 Entity/Position #: 054-00322
Business Unit Number: _50601001____Number full time #: One
This job is Regular. This job is Full-time Hourly wage; $ $16.321 Funding source: 40% General 60% Federal
Schedule to be worked: Generally Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Description of Essential Duties (Purpose or Objective of Job):
Under general supervision of the associate director for the division, coordinates the National Register of Historic Places program. Implements, maintains, and manages programmatic and procedural systems for the National Register program. Establishes and maintains planning and methodology within division’s strategic and statewide planning goals. Writes National Register nominations and consults on formal “determinations of eligibility.” Reviews applications and statewide survey activities to evaluate properties potentially eligible for National Register of Historic Places using National Register criteria and associated research. Answers questions from the public and other officials about the program and related areas. Provides expertise in American architectural history. Assists and participates in public outreach activities, including public meetings, workshops and other public forums. Researches, writes and edits articles for newsletters and other publications. Occasional to frequent traveling with overnight stays.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge of programs administered by State Historic Preservation Office, including policies, guidelines and procedures of federal regulations governing the National Historic Preservation Act. Ability to research, write-up findings and communicate orally and in writing. Basic computer skills: Word, Excel; knowledge of GIS helpful but not required. Any combination of experience or education that will enable the incumbent to possess the required knowledge, abilities and/or skills.
The qualification guidelines are established by federal code (36CFR61, Appendix A, “Professional Qualification Standards.” This requires (1) a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history; or (2) bachelors degree and two years related experience, writing, or teaching with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institutions or substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
Must be able to pass background checks and have the ability to operate Society vehicles or provide independent
transportation. See Nebraska State Historical Society’s job openings web page (http://www.nebraskahistory.org/admin/jobs.htm) for more details.


April 28, 2008

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Director, Historic Sites and Museums

VACANCY NOTICE
POSTING DATE:      April 21, 2008 CLOSING DATE: May 20,2008
CLASS TITLE:      Director, Historic Sites and Museums
POSITION NO: 0800-27700-00006317 BARGAINING UNIT: C-3
LOCATION:      PA Historical and Museum Commission Bureau
Historic Sites and Museums Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street Harrisburg, PA 17120
WORK HOURS:      8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Monday -Friday (75 hours biweekly)
SALARY:      Pay Range 11 Minimum $2,591.25 biweekly; $67,580
annually; Maximum $3,939.00 biweekly; $102,729 annually
TYPE EMPLOYMENT: This vacancy is a non-civil service position. It will be filled as a permanent, full-time
appointment. Selection will be made by promotion, transfer, reassignment, voluntary demotion, or Bureau of State
Employment lists. Employees affected by furlough may have preference for the position.
DUTIES and ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: See attached Position Description.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, candidates must meet the minimum experience and training requirements: Two
years experience as a Museum and Historic Site Administrators 3; OR Five years of administrative experience in
directing a museum or historic site, supplemented by twenty-four college level credits in museum studies; OR Five
years of professional museum curatorial experience at the supervisory level; OR Any equivalent combination of
experience and training.
HOW TO APPLY:
PA Historical and Museum Commission employees and other Commonwealth agency employees who meet
eligibility requirements must submit a Bureau of State Employment application (Personal Data Sheet STD-300 rev.
05/05) available at www.hrm.state.pa.us/pds. copy of most recent Employee Performance Review (EPR), letter of
interest or bid form, and a resume to the contact person no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2008, the closing date
of this announcement.
PHMC's Bid Form is available at http://www.hrm.state.pa.us/oahrm/iib/oahrm/20/18/proposed standard iob bid form.doc

Non-Commonwealth employees who meet eligibility requirements must submit a Bureau of State Employment
application (Personal Data Sheet -STD-300 rev. 05/05) available at www.hrm.state.pa.us/pds. letter of interest, and
a resume to the contact person no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2008, the closing date of this announcement.

Please may direct inquiries about application procedures and send application materials to: Margaret Collins,
Human Resource Analyst, Room 513, State Museum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, no later than 5:00 p.m. on
May 20, 2008, the closing date of this announcement. Faxed and emailed documents are acceptable: Margaret
Collins (mcollins@state.pa.us); FaX# (717) 783-2839. Questions concerning this position should be directed to
Margaret Collins at mcollins@state.pa.us or (717) 346-0329.
IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW AND NEED AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE INTERVIEW DUE TO A DISABILITY,

PLEASE ADVISE THE INTERVIEWER OF THE ACCOMMODATION NEEDED.

April 25. 2008

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for an Project Review Architectural Historian.

Job Responsibilities: Conducts reviews of federal and state projects based upon substantive analysis and provides written comments regarding the project’s effects on historic and architectural resources. Requests additional information, makes recommendations for further identification efforts, provides opinions on the consistency of survey programs and eligibility decisions with relevant federal and state regulations and guidelines, makes assessment of effect, requests consideration of alternatives, and recommends treatment with appropriate consideration of the public benefit, agency and state initiatives and larger preservation issues. Makes site inspections to interpret specific landscape and restoration/rehabilitation problems and to identify solutions. Promote appropriate rehabilitation and restoration measures for federal and state-owned property by providing technical assistance and guidance on preservation technology and procedures. Provide training workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm.


April 23, 2008

Executive Director
National Woman’s Party and Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

The National Woman’s Party (NWP), a leader in the campaigns for women’s suffrage and equal rights, is a nonprofit organization that owns, maintains and interprets the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum and the National Woman’s Party are committed to preserving and interpreting Alice Paul’s legacy—the achievement of women’s equal rights—and telling the untold stories for the benefit of scholars, current and future generations of Americans, and all the world’s citizens.

The Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director of the NWP. The Executive Director is the chief operating officer and general manager of the NWP and the Sewell-Belmont House and Museum responsible for day-to-day operations of the NWP, hiring and supervising the staff and the administration of the NWP’s programs, finances and personnel within the framework of policies, principles and practices established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director attends and participants in all meetings of the Board of Directors, is a resource to all committee of the Board of Directors, reports to the President and performs other duties as may be assigned by the President and the Board of Directors.

Scope of Work

The Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director of the NWP. The Executive Director is the chief operating officer and general manager of the NWP and the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum responsible for day-to-day operations of the NWP, hiring and supervising the staff and the administration of the NWP’s programs, finances and personnel within the framework of policies, principles and practices established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director attends and participates in all meetings of the Board of Directors, is a resource to all committees of the Board of Directors, reports to the President and performs other duties as may be assigned by the President and the Board of Directors.

Planning and Leadership

Prepares a long-range strategy and related plans for approval by the Board, to achieve its mission, and toward which consistent and timely progress is made.

Provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board.

Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the fields of fundraising and museum management.

Serves as the visible presence of the organization for multiple audiences in the community and beyond, and as the spokesperson for the organization at all times.
Promotes active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.

Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Fundraising

Serves as the primary fundraiser for the organization including establishing annual funding goals and working on securing funding from private, corporate, foundation and government supporters.

Responsible for grant writing and reporting on a regular basis.

Ensures compliance with all Federal policies and regulations in regards to government grants and appropriations.

Directs the annual fundraising events and assures that funding targets are achieved.

Develops capital funding for the house and grounds.

Seeks to establish an endowment for the organization.

Communications

Maintains effective communication with the board to ensure it is fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

Publicizes the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with other women’s organizations, like-minded museums and historical organizations, and federal agencies, especially the National Park Service and Congress.

Represents the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

Human Resources

Responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

Ensures that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

Assembles and maintains an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession.

Encourages staff and volunteer development and education, and assists program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

Maintains a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Financial resources

Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices. Works with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

Ensures that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

Works with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget.

Ensures that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

Recommends to the Finance Committee and Board changes in programs and operations necessary to meet year-end budget goals

Capital Resources

Maintains and improves the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum’s building and grounds in compliance with the Secretary of Interior’s standards for historic structures.

Manages the site to fulfill its educational and income functions and ensures a balance between the two while keeping accountability to all stakeholders at the forefront.

Functions as the chief administrative officer and chief security officer for the site.

Coordinates (as appropriate) with the National Park Service on maintenance and security issues.

Board Relations

Provides staff support to all committees of the board.

Seeks opportunities to recommend potential new board members to the nominating committee of the board and develops and maintains a matrix of needs in filling board member positions.

Develops the board and executive committee agendas with the President.

Provides reports to the committees and board as required. Documents all meetings with appropriate minutes.

Qualifications and Attributes

Strategic and visionary thinking coupled with the organizational skills necessary to ensure that strategies are implemented and objectives are achieved.

Experience working successfully with a Board of Directors.

Proven fundraising capabilities. Proven and successful with foundations, corporations, governmental agencies and individuals.

Track record with capital campaigns and endowment fundraising.

Experience in organizational management, historic house preservation and maintenance, collection management and/or advocacy to advance women’s political and civic participation.

Exceptional communications skills. An inspiring public speaker effective with a broad range of audiences.

A strong track record of building a collaborative culture. A person who respects and supports the capabilities and independence of his/her staff and the organization’s volunteer leadership, and actively solicits and considers input from these sources.

A highly skilled and organized manager who can, with assistance from staff, direct the myriad operations of a complex organization.

A passionate commitment to ensuring equal rights for all, including the unique challenges faced by women in this country and throughout the world.

Grace and humor under pressure.

To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to edsearch@sewallbelmont.org or fax to 202-546-3997. Please reference job title in all correspondence. Salary commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please.


April 17, 2008

The Preservation Project Manager is responsible for the day to day management of preservation projects at the museum properties of Historic New England.  The Historic New England property collection spans four centuries and five New England states and is comprised of 15 National Historic Landmark sites and 28 National Register sites.  The Preservation Project Manager will work as part of the property care team to complete projects as assigned.  Historic New England has been a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards and methods, and continues to provide models of historic preservation for preservation professionals, organizations and the public.  The Preservation Project Manager is the keeper of the Historic New England philosophy as it is applied to their assigned projects. The Preservation Project Manager is responsible for project scope development, creation and dissemination of bid documents, coordination with contractors and staff, weekly status reports and project documentation, completion reports and other paperwork.  The total number of projects assigned will be determined by project scope, work load considerations and the requirements of funding.  The Preservation Project Manager is responsible for coordinating their work within the property care team and also with other Historic New England teams. This includes working closely with preservation managers, collection staff and historic site managers who oversee day-to-day operation of the properties.

Responsibilities: Become familiar with Historic New England’s preservation philosophy and the procedures and requirements of project management established by Historic New England and the granting agencies.  Familiarize oneself with site history and history of repairs at project site.  Develop treatment plans for proposed projects.  Coordinate as necessary with architect/engineer for creation of specifications for the project items.  Draft bid documents for all project components and coordinate bid process and bid review.  Coordinate with all necessary teams in regards to scope of the project and impact of the project with tenants, staff, the landscape, building and collections, and the public.  Oversee projects, including status meetings with the site manager, preservation manager and team leader for property care.  Produce written documents including weekly written status reports, written minutes from contractor meetings, project reports and a completion report for each project to conform to property care standards and the standards of the funding agencies.  Produce, label and properly store photographs documenting all phases of the project to conform to property care standards and the standards of the granting agencies.  Manage paperwork required for granting agencies and ensure timely compliance with all requirements.  Writes internal documents, articles and makes public presentations related to Historic New England property care and projects and develops outreach programs on preservation issues.  Serves on task forces and committees as assigned, both specific to expertise and in support of organizational priorities.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@historicnewengland.org, fax to (617)227-9204 or mail to Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114 attn: Human Resources


April 8, 2008

The Virginia Department of Transportation is currently seeking a Cultural Resource Coordinator (Architectural Historian) to work with a team of cultural resources professionals in its Fredericksburg District Office, located in Stafford County just outside Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm EST May 2, 2008, through the Commonwealth of Virginia's VirginiaJobs website at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1207333888931

The position description may also be viewed at this location (see Role Title, Hist/Arch & Preserv III - 29033; Position Number 16839; Job Posting Number 8796). This position is full-time, Pay Band 5, with a hiring range of $40,959-84,062.

Position Description: Assists in the coordination of regional statewide cultural resource program involving archaeology and architectural history within a transportation setting. Applies project level techniques, principals, and practices used in the collection and analysis of cultural resource data to assess the significance of identified resources, to determine the effects of transportation projects on significant resources, and the appropriate treatment of affected resources in project design and construction. Applies cultural resource management principals an techniques in intra- and interagency coordination of transportat projects involving complex cultural resource issues with Federal and State environmental laws, regulations, policies, procedures and interagency agreements. Coordinates findings with Central and District offices to ensure historic property issues are incorporated into the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities. Advises design programs on appropriate measures to avoid or minimize harm to significant architectural properties on routine projects. Tracks projects in the CEDAR database on daily/weekly basis. Provides assistance, as needed, with State Environmental Review Process, and other tasks as assigned.

Min. Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to apply technical principles and practices to cultural resources within a legally mandated framework as applied to transportation project development; to design, conduct, and oversee cultural resource studies; demonstrated ability to integrate cultural resource requirements into overall environmental commitments of projects. Knowledge of current architectural history method and theory. Proficient knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, policies and procedures affecting VDOT and the development of transportation projects. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Valid driver's license required. DMV driving record review will be conducted on selected candidate.

Preferred Qualifications: Education and experience consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's professional standards for Archaeology, Architectural History, History, Preservation Planning or a related discipline (Federal Register 48:44738-44739; 36 CFR 61; 36 CFR 800).

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition. It is the intent of VDOT's employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. View details& knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or http://www.vdot.jobs. TDD 1-800-828-1120.


April 7, 2008

Kansas Historical Society

Historic Preservation Specialist II
*County:* Shawnee
*Req. No:* 160209
*Agency Name:* State Historical Society <http://da.ks.gov/ps/pub/definition.htm>
*Applications accepted through:* APR 14, 2008
*Job Description:*
This is a permanent, benefit-eligible position that serves as an Historic Preservation Specialist II (Review & Compliance Coordinator) in the Cultural Resources Division at the Kansas Historical Society. Duties will include, but not be limited to:

Reviewing projects in accordance with state and federal laws for the protection of historic properties (36 CFR Part 800 and the state preservation statute KSA-75-2715-75-2726). Educating the public and government officials about protective laws. Reviewing projects submitted by property owners, federal and state agencies and local governments for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's /Standards for Rehabilitation/ and /Standards and Guidelines for Evaluating the Effect of Projects on Environs./ The employee must be able to read, understand, and explain drawings and specifications for projects submitted for review. The employee must possess skills necessary to provide excellent customer service.

The employee serves as the division's point of contact for communities that are Certified Local Governments in regards to state preservation law review and compliance issues. Trains local landmarks commissions in state preservation law review. Assists CLGs in the transfer of state preservation law review authority. Explains the program and its advantages as well as the procedures and requirements for certification to government officials, interested individuals, civic groups, Main Street organizations, etc. Reviews annual reports to ensure CLGs are in compliance with current agreements; reviews minutes of local landmarks commission meetings; ensures commissions are employing the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and the /Standards and Guidelines for Evaluating the Effect of Projects on Environs/ in their reviews.

The employee will also provide technical assistance to preservation professionals and the public and research and write articles for /Kansas Preservation/.

Preferred qualifications: The applicant must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of History, Architectural History or Preservation Planning. The applicant will have the following qualifications: (a) a graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework in American Architectural History or (b) An undergraduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study plus a minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.

Veterans applying for this position should claim Veterans Preference by following the Veterans Preference process as directed by the Division of Personnel Services (information available at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm).

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 14, 2008. The Historical Society is an ADA/EOE/VPE agency, committed to a diverse workforce.

To apply: Please complete the Online Employment Application at jobs.ks.gov or mail to the Kansas Historical Society, Attn: Human Resources, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615-1099 or fax to 785-272-8682. If you have an applicant ID number, you do not need to complete the Personal Data Form. Be sure to include at least three supervisory references on your Online Employment Application. If you have questions, contact Human Resources, 785-272-8681, ext. 220, lnoakes@kshs.org.

*Find out more about us at our web site: http://www.kshs.org/resource/buildings.htm <http://www.kshs.org/>*

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency
C F 023 $16.16 Hourly


April 2, 2008

City of Binghamton, NY

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNER

 $35,996.00 PER YEAR

PLANNING, HOUSING, & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

General employment applications may be obtained at the office of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, 5th floor, City Hall, Governmental Plaza, Binghamton, New York, 13901 or from the City Web-Site at  www.cityofbinghamton.com.  Application must be submitted by 5 P.M. on last date to file.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This is a specialized professional planning position with primary work assignments focused on the areas of historic preservation, neighborhood planning and urban design. In addition to these responsibilities, the incumbent performs general professional planning duties in the office and in the field. General direction and project assignments are received from the Director of Planning, Housing and Community Development. The details of the work are independently planned and carried to completion. Work is performed independently with other planners both as support and lead staff. Supervision may be exercised over consultants, interns, and student assistants. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Develops and administers the work plan for the City’s historic preservation program, including regulatory, planning, educational and training functions; Provides technical assistance and administrative support to the Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD), including designation and design review as set forth in the CAUD manual and the state and federal standards; Provides technical assistance to owners of historic and architecturally significant properties; Provides technical assistance to the Planning, Housing and Community Development Department and other City offices with required state and federal project reviews, state and local environmental reviews and with the prevention treatment of historic and architecturally significant City facilities; Creates/maintains a data base of all properties within the city designated within the City historic districts and listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places; Maintains and updates official maps of local historic districts; Prepares annual report of historic preservation activities as required by the New York State Certified Local Government Program and works with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on ongoing projects; Acts as the City’s representative at meetings with federal and state officials on design and implementation of the City’s historic preservation programs and projects; Coordinates and conducts neighborhood based participatory planning process and supervises preparation of neighborhood plans; Serves as liaison to City Hall for neighborhood groups with projects and activities such as playground improvements, development of recreational facilities, protection of neighborhood character and neighborhood stabilization; Acts as lead or support staff for City projects pertaining to land use, housing, accessibility, urban design and other areas of planning, including coordination with other departments, boards, committees and agencies; Researches, prepares applications and administers state, federal and regional grants;  Serves on Susquehanna Heritage Area commission as assigned; Performs miscellaneous office work and maintains records of work activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:

The City of Binghamton is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment and City residency is required.

POSTED:    3/28/08                                                                                   LAST DATE TO FILE:        4/09/08                                                                       


April 2, 2008

Town of Williston, Vermont - Two positions
 
Development Review Planner
 
The Town of Williston is seeking a Development Review Planner. The Development Review Planner staffs the Development Review Board and Historic/Architectural Advisory Committee. As part of a fast-paced, award-winning department, the Development Review Planner is responsible for reviewing permit applications, preparing cases for presentation to the DRB, enforcement of a progressive development code, managing a filing system, and preparing monthly and annual reports. The Development Review Planner must be able to work with the public in a pleasant, professional manner. Expect to attend at least four evening meetings each month. The job description is posted at:
 
http://www.town.williston.vt.us/website/images/documents/employment/drplanner.pdf
 
Williston is a scenic, friendly, suburb and state-designated growth center with a busy, but progressive planning department that offers opportunities to work in historic preservation, open space protection, and community design. Minimum qualifications for this position include an undergraduate degree in planning, landscape architecture, or a related discipline, plus two to four years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. A graduate degree is preferred and may be substituted for part of the required experience. Experience in site planning or site plan review are also preferred.
 
Current pay range is $32,968 to $47,403 per year based on a 40 hour work week. Benefits are excellent. There may be an opportunity for promotion.
 
Submit a cover letter describing your interest in working in Williston, a resume, a writing sample of no more than five pages, a sample GIS map you have produced (in pdf form), and contact information for three references to: nellisl@willistontown.com before April 14, 2008. Only email submissions will be accepted. Please do not call with questions. You may email questions to nellisl@willistontown.com.
 
Williston is an equal opportunity employer.

Environmental Planner
 
The Town of Williston is seeking an Environmental Planner. The Environmental Planner staffs the Conservation Commission and participates in the purchase of development rights, stormwater management, stream restoration, trails, and community forestry programs. The Environmental Planner also plays important roles in development review and long range planning. The job description is posted at: http://www.town.williston.vt.us/website/images/documents/employment/envplanner.pdf
 
Williston is a scenic, friendly, suburb and employment center with a progressive planning department: a great place for someone new to their career to learn. Minimum qualifications for this position include an undergraduate degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental studies, or a related discipline, plus one to two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. A graduate degree is preferred.
 
Current pay range is $32,968 to $47,403 per year based on a 40 hour work week.  Benefits are excellent.
 
Submit a cover letter describing your interest in working in Williston, a resume, a writing sample of no more than five pages, a sample GIS map you have produced (in pdf form), and contact information for three references to: nellisl@willistontown.com. Only email submissions will be accepted. Please do not call with questions about this position. You may email questions to deeganc@willistontown.com or nellisl@willistontown.com.
 
Williston is an equal opportunity employer.

March 28, 2008

President/CEO Landmarks Illinois, Chicago

Preserving the architectural and historic resources of Illinois is of paramount importance to Landmarks Illinois.

Landmarks Illinois is one of the nation’s top preservation advocacy organizations, working throughout the state of Illinois to promote historic preservation. The organization maintains an extensive easement program and is the premiere watchdog and facilitator for all preservation issues in Illinois.

Landmarks Illinois is looking for a new President, whose duties include:

*Leadership of the organization through a strategic vision, working with staff on implementing, evaluating, and sustaining existing programs and initiation of new programs.
*Guiding and supporting the Board of Directors on achieving the organization's goals.
*Cultivating relationships with individuals and organizations, and serving as the organization’s principal fundraiser and its public face.
*Furthering the cause of preservation in Illinois by overseeing several lists of endangered properties, being pro-active in the politics of preservation, managing the Preservation Heritage Fund, Statewide Preservation workshops, the Preservation Easement Program, The Real Estate and Building Industry Council and Richard H. Driehaus Awards dinners and the Preservation Gala, as well as numerous task forces.

Additional required qualifications for the position include:
*Minimum of 10 years experience shaping policy of a major preservation organization.
*Familiarity with financial planning for the organization and administration of a professional staff of eight.
*Familiarity with national and local preservation politics and the ability to work effectively within these systems
*Creativity and the ability to apply a new perspective to problems and opportunities.
*Track record of turning ideas into measurable outcomes.
*Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, outlining options and articulating a well-supported point of view.
*Superb communications skills with partners and adversaries.
*Experience in developing, managing and implementing multi-party projects with defined objectives.
*The ability to travel extensively.
Anyone who is interested in the position should e-mail a resume to: bahlmand@lpci.org.


March 28, 2008

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) seek a historic preservation professional for the position of Michigan Field Representative. MHPN/NTHP Field Representatives work for both organizations and provide direct services to local Michigan organizations and communities to support historic preservation efforts. Field Representatives:
a. work to build a strong ongoing presence for preservation in communities throughout Michigan and support the missions of the MHPN and the NTHP

b. develop relationships and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Office and other state agencies, local organizations, and the Midwest Regional Office of the NTHP to address preservation needs in the state

c. provide guidance and support on a variety of subjects, including: preservation techniques and approaches, fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and politics, incorporating preservation into community development, and utilizing preservation incentives and resources

The position may be located in the MHPN office in Lansing, a Grand Rapids-area satellite office, or a regional home office, but travel to communities throughout most of the state is required. Field Representatives report directly to the MHPN Executive Director, while coordinating with the NTHP Midwest Office's Senior Program Officer for Michigan.

The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, the skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of agencies and organizations, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities. In addition to knowledge of historic preservation process and procedures, experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law, planning, development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy strengthens a candidacy. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field preferred. A master's degree is desirable.

Please submit three copies of a cover letter, resume, and preservation-related writing sample by April 30, 2008 to:

Nancy Finegood, Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
107 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
517.371.8080/ fax: 517.371.9090
www.mhpn.org


March 28, 2008

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Historic Macon Foundation, Macon, Georgia

Historic Macon Foundation seeks a dynamic Chief Executive Officer who will provide strategic vision, creative leadership, fundraising and general management to lead the organization. The CEO coordinates with staff and board volunteers to implement the program areas of neighborhood revitalization and properties revolving funds along with historic site/museum management. The CEO represents the organization in all matters and oversees operations, financial development, and membership. The position is full-time with benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Send an application including letter of interest detailing your experience along with a resume, include three professional and two personal references with current phone and e-mail contact information to hmfjobs@hotmail.com. Only electronic submissions of the materials will be accepted. See www.georgiatrust.org/get_involved/jobs.htm for job description and additional information. No phone calls please. Applications close 4/3/2008 at 5:00 p.m.


March 25, 2008

KENTUCKY HERITAGE COUNCIL
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Historic Preservation Coordinator

The Kentucky Heritage Council (SHPO) seeks to hire an architectural historian, whose primary responsibility will be to review and comment on Kentucky Transportation Cabinet projects undertaken pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  As Kentucky’s State Historic Preservation Office, the staff of the Kentucky Heritage Council work to identify, preserve, and protect the cultural resources of Kentucky. By working with other state and federal agencies, local communities, and interested citizens, the Council seeks to build a greater awareness of Kentucky's past and to encourage the long-term preservation of Kentucky's significant cultural resources. Through its various programs the Council strives to show how historic resources contribute to the heritage, economy, and quality of life of all Kentuckians.

Description:

Full time position (37.5 hrs/wk):   Reviews cultural historical reports/documents pursuant to federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations.  Prepares letters for director’s signature.  Attends meetings and site visits as needed.  Meets on a regular basis with KYTC architectural historians to discuss projects and issues related to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet projects.  Works with other Council staff as needed to complete reviews.

Education:

Masters degree in architectural history, historic preservation, American studies, American civilization, folklore, cultural geography, early American culture, museum management, art history, or a related field.  The successful applicant must have four years of experience in historic preservation.  Consideration may be given to an individual working on their graduate degree in historic preservation if they demonstrate six years of experience in historic preservation.

Salary:

Grade 14 – Range $35,246.40 to $46,690.80.
Appointment is subject to availability of funds.

Application:

Applicants are required to submit a state application form and a copy of their vita to Ms. Donna Coleman, Kentucky Heritage Council, 300 Washington Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, no later than April 18, 2008.  To obtain an application form contact Ms. Donna Coleman at 502.564.7005, ext 110 or donna.coleman@ky.gov

For more information on the position contact David Pollack at: David.Pollack@ky.gov


March 20, 2008

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Northeast Field Office

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

The primary goals of the National Trust regional offices are to save historic places, to provide preservation as a tool for community revitalization, and to build the strength and capacity of the organized preservation movement. The Field Representative provides direct assistance to communities, non-profit organizations, and owners of historic properties, regionally but particularly in assigned states, through correspondence, site visits, public presentation, testimony, workshops, conferences and seminars, and special projects. S/He focuses intensively on saving historic places and on strengthening the organized historic preservation movement, with emphasis on developing strength of non-profit organizations locally and statewide. S/He serves as a principal liaison for National Trust preservation programs, national programs, and demonstration projects in assigned states. S/He participates in the regional office's work to raise funds to support core operations and special projects and may take on additional duties, as assigned by the Field Office Director.

Duties
Perform all duties with the aim of helping to achieve Next Trust strategic goals, including engaging the public and reaching more diverse communities and constituents, as well as building partnerships and increasing financial independence.
Provide direct assistance to constituencies through field assistance, correspondence, public presentation, testimony, workshops, seminars, conferences and special projects to help save historic places and revitalize communities.
Serve as principal liaison for National Trust preservation programs, grants and loan programs, special national programs and demonstration projects in assigned states, coordinating closely with the Field Office Director, the Northeast Office, and key partners in his or her states.
In association with the Field Office Director, represent the National Trust and serve as liaison with government agencies, state historic preservation offices, statewide organizations, Trust advisors, local organizations and other constituents.
Work with statewide non-profit partners and others to strengthen and/or create local non-profit organizations achieving preservation results.
Assist statewide organizations in achieving public policy and legislative advocacy goals, review and comment on legislation; provide testimony, and leadership on advocacy strategy and objectives.
Administer the Trust's programs in the region, including the National Preservation Honor Awards, Preservation Fund grants, 11 Most Endangered List, and the Diversity Scholarship program.
Produce the Northeast Office's monthly e-newsletter
In coordination with the Field Office Director, identify emerging regional or state-specific preservation issues or opportunities, conduct research or develop programmatic responses to address issues or opportunities when deemed to be of priority.
In coordination with the Field Office Director, identify new opportunities for regional fund raising and assist in fund raising activities, for core budget and for special projects such as endowed Preservation Funds.
Recommend annual work program and budget for field services and special projects.
Manage additional projects, as periodically assigned by the Field Office Director.
Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in historic preservation, community planning, or related field required; graduate or professional study highly preferred.
Minimum three years experience in historic preservation. Experience in community planning, non-profit development and/or management, fundraising, public policy advocacy and/or community revitalization very desirable; experience engaging culturally diverse audiences, constituents and partners a plus.
Strong written and oral communications skills and experience in public speaking required.
Successful candidate must be a self-starter, a highly motivated and energetic person who can work independently.
Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home overnight is essential.
How to Apply
Please type or paste your cover letter into the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text attachment to the following address:
17392-CS-815@nthp.hrmdirect.com


March 20, 2008

Vice President for Museum Programs

James Madison's Montpelier seeks an experienced professional to lead a
multi-disciplinary team of staff and consultants in the research, recovery,
and interpretation of Montpelier as the home of James and Dolley
Madison. This is a new position, created to direct historical research,
archaeological excavations, curatorial work, and visitor research to build a
thorough understanding of the historic interiors, grounds, and operation of
the Madisons' home. The position reports to the President of The
Montpelier Foundation.
This is an exceptional opportunity to take a key role in defining the
interpretation of the home of a significant American Founder.
Requirements include: extensive relevant work experience (10 years or
more); proven success as an effective supervisor and team leader;
advanced degree in a related professional field, excellent presentation and
communication skills, and a determination to create a premier historic site.
For more information and a full job description, please refer to
www.montpelier.org. Send resume and cover letter to: Office of the
President, The Montpelier Foundation, P.O. Box 91 1, Orange, VA
22960, or to ewessel@montpelier.org.


March 20, 2008

The City of Sacramento - Convention, Culture & Leisure Department seeks
to fill the Old Sacramento Historic District Manager position. The
position serves as the Executive Director for the Historic Old
Sacramento Foundation and works closely with the Business Improvement
Association. Responsibilities include directing the work, developing,
interpreting, implementing, and enforcing policy and methods related to
historic preservation and business development activities to create a
comprehensive, integrated, and quality program for the Old Sacramento
Historic District. The Historic District Manager works with a wide
variety of businesses, officials, organizations, and individuals, both
public and private to define a unified vision for Old Sacramento and
build consensus around long-term and annual goals; prepares and
implements organization budget and ensures that program and maintenance
objectives are consistent with City policies and procedures. Minimum
requirements: B.A. from accredited 4-year college or university with a
major in business administration, public administration, or a closely
related field. Six years of progressively responsible supervisory and
management experience, with at least three serving in a supervisory
capacity in a historic district. To apply, submit cover letter and
resume VIA EMAIL to Gail Anderson of Gail Anderson & Associates,
gail@gailanderson-assoc.com. For questions, contact Gail Anderson at
(415) 897-5616. Applications due by Monday, April 14, 2008.


March 20, 2008

Projects Review Manager
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society

Summary:
Assess the effects of federally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act; advising and educating agency staff and others about the Section 106 review process; maintaining computer and paper records; and reviewing state and local projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties.
Review architectural drawings, specifications, maps, and other technical documentation in order to assess effects of projects to historic properties.
Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media.
Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties.
Negotiation of agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties.
Review and comment on Federal and state regulations.
Review state projects to assess impacts to historic properties.
Create and provide education and assistance to Federal, state, and local agencies, and individuals and organizations, including workshops and conference sessions.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
N/A
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, or a closely-related field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline and must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.
Mathematical Skills:
Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.
Technical Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Office software or the equivalent, including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, product data, and maps.
Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping, and occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing, and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment.
Work Environment:
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.

Salary Grade: 8 / $39,187

To apply, complete an Ohio Historical Society employment application form (http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/) and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Ohio Historical Society
Human Resources Department
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293
E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org


March 11, 2008

Slate Valley Museum, a growing and dynamic professional museum in Upstate New York on the Vermont border, seeks a full time Assistant Director/Educator beginning August 1, 2008.

The museum interprets the history of the region's slate industry with emphasis on geology, immigration, and tools and technology. A new visitor/interpretive center addition that will house an exhibit of large quarry machinery will open in June 2008. Ideal candidate is an energetic generalist with education background who will 1) work closely with the Executive Director in exhibition research, collections care and management, public programming, and grant research; and, 2) direct school programs, adult group programs, and volunteer docent training. Minimum requirements are a B.A. in museum studies or closely related field, familiarity with standards-based school programming, excellent writing skills, strong public speaking ability, and willingness to share responsibilities in a small museum setting. Year-round, Tuesday through Saturday work schedule, some evenings. Salary is $30,000.

Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Mary Lou Willits, Executive Director, via e-mail at mlw@slatevalleymuseum.org or regular mail at Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville, NY, 12832 by May 10, 2008. Visit www.slatevalleymuseum.org for more information about the museum.


March 6, 2008

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) has posted the position of Architectural Historian. The posting and application can be found at www.cityofboston.gov/ohr/careercenter.asp. Click on proceed to job listings. The entry is dated 2/29/08, the job title is Assistant Survey Director, Job ID # 333865, Environment Department. The application process is open until the position is filled.


March 6, 2008

Preservation Massachusetts
and the
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Northeast Office

CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM JOB OPENINGS

Title: Massachusetts Circuit Rider (a part-time shared field service position)
Supervisor: James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts

WORK OBJECTIVES:
Representing both Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provide direct services to local organizations and communities which are actively involved in historic preservation efforts, and build a strong ongoing presence for preservation in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

DUTIES:
1. Provide guidance on a variety of subjects including preservation techniques and approaches, fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and politics, community development, conservation issues, public relations, and the availability of preservation resources.

2. Represent Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to communities throughout Massachusetts and make the assistance available from both organizations to those communities whenever appropriate.

3. Develop a network of preservation supporters throughout the Commonwealth who are willing and able to assist one another with preservation knowledge and experience, and serve as a link between such persons to those needing their assistance through individualized communication, new e-communication networks, workshops and conferences.

4. Participate in regular meetings of Preservation Massachusetts.  Assist with the Preservation Massachusetts’ communication and fundraising efforts that relate to field service.  Identify opportunities for Preservation Massachusetts program assistance, such as the annual Ten Most Endangered list, preservation workshops, advocacy support, etc.

5. Participate in periodic staff meetings of the Northeast Office of the National Trust, as well as national and regional meetings.  Identify and cultivate nominations for National Preservation Honor Awards, the National Trust’s annual list of Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places, and the National Trust’s grant programs.

6. Assist with program evaluation and provide regular reports to Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust for newsletters and other communications.

7. Work actively to build constituent and financial support for Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust by maintaining records of contacts made, photographs of projects, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong leadership, administrative, written and verbal communications skills; the ability to work collegially with a wide variety of interests, work independently, juggle many tasks and responsibilities.  Substantial experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law, planning, development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy.  Must have willingness to travel. Undergraduate degree in preservation or related field preferred. Masters degree desirable.

Considering two part-time applicants.

Send cover letter, resume and references to James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts, Old City Hall, 45 School Street, Boston, MA  02108, (617)-723-3383,

jigoe@preservationmass.org, www.preservationmass.org

February 29, 2008

Assistant Historic Preservation Planner

Memphis Landmarks Commission, Memphis, TN

The deadline for this search has been extended until April 10, 2008.

Link to job description and application instructions


February 29, 2008

FEMA Historic Preservation Specialist (architectural historian)

SALARY RANGE: 45,040.00 - 70,843.00 USD per year

OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 to Saturday, March 08, 2008
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0028-9/11

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Temporary position not to exceed 2 Years
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11 DUTY LOCATIONS: 3 vacancies - Biloxi, MS
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:
DUTIES: This position is located in the Biloxi, MS Transitional Recovery Office (TRO) in Mississippi.

USAJobs link


February 21, 2008

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ONE CENTRE STREET - 9TH FLOOR NORTH, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700
JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-08-1400SUR-R2
CIVIL SERVICE TITLE
LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I (per diem)
TITLE CODE NO. 92237
UNIT: RESEARCH
TIME PERIOD: PRESENT – JUNE 30, 2008
SALARY $23.88/hr
LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007
JOB DESCRIPTION
Work with an existing team of Surveyors. Four-month position funded through June 30, 2008.
Under the supervision of the Director of Research, undertake editorial, writing, and other special projects; assist
with administrative duties including correspondence and scheduling; create presentations for public meetings;
respond to public inquiries; review existing surveys, Commission files, historic maps, and relevant secondary
sources to create a list of potential individual landmarks and historic districts in targeted areas throughout the five
boroughs; conduct fieldwork and windshield surveys to evaluate potential landmark buildings; perform basic
research on properties to assess their historic significance; document findings and write designation reports based on
research and fieldwork; additional duties as needed.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history,
and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic
structures; or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time
related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience using Microsoft Office or equivalent
2. Valid driver’s license
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Claire Kendall
The Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street - 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Email: ckendall@lpc.nyc.gov
NO PHONE CALLS
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to
qualified candidates.
Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of
Management and Budget.
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to
submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved
organization.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DATED: February 20, 2008 POST UNTIL: March 1, 2008


February 21, 2008

Maryland Department of Planning
Division of Historical and Cultural Programs Maryland Historical Trust

Administrator of Local Preservation Programs

Annual Salary: $40,268 - $50,209

Full time position with Maryland State Government in the Special
Appointment Job Category. Full state benefit package available.

The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic
preservation professional to work at the Maryland Historical Trust, the
Maryland state historic preservation office. The Administrator of Local
Preservation Programs will work under the supervision of the Chief of
the Trust's Office of Preservation Planning and Museum Programs to
administer the Certified Local Government Program, provide technical
preservation planning assistance to historic preservation commissions,
local governments, and the general public, and develop and carry out
preservation education and outreach programs. In addition, this
position serves as the Trust's liaison with the Maryland Association of
Historic District Commissions, participates in the tracking of
preservation-related legislation and maintains the Trust's website.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree from an accredited college
or university in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History,
Planning or closely related field plus three years professional
experience in historic preservation or public historical agency
administration. Preference will be given to individuals with direct
involvement in historic preservation activities within a State Historic
Preservation Office (or equivalent preservation agency) or involvement
with local governments, community planning, and grants administration.
Demonstrated writing and public speaking skills, strong interpersonal
abilities, and problem-solving skills are essential. Familiarity with
html is desirable.

Experience as defined must have been full-time, or its equivalent, in
order to be considered as qualifying. Such duties performed
occasionally are defined as incidental.

Applicant must have a Maryland driver's license and the ability to
attend an average of 1-3 evening or weekend meetings monthly.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO:

Miriam Hensley, Chief
Administrative Services
Division of Historical and Cultural Programs Maryland Department of
Planning 100 Community Place Crownsville, MD 21032-2023

CLOSING DATE: March 14, 2008

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


February 19, 2008

Chief Deputy
 Texas Historical Commission
Austin, Texas

The Texas Historical Commission, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the state’s historic preservation and the cultural education of its citizens, has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director. The position reports to the Executive Director who will transition into retirement during the next 1.5 years.  Opportunity for advancement within that timeframe is high.  Management responsibility of 200 staff and $117M budget. The position serves as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer in administering the National Historic Preservation Act and other statutory mandates.

Responsibilities include:

Education:

Prefer graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Public Policy or related field from an accredited university; other degree programs will be considered.

Experience:
Prefer at least 10 years of senior management experience of large programs or organizations. Prefer background in a heritage or historic preservation organization, a state agency, or organization within a regulated industry.  Experience in management or renovation of historic assets (museum, collections, historical sites, cultural sites, etc.) is a plus. Experience in tourism programs applies. Must demonstrate exceptional ability to communicate to and work with the public.

Interested candidates send resume in confidence to Executive Search firm: donna@mcleskeygroup.com or call direct 512-658-5949.


February 12, 2008

Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Program Director

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Working often in conjunction with other AARCH staff and appropriate AARCH board committee members:

Experience and Training

Applicants should have:

Compensation

About the Organization

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the regional, nonprofit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park, with a mission to further better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks' architectural heritage, communities, and historic sites through education, advocacy, technical assistance, and direct action.  

AARCH's regular activities include: sponsoring a series of summer and fall tours to historic places throughout the region; holding workshops and conferences; giving educational slide presentations; publishing a biannual Newsletter; and providing technical assistance to homeowners, municipalities, businesses and other organizations.  AARCH seeks to find solutions for endangered historic and architectural resources and, for example, was largely responsible for getting the state to change its twenty- year policy of neglect toward Camp Santanoni, a National Historic Landmark, in the Town of Newcomb.  Since then AARCH has overseen planning work, ongoing restoration, and a summer interpretive program there through the Friends of Camp Santanoni.  AARCH has also sought to ensure a future for Adirondack fire towers by nominating them to the National Register of Historic Places and by sponsoring and supporting four fire tower preservation projects, the Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, the Friends of Mt. Arab, Azure Mountain Friends, and the Friends of Bald Mountain.   

AARCH also has a small publishing program, which seeks to publish books and other materials related to the region’s architectural history and legacy. In 2000, AARCH published Santanoni: From Japanese Temple to Life at an Adirondack Great Camp by Rob Engel, Paul Malo and Howie Kirschenbaum. In 2006, AARCH published Adirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building by Sally E. Svenson. 

AARCH also maintains a growing resource center at its office in Keeseville. The collection includes books, other publications, clippings, correspondence and other printed material, photographs, and a collection of more than 5000 slides. The focus of the collection is materials that relate to the region's architectural heritage, to the study of architectural history, in general, to historic preservation, and on resources on local and regional history. These materials are used by AARCH staff for research, for planning public educational events, for publications, and for providing information to members and others researchers.

AARCH is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation and a registered New York State charitable institution. For more information, see our website www.aarch.org

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and appropriate work/writing samples to the address below. Application deadline is April 15, 2008.

Steven Engelhart, Executive Director                                      More additional information or questions,

Adirondack Architectural Heritage                                          call (518) 834-9328 or write steven@aarch.org

1790 Main Street, Civic Center, Suite 37

Keeseville, NY  12944


February 12, 2008

Chief Deputy
 Texas Historical Commission
 
*** Please note new criteria*****
 
The Texas Historical Commission, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the state’s historic preservation and the cultural education of its citizens, has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director. The position reports to the Executive Director who will transition into retirement during the next two years. Opportunity for advancement within that timeframe is high.  Management responsibility of 200 staff and $117M budget. The position serves as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer in administering the National Historic Preservation Act and other statutory mandates.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Plan, organize, provide budget oversight, and coordinate the efforts of agency staff to ensure Commission goals and objectives are met.
• Provide leadership to the Texas preservation community.
• Assist with the development and operation of the new Historic Sites division of the THC. 
• Assist in the development and execution of a strategic plan. Ensure that the plan creates a comprehensive Historical Preservation Program that ensures the goals and objectives of the Agency are achieved in the most productive, and timely fashion.
• Work with division heads to analyze and evaluate programs, operations, and achievements. Create a measurement system for evaluating program performance. 
• Assist Executive Director in preparing and presenting state and federal budget requests.
• Work with Executive Director to create legislative recommendations for improving the preservation program at the state and federal level.  Attend legislative hearings and give testimonial when required.
• Participate in conferences, serve on committees and represent the Agency externally.
Education:
 
Prefer graduate degree in Historic Preservation or related field from an accredited university; other degree programs will be considered.
 
Experience:
Prefer at least 10 years of management experience in a heritage or historic preservation organization, a state agency, or agency within a regulated industry.  Experience in management of historic assets (museum, collections, historical sites, cultural sites, etc.) is a plus. Experience in tourism programs is helpful.  Must demonstrate exceptional ability to communicate to and work with the public.
 
Interested candidates send resume in confidence to: donna@mcleskeygroup.com or call 512-658-5949.


January 28, 2008

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for an Architectural Technical Advisor.

As an integral member of the historic preservation easement staff, the Architectural Technical Advisor is responsible for the monitoring of properties currently under easement to the Department of Historic Resources (DHR).

The core responsibilities of this position include:

· The development and coordination of a comprehensive easement monitoring program;
· The coordination of easement inspections;
· The coordination of technical assistance to easement property owners and other department staff regarding the maintenance, proposed rehabilitation and alterations to properties under easement;

· The on-going education of property owners regarding the stewardship of easement properties;
· The facilitation of on-going communication between DHR and property owners regarding issues in common to properties under easement.

The Architectural Technical Advisor works closely with other easement staff to ensure the coordinated and consistent oversight of easement properties and effective on-going communication with property owners. This position monitors easement properties by documenting current conditions, ownership, and maintenance issues, etc.; and communicating with owner(s) regarding findings and concerns. The Architectural Technical Advisor will serve as the principal staff person responsible for reviewing proposed maintenance and rehabilitation plans for properties under easement to ensure that proposed work meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. This position will be called upon to interact directly with property owners and/or their architects, contractors and consultants, as well at other easement staff.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm.


January 19, 2008

CALTRANS

Title: ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY)
Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,616.00
Posted: 01/17/08

Job Description:
This position is under the general direction of the Senior Environmental Planner. Architectural History Branch, Office of Cultural Resource Studies. The incumbent is responsible for architectural studies and project effects analysis for transportation projects pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other related state and federal laws. The incumbent identifies and evaluates archaeological resources as part of the transportation project development process; prepares written analyses of archaeological resources as an aid in the development of modal and design alternatives for transportation projects; identifies and analyzes impacts of transportation projects upon archaeological values and their interrelationships to other cultural resources; develops and recommends mitigation measures to avoid or minimize identified impacts upon these resources. This is not a supervisory position.
To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. To learn how to become a civil service employee, visit the State Personnel Board’s website: www.spb.ca.gov

Additional Information:
Working Title Position Number: Environmental Planner (Archeology) 904 - 135 - 4642 -
Location County: Oakland ALAMEDA
Timebase Tenure: Full Time Permanent month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled http://www.dot.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address
Division of Env. Cultural Resources
111 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
Contact Name/Phone: Jennifer Darcangelo
510-268-5618
jennifer_darcangelo@dot.ca.gov

http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=349591


January 19, 2008

PRESERVATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR (MPA II)

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is seeking a Preservation Outreach Coordinator (Management Project Analyst II), Grade 20. This position works under administrative supervision and serves as agency coordinator of educational outreach to adult groups. Duties include making public presentations, scheduling and conducting tours of historic properties, writing articles on Arkansas history and architecture, and preparing nominations for the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants should have the formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, public administration, general business, or a related field, as well as excellent communication skills. A master's degree in architectural history or historic preservation is strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills are a necessity. Salary range is $29,982-$39,654 based on education and experience. Please apply online at www.arstatejobs.com or send a completed state application to: DAH Personnel, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 by end of business on January 23, 2008. EOE.


January 17, 2008

Staten Island Historical Society

Executive Director Position

The Staten Island Historical Society seeks an energetic and motivated Executive Director to manage its significant cultural and historical resources and oversee all museum operations, including collections spanning 3 centuries and its popular restoration village Historic Richmond Town.

The museum is a unique destination in the New York metropolitan area. It features over 20 original buildings in an area of New York City known for its semi-rural atmosphere. Its collections and exhibits tell the story of daily life from the pre-revolutionary era up to and including today. Through re-created environments, "living history" demonstrations, permanent and changing gallery exhibitions, and special celebrations it chronicles the growth of a new world settlement into a big city suburb – in many ways a microcosm of American life.

The Society’s holdings include more than 70,000 artifacts; extensive manuscript and map collections; a research library of more than 15,000 volumes; and more than 50,000 photographic images, including the Alice Austen collection of vintage photographs, films and glass-plate negatives.

Historic Richmond Town attracts nearly 100,000 visitors per year. Programs make use of extensive research on the site, the buildings, their residents and the objects housed there. School groups are a major audience for the Society. In addition, the Society owns and operates 3 other off-site properties and maintains a calendar of special programs throughout the year.

Position:

The Executive Director position requires a proven leader able to tap the full potential of the Society and envision its success. S/he must be a charismatic communicator who can represent the museum to the public and motivate an enthusiastic, talented, and active staff of full and part time professionals.

S/he reports to the Board of Directors and oversees all activities including: fundraising and development; endowments; revenue generation; museum operations; historic preservation; strategic and long range planning. The Executive Director works to increase the awareness of Historic Richmond Town as an outstanding museum locally, regionally, and nationally and enhances the Society’s image in those areas by driving a strong marketing, advertising, and public relations program. S/he serves as spokesperson and advocate, representing the institution to the community, all public and private agencies, including City and State officials.

The Executive Director works closely with the Board and staff and must communicate effectively and follow up on issues in a timely manner. Finally, S/he must be organized and efficient, able to focus on the “big picture” while staying on top of day-to-day operations.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and/or extensive executive experience in a profit or not-for-profit organization. Experience at the associate director level of a medium to large-sized museum is preferred. Knowledge of, or interest in, American history is helpful but not required.

The successful candidate must have solid leadership skills including the ability to:

· envision and communicate ideas in an articulate manner;
· identify and resolve problems quickly;
· bring projects to successful completion;
· realize the full potential of technology;
· motivate and enthuse staff members;
· understand diverse cultures;
· delegate responsibility;
· build and sustain professional relationships;
· represent the institution and inspire others to believe in its mission.

Responsibilities:

Summary of responsibilities:

· Prepare the annual operating budget and capital budget, subject to board approval, and be responsible for managing, accounting for and complying with the budgets.
· Develop, with Board and staff, short and long range policies, strategies, plans, and programs, and oversee their implementation.
· Enhance the museum’s brand through effective marketing that builds awareness for the institution nationally.
· Spearhead effective fund raising, marketing, grant application and admission efforts.
· Develop and maintain on-site, off-site and online revenue generating activities.
· Employ mission-based programming and education.
· Work closely with State officials, the City Council, Borough President and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to assure adequate and ongoing financial support from the City and State of New York.
· Establish and maintain positive relationships with volunteers, community groups, and the general public.
· Act as a liaison to other museums and professional organizations.
· Manage the staff including the hiring, evaluation and termination of employees.
· Report to a visionary and engaged Board of Directors, attend all board meetings and sit on all committees of the board as an ex officio member.
· Ensure a quality visitor experience and oversee the physical development, maintenance and security of the institution.
· Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Society and assure that the necessary structure, policies, systems, controls, and procedures are in place and functioning.
· Ensure that the conduct of Society business is in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of the State of New York and the policies established by the board.

Compensation:

Industry standards depending upon experience.

Start Date:

Spring/Summer 2008

Contact:

Please send resume with cover letter to:

Ed Wiseman
SIHS Board Member
SIHS@live.com

For more museum information please visit www.historicrichmondtown.org.


January 15, 2008

Kansas Historical Society

Job Title: Historic Preservation Spec II

County: Shawnee

Req. No: 159199

Agency Name: State Historical Society

Posting Type: External --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type <http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/pub/definition.htm>

Applications accepted through: ,

Job Description: Survey Coordinator (Historic Preservation Specialist II) with the Kansas Historical Society.

This position will coordinate efforts to make operational the online survey database developed in conjunction with DASC and will oversee future updates to the database. Must have strong computer skills and a general knowledge of database structure and GIS. Position will also identify gaps in current survey inventory and update existing forms to include additional historical information, photography, UTM coordinates, site plans and maps as needed.

Position also responsible for conducting new thematic surveys as identified in agency planning. Will be the Cultural Resource Division's point of contact for subgrantees and consultants that are conducting HPF grant-funded surveys, as well as the communities that are independently surveying their historic resources. Additionally, position assists with the preparation of National Register nominations.

Must provide excellent customer service in dealing with property owners, government officials, consultants and others.

Will travel statewide to visit historic properties and speak with community groups. Employee must be able to inspect all areas of buildings and sites using stairs, ladders, scaffolding, etc. Will assist National Register Coordinator with writing National Register nominations and will assist the public with public-sponsored nominations. Will evaluate properties based upon the National Register criteria for eligibility, including integrity and significance. Presents nominations to the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review.

The successful applicant will meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of History, Architectural History or Preservation Planning. See http://www.cr.nps.gov/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm.

Agency prefers the following qualifications: (a) A graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework in American Architectural History or (b) An undergraduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study plus a minimum of two (2) years of full–time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.

Veterans applying for this position should claim Veterans Preference by contacting the recruiter and following the Veterans Preference process as directed by the Division of Personnel Services (information available at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm)

This position is open until filled.

The Historical Society is an ADA/EOE/VPE agency, committed to a diverse workforce.

To apply please complete the Online Employment Application at jobs.ks.gov or mail to the Kansas Historical Society, Attn: Human Resources, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615-1099 or fax to 785-272-8682. If you have an applicant ID number, you do not need to complete the Personal Data Form. Be sure to include at least three supervisory references on your Online Employment Application. In order to complete the application process, please provide cover letter, resume and copy of transcript(s). If questions, contact Human Resources, 785-272-8681, ext. 220, lnoakes@kshs.org.


January 8, 2008

Texas Historical Commission (THC),Visionaries in Preservation (VIP),
an historic preservation planning program within the THC is hiring a Program Specialist I.

The full description for this position can be found at:
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/jobs/jb8_14.shtml

Please visit VIP’s main page to view past communities’ preservation action plans developed through VIP here: http://www.thc.state.tx.us/visioninpres/vpprogram.html

Description of the position:

VIP facilitates preservation planning, moving communities forward in planning and utilizing their heritage assets.
The successful candidate will organize and conduct community workshops to facilitate the creation of historic preservation plans as part of the VIP program; manage visioning initiatives for approximately four communities participating in the program; be responsible for researching, analyzing and compiling data into historic preservation action plans; and work to apply all resources within the THC to assist with the preservation needs of the VIP community.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

Develop, organizes and manage community visioning initiatives in communities across the state
Public speaking
Meeting and workshop facilitation
Assist VIP state coordinator in program development
Organize and schedule educational sessions
Coordinate press release information
Updates and coordinates VIP list serve with pertinent information
Compile information from community visioning workshops to produce Action Plan document
Demographic and archival research
Assist with the development and delivery of local preservation education and training materials
Other duties as assigned


January 4, 2008

Preservation Massachusetts
and the
National Trust for Historic Preservation Northeast Office

CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM JOB OPENINGS

Title: Massachusetts Circuit Rider (a part-time shared field service position)
Supervisor: James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts

WORK OBJECTIVES:
Representing both Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provide direct services to local organizations and communities which are actively involved in historic preservation efforts, and build a strong ongoing presence for preservation in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

DUTIES:
1. Provide guidance on a variety of subjects including preservation techniques and approaches,
fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and
politics, community development, conservation issues, public relations, and the
availability of preservation resources.

2. Represent Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to communities throughout Massachusetts and make the assistance available from both organizations to those communities whenever appropriate.

3. Develop a network of preservation supporters throughout the Commonwealth who are willing and able to assist one another with preservation knowledge and experience, and serve as a link between such persons to those needing their assistance through individualized communication, new e-communication networks, workshops and conferences.

4. Participate in regular meetings of Preservation Massachusetts.  Assist with the Preservation Massachusetts’ communication and fundraising efforts that relate to field service.  Identify opportunities for Preservation Massachusetts program assistance, such as the annual Ten Most Endangered list, preservation workshops, advocacy support, etc.

5. Participate in periodic staff meetings of the Northeast Office of the National Trust, as well as national and regional meetings.  Identify and cultivate nominations for National Preservation Honor Awards, the National Trust’s annual list of Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places, and the National Trust’s grant programs.

6. Assist with program evaluation and provide regular reports to Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust for newsletters and other communications.

7. Work actively to build constituent and financial support for Preservation Massachusetts and the National Trust by maintaining records of contacts made, photographs of projects, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong leadership, administrative, written and verbal communications skills; the ability to work collegially with a wide variety of interests, work independently, juggle many tasks and responsibilities.  Substantial experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law, planning, development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy.  Must have willingness to travel. Undergraduate degree in preservation or related field preferred. Masters degree desirable.

Considering two part-time applicants.

Send cover letter, resume and references to James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts, Old City Hall, 45 School Street, Boston, MA  02108, (617)-723-3383, jigoe@preservationmass.org, www.preservationmass.org.


January 3, 2008

ASSOCIATE PLANNER –URBAN PLANNING- HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Planning & Community Development

Hiring Range:  $45,594-$49,878 

Full Salary Range: to $57,387
One permanent full-time position available
                                
Located a 3.5 hour drive west of Chicago, Iowa City is a progressive and growing community of approximately 65,000. As the home of the University of Iowa, it offers many cultural, recreational, and sporting activities associated with a college town.  It contains a historic and vibrant downtown, many historic neighborhoods as well as newer residential, commercial and industrial areas.   Residents enjoy an extensive park and trail system.  The public school system is one of the best in the country.  

This position offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects including historic preservation, zoning, subdivision review and comprehensive planning.  This planner may also serve on the Staff Design Review Committee, which reviews the design of downtown development proposals and infill apartment buildings.    In a typical work week this planner will assist owners of historic buildings with renovation plans and drawings, consult with other City staff regarding zoning and development proposals, prepare and present written and oral reports and recommendations to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission. 

Minimum education, experience and certification
Bachelor's degree from a DOE recognized accredited school in urban planning or a related field required.  One year of experience in urban planning required.  A Master’s degree from a DOE recognized accredited school is preferred and may substitute for experi­ence requirement.  Design skills and education or experience in historic preservation are desirable.  

City of Iowa City application must be received by 5pm, Friday, January 25, 2008, Personnel, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. A resume will not be accepted in place of an application.

To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired for employment will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act. 

The City of Iowa City is an equal opportunity employer, supports workforce diversity and is a supporter of the Skills Advantage Work Ready Certificate program.


For Current Job Openings Available to the Public:
JOBLINE - (319) 356-5021 or check www.icgov.org

December 30, 2007

College of Design, University of Minnesota
Tenured/Tenure-Track Position in Heritage Preservation

The College of Design at the University of Minnesota invites applications and nominations for a tenured or tenure-track position in Heritage Preservation, rank open, to begin Fall Semester 2008. The successful candidate will contribute to shaping the University of Minnesota’s newly established M.S. in Architecture-Heritage Conservation and Preservation and have the opportunity to participate in its Center for World Heritage Studies. The successful candidate will have a record of teaching, research, and/or practice connected with heritage preservation and a terminal professional degree or a Ph.D. in a related field, including (but not limited to) Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural or Landscape History, Planning, Public History, Cultural Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology or Historic Preservation.
The M.S. in Architecture-Heritage Conservation and Preservation will offer an interdisciplinary approach, expansive vision, and global perspective. Through fieldwork, case studies and courses that examine regional, national and global heritage, the program will focus on the philosophy, policy, technology and methods involved in the interpretation and conservation of buildings and landscapes within their varying cultural contexts. The academic program is complemented by the activities of the Center for World Heritage Studies, which has a unique cooperative agreement with UNESCO’s World Heritage Center. This partnership links regional and national historic preservation agencies, global policy development and law, and heritage conservation practices through an exchange of faculty expertise and student education and research related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites (most recently in Azerbaijan, the Philippines, and China).
We are seeking candidates who can situate heritage preservation as an academic discipline in the context of a design college and a research university. The candidate’s own field of research is open; it may be based in heritage-related issues grounded in the candidate’s discipline, or it may address contemporary or emerging challenges (globalization, cultural and ecological sustainability, politics, the impacts of tourism, as well as tangible and intangible relationships to changing cultural landscapes). We are especially interested in candidates who bring a broad cultural and global perspective to the field and whose work poses probing questions concerning the implications of preservation practice and research as well as its methods and policies.
Responsibilities will include developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses related to the candidate’s specialization; scholarship and/or creative work in the field; pursuing external funding and partnerships in support of research and education; and participating in faculty governance at the department, college and university levels.
The position will be based in the College of Design, a newly founded college that builds upon the University of Minnesota’s strong tradition of excellence in design education and research. By joining together a full range of design disciplines and forging connections within the University and beyond, the new College of Design promotes work that is
interdisciplinary, sustainable, and publicly engaged. The College offers rich opportunities for research and public engagement through its highly regarded research and outreach centers, including the Metropolitan Design Center, the Center for Sustainable Building Research, and the Goldstein Museum of Design, as well as the Center for World Heritage Studies. More information about the College of Design may be found at www.design.umn.edu . As a leading research institution, the University of Minnesota supports a broad range of disciplines and research centers related to heritage preservation, including anthropology, art history, American studies, cultural studies, geography, the Humphrey Institute for Public Policy, the Institute for the Environment, and the Institute for Advanced Studies. See www.umn.edu.
The position is a 100%-time, nine-month appointment. Faculty rank will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate, with the possibility of tenure at the associate or full professor level. Tenure at the time of hire requires a record of excellence and productivity that merits tenure consistent with the College of Design and University of Minnesota policy. The appointment will be in a College of Design unit, determined as appropriate to the successful candidate’s interests and qualifications. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The desired starting date is August 25, 2008.
Required qualifications
For all ranks:
•Terminal professional degree or Ph.D. in a field related to heritage preservation.
•Record of achievement and excellence (teaching, scholarship, and/or practice) related to heritage preservation.
•Commitment to disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, research/creative production, public engagement, and service.
•Clearly defined agenda for teaching and scholarship.
•Commitment to cultural diversity in teaching and scholarship.
For a rank other than assistant professor, qualifications include those listed above plus a significant record of distinction in scholarship, practice, and/or professional experience in historic preservation or a combination thereof. The rank of professor requires a demonstrated national or international reputation resulting from distinction and achievement in the field. Tenure requires a record of excellence and productivity that merits tenure consistent with policies at the University of Minnesota and in the department where tenure is to be held.
Preferred qualifications
•A significant record of achievement (through teaching, research, and/or practice) addressing heritage from a global perspective.
•Strong leadership abilities and collaborative and interpersonal skills.
•Experience working collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries in teaching research, and/or practice.
•A strong record of community/public engagement.
How to apply
The application procedure is online. Applicants should:
1) Complete the online at: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment using Requisition #152845.
2) Submit the following materials: a cover letter that includes a statement concerning the candidate’s research and teaching interests as they relate to this position; curriculum vitae; contact information for three academic or professional references; sample of scholarship or a selected (no more than 10 pages) portfolio of work, submitted either as PDF attachments in the on-line employment system or by e-mail attachments sent in PDF format to the Search Committee Chairs, at mcollins@umn.edu
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the Search Committee Chairs: Professor Leon Satkowski at satko001@umn.edu or Adjunct Professor Robert Mack at bobm@mmarchltd.com .

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


December 30, 2007

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND 
The Providence Preservation Society (PPS), founded in 1956, is a 501(c) (3) membership organization whose mission is to improve the city of Providence for the people who live and work here through historic preservation and enhancement of the built environment.  
PPS works city-wide advocating for the restoration, sensitive rehabilitation, and sustainable use of historic buildings and neighborhoods, and for well-designed contemporary architecture so that new construction enhances the physical and social city. It is actively engaged in matters of planning and public policy affecting the urbanity of civic life.  It believes that, together, people and place define a city’s success. 
PPS creates, administers, and offers in partnership with others educational programs informing the public about Providence’s rich architectural environment.  PPS’s heritage education program is multi-faceted.  As examples, it reaches 3,000 public and independent school students annually with a field-based touring program; presents yearly training sessions for realtors; publishes a newsletter; has developed an e-news feature; implements a citywide marker program; sponsored production of the award-winning PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture; and recently instituted gatherings for Young Preservationists.
Activist public advocacy is a long-standing hallmark of the organization.  It accomplishes its preservation policy work through formal efforts such as the Most Endangered Properties Program and an associated traveling photography and oral history exhibit; annual preservation awards; and through direct promotion of preservation’s benefits to the community and to elected and appointed officials at city, state, and federal levels. 
Additionally, for many years, PPS has had an effective Planning and Architectural Review Committee whose mission, in concert with the Board, is to influence city planning and zoning initiatives and property development affecting historic areas, including downtown.  Commissioning cultural resource surveys and with other advocacy opportunities, PPS documents and protects a wide variety of neighborhoods and building types. 
The annual PPS Festival of Historic Houses celebrates the architectural heritage and success of preservation efforts across the city.  During Festival tours, PPS highlights individual and corporate activities that demonstrate sensitive preservation and careful stewardship of special places.  The Festival is a nationally-recognized event that attracts thousands from throughout the region; it is also a major fundraiser for the Society.  PPS currently produces other events, including a Fall fundraiser, a Holiday Festival in early December; an annual Winter Bash showcasing an historic industrial property; and the Annual Meeting, at which the organization conducts its business and distributes preservation awards. 
PPS collaborates with a wide variety of people and organizations, including neighborhoods, statewide advocacy groups, and state and local regulatory agencies. 
PPS has a 36-member Board of Trustees and a staff of four.  The organization operates out of an eighteenth-century building jointly owned by PPS and the Junior League of Rhode Island.  PPS has an operating budget of approximately $500,000, an endowment of approximately $1.2 million, and a membership of approximately 700.  More than 200 volunteers annually assist in the work of the Society. 
In the last three years, the organization has successfully restored ties to its traditional East Side base and forged more productive collaborations in revitalizing neighborhoods on Providence’s West and South sides while also mounting a successful capital campaign with a goal to double the endowment.  In the last two and a half years PPS has effectively tripled its resources.

THE POSITION
 
The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Board of Trustees and serves as chief executive and public spokesperson for the organization.  S/he has broad decision-making authority, implementing plans and programs in accordance with policies formulated jointly with the staff and board; as well as managing and coordinating the Society’s operations, finances, staff, and development activities. 
The Executive Director is responsible for conceptualizing, implementing, and directing the membership program and all fundraising efforts of the organization, and nurturing Trustee support. 
A primary role of the Executive Director is as advocate and spokesperson for preservation principles and to represent PPS and its mission and goals to public and private concerns.  S/he is the chief liaison with governmental officials at all levels and the public, and is expected to be an active and visible presence in the community. 
The Executive Director interacts with the President on a regular basis, reviewing progress toward achieving objectives and seeking guidance on complex issues.  S/he also proposes and responds to questions concerning new initiatives and, in general, keeps the board fully informed about and involved in the organization’s activities. 
Specific responsibilities of the Executive Director include:

In the performance of these responsibilities, the Executive Director shall:

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:

It is strongly recommended, although not mandatory, that the Executive Director be a resident of the city.
 Compensation

The compensation package for this position will include a salary commensurate with skills and experience, with financial incentives for performance, paid vacation time, and preferred-provider health insurance paid by the employer.  This is a full-time, exempt position.  
PROVIDENCE PROFILE 
Providence, the capital city of Rhode Island, has a population of about 180,000.  Because of a high concentration of arts, cultural, and educational institutions, the city has tremendous aesthetic and cultural opportunities, as well as a large number of non-profit organizations. 
The city is defined by a strong-mayor form of government, with a ward-based city council.  Three design review committees oversee various parts of the city: the local historic districts, Downcity (the historic downtown), and Capital Center, the area made vacant by the relocation of the railroads and the Woonasquatucket River.  Additional design review opportunities have been made available by the upcoming relocation of Interstate 195 and other one-time public policy initiatives. 
Providence has long had a strong commitment to historic preservation; it continues today.  Current challenges stem from the discovery of the city by out-of-state developers and chain-retail corporations.  Coupled with a very high property tax rate and persistent need to increase the tax base, this fairly recent phenomenon requires close monitoring and advocacy by PPS to ensure that appropriate development is realized throughout the city.  
Providence has evolved over the last 20 years into a desirable, walkable city with international cachet, in large measure because of the work of the Providence Preservation Society and its sister organization, the Revolving Fund.  The city enjoys an unparalleled collection of historic buildings and public spaces dating from the early 18th century to the present, with 30 National Register districts within its boundaries.  Rhode Island has the highest concentration of National Register-listed properties in the country. 

Send a letter of interest and a current resume by January 23, 2008 to: David Karoff, 5 Thurston Street, Providence, RI  02907 or dkaroff@gmail.com.  For more information go to www.ppsri.org.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.


December 30, 2007

BUTTE-SILVER BOW
JOB POSTING

OPENING DATE:

December 18, 2007

CLOSING DATE:

January 4, 2008

TITLE/CLASSIFICATION:

Historic Preservation Officer

STATUS:

Full Time

BARGAINING UNIT:

N/A

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:

Planning and Zoning

NATURE OF WORK:

See attached Job Description

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

See attached Job Description

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

See attached Job Description

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

See attached Job Description

SALARY:

$38,264.00 Minimum
$51,461.00 Maximum

BENEFITS: Unless otherwise noticed, benefits include the following: optional group health, life and dental insurance for employee and dependents; vacation leave accrual at one and one-quarter days per month; sick leave accrual at one day per month; ten paid holidays per year (plus Election Day every other year); Public Employee’s Retirement (Employer matched contribution); Flexible Spending Account; Deferred Compensation Plan; Employee Assistance Program; and credit union availability.  NOTE:  In some instances, benefit eligibility may be determined by length of service and/or employment status.

HOW TO APPLY:  Interested persons should contact the Butte Job Service Center, 2201 White Boulevard, Butte, Montana  59701, Phone: (406) 494-0300.

APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED:            Unless otherwise noticed, the following materials are required:

  1. Signed and completed City and County of Butte-Silver Bow Application for Employment.
  2. Applicants claiming the Veteran’s or Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials.  The required documentation includes a DD-214 or SRS Certification of Disability Form.

NOTE:  Application will be rejected for late, incomplete or unsigned application materials.

INTERNET USERS:Application materials may be downloaded from Butte-Silver Bow’s Internet Web Site at the following web address: www.bsb.mt.gov.

FURTHER INFORMATION:  Contact the Butte-Silver Bow Personnel Office, Room 209, Courthouse, 155 W. Granite Street, Butte, Montana  59701, Phone: (406) 497-6431.

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE:             Close of business January 4, 2008.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONUnder State and Federal law, qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations.  Modifications may be provided to assist applicants to participate in the recruitment and selection procedure, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact Tim Clark, Personnel Director at (406) 497-6433, TT (Text Telephone) users may call (406) 497-6223.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITYAs required under the Immigration and Control Act, any person wishing to work for Butte-Silver Bow, regardless of the nature of the job or the number of hours or months employed, will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work prior to beginning employment.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license, or other picture identification, a U.S. passport or a green card.  BUTTE-SILVER BOW IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PHYSICAL DISABILITY, OR VETERAN STATUS.  BUTTE-SILVER BOW STRONGLY ENCOURAGES QUALIFIED MINORITIES AND WOMEN TO APPLY.

Class Specification

Class Title

Historic Preservation Officer

Class Code Number

1072

Administrative Service Category

Classified Service

Adopted

December 1, 2007

General Statement of Duties

Coordinate programs to identify, evaluate, promote and protect historic resources within the City and County of Butte-Silver Bow and ensure compliance with local, state and federal historic preservation laws and ordinances.  Manage and track changes of property within Butte-Silver Bow to enhance value and promote historic preservation.  Act as executive secretary to the Historic Preservation Commission and serve as a member of the Surplus Property Classification Subcommittee.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position is responsible for the complex administrative work involving the planning, organization and coordination of the operations of the Historic Preservation Office.  Advises the Urban Revitalization Agency on design activities, including the coordination of historic mine yard restoration projects and the implementation of the Regional Historic Preservation Plan.  The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Planning Department Director but leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.  The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with public officials, compliance agencies, other BSB employees and the general public.
 

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Acceptable Experience and Training

Required Special Qualifications

Essential Physical Abilities


December 29, 2007

NATIONAL REGISTER ARCHIVIST ASSISTANT

Position Description

Introduction:
This position is located in the National Register of Historic Places program, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.  The Program is responsible for expanding and maintaining the National Register of Historic Places, including the identification and designation of National Historic Landmarks.

The National Register Program is responsible for (1)  establishing standards and guidelines for the identification, evaluation and registration of properties,  (2) administering the National Register of Historic places, including reviewing and accepting nominations and determinations of eligibility and maintaining the National Register of Historic Places,  (3)  providing technical assistance nationwide including undertaking publications and sponsoring workshops on survey, evaluation, and registration issues,  (4)  increasing accessibility to the National Register program through the production of publications and other forms of media directed at broad public audiences,  (5)  maintaining and revising documentation on National Historic Landmarks, and (6) assisting in the appeals process for certification of significance, State and local statutes and districts for the preservation tax incentives.

The incumbent works in the National Register and serves as an archival assistant.

Duties include: Serves as assistant to Archives staff and carries out work duties associated with the National Register Archives Disposition Plan under cooperative agreement with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO.) 

The work to be conducted will entail providing reference assistance to public and staff in the NR/NHL Archives; responding to information requests (which will require photocopying); maintaining and implementing proper archival practices; conducting an inventory of the National Register and National Historic Landmark collections; and preparing records for digitization. 

Specific Tasks Include:

Knowledge Required by the Position: An understanding and knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.  Advanced knowledge of archival methodologies could enable additional independent project undertakings. Familiarity with archeology would be beneficial.     

Administrative Controls:  The applicant works directly with the permanent NR archivist staff who report to the Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark Programs.  The incumbent may work both independently on planning, designing, and implementing aspects of the projects, consistent with established policy guidelines, and in close partnership with the other archival staff.  The incumbent brings any problems or situations directly to the attention of the archive staff.

Physical Demands: The work is normally sedentary, but it does require lifting and moving archival boxes containing paper files.

Work Environments:  A majority of the work will occur in the Archives Collection area with direct access to file materials and high density storage units.

For further information interested parties can contact:

Jeff Joeckel (202)354-2225 or Rustin Quaide (202)354-2224

Applicants should send resumes to:

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
Suite 342 Hall of the States
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-1512
202-624-5465 FAX 202-624-5419


December 28, 2007

PA Historical and Museum Commission

Historical Preservation Specialist (Western PA)

Salary Range: $39,824 - $60,519 Benefit Package Included

The PA Historical and Museum Commission is seeking applicants for a Historical Preservation Specialist position in the Bureau for Historic Preservation (Western PA).  The position will be headquartered in western Pennsylvania at a PHMC facility.  The Historical Preservation Specialist position is a non-civil service, limited term full-time position with benefits.  Position is for one year with the possibility of an extension.  Applicant must meet the minimum requirements for the position:  Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a Bachelor's degree in Architectural history, American history, Art history or course work in Pennsylvania history; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

HOW TO APPLY:  Non-Commonwealth employees may direct inquiries about application procedures to the contact person. To apply please submit a Bureau of State Employment application (Personal Data Sheet) available at www.hrm.state.pa.us/pds, letter of interest, and a resume to the contact person no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement – January 15,2008.  Reference number: 06-061B.

 Commonwealth of PA job bid form: http://www.hrm.state.pa.us/oahrm/lib/oahrm/20/18/proposed_standard_job_bid_form.doc 

PHMC Bid Form:
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/06-08-06%20PHMC%20JOB%20VACANCY%20BID%20FORM.pdf

Send application materials to:  Margaret Collins, Human Resource Analyst, Room 513, State Museum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120; mcollins@state.pa.us; Fax# (717) 783-2839.  Faxed and emailed documents are acceptable.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW AND NEED AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE INTERVIEW DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE THE INTERVIEWER OF THE ACCOMMODATION NEEDED.

“Pennsylvania is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workforce diversity.”


December 28, 2007

PA Historical and Museum Commission

Historical Preservation Specialist (Dauphin County)

The PA Historical and Museum Commission is seeking applicants for a Historical Preservation Specialist position in the Bureau for Historic Preservation (Dauphin County).  The Historical Preservation Specialist position is a non-civil service, permanent full-time position with benefits.  Applicant must meet the minimum requirements for the position:  Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a Bachelor's degree in Architectural history, American history, Art history or course work in Pennsylvania history; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

This position is a Historic Preservation Specialist in the Division of Grant Programs and Planning, Bureau for Historic Preservation, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  This position manages the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program and the Historic Preservation Project Grant Program.  The position involves the understanding and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties as related to historic rehabilitation construction projects.  The position involves the ability to review architectural plans and specifications based on the Standards.  The position requires an understanding of architectural history and historic preservation methods and resources to provide technical assistance to owners of historic buildings.  The position requires public presentation skills to conduct workshops to promote the grant program and other PHMC programs.  The position requires the ability to travel and navigate a construction site to conduct on-site inspections of ongoing construction projects.  The position requires the ability to assist applicants with the preparation of grant applications in a web-based environment and use a database to manage project information.  The position is not limited to the above activities and additional skills may be required to accomplish duties and responsibilities as assigned.

HOW TO APPLY:  Non-Commonwealth employees may direct inquiries about application procedures to the contact person. To apply please submit a Bureau of State Employment application (Personal Data Sheet) available at www.hrm.state.pa.us/pds, letter of interest, and a resume to the contact person no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement – January 15,2008.  Reference number: 0602-07-0197.

Commonwealth of PA job bid form: http://www.hrm.state.pa.us/oahrm/lib/oahrm/20/18/proposed_standard_job_bid_form.doc

PHMC Bid Form:
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/06-08-06%20PHMC%20JOB%20VACANCY%20BID%20FORM.pdf

Send application materials to:  Margaret Collins, Human Resource Analyst, Room 513, State Museum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120; mcollins@state.pa.us; Fax# (717) 783-2839.  Faxed and emailed documents are acceptable.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW AND NEED AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE INTERVIEW DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE THE INTERVIEWER OF THE ACCOMMODATION NEEDED.

“Pennsylvania is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workforce diversity.”


December 13, 2007

National and State Register Historian position with Colorado SHPO

Colorado Historical Society
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Job Title: National and State Register Historian Position Number: 09005
Job Location: Downtown Denver (225 East 16th Avenue)
Salary: $3,075.00 to $3,420.00 per month (The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.)
Release Date: 12/05/2007
Apply By: 01/04/2008
Employment Type: Full-time
Class Code: 124800

Information about the Job:

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: The State and National Register Historian assists the National and State Register Coordinator in administering the registration element of the National Historic Preservation Act and the State Register Act in the State of Colorado. The Historian assists in preparing, editing, researching, and rewriting information entered in National and State Register of Historic Places registration forms and assists in the planning and preparation of meetings of the National and State Register Review Boards. The Historian reviews and provides technical assistance regarding historic context documents. The Historian provides property determinations of eligibility for the National and State Registers. This is a full-time, non- classified position exempt from overtime under the Fair labor Standards Act, reporting to the National and State Register Coordinator, and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides technical information and assistance to government agencies and private individuals preparing registration forms for submission to the State Review Boards, the Colorado Historical Society Board of Directors, and the National Parks Service.
2. Assists in planning and preparation of meetings of the National and State Register Review Boards.
3. Visit properties potentially eligible for the National Register or the State Register.
4. Interpret and apply general criteria and guidelines for the purpose of evaluating buildings, sites, districts, and objects significant in the history of Colorado.
5. Review Historical and Architectural Surveys performed by local governments and contractors in order to provide determinations of National Register and State Register eligibility.
6. Utilize a personal computer to enter data from National and State Register listings into an electronic database and assist in preparing, editing, researching, and rewriting information entered in National and State Register registration forms.
7. Prepare and/or present programs which train individuals and organizations to research and prepare nomination forms and to conduct cultural research surveys.


8. Promote the National and State Register programs through the preparation of press releases, informational brochures, instruction manuals, and other publications.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must meet the Professional Qualification
Standards in Federal Regulations 36CFR61 Appendix A for one of the preservation disciplines- History, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture. Experience in historical research and writing is required. Cultural resource management or historic preservation administration is desirable. Teaching experience is a plus. Computer word processing and database experience, strong organizational abilities, and effective communication skills are needed.

TRAVEL:
Official travel throughout the state, to include out-of-town overnight stays, may be required up to 30% of work time. Travel may be necessary in a variety of weather conditions. This position requires the ability to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays.

Special Necessary Requirements:
A valid Colorado driver's license must be obtained within three months of accepting this position and must be maintained throughout the term of employment. A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check.

To Apply for this Position:
Submit a letter of application, resume, a list of three professional references, and a copy of college transcript if substituting education for experience by 4:00 p.m. on above listed "Apply By" date to:

Position # 09005
Human Resources Office
Colorado Historical Society 1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified as to status. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be included with your application materials if a degree is required by the "Qualifications" listed above.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials. NOTE: The Colorado Historical Society does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from employment at the Colorado Historical Society.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER THE CHS WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.


December 13, 2007

The West Virginia Division of Personnel is accepting applications in order to hire for a Historian I position with the WV SHPO. This person will assist in the National Register and Survey programs. If interested, please go to the WV Division of Personnel website and complete an application form. The WV DOP is accepting applications until December 28. http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/forms/default.htm.


November 28, 2007

Greater Portland Landmarks, Manager of Education Programs.  Seeking an enthusiastic educator to develop and implement a variety of education programs, train and manage volunteers and serve as site manager at the Portland Observatory (1807), a National Historic Landmark.  Programs include architectural walking tours, lectures, school programs, realtor workshops, docent training, and other educational activities. As the site manager for the Portland Observatory from mid-April through October, the Manager oversees all programs and operations, staff and volunteers.  In the off-season, the Manager helps implement preservation-related events and special projects.  Requires excellent communication, organizational, and human relations skills, and an ability to work independently and problem solve effectively.  Must enjoy working with both children and adults.  Background in and enthusiasm for historic preservation, history, architecture, and/or education preferred.  Full-time with benefits.  See our website, www.portlandlandmarks.org for a complete job description.  Send resume and cover letter to Personnel Director, Greater Portland Landmarks, 165 State Street, Portland, ME  04101 by December 21, 2007. 


November 28, 2007

Employer: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest
Title: Historian
Description:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest (NAVFAC SW) in San Diego, California is seeking candidates for a position as a Historian or Architectural Historian within its Cultural Resources team. As part of the U.S. Department of the Navy, NAVFAC SW provides contract support and technical expertise to military installations in California, Nevada, and Arizona for the management of their historic resources and for compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Selectee will develop skills in performing a variety of tasks designed to prepare them for performance of professional work as a historian. Assignments are varied to acquire a working knowledge of guidance, methods and techniques used in solving various problems. Selectee will conduct historical research and provide technical expertise related to the survey, evaluation, nomination, mitigation, and management of historic buildings, structures, and historic districts. Selectee will gain experience in consulting with interested members of the public on Navy and Marine Corps projects under Section 106 of the NHPA and working closely with the State Historic Preservation Officer and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Selectee will also gain experience in balancing historic preservation with Navy and Marine Corps projects such as construction, building repair and maintenance, and installation redevelopment.

Selectee will receive formal and on-the-job instruction and training, to familiarize themselves with technical programs, work techniques, and operating procedures, and to provide experience in the practical application of history or architectural history Assists senior historian or works as a team member. Individuals successfully completing the program may be non-competitively converted to a permanent Federal position.

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $38,196.00 - $60,736.00 Per Year
Starting salary depends on a variety of factors including education and experience.

WHO MAY APPLY: All U.S. Citizens

LOCATION: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Promotion to the next higher level is contingent upon satisfactory completion of training requirements and continuous satisfactory performance.

TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: To be determined.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Positions may require satisfactory completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination, and, or Drug Testing.

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:
Professional Development Opportunities
Vacation and Sick Leave Program
Health and Life Insurance
Paid Federal holidays
Retirement Plan and 401K equivalent
Family Friendly Leave
Cost of Living Increases
Transit Subsidy
Location:
Location

City: San Diego

State:CA

Country: US

Position Type:
Paid, Full Time, Internship (Must be paid and/or approved for academic credit). See UNLV CS website for more details
Desired Class Level(s): Graduate School
Salary Level: $38,196.00 - $60,736.00 per year
Job Function: Consultant, Manager
Desired Start Date: January 7, 2008
Duration: indeterminate
Approximate Hours Per Week: 40
Qualification:
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The individual occupational requirements typically provide at least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of the qualification standards for the GS-0170: History Series:
Basic Requirements:
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. Degree: history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
OR
B. Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Evaluation of Graduate Education: Graduate study in the social sciences or humanities may also be credited when such study included training in historical research methodology; or the thesis approached the subject from an historical viewpoint and used professional historical research methodology and techniques in its preparation.

NOTE:
• To receive credit for specialized experience applicants must provide the starting/ending dates of employment (month/year) and the average number of hours worked per week.
• Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.
• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. To receive credit you must show the actual time such as number of hours a week spent in such activities.

HIGHLY-DESIRABLE TRAINING, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

- Master’s or Ph.D. degree in history, public history, architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field
- Advanced research and analytical thinking skills
- Excellent written/oral communication skills
- Experience in building and collaborating within interdisciplinary teams
- Professional knowledge of the Section 106 compliance process and/or meeting Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards.

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit the following documents:
a. Resume (be sure to indicate if you are claiming veteran's preference)
b. College Transcripts (copies accepted)
c. DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
d. SF-15, and required documentation if claiming 10-point veteran's preference

SUBMIT TO:

Ms. Coralie Cobb
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Coralie.Cobb@navy.mil

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: A 5-point preference is granted to veterans claiming preference who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976, or who served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal, or who served on active duty during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992 and who served continuously for a minimum of 24 months, or for the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. You may be entitled to 10-point veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient or you are the widow, widower, spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased veteran. You must submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) and documented proof of your claim. Veterans’ preference information and forms may be found on web sites such as www.opm.gov or www.dol.gov/dol/vets.
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


 

November 26, 2007

Employment Notice
Town of Virginia City, Montana

Historic Preservation Officer for the Town of Virginia City, part-time position
(20 hours/week). Dynamic professional working with the community and the Town
of Virginia City, National Historic Landmark.

Qualified candidate must have education or experience in any of the following areas; historic preservation, history, architecture, community planning and/or zoning regulations.

For employment application, please contact

Town Office
P.O. Box 35
Virginia City, MT 59755
406-843-5321

Position is open until filled. The Town of Virginia City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Online information on Virginia City:
http://www.virginiacitymt.com/
http://www.virginiacitychamber.com/
http://www.virginiacity.com/


November 25, 2007

Architectural Historian (open until filled)

Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG), with offices in Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin, has an opening for an Architectural Historian in our Minocqua, Wisconsin office. Requirements: M.A. or M.S. degree in architectural history or related field; two years practical experience with Section 106/NEPA compliance and completion of architectural/history surveys, NRHP evaluations and nominations, and HABS/HAER documentation; good writing and communication skills, ability to meet deadlines; and willingness to travel. Experience in the Midwest is preferred. Basic computer skills such as word processing, database and spreadsheets also are required.

Full-time position with health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; travel insurance; long term disability insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; 401(k) plan with employer match. Salary commensurate with experience.

CCRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mail, fax, or e-mail letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

Donald J. Weir, RPA
President
CCRG
2530 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, Michigan 49203-3602
Fax: 517-788-6594
E-mail: djweir@ccrginc.com


November 25, 2007

The House of the Seven Gables

Director of Preservation & Collection Care

Join the staff of a Historic House Museum; The House of the Seven Gables. Responsible for directing care of historic building stock of a National Landmark District. Responsibilities: artifact management, documenting furniture, art, rare books of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Works with outside consultants & Director of Education to improve site interpretation & enrich the visitor experience. Qualifications: Masters in Historic Preservation or equivalent, emphasis on materials conservation; 5+ years experience cultural management of National Register site; budgeting and writing specifications and methodologies for preservation projects; ability to vet craftspeople and contractors as sensitive to the Department of the Interiors Standards of Preservation; working knowledge of museum practices including environmental monitoring and insect infestation prevention. Cover letter & Resumes until 1/4/08 accepted via e-mail only. To: SGoren@7gables.org


November 14, 2007

Technical Preservation Services Coordinator
Historic Preservationist I
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society

Summary:
This position will assist with historic building rehabilitation tax incentives programs of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, including completeness reviews and basic substantive reviews. The coordinator will manage program tracking databases and paper files and will assist the staff, the public and agencies in addressing queries, providing data and generating reports from various data sources providing basic technical preservation information to applicants and the public. This is a two-year position, with the possibility of extension.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage tax program database and project files
• Conduct completeness checks on Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 tax project submissions
• Conduct substantive reviews of descriptions and architectural drawings for routine state and federal tax projects
• Assist public, researchers, agencies and staff with data requests related to tax program
• Assist with National Register and Ohio Historic Inventory form reviews as needed
• Provide basic technical preservation information
• Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
N/A
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or a closely related field or equivalent of education and experience plus one year of experience in the field of historic preservation. Knowledge of computerized databases. Familiarity with Federal Historic Preservation laws and programs and with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
 
Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Mathematical Skills:
Requires basic mathematical skills.

Technical Skills:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Knowledge of Crystal Reports a plus.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to work independently or with a group. Ability to pay close attention to detail while completing repetitive tasks.

Physical Demands:
May require prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate equipment. Requires normal range of eyesight to work with digital
 
Work Environment:
Work is performed in office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff and public.

Salary Grade: 6 / $33,000

To apply, complete an application form (http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/) and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Human Resources
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293


November 14, 2007

Architectural Historian (open until filled)

Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG), with offices in
Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin, has an opening for an Architectural
Historian in our Minocqua, Wisconsin office. Requirements: M.A. or M.S.
degree in architectural history or related field; two years practical
experience with Section 106/NEPA compliance and completion of
architectural/history surveys, NRHP evaluations and nominations, and
HABS/HAER documentation; good writing and communication skills, ability
to meet deadlines; and willingness to travel. Experience in the Midwest
is preferred. Basic computer skills such as word processing, database
and spreadsheets also are required.

Full-time position with health, dental, and vision insurance; life
insurance; travel insurance; long term disability insurance; paid
holiday, vacation, and sick leave; 401(k) plan with employer match.
Salary commensurate with experience.

CCRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mail, fax, or e-mail letter of
interest, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

Donald J. Weir, RPA
President
CCRG
2530 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, Michigan 49203-3602
Fax: 517-788-6594
E-mail: djweir@ccrginc.com


Tenure-Track position, Historic Preservation Program, Department of Geography and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

The Department of Geography and Geology invites applications for a tenure-track Historic Preservation Specialist at the Assistant Professor rank.  This is a full-time position in the Graduate Historic Preservation Program, and would begin September, 2008.   The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Historic Preservation, American Studies, Architecture, Preservation-Planning, Public History, or a related field.  Applicant should show demonstrated experience or potential in teaching, research, publications, grants, and program administration. 
 
Founded in 1979, EMU's Historic Preservation Program is one of the largest preservation programs in the nation with an average of between 80 to 90 graduate students per year.  It is Certified by the National Council for Preservation Education.   It offers concentrations in Preservation Planning; Heritage Interpretation, Tourism, and Administration; General Preservation Studies;, as well as a Graduate Certificate and Undergraduate Minor.  Candidates are expected to be able to teach a majority of the following courses:  Introduction to Historic Preservation, Introduction to Historic Administration, Problems in Architectural Interpretation, Principles of Building Technology, Architectural Nomenclature, American Vernacular and Historic Architecture, and Funding Preservation Projects.   Additional courses may include a selection of the following: Cultural Landscape Interpretation, Rural Planning and Preservation, Preservation Research Techniques, Documenting Historic Places, International Preservation, Field Methods (Field School), and Neighborhood Preservation.  Interest in developing courses in preservation technology and sustainability and downtown revitalization would be a plus.   Student advising also is expected.
 
EMU enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers a strong benefits package and collegial work environment. Faculty have access to research assistance and institutional support. The EMU campus is located in historic Ypsilanti, and is five miles from Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2008, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
Send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references electronically to: 
 
Posting # F0804
Academic Human Resources
202 Boone Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
academic_hr@emich.edu
 
For additional information contact: Dr. Ted J Ligibel, Search Chair at 734-487-0232 or tligibel@emich.edu.  The Program's website is: http://www.emich.edu/public/geo/HP/HP.html.


November 7, 2007

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for a Project Review Architectural Historian.

Responsibilities: Conduct reviews of federal and state projects based upon substantive analysis and provides written comments regarding the project’s effects on historic and architectural resources. Requests additional information, makes recommendations for further identification efforts, provides opinions on the consistency of survey programs and eligibility decisions with relevant federal and state regulations and guidelines, makes assessment of effect, requests consideration of alternatives, and recommends treatment with appropriate consideration of the public benefit, agency and state initiatives and larger preservation issues. Makes site inspections to interpret specific landscape and restoration/rehabilitation problems and to identify solutions. Promote appropriate rehabilitation and restoration measures for federal and state-owned property by providing technical assistance and guidance on preservation technology and procedures. Provide training workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found on our website at www.dhr.virginia.gov.


November 6, 2007

City of Spokane, Washington

An invitation to apply for the position of Historic Preservation and Incentives Manager

$60,259 to $74,249 Plus excellent benefits

Apply by November 9th, 2007

Spokane, Washington

Near Nature, Near Perfect

Nestled in the Inland Northwest at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Spokane, Washington, is a vibrant growing community that still has a small-town feel. Spokane’s affordable housing, growing arts and theater community, and fine colleges and universities make it a choice destination for families and working professionals alike, and outdoors enthusiasts will relish Spokane’s prime location close to skiing, hiking, camping, lakes and beaches, and other recreational pursuits. Spokane is the business hub of the Inland Northwest, with an international airport, multiple business and industrial parks, and high-tech infrastructure that includes the downtown wireless HotZone. With seventeen local golf courses, award-winning local wineries, Broadway plays at the Opera House, fishing in the Spokane River, and the fastest rate of business growth in the state, Spokane is a fantastic place to put down roots. There’s something here for everyone. This position will organize and lead the newly-created Office of Historic Preservation and Incentives. The position will coordinate the city's existing economic incentives, including TIF, Brownfields, Multifamily Tax Incentive, and historic preservation incentives. The position will also promote and shape new incentives, such as urban design and small business district revitalization.

Nature of Work:

Performs supervisory and specialized economic development work involving the application of skilled technical knowledge. Employee is required to independently analyze facts to determine the proper course of action, often outside the limits of standard procedure. Errors might cause a significant loss of time or money, or involve legal action against the city. Duties require independent judgment and action within city policies in work programming, budgeting, resource and personnel management and public policy. Requires strong managerial skills as well as technical competence in both economic incentives and historic preservation. Employee serves in the capacity of the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Spokane and Spokane County.

Examples of Work:

Coordinates implementation of incentives with other city departments, and with private and other public agencies. Administers tax incentive programs for large scale development projects, including the Multifamily Tax Incentive Program and the Special Valuation Property Tax Reduction program, Facade Easement Program, Building Code Relief, and Street Obstruction Permit Fee Waiver Program. Markets existing incentive programs, and investigates and recommends new incentives. Works with City of Spokane Legal Department and senior level attorneys to effectively manage the incentives program while complying with all

Federal, State and local laws. Plans, directs and coordinates the city and county Historic Preservation Program, including the program budget. Maintains Certified Local Government status for city and county, implementing the program responsibilities. Maintains Interlocal Agreement with Spokane County for ongoing services. Organizes and supervises Landmarks Commission review and processing of applications for designations, tax incentives, and design review. Conducts public hearings of the City-County Historic Landmarks Commission, some in which the Commission acts in a quasi-judicial capacity. Establishes and maintains records for the Commission. Trains new Commission members. Evaluates architectural design for compliance with Management Agreement in reference to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Makes recommendations to the Landmarks Commission regarding design review. Evaluates Special Valuation Tax incentive program applications for compliance in design and expenditures,

and makes recommendations to the Landmarks Commission. Administers the Memorandum of Agreement for Section I06 to evaluate CDBG-funded properties for the National Register eligibility for State Historic Preservation Office. Prepares grant applications. Implements grant projects and prepares appropriate grant reports. Manages consultant contracts, prepares requests for proposals, selects consultants, oversees contract compliance, approves payments. Evaluates impact on historic properties and prepares recommendations regarding the impact of actions for SEPA reviews. Provides technical advice to various departments

in regard to the impact of projects on historic resources. Acts as Advisor to historic preservation groups to promote historic preservation.

Requirements of Work:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development and historic preservation. Knowledge of financial incentives available in Washington. Knowledge of U.S. Department of the Interior historic

preservation standards including the National Register Criteria for Evaluation and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Considerable knowledge of the Section 106 review process, preferably a graduate of the GSA Introduction to Federal Projects and Historic Preservation Law training course. Considerable knowledge in the areas of preservation law and tax incentives for historic rehabilitation. Sufficient knowledge of various disciplines (e.g., Planning, Community Culture, Building Permitting, Urban Design, GIS) to effectively communicate with other city departments and local agencies. Knowledge of public administration and personnel management as well as the demonstration of strong leadership skills. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate employees and consultants. Ability to develop and maintain a departmental budget. Ability to prepare clear and accurate written and verbal reports, studies and recommendations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the public and private sectors; city officials, community organizations, citizens and the media. Considerable problem-solving ability, including the formulation of substantial recommendations.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a related field, and at least five (5) years experience in urban and regional planning, community development, historic preservation, economic development, including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Preference will be given to a Master's Degree in a related field, and may be substituted for two of the five (5) years experience.

BACKGROUND:

Founded in 1881, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington, with a population of about 200,000. Spokane has a tradition of an incentives-based approach to historic preservation, and often leads the state in utilization of historic preservation incentives. Historic Preservation/ Incentives is a recently-created combined program based on Smart Growth principles, which recognize connections between development and quality of life. In Spokane, historic preservation and incentives have been successfully used to revitalize urban neighborhoods and downtown, over half of which is designated historic.

To download the exempt application, please go to www.spokanecity.org/jobs. For more information on Spokane's Historic Preservation program, please see: http://www.historicspokane.org/index.htm.


November 6, 2007

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources has an opening for a Historian position # 41308 (Labor Grade 24) the salary range is $39,234.00-$53,059.00. 

The Historian/State Survey Coordinator supports the work of the Division of Historical Resources by coordinating and administering the Division’s program to survey and inventory all historic buildings, structures and sites, and to create and maintain a statewide filing system for these properties.

Duties include: Administering all aspects of the statewide Survey and Inventory Program including the NH State Register of Historic Places, NH Historic Property Documentation Program and HABS/HAER/HALS, NH Barn Survey, Historic Properties Database, and State Historic Context List. Keeping of the state’s record of historical properties, in both paper and digital formats, including setting policy and establishing standards and guidelines for use and preservation.  Preparing and revising, as needed, the state survey manual and inventory forms. Chair the Determination of Eligibility (DOE) Committee, including formulating policy, guidance and procedures, and tracking properties moving through the DOE process.  Developing determinations of eligibility and evaluates survey reports, inventory forms, and other products submitted for review by the DOE Committee. Providing technical assistance to individuals, communities, planning commissions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in their efforts to identify, evaluate and record historic properties. Integrating survey programs and records into all other Division program areas, including the Certified Local Government, Easement, and Review and Compliance programs.  Supervising and evaluating the work products of consultants working in these programs. Assisting the Director and professional staff in preparing and revising the statewide historic preservation plan and annual reports. Performing research, giving talks, and writing articles relating to the statewide survey program. Supervises summer interns and special projects contractors; shared supervisory duties for the cultural resources records coordinator. Coordinates the Division’s responsibilities relating to the State Highway Historical Markers Program.

Education:  Master’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in history, architectural history, architecture, anthropology, historic preservation, preservation studies, or closely related field. 

Experience:  Five years’ experience related to the work required by the position.  Experience working with or in a state historic preservation office is desirable.

Special Qualifications:  Experience in communicating and working with the public is essential.

License/Certification:  Approval by cognizant federal agency (NPS) contingent upon satisfaction of the requirements of USC 36 CFR 61.

Applications may be found at http://www.nh.gov/hr/employment.html

and should be sent to Kathleen Stanick NH Department of Cultural Resources, 20 Park St Concord, NH  03301 or Kathy.Stanick@dcr.nh.gov and be received by November 26, 2007.  Additional materials and work samples are encouraged.  Employees are required to pay an agency/union fee.


 

November 1, 2007

Galvin Preservation Associates Inc. (GPA) is a full service historic preservation consulting firm. GPA specializes in working with government and private clients to offer a number of services relating to architectural history and historic preservation planning. Projects include conducting city-wide historic resource surveys, preparing cultural resource compliance documents for federal, state, and local environmental and cultural resources laws, preparing National Register and local landmark nomination applications, Historic Structures Reports, Historic American Building Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Recordation, and hands on investigative analysis of historic properties for restoration and rehabilitation projects. Many GPA’s projects involve working with the public, working with teams of professionals, and traveling to all areas of California. GPA prides itself on being a company that provides high quality products and services to our clients. GPA offers a friendly, employee-focused workplace and a benefit package to those who qualify. GPA is currently seeking to fill positions at the following levels: Entry level historian/ architectural historian GPA is looking for a part time and/or full time entry level historian and/or architectural historian. Applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in history, architectural history, historic architecture, historic preservation or a closely related field. Prior work experience and/or a graduate degree are greatly desired. Applicant must demonstrate excellent written and communication skills, be detail oriented, willing to seek knowledge, and can work in a team environment. Applicant should also be able to think analytically, take direction, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills. Position will include reviewing library and archival material and pulling building permits and assessor book records, assisting GPA Architectural Historians with site visit tasks, including journal note taking and site photography. Applicant must also exhibit a strong interest in historic preservation, be willing to travel and provide one’s own transportation. Compensation will be determined by education and experience. Mid-level architectural historian/ preservation planner GPA is looking for a mid-level architectural historian/ preservation planner. Applicant must have a minimum of a graduate degree in historic preservation, history, historic architecture or a related field plus a minimum of two years full time professional experience in the field of architectural history or historic preservation. Qualities desired include previous work experience conducting field work for historic resource surveys, developing historic context statements, applying the National Register and California Register evaluation criteria, preparing cultural resource compliance documents for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR 800) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), preparing National Register Nominations or local landmark nominations, Historic Structures Reports, and/or mitigation documents such as Historic American Building Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documents. Compensation will be determined by education and experience. Project manager/ senior level architectural historian/ preservation planner GPA is looking for an experienced professional in historic preservation who will work in a project manager capacity. Applicant must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in historic preservation, historic architecture, architectural history, history, or a closely related field plus five or more years of professional practice working in an environment that specializes in architectural history and preservation planning. Applicant must have an intimate working knowledge of federal and state historic resource laws and procedures including upper level Section 106 and CEQA compliance, preparation of mitigation and agreement documents, and managing large scale city surveys. Other knowledge includes GIS, tax credit application processing, application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, State Historic Building Code, grant writing, and local planning processes. Position will include supervising entry and midlevel staff, coordinating large compliance or survey projects, writing proposals, conducting interviews, working with clients, working with agency and government staff, overseeing sub-consultants, reviewing and editing staff work and managing projects and budgets from start to finish. Applicant must exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills including public speaking, good leadership and project management skills, and must be detail oriented. Compensation will be determined by education and experience. Application Procedures: If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit a cover letter indicating the position you are interested in, a full resume or curriculum vitae, a completed application (downloaded from our website), and two writing samples. If you are applying for an entry level position, please also include a course list with a detailed description of courses or relevant training relating to the field. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please e-mail all application requirements to Tonya West, Administrator, at tonya@galvinpreservation.com. Application form can be found at www.galvinpreservation.com. An incomplete application submittal may not be considered.


November 1, 2007

Vermont Humanities Council
Director of Public Programs


The Vermont Humanities Council, a non-profit organization headquartered in Montpelier, seeks Director of Public Programs to develop, implement, and supervise the Council’s public programs. Relevant experience in program management and Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree desirable. Candidates should demonstrate broad background in the humanities, especially literature and history; strong organizational skills; experience implementing programs; and excellent writing, people, and computer skills. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Vermont Humanities Council, ATTN: Human Resources, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, or email lwinter@vermonthumanities.org.

www.vermonthumanities.org


November 1, 2007

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for a Tax Credit and Section 106 Reviewer.

Responsibilities: Conduct reviews of state and federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit applications and conducts Section 106 Reviews of projects for assigned state and federal agencies, or of individual projects as assigned and provides written comments regarding the projects effects on known or expected historic architectural resources and the relationship of the projects under review to larger preservation issues and concepts. Interprets federal and state guidelines to meet specific project requirements and provide technical assistance to agencies, local government, project proponents, and consultants. Provides technical assistance to tax credit program by resolving architectural problems; advising property owners, developers, and architects regarding appropriate rehabilitation procedures and applications of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation on tax credit projects. Makes site inspections of tax credit rehabilitation and Section 106 Review projects as necessary and expedient to interpret program standards and guidelines; prepares inspection documents as needed.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found on our website at www.dhr.virginia.gov.


October 26, 2007

Maryland Department of Planning

Division of Historical and Cultural Programs

Maryland Historical Trust

Assistant Administrator, Maryland Heritage Areas Program

Annual Salary Range: $35,568 - $45,013 (Salary commensurate with work and educational background)

Full time, permanent position with Maryland State Government in the Special Appointment Job Category. Full state benefit package available.

The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office and the administrative agency for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Administrator of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. Under the direction of the Heritage Areas Program Administrator, this position will assist in the administration of MHAA grants, loans, and tax credits and will provide technical assistance to Recognized and Certified Heritage Areas, local tourism offices, local governments, and organizations such as museums, parks and visitor centers. The position will also assist in the development of State Agency Program Statements, outlining how state agencies will assist and support Certified Heritage Areas, and in the development of a consultation process between State agencies and Certified Heritage Areas regarding activities affecting historical, cultural, and natural resources. Additional duties include assistance with program planning, reporting, legislative initiatives, and representing MHAA on various related task forces and working groups.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess an educational and employment background in the historic preservation field with a minimum of two years of preservation-related employment; a working knowledge of Section 106 of the federal National Historic Preservation Act review process; familiarity with the principles and practice of cultural heritage tourism; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both orally and in writing. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas: cultural heritage tourism; a federal, state, local government, or non-profit historic preservation program, and grants administration. Minimum Bachelors Degree in historic preservation, public history, architectural history, archaeology, heritage tourism, or closely related field required; graduate degree preferred.

NOTES: (1) Relevant employment experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education up to a maximum of four years. (2) Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in historic preservation, public history, architectural history, archaeology, heritage tourism, or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Applicant must have a Maryland driver’s license and the ability to attend an average of 1-3 evening meetings monthly.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO:

Miriam Hensley, Chief

Administrative Services

Division of Historical and Cultural Programs

Maryland Department of Planning

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD 21032-2023

CLOSING DATE: November 9, 2007

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


October 24, 2007

NJ TRANSIT - HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST- PART TIME

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Reviews submissions and prepares draft letters in response to NJ
TRANSIT project regulatory and technical assistance submissions to the
State Historic Preservation Office, and helps in ensuring expedited
approvals under applicable state and federal regulations.

2. Coordinates with NJ TRANSIT project managers and consultants, and
assists in the preparation of documentation, to ensure compliance with
state and federal historic regulatory requirements and approval by
applicable regulatory agencies.

3. Conducts research and analysis of historic issues and projects to
ensure that appropriate historic evaluation and studies have been
performed to meet the obligations of the various funding agencies.

4. Assists in negotiating agreements with municipalities and third
parties concerning development and improvement projects involving NJ
TRANSIT facilities to maximize effectiveness of NJ TRANSIT capital
projects.

5. Guides capital project implementation by influencing design and scope
to ensure that capital projects meet historic standards prior to
submission for approval and to reduce review duration.

6. Performs site visits to ensure adherence to conditions of historic
regulatory approvals, and to ensure that project revisions continue to
meet applicable historic standards.

PLEASE SUBMIT HOURLY SALARY REQUIREMENTS WITH RESUME

WORK HOURS AND LOCATIONS:

Maximum 25 hours per week, working under the direction of State Historic
Preservation Office (SHPO) staff; minimum two days per week working at
SHPO in Trenton, and remainder of time working at NJ TRANSIT
Headquarters or conducting site visits.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

Baccalaureate degree in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or
related area; three or more years experience in conducting or overseeing
the preparation of historic preservation analysis; Master's degree in
Historic Preservation desired.

Resumes can be sent to chrmjmk@njtransit.com or faxed to 973 378 6540.
Email is the preferred method.


October 24, 2007

Technical Preservation Services Manager
Historic Preservationist III
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society

Summary:
Reviews state historic preservation tax credit applications and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications. Advises applicants about the review process for both programs. Provides technical preservation information to applicants and the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conducts professional, detailed reviews of applications for state historic preservation tax credits (historic building designations, rehabilitation proposals, and certificate requests) and applications for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits (evaluations of significance, descriptions of rehabilitation, and requests for certification of completed work).
· Delivers Building Doctor Program technical lectures and other presentations
· Exercises independent management or review responsibility
· Provides state and federal tax credit application information and technical preservation information, such as appropriate preservation techniques, product information, and reference materials, to program applicants and the general public.
· Assists in development and implementation of historic preservation education and assistance. This can include written material, workshops, conferences, seminars, and training sessions.
· Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
N/A

Qualifications:
Must hold a graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines (including National Register Criteria) is required.

Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.

Mathematical Skills:
Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.

Technical Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, product data, and maps. Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of organizations and professionals.

Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires the ability to travel. Valid Ohio driver’s license required.

Salary Grade: 8, $39,187

To apply, complete an application form (http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/) and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293


October 24, 2007

Historic Preservation Specialist, Senior

(Class Code:HA27-12736)

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
FULL HIRING RANGE: $3297.00 - $4061.00 Per Month
AGENCY HIRING RANGE: $3,297.00 - $3,531.00 Per Month
DEPARTMENT: State Parks & Cultural Resources, Cultural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office
LOCATION: Cheyenne

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Coordinates, oversees, and directs the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives program and works directly with architects, developers, property owners and other individuals concerned with historic building rehabilitation projects. Organizes all rehabilitation application materials for submittal to the National Park Service and maintains a constant and professional relationship with the National Park Service. Reviews federal undertakings for compliance with federal historic preservation laws and regulations and Wyoming SHPO guidelines and requirements. Consults on agreement documents between federal and state agencies, industry, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Responsible for generating general correspondence for Wyoming SHPO signature, accurately reflecting the State of Wyoming's position on cultural resource issues and federal undertakings. Educates the general public, cultural resource contractors, and federal, state, and local government staff on accepted historic preservation treatments and mitigative practice of historic properties. Promotes the preservation and protection of Wyoming's cultural heritage in public forums. Completes National Register nomination forms. Performs all aspects of assigned duties in a professional manner and capacity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Within federally mandated time frames, review and respond to Section 106 requests for SHPO comment. Respond to federal agency decisions for determinations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Attend meetings and on-site field visits to review proposed projects and effects on historic properties. Develop recommendations for the protection of important historic and archaeological sites. Negotiate and review treatment plans, preservation, and protection of historic properties. Negotiate memorandum of agreement with outside federal agencies, industry, and the interested public. Develop, research and write nominations for sites and districts for the National Register of Historic Places. Assist property owners in writing National Register nominations. Provide comment and technical advice on historic preservation terms, standard architectural descriptions, statements of significance, and boundary justifications in order to ensure the property is properly documented and evaluated. Answer questions, maintaining a professional rapport with the public. Mentor property owners in the listing of their property. Coordinate, oversee and direct the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives program on the state level. Work directly with architects, developers, property owners and other individuals concerned with historic rehabilitation projects. Organize and review all rehabilitation application materials for submittal to the National Park Service. Maintain a professional relationship with the National Park Service Federal Rehabilitation Tax reviewer. Communicate with property owners on the completeness of the application and on the status of the review. Conduct public outreach, education and training for federal and state agencies, local governments, industry, professional consultants, students, and the public, concerning procedures and responsibilities under of the National Historic Preservation Act specifically involving the National Register of Historic Places and various legal agreements executed for specific projects. Educate the general public about the value and importance of Wyoming's cultural heritage.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of Wyoming prehistory, history, geography, geology, biology and botany; knowledge of historic preservation philosophy and principles; knowledge of federal preservation laws, regulations and guidelines. Skill in effective scheduling and management of daily workload; skill in oral and written communications; skill in research and compilation of data; skill in evaluation and interpretation of archaeological and historic information; skill in public speaking and teaching; skill in negotiating and resolving conflicts; skill in maintaining confidentiality. Ability to effectively and diplomatically work with and educate other professionals, industry representatives and the general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in history, archaeology, political science, historic preservation or closely related field, PLUS three years of professional work experience in historic or archaeological resources management, preservation, research or development.

APPLICATIONS: For more information or to apply online go to http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=12736 or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work.

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.

DATE RELEASED: 10/12/2007


 

October 24, 2007

EDAW Inc., a world leader in Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Services has an immediate opening for an Architectural Historian to support historic preservation and cultural resource management projects in our San Diego office.

Duties:
Conducting research, preparing historic contexts, gathering and analyzing historic maps, aerial photographs, etc. Project work includes a variety of historic resource surveys, building assessments, National Register/California Register evaluations, and cultural landscape projects.

EDAW's cultural resources group specializes in Section 106 compliance, California Environmental Quality Act compliance, land and natural resources-related historical research, and other general historical consulting services.

Skill Requirements:
This position requires exceptional research and writing skills, as well as good communication and organizational skills. Knowledge of and interest in 20th century architecture, military history, and federal/state cultural resources laws & regulations necessary. Two or more years experience conducting field architectural surveys or performing similar work. Applicant must be capable of conducting independent research and field work.

URL Info

Please apply online

For additional information about EDAW Inc., please visit our website at http://www.edaw.com/

EDAW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action M/F/V/D employer.

Candice Liniger
Recruiting Assistant
EDAW, Inc.
150 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
T 415.955.2800


October 20, 2007

PRESERVATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR (MPA II)

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is seeking a Preservation Outreach Coordinator (Management Project Analyst II), Grade 20. This position works under administrative supervision and serves as the agency coordinator of educational outreach to adult groups and structures reviewer under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Duties include scheduling and conducting tours of historic properties, making public presentations, writing articles on Arkansas architectural history and reviewing federal undertakings regarding structures. Applicants should have the formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, public administration, general business, education, or a related field; plus three year’s experience in history, planning, research, or a related field, as well as excellent communications skills. A master’s degree in architectural history or historic preservation is strongly preferred. Send application to: Personnel Officer, Department of Arkansas Heritage, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Closing date is November 1, 2007. EOE.


October 14, 2007

Faculty Opening at Bucks County Community College Historic Preservation Program

Candidates will require, at a minimum, an MA in Historic Preservation or History. The position of coordinator is a tenure track position at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Responsibilities include managing the program, teacher recruitment, curriculum development, course scheduling, editing the program newsletter, advising students, and teaching. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated passion for historic preservation, administrative skills, teaching experience, and an understanding of a community college student body.

Bucks County Community College is located in the center of historic Bucks County, approximately halfway between Philadelphia and New York City. The region is replete with structures of architectural importance and national significance. Courses in the Historic Preservation Program are offered online, as well as in the traditional classroom.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please communicate your (or their) interest to me at:

Lyle L. Rosenberger, Coordinator
Historic Preservation Program
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940

email rosenbel@bucks.edu


October 12, 2007

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN/PRESERVATION PLANNER

The Massachusetts Historical Commission, office of the State Historic Preservation
Officer, is seeking an Architectural Historian/ Preservation Planner to work within its
Technical Services Division. Job responsibilities include review of state and federal
projects for effects on historic resources in compliance with state and federal legislation;
review project applications for federal Investment Tax Credits and state historic
rehabilitation tax credits; and the development and administration of programmatic
historic building rehabilitation programs with local communities in compliance with
federal historic preservation law.
Candidates should have a M.A. in Architectural History, Historic Architecture, Historic
Preservation Studies, or a related field. Prior experience reviewing technical aspects of
architectural plans and drawings is preferred. Some knowledge of Massachusetts history
and architecture and familiarity with federal and state historic preservation law and
regulations, the Secretary of Interior’s Standards, and the National Register of Historic
Places are preferred. Candidates should be well-organized and able to communicate
effectively with the public. Negotiation skills desirable.
Resumes should be submitted to:
Massachusetts Historical Commission
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 727-8470
Fax: (617) 727-5128
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


October 12, 2007

TRANSPORTATION CULTURAL RESOURCE PROFESSIONAL

HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST – Architectural History
Northeast Service Region
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is hiring an
architectural historian to complete a cultural resource team for the
Northeast Service Region, to be based in District 5-0 offices in Allentown.
Individuals in a regional position will have unparalleled opportunities and
responsibilities to shape the direction and performance of cultural
resource investigations conducted on the Department’s multi-billion dollar
annual design and construction program.

The eleven PennDOT Engineering Districts have been grouped into seven
service regions. Each region will have a team comprised of an
archaeologist and an architectural historian. The team will guide the
Section 106 process starting early in project design, working holistically
on all cultural resource issues related to a project, and participate
interactively with a design team of project engineers, designers, and
environmental specialists. Northeast Region consists of Districts 5-0
(Allentown) and 4-0 (Dunmore). Each regional position is located in a
PennDOT District Office, under the guidance of the District Environmental
Manager.

Minimum experience and training required for this job is: two or more years
of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural
restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelor’s degree in
architectural history, American history, art history or course work in
Pennsylvania history; or, any equivalent combination of experience and
training. Pennsylvania residency requirement is waived.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the professional
qualification standards in architectural history, defined under the
Secretary of Interior Standards and to candidates who have knowledge and
understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Salary range is $39,824 – $60,519. There is an excellent benefits package,
including paid life and medical insurance, dental and vision care programs,
annual and sick leaves, and a retirement plan.

This is a Non-Civil Service position. Interested applicants should submit
a typed resume, Personal Data Sheet (available at www.hrm.state.pa.us/pds
), and Checklist to Dr. Ira Beckerman at:

PennDOT
Bureau of Design
P.O. Box 3790
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3790

or by e-mail at ibeckerman@state.pa.us. Other application materials,
including the Checklist can be found at PennDOT’s Cultural Resource web
page, which can be reached through www.penndotcrm.org.

The closing date for applications to be received or postmarked is November
20, 2007.

THE COMMONWEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


October 12, 2007

Transportation Compliance Review Program
Florida State Historic Preservation Office
Division of Historical Resources
Florida Department of State

Position Announcement for
Compliance Review Historic Preservation Planner, or
Architectural Historian, or Historian

Position: Compliance Review Historic Preservation Planner, or
Compliance Review Architectural Historian
Pay Rate: $31.39/ hour OPS (no benefits package)
Tallahassee Headquarters, Full-time with occasional overnight travel

Please submit a State of Florida Employment Application and current resume
or curriculum vita to:

Florida Department of State
Division of Historical Resources, R.A.
Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street, Room 404
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Attn: Wm. Brian Yates

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We hire only U.S.
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If you need an
accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the
application/selection process, please notify the hiring authority in
advance. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in the workplace.
Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as
provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

Position Background:
On June 9, 1998 the President of the United States signed into law PL
105-178, The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). This
law called for a streamlined approach for conducting transportation
corridor project reviews as required by the National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. In response, the State of Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT), working with the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) and other Federal, State, and Local agencies,
developed a refined and improved methodology for effecting transportation
decisions while complying with all Federal and State environmental
regulations. Known as the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM)
Process, this program is now part of the Florida Environmental Streamlining
Program and serves a major role in how Florida’s current and future
transportation needs are being met. Continuing on the foundations
established with TEA-21, on August 10, 2005 the President signed a $285
billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, known as SAFETEA-LU
(Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy
for Users). The law includes about $3.25 billion in funding for
transportation enhancements over the next five years and provides funding
to continue building upon the foundations created with TEA-21 and the
Florida ETDM Process.

In a committed effort to support this program, the Florida State Historic
Preservation Officer (SHPO) agreed to several measures to facilitate the
effectiveness of the ETDM Process. These measures include, but are not
limited to: supplementing its existing staff in the Tallahassee office,
which currently processes FDOT projects on a routine basis, with qualified
project review specialists; and providing expedited project coordination,
technical assistance and document review pursuant to the National Historic
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and 36 CFR Part 800 to satisfy
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended,
and Chapter 267, Florida Statutes.

As part of the ETDM Process, increased funding is available to add an
additional staff position in the Florida SHPO Transportation Compliance
Review Program. The available position will be filled as an Other Personnel
Services (OPS) position with no benefits package. The successful candidate
for this position will fulfill the role of ETDM project reviewer for the
Florida State Historic Preservation Office and will augment an existing
staff of two historic Preservation professionals in this program. In the
spirit of environmental streamlining in the ETDM Process, the successful
candidate will be required to complete project reviews expeditiously to
meet established review periods.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
It is essential that the incumbent for this position clearly demonstrate
that they meet or exceed the Professional Qualifications Standards as
stipulated in 36 CFR Part 61 (“Procedures for Approved State and Local
Government Historic Preservation Programs”) in their respective field and
possess an understanding of historic preservation programs and processes.
In addition to these requirements, the incumbent should have the following
skills:

Operational knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, and Local
Historic Preservation regulations, statutes, and ordinances
including, but not limited to the National Historic Preservation Act
of 1966, as amended, the Department of Transportation Act, the
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), the Safe,
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy
for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended, Chapter 267 Florida Statutes, and Chapter 1A-46
Florida Administrative Code
Demonstrable experience identifying and evaluating historic
properties for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of
Historic Places and analyzing effects to those properties, especially
historic structures and landscapes
Experience writing or reviewing Cultural Resources Assessment
Surveys, Section 106 Case Studies, and NEPA Environmental Documents
Experience negotiating, writing, and tracking agreement documents
such as Memoranda of Agreement, Memoranda of Understanding, or
Programmatic Agreements
Operational familiarity, knowledge, and understanding of Geographic
Information Systems (GIS), GIS applications, and theory of GIS
Proficient in computer usage including the Internet, working
knowledge of Microsoft® Office® Suite applications; and ability to
work comfortably within a computer network environment
The ability to closely work together in a team environment with other
historic preservation professionals and exhibit good interpersonal
communication skills
The ability to regularly work with professionals in other agencies to
ensure timely, efficient, and effective project reviews
An effective verbal and written communicator

The candidate selected for the position is expected to become:
Well-versed in the statutory authority and obligations of the agency
Knowledgeable of the agency actions required at each phase of agency
involvement (e.g., planning, NEPA process, permitting, construction,
post-construction, monitoring)
Cognizant of the different, yet related, perspectives of other
agencies and able to create solutions and function as a problem
solver
Able to anticipate agency actions required as projects proceed
through phases and to prepare those responsible for prompt, efficient
participation in the project to minimize delays

A State of Florida Employment Application can be downloaded from
http://www.state.fl.us/dms/hrm/jobsdirect/application.html. Applications
accepted through October 19, 2007. Direct all inquiries regarding this
position to Brian Yates, (850) 245-6333 or 1-800-847-7278.


October 12, 2007

Executive Director

Downtown Branson Main Street Association

Besides its designation as the Live Entertainment Capital Of The World, Branson, Missouri is also rich in history!  A nationally recognized Main Street Community for 18 years, The Downtown Branson Main Street Association (DBMA) is seeking an energetic, full time Executive Director.

This nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide leadership for continued economic growth and revitalization for Historic Downtown Branson.  Candidates for this position should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, display leadership and the ability to supervise people, excellent public relation skills, experience with planning special events, proficiency in grant writing and fundraising.  This individual should have excellent time management skills, be able to work independently as well as with staff, volunteers, and government officials.

Education or Experience required-

Bachelor of Science degree in a related field

Main Street Experience preferred

Familiarity with a tourism based economy is a plus

Salary-

Salary based on experience / range begins at $37,000.00 Annually

Resumes Accepted -

Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of the DBMA Board of Directors.

Email – downtownbranson@yahoo.com

Deadline For Application-

November 2, 2007


October 10, 2007

Vacancy Announcement

Native American Program Assistant

Closing Date:                          15 November 2007

Contact Information:            Valerie Hauser

                                    Native American Program Coordinator

                                    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

                                    1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

                                    Room 803

                                    Washington DC  20004-2501

                                    Fax:  202.606.5073

                                    Email:            vhauser@achp.gov

Job Summary

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent Federal agency that provides a public forum to influence Federal policy, programs, and activities that affect historic resources nationwide. The ACHP promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. The ACHP was established by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which entrusts to the ACHP the unique mission of advancing historic preservation within the Federal government and the national historic preservation program. The ACHP has a full time staff of 35 with an operating budget of $4,828,000 for fiscal year 2007.

Under the direct supervision of the Native American Program Coordinator, the Native American Program Assistant assists the Coordinator and a Native American Specialist in addressing issues related to ACHP activities and Federal programs affecting Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Americans.  The Assistant assists in maintaining direct and timely communication with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Responsibilities include:

a.  management of the Native American Program’s (NAP) databases and other communication outlets;

b. conducting research to assist NAP in developing policy, program and project review recommendations;

c. assisting NAP in preparing training and outreach materials and providing logistical support; and,

d. providing staff support to the ACHP Native American Advisory Group including producing meeting notes, assembling background information, and basic coordination activities.

The incumbent also assists the Coordinator in following up on recommendations, ongoing communication, and subsequent dissemination of information concerning ACHP activities to appropriate Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, other Native Americans, intertribal organizations, State Historic Preservation Offices, and ACHP staff.

The incumbent assists in the production of reports, guidance, and other documents for the ACHP regarding Native American issues.

Who May Be Considered:   All U.S. citizens

Pay Plan:  GG (Excepted Service)      Series:  0301           Grade:  9

Full Performance Level:  11

Salary Range:  $46,041 to $59,852

Appointment Duration:  Permanent                        Work Schedule:  Full Time

Duty Location:                        Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

                                    1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 809

                                    Washington DC  20004-2501

Qualifications:   In order to qualify for this position, candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-8 in the Federal service which has provided the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform at the GS-9 level.

Education Requirement:  A degree from a college or university, or a certificate from an advanced training program, in archeology, history, cultural resources management, urban planning, historic preservation, or other closely related field is desirable, though not mandatory.

How Your Application Will Be Evaluated:  The following set of knowledge, skills, and abilities have been identified as being important to the performance of this position.  Along with your resume, please submit a narrative statement addressing your experience, knowledge, and ability with the following factors bulleted below.  Include in your write-up such things as various work experiences that gave you the specific knowledge, skill, or ability, and objectives of your work, and evidence of your success (such as accomplishments, awards received, etc.)

1.            Knowledge of, and skill in applying, NHPA and other Federal laws and regulations, Executive Orders, and environmental laws impacting Native Americans.

2.            Knowledge of social and governmental structures and cultural practices of Indian tribes or of Native Hawaiian social and organizational structures and cultural practices and skill in working with diverse cultures.

3.            Knowledge of, and the ability to address cultural resource issues of Indian tribes and Native Hawaiians.

4.            Skills in written and oral communications.

5.            Skill in the use of software such as Word, WordPerfect, Access, and PowerPoint and other programs that can be used to facilitate and manage data and communications.

Benefits

As an employee of the ACHP you will be entitled to a wide array of benefits.  The Federal Employees Health Benefits program has many plans to choose from all at reasonable rates that can be paid from pre-tax income.  The Federal Employee Retirement System is one of the premier retirement programs in the nation and features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (an employee controlled investment program); and social security.  Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy options covering employees and dependents.

The leave program offers exceptional time off benefits including annual leave, sick leave, an employee leave share program, Family Friendly Leave, Family Medical Leave; and 10 paid holidays per year.  Employee Assistance Programs provide confidential counseling and referral services to employees and their families members at no cost as well as periodic seminars on behavioral health issues.

You may also entitled to career development and enrichment training, including tuition reimbursement.  As an employee of the ACHP you will enjoy additional benefits such as the Transportation Subsidy program (MetroChecks, vanpool, commuter vehicle, etc.), a direct subsidy to qualifying employees; and family friendly policies such as alternative work schedules and telecommuting.

Other Information:  It is desirable, but not mandatory, for candidates to have knowledge of Federal policy and program issues affecting Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.

How To Apply:  Please mail your resume with supporting portfolio and cover letter to:

Valerie Hauser

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Room 803

1100 Pennslyvania Avenue, NW

Room 803

Washington, DC  20004

For additional information about the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation see:

www.achp.gov and our reltated site, www.PreserveAmerica.gov

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, gender, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factors.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

What To Expect Next

Formal interviews will be conducted following the closing date of this announcement.


October 9, 2007

Technical Preservation Services Manager
Historic Preservationist III
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society
 
Summary:
Reviews state historic preservation tax credit applications and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications. Advises applicants about the review process for both programs. Provides technical preservation information to applicants and the public.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conducts professional, detailed reviews of applications for state historic preservation tax credits (historic building designations, rehabilitation proposals, and certificate requests) and applications for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits (evaluations of significance, descriptions of rehabilitation, and requests for certification of completed work).
· Delivers Building Doctor Program technical lectures and other presentations
· Exercises independent management or review responsibility
· Provides state and federal tax credit application information and technical preservation information, such as appropriate preservation techniques, product information, and reference materials, to program applicants and the general public.
· Assists in development and implementation of historic preservation education and assistance. This can include written material, workshops, conferences, seminars, and training sessions.
· Other duties as assigned.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
N/A
 
Qualifications:
Must hold a graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines (including National Register Criteria) is required.
 
Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.
 
Mathematical Skills:
Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.
 
Technical Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.
 
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, product data, and maps. Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of organizations and professionals.
 
Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed
 
Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires the ability to travel. Valid Ohio driver’s license required.
 
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Grade: 8, $38,251

To apply, complete an application form (http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/) and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Human Resources
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293


October 1, 2007

Preservation Planner, VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
 
VHB's Watertown, MA office is seeking a Preservation Planner/Architectural Historian. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of BS/BA in Preservation Studies and 5-7 years of experience, or MS/MA and 2-5 years of experience; working knowledge of the National Register criteria; Section 106 regulations; excellent writing and communication skills and research capabilities. Experience with Massachusetts Chapter 254, MEPA and NEPA a plus. 
 
Under the general supervision of the Cultural Resources Group Leader:
 
•Conduct and manage cultural resource identification and evaluation surveys for public and private sector clients.
•Task manage and provide technical fulfillment on cultural resource components of environmental and planning-related documents for transportation and land development projects. Likely tasks will include identification and evaluation of historic properties, architectural descriptions, assessment of project-related impacts, and technical writing.
•Coordinate Section 106 and other applicable federal, state, and local historic preservation reviews for transportation and land development projects, including identification and evaluation of historic properties; assessment of project-related impacts; and preparation of process documentation. Assist Group Leader in consultation and negotiation with SHPOs, government officials, and consulting parties.
•Support of the Land Development, Planning, Transportation Group and other regional offices with historic preservation planning services.
•Support the Environmental Engineering Group with site history research services.
•Assist Cultural Resources group leader in scoping, managing, and tracking projects and proposals and in marketing group services within and outside VHB.
 
 
Contact Courtney Apuzzo, Human Resources, at capuzzo@vhb.com or call (617) 924-1770


September 26, 2007

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce the following job opening:
 
Position: Historic Preservation/Restoration Specialist II

Working title: Environmental Review Specialist for Transportation Projects

Salary range: $37,074 to $59,982  (Salary Grade 70)

Job Location: Raleigh, NC

Description: As a member of Environmental Review Branch of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (HPO), this position is responsible for conducting and coordinating the review of all forms of federal and state transportation projects that may affect historic buildings and landscapes within North Carolina. Position reviews historic architectural survey reports, evaluates properties for National Register eligibility, assesses effects, and attends interagency meetings, field inspections, and public information meetings, as well as responds to agency and public inquiries concerning transportation projects. Position works with HPO staff to ensure timely delivery of project comments and the development/maintenance of HPO’s project files, maps, iconographic collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) databases. Position participates in and/or assists with transportation-related workshops, taskforces, or other process-improvement and/or project-delivery efforts. The position is responsible for preparation of at least one National Register nomination of a transportation-related property each year and of regular, periodic reports to the HPO and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Requires a thorough understanding of and ability to successfully apply Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as other applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to historic preservation and transportation projects. Ability to apply National Register criteria, evaluate, as well as, make Determinations of Eligibility, and prepare National Register nominations. Must be able to read plans and planning documents and assess effects to historic properties in the short and long-term, monitor interagency agreements and meet multiple project deadlines. Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communications skills are essential. Ability to use MS Office programs, including ACCESS, necessary as is familiarity with digital photography, GIS databases, and mapping. Knowledge of American architectural history required, regional and transportation history helpful.

Education/Background: M.A. in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and three years experience in historic preservation. Or, graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field and four years experience in historic preservation, or an equivalent combination of training and experience with exposure to American and North Carolina history, architectural history, planning concepts, and historic preservation law.

Additional training or experience in historic preservation is highly recommended, particularly experience on the staff of a state or federal historic preservation office or a local preservation commission, with exposure to environmental review issues and conflict resolution. Completion of additional training courses by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Institute is helpful.

This is a full-time position with benefits funded by NCDOT through multi-year contracts since 1989. 

For additional information and links for an application, visit the website of the North Carolina Office of State Personnel job listings in the Department of Cultural Resources (under "Vacancy Listings by Agency) at:

http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

For answers to specific questions about the duties of the position, contact Renee Gledhill-Earley at (919) 733-4763  ext. 246, or Michele Patterson McCabe at (919) 733-4763 ext. 249.


September 25, 2007

Position Title:  Historic Preservation Monitor
Location:  Fort Bliss, Texas (El Paso, Texas)
General Summary:  Fort Bliss is required to review, monitor and observe maintenance, repair, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and new construction affecting historic properties to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  This is a federal contractor position.  The incumbent will work with the Federal Government at Fort Bliss, Texas as a MIRATEK employee.   
Salary Range:  40K-46K
Essential Job Functions:
1.       Review, observe and monitor construction activities that have the potential to affect Fort Bliss historic properties
2.       Report historic preservation compliance violations
3.       Provide architectural compliance solutions
4.       Provide ongoing architectural/landscape program support
5.       Assists with other Historic Resources Team projects and assignments 
Qualification Requirements:  The successful applicant shall have a professional or graduate degree in architecture (preferably with a concentration in historic architecture), historic preservation, or a closely related field.  A professional license in a field closely related to historic preservation may be substituted for the above disciplines, provided the person also demonstrates substantive knowledge or practical background and experience in construction trades and practices relating to the maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and new construction affecting historic buildings in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  Experience in the construction field of building preservation and Autodesk Architectural Desktop is a plus.  This is a great opportunity to work for the federal government as an architectural intern under licensed architects and earn credits required towards the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) requirements. 
 
Location Information:  Fort Bliss historically was constructed as an Infantry/Cavalry post along the U.S./Mexican border in the late 1840s and its current location is approximately 5 miles from the El Paso central business district and approximately 50 miles from Las Cruces, NM.  The cities of El Paso and Las Cruces are located in far west Texas and southern New Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert.  Residents of the area can enjoy a dynamic border community with an extremely favorable cost-of-living index and mild climate year round.  The cities remain an affordable location to live in the States of Texas and New Mexico. 
 
Company Information:  Miratek Corporation is a professional high technology information systems, business and engineering firm dedicated to providing outstanding technical services to government agencies and private industry leaders in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other Latin American countries.  MIRATEK is an equal opportunity employer and offers employees a competitive salary and flexible working hours. Our benefit package, provided by a highly recognized preferred provider offers options in coverage for an employee and their dependents. These include paid health insurance, paid dental insurance, paid prescription drugs, discount vision care and dependent insurance at group rates.  Other benefits provided are paid life insurance, paid accidental death and dismemberment, paid short term/long term disability, sick leave, accrued paid annual vacation and paid time off (PTO) for holidays.  MIRATEK also offers 401k Retirement benefits with diverse investment options.  For more information about MIRATEK Corporation, please visit www.miratek.us.
    
For more information contact Serena Martinez at (915) 772-2852, email: smartinez@miratek.us or Pete Muela at (915) 637-0235, email: pedro.muela@us.army.mil.  To submit your resume directly to MIRATEK Corporation, please visit our website at www.miratek.us and click on Job Information. 


September 24, 2007

PRESERVATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR (MPA II)

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is seeking a Preservation Outreach Coordinator (Management Project Analyst II), Grade 20. This position works under administrative supervision and serves as the structures reviewer under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and as agency coordinator of educational outreach to adult groups. Duties include reviewing federal undertakings regarding structures, making public presentations, scheduling and conducting tours of historic properties, and writing articles on Arkansas history and architecture. Applicants should have the formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, public administration, or a related field, as well as excellent communication skills. A master's degree in architectural history or historic preservation is strongly preferred. Send a state application and resume to: DAH Personnel, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201 by close of business October 5, 2007. EOE.


September 24, 2007

The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers is seeking an historian to work on-site in the National Park Service’s Cultural Resources GIS Facility. The historian will research Civil War regimental histories in support of the Civil War Internet Mapping GIS project. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, strong background and knowledge of the American Civil War. User experience in database management systems such as MS Access required. Interest in historic preservation, cultural resource management and GIS is a plus.

Competitive salary, $18.04 / hour (equivalent to GS 7 Step 1), and benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K savings plan offered. Please fax cover letter and resume to 202.371.6473 or email imbedded text or MS Word format attachments to john_knoerl@nps.gov . Length of employment based on funding availability.


September 24, 2007

The Florida Historical Society is seeking an Executive Director to provide overall institutional leadership, to supervise a mixed staff of six full and part-time employees and to carry out the policy mandates of a volunteer Board of Directors. Salary range is $55,000-85,000.00, but is open to negotiation for individual with proven managerial and fundraising skills. Position will be filled prior to July 1, 2008. The Florida Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in Cocoa, Florida. PhD preferred.

Please mail four copies of your resume to: Search Committee, The Florida Historical Society, 435 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922. E-mail attachments are accepted at wynne@flahistory.net


August 31, 2007

 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 State of Texas

Texas Historical Commission                                        

Director of Historic Sites

The Texas Historical Commission, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the state’s historic preservation and the cultural education of its citizens, has an new opening for a Division Director to oversee the transfer and stewardship of 20+ historic sites newly transferred to the agency in recent state legislation. The properties include museums, archeological sites, and military sites. This is a career-defining, ground floor opportunity to be involved in a dynamic program from inception through on-going management of the properties.  

The position will report directly to the Executive Director of the agency and be initially responsible for the successful transfer of the properties to the Texas Historical Commission, including budget administration to oversee the immediate deferred maintenance program recently funded by the legislature as part of the transfer agreement.    

On- going responsibilities will include:

Position Requirements:

Master’s degree (preference) in historic preservation, public or business administration or closely related field.  Minimum 10 years progressive experience in related field, to include knowledge and experience in the management and stewardship of an extensive portfolio of diverse historic and recreational sites. Proven track record as a leader in a dynamic and complex organization. Position requires strong oral and written communications.

Salary commensurate with experience and current compensation level. Send confidential resume to executive search firm contact: donna@mcleskeygroup.com.


August 31, 2007

The SC SHPO is recruiting for a Historic Architecture Consultant. This position coordinates and serves as architectural reviewer for the state historic homeowner tax credit program, and reviews selected grant projects. The position also provides technical advice on appropriate preservation practices for owners and managers of historic structures. The job posting is online at http://www.state.sc.us/jobs/positions/P000093674.html.

If you have questions, contact Richard Sidebottom at Sidebottom@scdah.state.sc.us or 803-896-6199.

Elizabeth M. Johnson
State Historic Preservation Office
SC Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
phone: 803.896.6183
fax: 803.896.6167


August 31, 2007

Nebraska State Historical Society

State Historic Preservation Office

Vacant Position Opening Form – Please post

Date: 8/23/07

Job Title: Historian/Preservation Agency/Facility: Nebraska State Historical Society Location: Lincoln, NE
Agency #: 54 Class Code: A39650 Grade Code: 352

Entity/Position #: 054-00322 Business Unit Number: _50601001______
Number full time #: One

This job is Regular This job is Full-time Hourly wage; $ $15.182

Funding source: 40% General 60% Federal
Schedule to be worked: Generally Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Description of Essential Duties (Purpose or Objective of Job):
Supervises and conducts reviews for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for historic and architectural properties. Makes determinations of eligibility for properties potentially eligible for National Register of Historic Places using National Register criteria and associated research. Makes “Determinations of Effects” and works with local governments and federal agencies to ensure compliance with Section 106. Develops “Programmatic Agreements” and “Memorandums of Agreement” for federal undertakings. Serves as a liaison to communities and federal agencies; participates in training for agencies. Answers questions from the public and other officials about the historic preservation program and related areas. May research, write and edit articles for newsletters and other publications. May write National Register nominations and formal “Determinations of Eligibility.” Some traveling with overnight stays.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge of federal programs administered by State Historic Preservation Office, including policies, guidelines, procedures, and regulations governing the National Historic Preservation Act. Ability to research, write-up findings and communicate orally and in writing. Basic computer skills: Word, Excel; knowledge of GIS helpful but not required. Any combination of experience or education that will enable the incumbent to possess the required knowledge, abilities and/or skills. A general qualification guideline for positions in this class is a Masters Degree in architectural history or historic preservation and related experience; or Bachelors Degree with two years related experience and demonstrated capability in the field.

Must be able to pass background checks and have the ability to operate Society vehicles or provide independent transportation. See Nebraska State Historical Society’s job openings web page (http://www.nebraskahistory.org/admin/jobs.htm) for more details.

Candidates apply on line at www.wrk4neb.org Be sure to mention the position number.
Direct questions regarding job duties to: Bob Puschendorf
Closing Date: 28 September 2007


November 27, 2007

Technical Preservation Services Manager and Technical Preservation Services Coordinator. This is to re-post the manager position.


Technical Preservation Services Manager
Historic Preservationist III
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society


Summary:
Reviews state historic preservation tax credit applications and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications. Advises applicants about the review process for both programs. Provides technical preservation information to applicants and the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conducts professional, detailed reviews of applications for state historic preservation tax credits (historic building designations, rehabilitation proposals, and certificate requests) and applications for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits (evaluations of significance, descriptions of rehabilitation, and requests for certification of completed work).
· Delivers Building Doctor Program technical lectures and other presentations
· Exercises independent management or review responsibility
· Provides state and federal tax credit application information and technical preservation information, such as appropriate preservation techniques, product information, and reference materials, to program applicants and the general public.
· Assists in development and implementation of historic preservation education and assistance. This can include written material, workshops, conferences, seminars, and training sessions.
· Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
N/A

Qualifications:
Must hold a graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines (including National Register Criteria) is required.

Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.

Mathematical Skills:
Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.

Technical Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.



Reasoning Ability:
Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, product data, and maps. Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of organizations and professionals.

Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires the ability to travel. Valid Ohio driver’s license required.

FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Grade: 8 Starting salary: $38,251-$39,187

To apply, complete an application form (http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs/) and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Human Resources
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293


November 25, 2007

Position Announcement

Historic Buildings Specialist, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation,
Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Pay Grade:  23    Starting wage:  $19.50

Class Definition:
Administrative and professional work for the Division for Historic Preservation, involving the historic preservation review of development projects requiring federal and state agency approval and coordinating the Vermont Historic Preservation Grants program.  Duties include review and evaluation of impacts to historic, architectural and archaeological resources.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Historic Preservation Director of Operations.

Examples of Work:
Coordinates state and federal environmental review activities and ensures timely Division response.  Assesses impacts of development projects on historic, architectural, and archeological resources in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Vermont State Historic Preservation Act, Act 250, Public Service Board projects and other historic preservation and environmental legislation.  Consults with Division staff, coordinates and prepares official Division response.  Responds to correspondence, phone calls, and applications relating to review activities.  Evaluates project documents, blueprints, and specifications.  Performs historical background research.  Meets with developers and coordinates and conducts necessary meetings.  Prepares reports and recommendations on applications, environmental impact statements, surveys, studies and other documents, including project-specific stipulations.  Testifies as expert witness before various boards and at quasi-judicial hearings.  Maintains record keeping systems for project tracking and federal reporting.  Provides technical assistance to consulting architectural historians by reviewing and evaluating scopes of work, surveys, research, and reports to insure that historic preservation work in Vermont meets federal and state standards and guidelines.  Coordinates Vermont Historic Preservation Grants program (approximately $200,000 annual state funds) by preparing application materials, summarizing projects for  presentation to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, drafting  grant agreements, working closely with grant recipients and ensuring projects meet appropriate standards and regulations.  Provides considerable telephone, written and electronic communication with members of the public regarding the maintenance, operation and restoration of old and historic buildings.  Prepares educational, technical and procedural materials and conducts training programs on the historic preservation review process and on relevant historic resources issues.  Provides technical assistance to communities, public and private organizations, and the general public regarding identifying, evaluating, interpreting, and preserving the state's historic and archeological resources.  Reviews federal and state laws and regulations relating to historic preservation review and advises the Historic Preservation Director of Operations, State Historic Preservation Officer, State Architectural Historian/Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, and State Archeologist of their impacts on policy and process.  Assists in the development of guidelines, standards, and procedures for protecting and recovering historic and archeological resources.  May represent the Division at conferences and meetings.  Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 
Considerable knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices.  Ability to apply the Secretary of the Interior standards for rehabilitation.  Ability to assess State or National Register eligibility of a structure or district.  Ability to develop, analyze, interpret, logically organize and maintain complex records, record keeping systems and databases.  Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of archeological survey, excavation, analysis, interpretation, documentation, and report writing.  Ability to carry out historical and archeological research.  Ability to logically organize, coordinate and carry out complex project reviews.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Ability to handle stress resulting from encounters with adversarial groups and conflicting opinions.  Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.  Ability to be versatile, diplomatic and flexible.

Environmental Factors:
Work is performed primarily in an office setting with occasional work in field settings.  Work involves considerable stress stemming from a heavy workload performed under tight time constraints and working with applicants who do not understand and are not sympathetic to the review process.  Work involves considerable mental demands including the concurrent review of many diverse projects.  Some job related travel is required for which private means of transportation must be available.  Some sites may have difficult accessibility and require working outdoors alone in all weather conditions.  Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience
Education: Master's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field such as architecture or cultural history.
Experience: Two years of professional experience in historic preservation or related program administration or management.

Questions regarding any of the above can be directed to Judith Williams Ehrlich at
(802) 828-3049 or judith.ehrlich@state.vt.us.

Interested individuals must complete an online application at the Job Applicant Center on the State of Vermont Department of Human Resources website http://www.vermontpersonnel.org/ 


August 31, 2007

Historic Preservation Grants Administrator
Montana State Historic Preservation Office

Would you like to help the Montana State Historic Preservation office of the Montana Historical Society manage and make the best use of its preservation funding (HPF) and also assist local communities and individuals in preserving their significant historic resources with preservation grants? MT SHPO is in need of a 0.75 FTE Historic Preservation Grants Administrator. Join a small collegial SHPO staff dedicated to preservation under the BIG SKY. Strong fiscal responsibility + historic preservation minded = successful candidate.
Salary: $13.88/hr - $17.35/hr (30 hrs/wk) with full state benefits package
See http://mt.gov/statejobs/statejobs.asp under “Preservation Grants Administrator” for description and application materials.
For questions, call Mark Baumler, MT SHPO (406) 444-7717 or Mary Bannon, Montana Historical Society (406) 444-2697


August 29, 2007

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT           
Re-posted August 23, 2007
Executive Director
Maine Preservation
 
Maine Preservation , the statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the preservation, protection and vitality of Maine’s historic places and encourage quality design that contributes to the livability of communities, seeks a proven professional to serve as its full-time Executive Director.
 
The Executive Director (ED) will manage the overall operations of the organization within the scope of policies and guidance set forth by the Board of Trustees. This is a small office with a big program. Presently the Executive Director is assisted by a full-time Office Manager. The ED is involved in all current program components organized by the following committees: Executive, Development, Public Policy, Education/Outreach, Easements, Nominations, and Publications. Specifically the ED is responsible for the following essential functions including:
 
•  Planning and Visioning
•  Fundraising and Development, all aspects including grant writing, corporate sponsorships and membership recruitment and retention
•  Advocacy and Collaboration, including lobbying (within the legal capacity of a 501(c )3) and close collaboration with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission
•  Education and Outreach program management including extensive public speaking, technical assistance and oversight of Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties
•  Preservation Easements negotiation and monitoring
•  Publications management including production and editing of the news journal, Maine Preservation News
•  Daily administration including management of finances, staff, interns, volunteers, committees and website. 
 
A proven track record in historic preservation, nonprofit organization leadership, local and state government relationships and comprehensive fundraising success is required. Superb verbal, written and electronic communication skills are essential. This position requires frequent travel in personal vehicle in all seasons; mileage is reimbursed.
 
Position is open until filled. Current salary is around $50,000.
 
Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Maine Preservation Transition Team, Christopher Glass, President, 500 Congress St. , 2nd floor, Portland , ME 04101 or email maineprs@gwi.net .
 
A complete job description may be obtained by visiting http://www.mainepreservation.com/documents/JOBDESCRIPTIONREVISED_000.pdf.

Maine Preservation, founded in 1971, is a Statewide Partner to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a former participating partner in the Statewides Initiative Program. Currently, the headquarters are located in downtown Portland . Maine Preservation ’s 18 Board members and 30 Advisory Trustees represent the state’s geographic and cultural diversity.


August 24, 2007

POSITION:            Historic Properties Manager

WHERE:              Geneva Historical Society

                        543 South Main Street

                        Geneva, NY  14456

WEBSITE:            www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

TO APPLY:            Send resume and cover letter to the above address

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  please send email inquiries to info@genevahistoricalsociety.com

Or call the executive director at 315-789-5151

JOB SUMMARY

Oversee buildings and grounds maintenance, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of the four properties of the Geneva Historical Society.  These properties include three house museums:  Rose Hill Mansion (a National Historic Landmark constructed in 1839), the Johnston House (a c. 1830s middling farmhouse highly significant in the history of American agriculture), and Balmanno Cottage (a 1830s Gothic Revival cottage interpreted to 1960 in a Colonial Revival mode).  The fourth property is the Prouty-Chew House, an 1829 house with later additions used as a history museum, programming space, collections storage, and staff offices.  Rose Hill Mansion and Balmanno Cottage properties also include significant historic landscapes, which will require rehabilitation and/or restoration in the coming years.

The Geneva Historical Society was founded in 1883 to preserve, study and interpret the history of Geneva, New York, and its environs.  Rose Hill and the Prouty-Chew house have been used for museum purposes since the 1960s, and the other two properties were acquired in the 1990s.  The staff includes five full-time professional level staff (director, curator, educator, archivist and historic properties manager), as well as a several part-time positions and a host of volunteers.

Duties

PRESERVATION/RESTORATION:  Advise the director on all preservation needs and concerns; work together to develop an ongoing prioritized list of both necessary and desirable preservation, rehabilitation and restoration initiatives.  Work as a team with the director, curator and educator in determining proper historic preservation treatments as they relate to interpretive and educational goals.  In accordance with skills and knowledge, perform minor preservation tasks as appropriate.

PROJECT MANAGER:  Manage work of vendors, consultants and contractors related to building and grounds maintenance, restoration initiatives and general construction projects.  Work with contractors to ensure that preservation, rehabilitation and restoration efforts are done in accordance with proper historic preservation standards, with a primary goal being the achieving of the highest level of authenticity possible given available resources.

ADMINISTRATIVE:  Develop and keep cyclical maintenance and emergency preparedness plans for all four sites.  Maintain security and fire safety programs for the buildings and grounds, and assist in the training of staff and volunteers in proper security protocol.  Maintain a maintenance log and records of all routine maintenance and capital projects, including the documentation of historic conditions and materials.  Prepare an annual work plan and budget in conjunction with the director, based on an ongoing and comprehensive list of necessary work.  The ability to organize and prioritize is a must in accomplishing this task.  Assist the director in pursuing grant funding as it relates to buildings and landscapes.

CUSTODIAL:  Perform or oversee all cyclical and routine maintenance tasks in a cost-effective manner.  Keep mechanical systems of all all buildings operational, including security, fire detection/alarm, HVAC, plumbing and electrical, using outside vendors as appropriate and necessary.  Ensure that buildings are protected from moisture infiltration and that all drainage systems are in adequate working condition.  Manage snow removal.  Perform regular inspections of all buildings and grounds to ensure that all structural concerns are detected and addressed as soon as possible and that any security issues or concerns are addressed appropriately. Develop a comprehensive pest management program in conjunction with the curator, and coordinate pest control services. Coordinate and manage volunteer efforts as they relate to buildings and grounds.  Assist with the moving of large and heavy collections objects as necessary, and work with the curator in the designing and constructing of exhibits as necessary and appropriate.  Assist with special events as requested.

OTHER:  Assist the director in promoting historic preservation initiatives in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Progressively responsible experience in properties and/or construction management.  Ability to work effectively and professionally with vendors, consultants, staff and volunteers.  Academic training in historic preservation desirable, but not required; however, knowledge of proper preservation ethics and methods, and a desire to remain up-to-date in such areas required.  Architectural, conservation, construction management, restoration carpentry, and horticultural skills (in any combination) are all desirable.  Both oral and written communication skills are essential, as is mechanical aptitude. Carpentry skills important.  A desire to work as part of a team dedicated to the development and presentation of innovative and effective public history initiatives necessary.  Flexibility and creativity a must. 


August 14, 2007

City of Phoenix

HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANNER

Salary Range: $52,603 – 74,755 annualized.
Recruitment Dates:  August 13 to September 10, 2007 (first review of applications) 

Requires two years of experience performing public or private planning, preservation or architectural work plus a bachelor's degree in architecture, history, planning, historic preservation, archeology, or a closely related field. Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, historic architectural styles and building construction techniques is essential. Strong writing and communication skills and experience in working with government, non-profit boards and commissions is desirable. Experience managing historic rehabilitation projects, performing federal compliance work, and overseeing grant programs are preferred. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

Coordinates and assists in the implementation of the City's Historic Preservation Program. Prepares and processes historic preservation zoning cases; performs design reviews of Certificate of Appropriateness applications; manages major rehabilitation work on city-owned historic sites; reviews city projects for compliance with city, state and federal historic preservation regulations; performs historic research and survey work; helps to manage historic preservation incentive programs; performs public outreach; prepares reports and makes public presentations; enforces the city historic preservation ordinance; and provides technical, architectural and historical design guidance to City staff, elected officials, citizens, boards and commissions.

Some positions in this classification require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess an appropriate valid Arizona driver's license, possess personal insurance coverage, and have an acceptable driving record.

Based on resume and cover letter. In your cover letter or resume, please describe your knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, historic architectural styles, building construction techniques, and all other related historic preservation experience. Only applicants who meet the experience requirements will be placed on the eligible-to-hire list. Previous score cannot be reused.

The City of Phoenix supports a drug-free workplace. After an employment offer is made, external applicants will be required to take and pass a drug test. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of this drug test, and consideration of background, reference, and other job-related selection information.

For more information go to www.phoenix.gov/jobs.


July 24, 2007

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Municipal Building, One Centre Street - 9th Floor North, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700

JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-08-1400SURLPA

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE

LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I (per diem)

TITLE CODE NO.

92237

UNIT

RESEARCH

SALARY

$21.83/hr- $27.40/hr

LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007

JOB DESCRIPTION

Work with an existing team for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal, from the summer of 2007 to the summer of 2008.

Under the supervision of the Director of Research, undertake editorial, writing, and other special projects; assist with administrative duties including correspondence and scheduling; create presentations for public meetings; respond to public inquiries; review existing surveys, Commission files, historic maps, and relevant secondary sources to create a list of potential individual landmarks and historic districts in targeted areas throughout the five boroughs; conduct fieldwork and windshield surveys to evaluate potential landmark buildings; perform basic research on properties to assess their historic significance; document findings and write designation reports based on research and fieldwork; additional duties as needed.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings and sites. LPC is the largest municipal preservation agency in the United States. Additional information concerning LPC is available at www.nyc.gov/landmarks.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1.   A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or

2.  A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience;  or

3.  Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Experience using Microsoft Office or equivalent

2. Valid driver’s license preferred but not required

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Claire Kendall

The Landmarks Preservation Commission

1 Centre Street - 9th Floor               

New York, NY 10007

Fax: 212.669.7797

Email: ckendall@lpc.nyc.gov

NO PHONE CALLS

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget.

If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DATED:  Revised July 24, 2007                                                                                        POST UNTILfilled


July 24, 2007

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY
State of Texas
Texas Historical Commission

Director of Historic Sites


The Texas Historical Commission, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the state’s historic preservation and the cultural education of its citizens, has a new opening for a Division Director to oversee the transfer and stewardship of 20+ historic sites newly transferred to the agency in recent state legislation. The properties include museums, and archeological and military sites. This is a career-defining, ground floor opportunity to be involved in a dynamic program from inception through ongoing management of the properties.

The position will report directly to the Executive Director of the agency and be initially responsible for the successful transfer of the properties to the Texas Historical Commission, including budget administration to oversee the immediate deferred maintenance program recently funded by the legislature as part of the transfer agreement.

Ongoing responsibilities will include:
§ Strategic planning and policy and procedural development for the management of the sites.
§ Managing 90+ professional and support staff across the state.
§ Budget planning and preparation of the annual financial and work plans for Historic Sites Division.
§ Working collaboratively with the Executive Director and Commission in the advocacy of the historic sites and the successful integration into the state’s heritage tourism efforts.
§ Working collaboratively with the Marketing Communications Division to develop innovative strategies to increase historic site visitation and awareness.
§ Providing leadership to community, private and philanthropic organizations interested in historic sites and preservation.
§ Ensuring communications between central office and individual sites to achieve excellence and consistency in the execution of cultural resource management standards and policies.

Position Requirements:
Master’s degree (strong preference) in historic preservation, public or business administration or closely related field. Minimum 10 years progressive experience in related field, to include knowledge and experience in the management and stewardship of an extensive portfolio of diverse historic and recreational sites. Proven track record as a leader in a dynamic and complex organization. Position requires strong oral and written communications.

Salary commensurate with experience; position posted at mid $70-80,000.

www.thc.state.tx.us/jobs/jbdefault.html


July 23, 2007

The National Park Service is looking for a Branch Chief to run the National Historic Landmarks Program. To find out more about the job and qualifications look on the web at USA JOBS DOI, National Park Service Supervisory Historian NHL GS-0170-13/14

The salary for range is $79,397-$121,967.


July 23, 2007

The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is seeking qualified applicants to fill an Historic Preservationist position at its Augusta office.  Closing date is August 2, 2007. 

The job description and application procedures may be found at: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm; or from the Maine CareerCenter; or by e-mailing gail.waddell@maine.gov; or by calling Gail Waddell at (207) 287-5633.


July 15, 2007

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for a Tax Credit Reviewer to conduct reviews for the State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Federal Certified Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs. Provide technical assistance to resolve architectural problems; advise property owners; developers, and architects regarding appropriate rehabilitation treatments and application of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Makes site inspections of rehabilitation projects as necessary and expedient to interpret program standards and guidelines; prepare inspection reports, written recommendations, and other documents as needed. Assist with the promotion of the tax credit programs through public workshops, presentations, publication, and site visits. Provide assistance with initiatives by the Office of Preservation Incentives to evaluate and improve internal processes, policies, and technology. Provide technical assistance and architectural expertise to agency staff members and programs, and to owners of historic properties, other members of the general public, state agencies, local governments, and private presentation groups on matters of architecture design.

A complete job announcement with qualifications and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm .


July 15, 2007

The Wyoming Main Street Program is looking for a new staff person.

It is a full time position located in Cheyenne. Responsible for the implementation of on-site technical assistance to Main Street communities. This downtown economic development program requires extensive travel and an understanding of selling the program. Writing and communication skills, computer literacy, knowledge of preservation needed.

Submit salary requirements and resume to:
Wyoming Business Council
Attn: Human Resources
214 W. 15th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002


July 15, 2007

Salt Lake City, Utah

SENIOR PLANNER   - HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Planning Division – Hiring Authority:  C. Coffey

(608) $4104 - $5295 mo.

Closing Date: July 20, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.               

Serves as a resource to assigned or requesting Planning Division Sections and staff. Oversees the historic preservation program for Salt Lake City. Represents the Planning Division and City on historic preservation matters.  Prepares or assists in the presentation of narrative, statistical and graphic data regarding comprehensive master plans, small area master plans and/or block redesign plans. Coordinates the process or prepares him/herself, professional staff reports for the Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission, various advisory groups and the general public. Services as principal author of land development regulations. Researches and reviews information on potential or current issues, and meets with management team, planning team members to address and/or resolve same. Assures that the City’s Urban Design Element is up to date and incorporates best professional practices. Represents the Planning Division on city design review committees and interdivisional planning projects. Manages the citizen participation process for long range plans and complex development projects. Maintains required records, meeting summaries. Negotiates, or assists team members in the negotiation of solutions with citizen councils, developers, City officials, other governmental agencies and regional planning organizations. Performs planning analysis for complex projects to ensure implementation of Master Plan goals, policies and zoning ordinance regulations. Analyzes and recommends modifications to master plan policies, zoning regulations, negotiated development extractions and assists other planning team members in the implementation of those recommendations. Reviews, interprets and approves applications for conditional uses, subdivisions and/or Capital Improvements Projects. Conducts or advises other planning staff on site reviews and the issuing of Certificate of Occupancy permits for constructions projects. Determines cash bond amounts necessary for temporary occupancy to assure completion. Writes environmental reviews and assessments and maintains an environmental review record for all City projects that use federal funds. Prepares complex Community Development Block Grant applications for planning projects and prepares Community Improvement and Historic Preservation Grant Applications. Participates or coordinates consultant selection process and project management including the processing of consultant payments and other financial responsibilities associated with grant funded projects. Performs other related duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:

                                        Salt Lake City Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


July 15, 2007

POSITION OPENING

RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

Project Review Coordinator - Senior Historic Preservation Specialist

State and Federal law requires RIHPHC to review and approve federal and state financed or permitted projects that might destroy historic properties. RIHPHC provides approximately 1,500 project review comments every year. This includes transportation projects carried out by the RI Department of Transportation, Community Development Block Grants in every city and town, Coastal Resources Management Council permits, federal Department of Housing and Urban Development affordable housing projects, etc. RIHPHC also provides technical assistance to the Division of Central Services in the Department of Administration and reviews projects that involve historic buildings owned by the State including the State House, the Newport Colony House, and various courthouses and armories. By law these activities may not proceed without RIHPHC review.

The RIHPHC Senior Historic Preservation Specialist - Project Review Coordinator carries out this program by conducting reviews, coordinating review by RIHPHC specialists (professional historians, archaeologists, and architects), and providing technical assistance to government agencies and individual citizens to meet historic preservation requirements in order to protect historical resources and assist Rhode Island projects to secure needed federal and state approval. The work includes review of architectural and engineering plans, applying the National Park Service criteria of National Register eligibility and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation criteria of effect and criteria of adverse effect, drafting comment letters and memoranda of agreement, maintaining files in electronic and paper format and databases, attending meetings at various locations, and making site visits to construction sites, archaeological sites and other remote locations.

The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist - Project Review Coordinator must meet National Park Service professional standards as a historian, architectural historian, or archaeologist. Knowledge of the federal Section 106 review process and experience in carrying out project review functions is preferred.

The salary for this position will begin at $41,051 and will rise to
$47,581 through four steps. There is the possibility that the position may be upgraded in the future to Principal Historic Preservation Specialist ($47,580 to $53,720 on the FY2008 pay scale). Excellent Benefits.

The position is available in mid August. Applications should be sent to Joyce Gervasio, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist for Finance & Administration, RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, The Old State House, 150 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 (JoyceG@preservation.ri.gov).

Applications are due by July 20, 2007.

The general Senior Historic Preservation Specialist position description and the State employment application form CS14 are attached.


July 15, 2007

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Municipal Building, One Centre Street - 9th Floor North, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700

JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-08-1000ED

Executive Director

M-3

TITLE CODE NO.

94486

LOCATION:

1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007                                                      

SALARY

$93,000 - $118,770

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings and sites. LPC is the largest municipal preservation agency in the United States. Additional information concerning LPC is available at www.nyc.gov/landmarks.

The LPC seeks to hire an executive director to oversee its more than $4 million budget and 69 employees and to develop and implement strategies to improve the agency’s performance. In addition to working with the agency Chair in setting and carrying out the priorities of the agency, the executive director will oversee the agency’s operations, budget, technology, staffing, communications and public outreach; will develop, implement and disseminate agency policies and directives; and will initiate and coordinate special projects, typically multi-department or multi-agency in nature.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, American

history, or a related field, and five years of full-time experience working in the field of historic preservation, non-profit management, or a similar field; or

2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and ten years of fulltime related experience; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The preferred candidate will have a demonstrable interest in the field of historic preservation or a related field, and will possess knowledge of New York City’s historic built environment.  The preferred candidate will have significant managerial experience, an ability to work independently, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrable record of leadership and creative problem solving. 

NYC residency required within 90 days of appointment.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Claire Kendall

The Landmarks Preservation Commission

1 Centre Street – 9th Floor

New York, NY 10007

ckendall@lpc.nyc.gov

NO PHONE CALLS

Posting date:  July 13, 2007

Start date:  August 13, 2007


July 15, 2007

Job Title: Historic Preservation Specialist – Survey and Education

Position Number: 08324

Job Location: Downtown Denver (225 E. 16th Ave. #950 Denver, CO 80203)

Salary:  $3,075.00 - $3,420.00 per month

Release Date: 6/19/2007                                                        Apply By:  7/16/2007

Employment Type: Full-time

Class Code: 124800

Information about the Job:

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION

This position provides guidance and advice to State Historical Fund (SHF) grant recipients and their contractors to assist in achieving successful survey and education projects.  Projects may include historic and architectural surveys of urban and rural properties, educational programs focused on the use of survey results, and general educational projects related to historic sites, structures, and districts.  The duties performed by the position are organized under the Projects Management unit and coordinate with the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) Historical and Architectural Survey Coordinator.  This position is a non-classified, full-time position, exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reporting to the Preservation Projects Manager in the State Historical Fund, and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS:

The individual appointed to this position must meet the Professional Qualification Standards in the Federal Regulations 36CFR61 Appendix A for History.  The position requires the ability to plan and prioritize projects to meet deadlines and goals.  Computer word processing, database and Web experience, strong organizational abilities, and effective communication skills are needed. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, work well in a team environment, and be creative and flexible.  A valid Colorado driver’s license must be obtained within three months of accepting this appointment and must be maintained as a condition of employment. 

Highly Desirable:

The ability to meet the Professional Qualifications for Architectural History or demonstrate equivalent knowledge of architectural history based on experience is highly desirable.  Experience in historical researching and writing, cultural resource survey and evaluation, cultural resource management, and historic preservation administration are highly desirable. 

Special Necessary Requirements:

A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check.  This position requires the ability to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays.

To Apply for this Position:

Submit a letter of application, resume, list of three professional references, and a copy of college transcript if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed above by 4:00 p.m. on the above listed “Apply By” date to:

Position # 08324

Human Resources Office

Colorado Historical Society

1300 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered.  Please note that the application materials will not be returned.  Applicants will be notified as to status.  This position is eligible for benefits.

Applicants who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials.  This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials.  NOTE: The Colorado Historical Society does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from employment at the Colorado Historical Society.    

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

THE CHS WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.


June 25, 2007

Preservation Oklahoma is seeking a professional to serve as full time Executive Director.

This is an exciting time for Preservation Oklahoma:

Two new grant programs are in place,

Funds have been raised to produce an economic impact study,

A new state historic preservation tax credit has recently been passed,

Architectural plans are being drawn to restore a 1903 Chateausque-style house museum,

The National Trust Conference is in our state in 2008,

And this is just the beginning!

We are looking for someone with experience, drive, and the ability to move our organization forward. Everything is in place for the right candidate to succeed.

If you're interested, please send your cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements to:

Preservation Oklahoma

405 NW 15th Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103


June 15, 2007

Position Available
Regional Director of Technical and Grant Programs For Eastern New York, New York City and Long Island
Preservation League of New York State

THE POSITION: The Preservation League is seeking an experienced preservation professional who will serve as the League’s primary field services staff person for Eastern New York, New York City and Long Island. This is a senior position at the League that requires a trained preservation professional with extensive knowledge of historic preservation theory and practice. The Regional Director will work directly with local communities, organizations, individuals and elected officials on all aspects of historic preservation and community development. The Director will also manage established League grant and assistance programs in their territory. This position reports to the Preservation League’s President and works in tandem with the Regional Director of Technical and Grant Programs for Western and Central New York. This is a full-time position located in Albany, New York and requires regular travel within the territory.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
•A degree in historic preservation or a closely related field; graduate degree preferred.
•Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the historic preservation field.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Provide technical preservation assistance to individuals, organizations and municipalities seeking creative solutions to preservation challenges.
•Advise and assist local and regional preservation organizations and citizen groups on strategies to increase their effectiveness.
•Identify statewide and regional preservation challenges and develop tools, programs, and workshops, to address them.
•Administer key League programs including the Preserve New York Grant Program, the Seven to Save Endangered Properties Program and the Preservation Colleagues Program that provides training to preservation groups.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
•Ability to work constructively as part of a team.
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
•Confident public speaking skills.
•A solid understanding of historic preservation principles and practices.
•Strong computer skills.

THE ORGANIZATION: The Preservation League of New York State is the private, not-for-profit, statewide advocate dedicated to the protection of New York’s diverse and rich heritage of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. Founded in 1974, the League gives voice to New York’s historic resources. We partner with public and private organizations, agencies, and individuals in communities throughout the Empire State who are working to ensure the future of their historic resources. The League advances effective public policies, provides expert legal and
technical assistance, targets grants to local communities, builds the capacity of local preservation groups, and focuses public attention on threatened properties.

CONTACT: Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by Monday, July 9th to:
Regional Director Search
Preservation League of NYS
44 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Tel: 518-462-5658 ext 13, www.preservenys.org


June 15, 2007

Historian, Architectural

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: June 14, 2007 - July 5, 2007
Announcement # 02707086340
Salary Range: $16.58 - $27.63 Per Hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Transportation Architectural Historian is involved in assessing architectural integrity of structures and associated features as they relate to transportation projects and assesses them for National Register criteria.

Frequent overnight statewide travel may be required

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

This position is responsible for the development of department policies, priorities, procedures and budget for cultural resource (CR) compliance related to historic architecture, history or archaeology
Incumbents in these positions serve as liaison with other agencies, consultants, Native American Tribes, and the archaeological or historical community
Incumbents write and review consultant Scopes of Work, negotiate and administer consultant contracts and review consultant reports for adequacy
Incumbents undertake literature reviews, field survey and investigations and prepares federally required documentation
Coordinate federal compliance procedures and submit site information to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
Incumbents write and update environmental sections of department manuals
Represent the department on committees dealing with CR and give presentations, workshops, and training
Review and comment on legislation governing CR
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To satisfy federal funding requirements, applicants must meet the following in accordance with federal regulation 36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A:

Graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history;
OR
Bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum or other professional institution.

The current opening also requires good knowledge of cultural resource management principles and practices as they relate to historic architectural resources. Typically gained by successful completion of college coursework in culture resource management or closely related field.

For information see http://dhr.idaho.gov/stateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=02707086340


June 11, 2007

Historic Preservationist
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society

This is a two-year position, with the possibility of extension. Funding for this position, and hiring, is contingent upon passage of current State budget proposal, anticipated by July 1, 2007.

Summary:
Reviews state historic preservation tax credit applications and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications. Advises applicants about the review process for both programs. Provides technical preservation information to applicants and the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conducts professional, detailed reviews of applications for state historic preservation tax credits (historic building designations, rehabilitation proposals, and certificate requests) and applications for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits (evaluations of significance, descriptions of rehabilitation, and requests for certification of completed work).
· Provides state and federal tax credit application information and technical preservation information, such as appropriate preservation techniques, product information, and reference materials, to program applicants and the general public.
· Assists in development and implementation of historic preservation education and assistance. This can include written material, workshops, conferences, seminars, and training sessions.
· Will develop independent review responsibility.
· Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
N/A

Qualifications:
Must hold a graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus one to four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines (including National Register Criteria) is required.

Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.

Mathematical Skills:
Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.

Technical Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, product data, and maps. Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of organizations and professionals.

Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires the ability to travel. Valid Ohio driver’s license required.

For More Information/To Apply:
Ohio Historical Society
Human Resources Department
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293


Posting Date: May 31, 2007
Salary Grade: Grade level and salary commensurate with experience


June 2, 2007

A new listing for ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY) was added to the California State Personnel Board's VPos website on 06/01/07.

Title: ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY) Class Code: 4642

To locate the new position(s) easily, click on the following link:
http://www.spb.ca.gov/employment/search_p.cfm?classcode=4642

If the above link does not take you directly to the list of vacancies you will need to search by title
or copy and paste the entire URL into your browsers address bar.


June 1, 2006

POSITION AVAILABLE

Maryland Department of Planning

Division of Historical & Cultural Programs

Maryland Historical Trust/Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

Heritage Areas Program Assistant

Annual Salary: $35,568

Full-time contractual position with Maryland State Government

(no benefits).

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the State Historic Preservation Office and administrative agency for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, contractual position of Heritage Areas Program Assistant. Under the supervision of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program administrator, the Heritage Areas Program Assistant will be responsible for developing and implementing regulations and program guidance documents to carry out a statutorily-required program for State agency consultation with State-certified Heritage Areas, and for assisting State agencies in the development of Program Statements outlining how each agency will support and assist the establishment and management of Certified Heritage Areas. The Program Assistant will also assist MHT staff in administering the Heritage Areas grants program.

The successful applicant must have an educational and employment background in the historic preservation field; a working knowledge of the federal National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review process; familiarity with the principles and practice of cultural heritage tourism; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both orally and in writing. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Maryland drivers license. Preference will be given to candidates with education or employment experience in one or more of the following areas: cultural heritage tourism; a federal, state or local government historic preservation program, the development of government regulations. Minimum Bachelors Degree in historic preservation, public history, architectural history, archaeology, heritage tourism, or closely related field required; graduate degree preferred.

Position starts on or about August 1, 2007 and lasts approximately 12 months. Some weekend and evening work may be required.

Send resume with cover letter by June 15, 2007 to:

Miriam Hensley

Maryland Department of Planning

Division of Historical & Cultural Programs

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD 21032-2023

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


May 29, 2007

City of Annapolis, Maryland

Position: Chief of Historic Preservation
Posting Date: 5/2/2007
Department: Planning and Zoning Department
Closing Date: May 30, 2007
Salary Range: (A16) $54798.00-$87,677.65

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Responsible to the Director of Planning and Zoning for the efficient performance of Historic Preservation functions including, but not limited to, review of applications for development in the Historic District; coordination of Historic District Commission functions; Certified Local Government coordination; liaison with State and Federal preservation agencies; zoning and certificate of approval compliance within the Historic District; assistance in preserving and protecting the historic fabric of the entire community; general project planning duties within the Historic District and in other areas as needed; and related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:This is historic preservation, planning and administrative work on a high professional level performed under the general direction of the Director of Planning and Zoning. It requires a thorough understanding of and experience related to best professional practices related to preservation planning, technology, legal practices and administrative techniques; academic and professional experience in architectural history and building assessments specifically related to preservation issues. The administrative and supervisory aspects require managerial skills and experience; the external liaison duties require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and judgement.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Examples of work (illustrative only):
Reviews applications for development within the historic district;Coordinates agency/organization review of development projects in the historic district;Monitors approved projects, identifies violations and coordinates compliance actions;Consults with applicants, architects and contractors regarding the development approval process within the historic district;Conducts historic research, makes architectural evaluations of buildings and prepares written comments on projects for the Historic District Commission (HDC);Prepares publications to assist development planning in the historic district;Maintains records of the HDC and maintains a database to be used in conjunction with the departmental GIS;Evaluates projects for zoning compliance;reviews condition use and variance applications for projects within the historic district;Administers the historic preservation program for the City;Prepares annual reports to the Maryland Historic Trust;Coordinates Certified Local government grant projects;

Analyzes zoning or other code changes affecting the Historic District, the HDC or preservation generally in Annapolis and presents findings to the Planning Commission and City Council;

Reviews all City initiatives affecting the historic district or preservation programs.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Thorough knowledge of architectural history, historic preservation principles and practices and City planning and Zoning principles and the ability to apply these to the local setting; knowledge of local, state and federal programs relating to historic preservation and the ability to integrate these programs into the City’s preservation efforts. Specific skills include analytical and interpretational skills; ability to work with the public, boards and commissions; negotiation and consensus-building abilities; strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage several projects simultaneously; public speaking/presentations and writing skills; ability to read architectural drawings and site plans; and managerial and administrative abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to deal with the public; ability to exercise sound judgement.ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:M.A. in historic preservation preferred; MA in architectural history acceptable. BA in historic preservation, architectural history, or architecture acceptable if accompanied by 5-7 years of professional experience in the historic preservation field with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience in cultural resource planning/management, historic site survey preferred; participation in the nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places; familiarity with National Register criteria, the federal guidelines for rehabilitation and the Federal 106 review process. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in preservation planning at a local level is required

ADDTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to political or religious opinion or affiliation, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information. The City of Annapolis is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Compliant Employer.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Candidates must complete a City of Annapolis application form. Applications are available by calling one of the numbers above, or by downloading it from the City website at www.annapolis.gov. The application must be postmarked, or received in the City of Annapolis Department of Human Resources office by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

Department of Human Resources
145 Gorman Street, 2nd floor
Annapolis, MD 21401


May 29, 2007

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for a Project Review Architectural Historian to conduct reviews of federal and state projects based upon substantive analysis and provide written comments regarding the project’s effects on historic and architectural resources. Also to request additional information, makes recommendations for further identification efforts, provide opinions on the consistency of survey programs and eligibility decisions with relevant federal and state regulations and guidelines, make assessment of effect, requests consideration of alternatives, and recommends treatment with appropriate consideration of the public benefit, agency and state initiatives and larger preservation issues.

Make site inspections to interpret specific landscape and restoration/rehabilitation problems and to identify solutions. Promote appropriate rehabilitation and restoration measures for federal and state-owned property by providing technical assistance and guidance on preservation technology and procedures. Provide training workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm.


May 29, 2007

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is actively recruiting for an Environmental Manager II.This position leads multiple statewide programs providing environmental review (state/federal project reviews, archaeological permits) and preservation incentives (rehabilitation tax credit certification, historic preservation easements) in accordance with federal and state law to ensure timely consideration of historic resources in project planning and to encourage both public and private stewardship of historic resources. Ensures timely, consistent and appropriate performance of professional analytic staff and other duties related to state and federally mandated historic resource protection programs and policies.Responsibilities include developing agency policy, procedures and recommendations applicable to these programs and for division operations. Provides leadership and guidance to division personnel as needed in handling complex cases and casework burden. Reviews and prepares written correspondence to ensure clarity, consistency and thoroughness in statements of agency comments and recommendations. Responsible for negotiating easement documents, programmatic memoranda of agreement regarding cultural resource management review and treatment issues to obviate the need for case reviews for certain categories of projects. Responsible for overseeing the administration and enhancement of computer-based tracking systems utilized within the division. Provides training to program users and staff. Responsibilities include supervision of staff, reporting, and budgetary duties for the division. Develops and implements annual work plan for division activities, in coordination with other senior agency managers.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm.


May 29, 2007

Historic Preservation Specialist, Senior

(Class Code:HA27-11926)

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Full Pay $3048.00 - $3782.00 Per Month
HIRING RANGE: $3,048.00 - $3,568.00 Per Month
DEPARTMENT: State Parks & Cultural Resources, Cultural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office
LOCATION: Cheyenne

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Coordinates, oversees, and directs the National Register of Historic Places program and works directly with the National Register State Review Board (a public board required by National Park Service regulation). Prioritizes the board agenda and works with the board chairman to provide information, education, presentations, and other materials as needed. Reviews federal undertakings for compliance with federal historic preservation laws and regulations and WY SHPO guidelines and requirements. Evaluates documents for site eligibility for the National Register. Consults on agreement documents between federal and state agencies, Industry, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Responsible for generating general correspondence for WY SHPO signature accurately reflecting the State of Wyoming's position on cultural resource issues and federal undertakings. Educates the general public, cultural resource contractors, and federal, state, and local government staff on accepted historic preservation treatments and mitigative practice of historic properties. Promotes the preservation and protection of Wyoming's cultural heritage in public forums. Completes National Register nomination forms. Performs all aspects of assigned duties in a professional manner and capacity.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Within federally mandated time frames, reviews and respond to Section 106 requests for SHPO comment. Respond to federal agency decisions for determinations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Attend meetings and on-site field visits to review proposed projects and effects on historic properties. Develop recommendations for the protection of important historic and archaeological site. Negotiates and reviews treatment plans, preservation, and protection of historic properties. Negotiates memorandum of agreement with outside federal agencies, industry, and the interested public. Develop, research and write nominations for sites and districts for the National Register of Historic Places. Review, comment, and technically edit National Register nominations prepared by the public, federal agencies, and other interested parties. Provide comment, technical advice on historic preservation terms, standard architectural descriptions, statements of significance, and boundary justifications, in order to ensure the property is properly documented and evaluated. Ensure adequacy of documentation; work with land owners (federal, state or private) and work with National Park Service staff on completion and listing of nomination on the National Register. Answer questions, maintain a profession report with the public and mentor property owners in the listing of their property. Review and decide on the eligibility of resources to the National Register. Prepare formal responses to agencies on the eligibility and effect of projects to historic resources. Ensure the information is included in a shared information system for other staff to access. Conduct public outreach, education, and training for federal and state agencies, local governments, industry, professional consultants, students, and the public concerning procedures and responsibilities under of the National Historic Preservation Act specifically involving the National Register of Historic Places and various legal agreements executed for specific projects. Educate the general public about the value and importance of Wyoming's cultural heritage. Coordinate and prioritize the National Register Review Board's workload and ensure they are well informed on the issues involved with listing a specific site to the NRHP. Prepare presentations and schedule speakers as need on the agenda. Present the complexities and issues involved in the history of the property. Explain all aspects of the architecture, archaeology, etc. to the board to ensure they can come to an efficient decision. Coordinate all activities of the board and ensure they are well informed as to the purpose and goals of the SHPO in regards of the National Register program.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of Wyoming prehistory, history, geography, geology, biology and botany; knowledge of historic preservation philosophy and principles; knowledge of federal preservation laws, regulations and guidelines. Skill in effective scheduling and management of daily workload; skill in oral and written communications; skill in research and compilation of data; skill in evaluation and interpretation of archaeological and historic information; skill in public speaking and teaching; skill in negotiating and resolving conflicts; skill in maintaining confidentiality. Ability to effectively and diplomatically work with and educate other professionals, industry representatives and the general public.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in history, archaeology, political science, historic preservation or closely related field, PLUS three years of professional work experience in historic or archaeological resources management, preservation, research or development.APPLICATIONS: For more information or to apply online go to http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=11926 or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work.The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.

DATE RELEASED: 04/27/2007


May 22, 2007

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTDIRECTOR AND STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historical Resources, is seeking a Director and State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to administer New Hampshire’s State Historic Preservation Office. The Director reports to the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources and supervises a staff of professional historians, architectural historians, archaeologists and support staff.  As SHPO, the Director manages the federal preservation program in New Hampshire, including the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Section 106 Environmental Review, Certified Local Governments, Survey and Inventory, Planning, Covenant and Technical Assistance programs.The Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is a state agency, supported by the State of New Hampshire, in addition to the federal Historic Preservation Fund (through a matching grant administered by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior). Among the DHR's state programs and activities are the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP), archaeological permitting, the NH State Register of Historic Places, the state curatorial program, NH Historical Highway Markers, a quarterly newsletter, the NH Historic Agricultural Structures Advisory Committee, the State Historical Resources Council, and technical assistance to municipalities, citizen groups and planning commissions.  The DHR works with many other federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals in areas of mutual interest and concern, such as NH DOT's "Stone Walls" protection policy, the State Land Management Team, and the state's Scenic/Cultural Byways program. Other partnerships focus on affordable housing, rural preservation, traditional arts, natural resource protection, community charrettes, and technical assistance to enable historic properties to meet the requirements of building and safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Of its many public/private partnerships, the DHR has an especially strong and productive working relationship with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, the non-profit statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of New Hampshire's historic buildings, landscapes and communities through leadership, advocacy, and education.The Division of Historical Resources seeks an energetic and accomplished Director to build on current program strengths and provide leadership to the State on preservation issues. The Director will have program management and decision-making authority encompassing policy, planning, budget, and supervisory responsibilities.Background and Skills Required:

Education and Experience:This is a highly responsible, upper-level management position requiring a graduate degree in historic preservation or a closely related field with ten years of professional experience and five  years of experience in an administrative capacity.The successful candidate must have a professional record of significant accomplishments in historic preservation. This candidate should demonstrate evidence of substantial administrative experience, extensive hands-on work related to historic preservation and archaeological resources, and a strong commitment to both historic preservation and serving the public.Additional information about the Division of Historical Resources is included in the text of New Hampshire Revised Statues 227-C and available online at: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XIX-227-C.htm.  Interested applicants might also want to review the agency website at: http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/.This is an appointed position; the salary and benefits are regulated by state statute.   An excellent fringe benefits package includes health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement.Application Process:Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, five current references with names and phone numbers, and a statement of historic preservation commitment and approach to Kathleen Stanick, Business Administrator, 20 Park Street, Concord, NH  03301. Questions regarding the application process or the position’s salary and benefits should be directed to Kathleen Stanick, Business Administrator, kstanick@library.state.nh.us or 603/271-2400.

Application materials will be accepted until June 25, 2007


May 17, 2007

Title: Historian

Description: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest (NAVFAC SW) in San Diego, California is seeking candidates for a position as a Historian or Architectural Historian within its Cultural Resources team. As part of the U.S. Department of the Navy, NAVFAC SW provides contract support and technical expertise to military installations in California, Nevada, and Arizona for the management of their historic resources and for compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Selectee will develop skills in performing a variety of tasks designed to prepare them for performance of professional historian work. Assignments are varied to acquire a working knowledge of guides, methods and techniques used in solving various problems. Selectee will conduct historical research and provide technical expertise related to the survey, evaluation, nomination, mitigation, and management of historic buildings, structures, and historic districts. Selectee will gain experience in consulting with interested members of the public on Navy and Marine Corps projects under Section 106 of the NHPA and working closely with the State Historic Preservation Officer and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Selectee will also gain experience in balancing historic preservation with Navy and Marine Corps projects such as construction, building repair and maintenance, and installation redevelopment.

Selectee will receive formal and on-the-job instruction and training, to familiarize with technical programs, work techniques, and operating procedures, and to provide experience in the practical application of history or architectural history Assists senior historian or works as a team member. Individuals successfully completing the program may be non-competitively converted to a permanent Federal position.

Location

City San Diego

State California

Country United States

Position Type: Full Time, Internship

Desired Major(s): Liberal Arts/History of Public Policy

Desired Class Level(s): Masters

Salary Level: 38,196.00 - $60,736.00 Per Year

Job Function: Government/Law/Politics

Desired Start Date:

June 26, 2007

Duration: full-time

Approximate Hours Per Week: 40

Qualification:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The individual occupational requirements typically provide at least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of the qualification standards for the GS-0170: History Series:
Basic Requirements:
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. Degree: history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
OR
B. Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Evaluation of Graduate Education: Graduate study in the social sciences or humanities may also be credited when such study included training in historical research methodology; or the thesis approached the subject from an historical viewpoint and used professional historical research methodology and techniques in its preparation.

*NOTE:
• To receive credit for specialized experience applicants must provide the starting/ending dates of employment (month/year) and the average number of hours worked per week.
• Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.
• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. To receive credit you must show the actual time such as number of hours a week spent in such activities.

HIGHLY-DESIRABLE TRAINING, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

- Master’s or Ph.D. degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field
- Advanced research and analytical thinking skills
- Excellent written/oral communication skills
- Experience in building and collaborating within interdisciplinary teams
- Professional knowledge of the Section 106 compliance process and/or meeting Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards


May 15, 2007

City of New York
Parks & Recreation Citywide Job Vacancy Notice

Civil Service Title: Landmarks Preservationist Level: I-II


Title Code No. 92237 Salary: $43,584-$71,751
Office Title: Historic Houses Resident Engineer Work Location: TBD
Number of Positions: 1
Parks & Recreation in Partnership with the non-profit Historic House Trust, preserves, enhances and promotes the 22
historic house museums in New York City parks.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor and coordinate contractors performing Capital construction work on Parks’ Historic Houses under Capital
contracts.
• Work closely with the Historic House Trust and Capital Borough Teams to resolve design and construction issues.
• View and comment on contract plans and specifications.
• Ensure that contractors adhere to plans and specifications. Identify and resolve field condition issues.
• Write daily and weekly construction project reports and keep calculation book. Prepare cost projections. Correspond
with contractors and clarify construction issues. Review and approve contractor’s payment requisitions.
• Schedule and run meetings. Maintain accurate records and write reports.
• Work with Architect or Engineer of record regarding change orders, interpretation of documents, shop drawing
approvals and other architectural and engineering related issues.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. (a) A Master’s degree from an accredited college with a specialization in historic preservation, architectural history, art
history, architecture, or American history; and (b) one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the fields of
preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or conducting research in architectural or art history, or
working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields described in (a); or
2. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a specialization in any of the fields listed in “1(a)” above, and
two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1(b)” above; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Graduate study in any field listed in “1(a)” above can be
substituted for up to one year of required experience on the basis that 30 graduate credits is equivalent to 1 year of
experience. However, all candidates must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a
specialization in any of the fields listed in “1(a)” above and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described
in “1(b)” above.
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
1. Construction inspection or construction management work on capital projects with a value of $500,000 or more and/or
internships in a respective field of study.
2. Excellent communication and organizational skills.
3. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
4. Knowledge of AutoCAD, PhotoShop, PowerPoint and 3D rendering.
5. Valid New York State driver license.
Year-Round Parks & Recreation employees who need resume assistance may call 212-830-7851 for an appointment.

To apply, please submit cover letter & resume with JVN # to:
David Terhune, Director of Personnel
City of New York/Parks & Recreation
24 West 61st Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10023
Email: grow@parks.nyc.gov
Attention: JVN # 846-07-11624
POST DATE: 05/11/07 POST UNTIL: 06/01/07* JVN: 846/07/11624
NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period. *Posting period extended to
06/01/07. Previous applicants to this vacancy do not need to reapply.


May 9, 2007

Tennessee Historical Commission, Nashville, Tennessee
Historic Preservation Specialist 2, (Certified Local Government Coordinator)

The Tennessee Historical Commission has an opening for a person to work in its Certified Local Government Program.  Duties include advising and working with local governments across the state that are attempting to establish and administer local historic preservation programs and related responsibilities as more completely described below.  Requirements are a Bachelors Degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or a closely related field and one year of relevant professional experience.  A graduate degree may serve in lieu of the required experience.  The salary for this position is $29,028 per annum.  Interested persons should contact Richard Tune, Assistant Director for National Register Programs, at the offices of the Tennessee Historical Commission, 2941 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243.  Phone (615-532-1550, ext. 109), email (Richard.Tune@state.tn.us)
 
Certified Local Government Coordinator
Job Description
 
The purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance to established Certified Local Governments and to provide preservation related assistance to other local (County and Municipal) governments.  The position works with local governments to assist them in establishing and operating local governmental programs for historic preservation and/or to become Certified Local Governments.
 
More specifically, the duties of this position include:

a.      The development and refinement of policies, procedures, and guidelines for the operation of the Certified Local Government Program.
b.      The administration of the Certified Local Government Program, including processing applications for certified status and the regular review and evaluation of the performance of Certified Local Governments.
 
c.      The development and implementation of a general program of technical assistance and training for historic preservation programs at the local government level.
 
d.   The evaluation of requests for grant funding for historic preservation projects submitted from local governments.
 
e.   To serve as a liaison between state and local governments to coordinate and maximize the effectiveness of state and local efforts and programs.


April 26, 2007

Cultural Heritage Research Services, Inc. (CHRS) seeks an Architectural Historian to work out of our main office in North Wales, Pennsylvania. A Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, History, Urban Planning or related field is preferred. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, cultural resource management, architectural survey and historical research.

CHRS specializes in Section 106 compliance work and preservation planning. This work includes transportation projects, telecommunications projects, and planning projects of all sizes. Applicants should be familiar with historic resource surveys and should have experience in conducting historic and architectural research on the local level. Knowledge of American architectural history is preferred, with particular emphasis on Mid-Atlantic regional architecture. Applicants should also demonstrate skill in both writing and photography. Familiarity with historic research methods and tools, and experience with architectural documentation (i.e., photography, building descriptions, and sketch site plans), is desired. Experience in planning and/or tax credit work is also desirable.

This is a full-time position, and may involve a substantial amount of travel. Applicants must have the flexibility to travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic (primarily in Pennsylvania). CHRS offers a full benefits package, including sick days, vacations, and health care coverage. Interested applicants should send resumes, analytical and descriptive writing samples, and examples of photographic work. The position is currently open. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.

Please visit our website for more information about CHRS, Inc.: www.chrsinc.com

Send resume packets to:

Mary Alfson

Cultural Heritage Research Services, Inc.

Historic Preservation Department

403 E. Walnut Street

North Wales, PA 19454

malfson@chrsinc.com 


April 18, 2007

National Guard Cultural Resources Position (UNCLASSIFIED)

An Environmental firm consulting with the Army National Guard is seeking candidate to fill Cultural Resources Support position at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, VA.  Candidate must have demonstrated experience with state and federal cultural resource requirements such as Section 106, and will be responsible for managing historic properties and natural and cultural resources grant programs.  Candidate will provide technical guidance to Cultural Resource Managers throughout the country.  Position responsibilities include development and implementation of cultural resource management plans, budgets and reporting; preparation and presentation of cultural resources information at various conferences; preparation and review of cultural resources guidance.

Must have strong written communication skills and Microsoft Office Suite skills. Experience in database environments preferred.  Knowledge of federal and state cultural resource laws and regulations also required.  Working knowledge and experience with US Army is a plus. Degree in Historic Preservation, Archeology, Anthropology, or related cultural resources management field with two to five years experience preferred.  Duties require some travel within the US. Must be a US citizen and able to pass a security background check.  Please submit resume and salary requirements before April 27, 2007.  We are an EOE. 

Salary range high $70,000’s to low $80,000’s

Please note this will be a contractor position not a Federal position.  Please send your resume and salary history to Ms. Chelsea Zeytoonian by COB on 4/27  czeytoonian@eeimail.com


April 18, 2007

POSITION AVAILABLE

Historic Preservation Planner
New York State Historic Preservation Office (NYSHPO)

The NYSHPO (also known as the Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau) provides preservation assistance to local communities across New York.  The bureau seeks a historic preservation planner to assist in the development and implementation of New York’s five-year comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan, covering 2007-2011.  New York’s current plan is available online at www.nysparks.state.ny.us/shpo/.  Key planning components include:
•       A statewide focus
•       Careful consideration of preservation issues and “users”
•       Active public participation
•       Consideration of a variety of preservation relevant information
•       Consideration of the full range of historic and cultural resources across New York
•       Coordination with other planning efforts

Duties
To help manage and coordinate all aspects of the NYSHPO’s statewide preservation planning process, in compliance with National Park Service guidelines (www.cr.nps.gov/hps/pad/index.htm), including:
•       Relevant research as necessary
•       Public participation, including a series of focused, facilitated meetings around the state
•       Data collection and evaluation
•       Analysis of issues, needs, and trends
•       Preparation and implementation of the plan
•       Development of methods to make the plan accessible and relevant to the public

Work must begin immediately and the final draft plan must be completed by April 2008.

Employment is guaranteed for one year; however, when the planning process is complete, employment may be extended and duties shifted to include various community outreach and education activities.

Qualifications
B.A., preservation planning, architecture, architectural history, urban planning, or landscape architecture; masters preferred; at least two years experience in preservation or preservation planning with familiarity with preservation issues; knowledgeable about community affairs and planning; strong verbal and writing skills.

Salary based on experience; full benefits. Employment will be through the Natural Heritage Trust, a nonprofit affiliate of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Ruth Pierpont, Director, Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau, PO Box 189, Waterford, NY 12189, or email to ruth.pierpont@oprhp.state.ny.us.

Resumes are due no later than May 4, 2007.

If questions, please call Ruth Pierpont, Julian Adams or Austin O’Brien at 518-237-8643, extensions 3269, 3271, 3279, respectively.


April 16, 2007

State of Wyoming

Working Title: State Historic Preservation/Archaeology Manager

(Class Code:HA21-11775)

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Full Pay $5005.00 - $6739.00 Per Month
HIRING RANGE: $5,005.00 - $5,860.00 Per Month
DEPARTMENT: State Parks & Cultural Resources, Cultural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office
LOCATION: Cheyenne

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Manage and supervise all personnel in the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Archaeology programs in multiple locations in Wyoming. Establish priorities, coordinate and integrate all SHPO and Archaeology program activities as part of the Division of Cultural Resources (CR), in collaboration with other CR program managers and directly with the division administrator. Represent the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources on historic preservation and archaeological issues at the state, regional and national levels. Responsible for budget management of the programs. Must comply with all pertaining state and federal directives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Manage the SHPO and Archaeology programs in a way which reflects the interests of the State and its citizens while fulfilling statutory obligations. Provide daily oversight of all aspects of the two programs in Cheyenne and Laramie. Work closely with the State Archaeologist to oversee the Laramie staff and in maintaining the partnership with UW. Provide lead representation for the Department on historic preservation and archaeological issues at the state, regional and national levels. Establish and maintain relationships which benefit the program with the legislature, industry and the public. Establish priorities, coordinate and integrate all SHPO and Archaeology program activities as part of the Division of CR, in collaboration with other CR program managers and directly with the division administrator, to assure implementation of department goals, activities and efficiencies. Identify and implement cooperative strategies which assure that State and Federal agencies and local governments receive advice and assistance in carrying out their historic preservation and archaeological responsibilities. Oversee the management of SHPO and Archaeology budgets.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of Wyoming history, archaeology and historic preservation. Knowledge of fiscal procedures and regulations. Knowledge of personnel management and rules. Skill in change management. Skill in supervision. Skill in managing federal programs within established rules and regulations. Skill in working collaboratively with distinct, and sometimes opposing, constituencies on complex issues. Skill in public speaking. Skill in managing multiple demands on time and resources. Skill in prioritization. Skill in being a team player. Excellent customer service skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a master's degree in history, archaeology, recreation management, political science, historic preservation or closely related field, PLUS five years of professional work experience in historical, archaeological or recreational resources management, preservation, research or planning, INCLUDING two years with supervisory responsibilities.

APPLICATIONS: For more information or to apply online go to http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=11775 or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work.

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.

DATE RELEASED: 03/28/2007


April 11, 2007

Historic New England

Preservation Manager

Description: The Preservation Manager is a key staff member responsible for overseeing the preservation, capital improvements and maintenance of the structures and sites owned by Historic New England.  The Historic New England property collection spans four centuries and five New England states and is comprised of 15 National Historic Landmark sites and 28 National Register sites.  The Preservation Manager will work as part of a team to care for a regional selection of sites. Historic New England has been a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards and methods, and continues to provide models of historic preservation for preservation professionals, organizations and the public.  The Preservation Manager is the keeper of the Historic New England philosophy as it is applied to the preservation and maintenance of the sites under their management.  The Preservation Manager will establish and sustain a thorough understanding of each historic resource under their management, will develop budgets, work plans and then contract out needed preservation, capital improvements or maintenance work, will document all phases of work in an appropriate manner and will demonstrate in all actions a commitment to long-term preservation and excellent maintenance of Historic New England historic resources. The Preservation Manager is responsible for coordinating their work with other teams within Historic New England. This includes working closely with collections staff and the historic site managers who manage day-to-day operation of the properties. 
Responsibilities:Regularly surveys properties to ensure a full understanding of property needs and issues. Researches the historic record of a site to understand the preservation needs. Develops and maintains a list of restoration, capital improvements and maintenance needs for properties. Monitor boundaries, environs, community issues and other factors that may affect the long-term preservation of the properties and surroundings. Documents existing conditions at the sites. Researches preservation issues related to the work to be done. Develops budgets for restoration and maintenance work at the sites. Creates annual work plan of projects.Writes contract specifications or scopes of work or requests for proposals for outside consultants; coordinates the bidding process; selects contractor(s); oversees and documents repair work; approves contractor work; approves and processes contract payments. Writes completion reports for all work undertaken at the sites. Supervises Historic New England preservation staff and outside contractor work at the sites. Coordinates with historic site managers on cyclical maintenance items. This employee has additional duties including periodic assignment to institution-wide interdisciplinary projects. Writes articles and makes public presentations related to Historic New England property care and develops outreach programs on preservation issues. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelors degree in historic preservation, architecture, engineering, or conservation and a minimum of 4 years job-related experience.  A Masters degree is preferred. Requires computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, e-mail, internet research, spreadsheets, and project management software.  Experience with project management, HVAC, electrical and security equipment desirable.  A valid driver’s license and means of transportation is required.

Date Available: ASAP

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@historicnewengland.org, fax to (617)227-9204 or mail to Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114 attn: Human Resources

April 11, 2007

National Park Service

The National Park Service has announced two openings based in Washington, DC for the Historian and Supervisory Historian positions with the National Register and NHL programs.

Historian

See http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=56023045

Supervisory Historian

See http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=56023131


March 26, 2007

National Park Service

Historian (Architectural) position


The Midwest Region Cultural Resources Office is currently announcing a Historian (Architectural) position.  The announcement opened March 19 and closes April 18.

A second position may possibly be filled by this announcement.

The position is being announced through merit promotion and open competition.  Please refer to usajobs for the complete announcements.
Announcement numbers are MWRO-07-MP-0036 and MWRO-07-OC-0035.
www.usajobs.gov

Vacancy Ann.#: MWRO-07-OC-0035
Who May Apply: Public
Pay Plan: GS-0170-11/12
Appointment Term: Permanent
Job Status: Full-Time
Opening Date: 3/19/2007
Salary: From 52,912.00 to 82,446.00 USD per year

Duty Location: Omaha, Nebraska


March 26, 2007

HISTORIAN (NATIONAL REGISTER)
Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)

Date Posted: 03/21/2007
Posting Expires: 04/13/2007
Education or Experience Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history or related field, plus two years’ of experience in historical research or related field.

Job Duties
Researches historic properties to gather information on construction, building history, etc., both at constituent request and as party of agency initiatives.
Compiles and records gathered information into survey and computerized files, including map and location information, photographs taken during research, etc.
Researches and writes narrative histories for National Register of Historic Places nominations.
Provides information regarding historic properties and related activities to public and private groups as requested.
Performs duties related to ensuring timely distribution and completion of Determination of Eligibility sessions for potential National Register properties.
Reviews proposed building projects to assess their impact on historical sites and conformance with federal regulations.
Participates in training workshops for the public and/or researches and writes publications on historic preservation programs.
Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of national, state, and local history and architecture.
Knowledge of historical research methods and techniques.
Ability to research, write and edit historical papers.
Ability to develop historical programs for the public.
Ability to photograph historic properties.Frequent in-state travel is required.
Special Application Information
This is a full time position located within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Please visit our website to find out more about us: www.arkansaspreservation.com.

More information: https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ARStateJobsPub=2b7933b6461c64abf765665d3e2e6a9b&ina_sec_csrf=1b8d1f022a9ca42d19ddd3a8fc697941&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=21785

Full State benefits package including Health and Life Insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, as well FREE downtown parking!

NOTE: YOU MUST COMPLETE THE WORK HISTORY SECTION OF THE APPLICATION EVEN IF YOU ARE ATTACHING A RESUME. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
How To Apply Other Than The Internet
Attn: Personnel
323 Center Street
1500 Tower Building
Little Rock, AR 72201

Job Details
Position No.: 22092703
Class Code: N368
Grade: 19
Salary Range:
Background check required? No
Location Information
Job City: LITTLE ROCK
Job County/Region:
Contact Information
Contact name:
Personnel
Phone: 324-9150

JobD escription

CLASS TITLE: HISTORIAN CLASS
CODE: N368

CLASS SUMMARY

The Historian works under administrative direction and is responsible for
reviewing and documenting the historical significance of standing structures.
This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

l. Reviews requests for identification of standing structures to determine
historic qualities, uniqueness, and/or potential eligibility for
listing on the National Register of Historic Properties.

2. Gathers information by surveying the property, completing site forms,
preparing maps and location information, taking photographs, recording
property in survey books, interviewing owners, and researching
historical records of the property.

3. Writes narratives documenting research for National Register of
Historic Places Nomination.

4. Provides information regarding historic sites and related activities to
the general public and civic and community groups by responding to
individual inquiries, preparing press releases, and making oral
presentations.

5. Reviews proposed building projects to assess their impact on historical
sites and conformance with federal regulations.

6. Oversees the production and distribution of a historical properties
publication.

7. Provides technical information to contractors and the general public
regarding restoration of historic structures.

8. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The Historian has regular contact with other state agencies, local, regional,
and federal National Register officials, historical associations, and the
general public.

SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS

Frequent in-state travel is required.

KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

Knowledge of American architectural history.
Knowledge of historical research methods and techniques.
Ability to prepare written documentation of research.
Ability to prepare and present informational programs.
Ability to photograph historical properties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history; plus two
years' experience in historical research.

Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or
part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Qualifications Review
Committee.


March 26, 2007

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)

Historical Preservation Manager (Chief of the Division of Grant Programs and Planning)

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is recruiting for a Historical Preservation Manager (Chief of the Division of Grant Programs and Planning). The position will be in the Bureau for Historic Preservation. The position is non-civil service permanent full time with benefits. The salary range is $51,873 to $78,827 annually. The position will be located in the Keystone Building, Second Floor, 400 North Street, Harrisburg (Dauphin County), PA 17120.

General responsibilities of this position:

The Chief of the Division of Grant Programs and Planning is a supervisory position in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Bureau for Historic Preservation. The position manages the Commission’s state and federal grants program and its Historical Marker Program and directs and undertakes planning initiatives and public programs, as may be required.

Below is a link to a PowerPoint presentation available on the PHMC website that reviews the grants and historical marker program with an emphasis on products funded by PHMC. The aim of the presentation is to inform potential applicants as to examples of projects funded in the past.
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bhp/funding/Grants_Recipients_Projects.pps

Eligibility:

To be considered, candidates must meet the minimum experience and training requirements:
• A Master's Degree in Architectural History, Archaeology, or a closely related field; AND one year in the Historic Preservation Supervisor classification, OR
• A Master's Degree in Architectural History, American History, Archaeology, or a closely related field, AND three years experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project, historic preservation program, or a preservation assistance project, OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

For further details/position description, please contact Margaret Collins at mcollins@state.pa.us or 717-346-0329.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, personal data sheet, and a resume to PA Historical and Museum Commission, State Museum Building, Room 513, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Attention: Margaret Collins, Human Resource Analyst, by 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2007. The Bureau of State Employment (BSE) application, STD-300 Personal Data Sheet-PDS, may be obtained on the BSE website at: www.hrm.state.pa.us/pds.


March 26, 2007

Minnesota Historical Society

*JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING*

HISTORIC PROPERTIES MANAGER

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) seeks a Historic Properties
Manager to plan, organize, and manage the preservation and repair of
more than 140 structures at historic sites across the state. The HP
Manager leads a team of six full-time professionals and is responsible
for managing approximately 25 financial accounts, including tracking and
forecasting expenditures, leading management teams in developing the
scope of work for projects, and both assigning and personally managing
multiple preservation and construction projects. Projects can range
from $10,000 to $5,000,000. This is a full-time regular position with
statewide responsibilities located at the Minnesota History Center in
St. Paul, MN.

SUMMARY OF WORK: Major responsibilities include the following: 1)
Manages capital preservation and construction projects; 2) Manages two
Project Managers responsible for historic sites repair and replacement
projects so that all historic sites are maintained and preserved
according to Secretary of the Interior Standards;
3) Manages Program Specialist responsible for equipment, security,
documentation and records; 4) Maintains up-to-date financial and budget
summaries for all capital and repair projects so that the institution's
policies and the division's budget limits are strictly adhered to; 5)
Provides oversight for Program Manager responsible for MHS historic
sites and trails managed by local organizations; 6) Oversees Project
Specialist and Program Associate responsible for collections management
at Historic Sites; and 7) performs related work as apparent or assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
* Extensive knowledge and training in preservation of Historic
Buildings. Must have at least a B.A. plus at least eight to ten years
experience in Historic Preservation, Construction Management, Building
Management, or a related field.
* Excellent budgeting, budget management, and financial analysis
skills. Must have at least five years of managing budgets over
$750,000, preferably with multiple funding sources.
* Ability to work with architects, contractors, and a wide variety
of technicians and professionals.
* Ability to manage and schedule multiple projects.
* Must have a valid driver's license and a willingness to travel
statewide.
* Knowledge and understanding of spreadsheet development (Excel
preferred).
* Excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient to
work with a wide variety of people.
*
* DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
* Knowledge and ability to read and understand construction plans
and specifications.
* Understanding of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for
Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation and how to
properly implement these standards.
* Technical skills and abilities related to the construction
field.
* Knowledge of facilities management databases

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: To request a job announcement, call MHS job line at (651)
296-0542 or web site at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs. Please send a letter
of application describing qualifications, resume, three professional
references, and completed application form to: Minnesota Historical
Society, Human Resources Department, Restoration & Construction Manager
position, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul, MN 55102. Applications
review process begins after March 30, 2007. Position will remain open
until filled. EEO/AA

Britta L. Bloomberg
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Historic Preservation Department
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
T. 651-259-3466
F. 651-282-2374
E. britta.bloomberg@mnhs.org
www.mnhs.org/shpo


March 21, 2007

POSITION OPENING - ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN

The Cultural Resource Division of The Louis Berger Group, Inc., (Berger), solicits applications for the position of Architectural Historian in our office in Albany, New York. This office primarily serves upstate New York and New England.

For this position, we seek a highly motivated and experienced individual to pursue quality historical architectural research in a cultural resource management context. Responsibilities will include historical research, architectural resource field survey, NRHP evaluations, effects assessments pursuant to 36 CFR 800, HABS/HAER-level documentation, and report writing. The position requires extensive travel for project assignments.

M.A. in Architectural History, History, or Historic Preservation plus excellent research and writing skills are required. Candidates must have at least three years professional experience in field survey and National Register evaluation of architectural resources in New England, preferably in the context of Section 106 compliance. Experience in interpretation and evaluation of engineering/industrial and military resources is desirable.

A preferred candidate will have working familiarity with Federal laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines governing cultural resources. Ability to communicate directly with a variety of clients in the public and private sector is a necessity as is the ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team with other cultural resource professionals in the company. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to meet budget and schedule requirements. Prior experience with proposal writing and client interaction strongly desired.

We offer a competitive salary, negotiable based on experience. Full benefits package includes vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical/dental (free to employee), life/disability insurance, and 401K. This is a full-time, salaried position in one of the company’s primary offices, not a project appointment. The successful applicant must be willing to relocate to Albany and will be expected to travel for project assignments. Telecommuter options are not available for this position.

Submit résumé with references, a letter of interest, and a writing sample to:

Hope E. Luhman, Ph.D.

The Louis Berger Group, Inc.

20 Corporate Woods Blvd.

Albany, New York 12211

hluhman@louisberger.com


March 26, 2207

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Municipal Building, One Centre Street - 9th Floor North, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700

JOB VACANCY NOTICE136-07-1000CA1

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATE

OFFICE TITLE

Compliance  Officer

(TWO POSITIONS)

TITLE CODE NO.

56057

UNIT

Enforcement

SALARY

$29,882 – $49,730

LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007

START DATE:  June 18th, 2007

JOB DESCRIPTION

            Under the supervision of the Deputy Counsel and Director of Enforcement, the Compliance Officers play an instrumental role in protecting New York City’s landmark buildings. The Compliance Officer receives and tracks reports of illegal work performed on landmarks from many sources, including community groups, the general public and Commission staff.  The Compliance Officer explains the legal implications of the violations to property owners and provides guidance to the owners on how the violations can be corrected.

            The Compliance Officer investigates complaints of illegal work on landmarks which includes visits to historic districts and individual landmarks throughout the City to photograph buildings, review of historic photographs within the agency’s files, and accurate research of the permit history of the property to determine if illegal work has occurred and if so, the scope of the illegal work.

             When necessary the Compliance Officer issues Warning Letters (violations) and, if the illegal work is actively underway, Stop Work Orders. The Compliance Officer works closely with the Commission’s Preservation Department staff when investigating complaints, accurately maintains information on complaints and violations and periodically prepares status reports including statistical summaries of enforcement efforts.  The Compliance Officer also educates the public about the Commission and the Landmarks Law by speaking before community groups, and trains and supervises interns.

            The Compliance Officer needs to be organized, accurate, have the ability to work independently, and be able to have extensive professional involvement with the public, including numerous telephone conversations.

QUALIFICATION  REQUIREMENTS:  

1)  A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community-centered activities in an area related to duties described above.

2) Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1) Demonstrated familiarity with architectural history and detail

2) Experience using Word, Excel, Microsoft Office or equivalent

3) Experience with all aspects of digital photography

4) Excellent communications and organizational skills

5) Experience with public interaction and contact

6) Must possess valid NYS driver’s license

7) Ability to read architectural drawings and plans

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Margaret McMahon

Director of Administration

The Landmarks Preservation Commission

1 Centre Street – 9th Floor

New York, NY 10007

mmcmahon@lpc.nyc.gov

NO PHONE CALLS

PLEASE NOTE

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget

New York City Residency required within ninety (90) days of appointment

If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DATED: March 19, 2007                                                                              POST UNTIL: Filled


March 19, 2007

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Municipal Building, One Centre Street - 9th Floor North, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700

JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-07-1300LP13

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE

LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I

TITLE CODE NO.

92237

UNIT: PRESERVATION

SALARY: $43,584- $62,785

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  TWO       

ESTIMATED START DATE:  TBD

LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or correct violations issued on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts; also reviews applications for new construction in historic districts.  Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate.  Provides technical assistance to owners.  Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:1.   A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or2.  A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience;  or3.  Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:Margaret McMahonLandmarks Preservation Commission1 Centre Street - 9th Floor               New York, NY 10007Fax: 212.669.7955Email: mmcmahon@lpc.nyc.gov

NO PHONE CALLS

Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget

If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DATED:  March 19, 2007 amended                                                           POST UNTIL: Filled


March 11, 2007

The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers is looking for an individual with a successful track record in government relations and an interest in historic preservation to help advance our national agenda. This job involves working with the Congress in Washington, DC, and with the Historic Preservation Officers in the States. The incumbent must be personable, an excellent communicator, a persuasive diplomat, computer literate, independent worker. The deadline for applications is April 16, 2007. The NCSHPO offers an excellent benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. Email a letter of intent, resume, salary requirements, references and a writing sample to Nancy Schamu, NCSHPO Executive Director, schamu@sso.org


March 6, 2007

President & CEOColorado Historical Society, Denver, CO

The resource for Colorado history, The Colorado Historical Society is poised for change and seeks a proven leader with a rich history of career success and achievement to lead growth it its statewide programs and services. CHS is an educational agency of the State of Colorado with an annual operating budget of approximately ten million dollars and employs 120  full- and part-time staff. The Colorado Historical Society serves as Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office.This premier organization seeks an accomplished CEO whose passion is history and has significant experience in leading and managing complex organizations.  Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills required.  Success in raising funds and in building private-public partnerships highly desired. Experience in growing an organization is expected.Salary commensurate with background and experience.Application Deadline: March 23, 2007

Equal Opportunity Employer. Please contact:  Raylene Decatur, Principal, Kittleman & Associates, LLC, 299 Milwaukee Street, Suite 332, Denver, CO 80206; Phone:  303-370-7088; CHS-CEO@kittleman.net


February 26, 2007

Vermont Downtown Program, Montpelier, Vermont
Downtown Development Spec


Agency: Commerce & Community Develpmnt
Location: Montpelier
Reference: 23050
Job Code: 855000
Job Type: Classified
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Shift: N/A
Hourly Rate: $19.07
Pay Grade: 23
Application Deadline: 03/09/2007
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FULL TIME POSITION.

This Downtown Development Specialist position, Ref # 23050, is open to all internal and external applicants.

Overview

This position provides training and technical assistance to local revitalization organizations on economic development, marketing/promotions, building and public infrastructure improvements, and organizational development . This position will also include administrative work in support of downtown/village designation, and tax credits and grants for those communities, as awarded by the VT Downtown Development Board.

More on the program can be found at www.historicvermont.org/programs/downtown.html.

Applications have to be made at the state’s HR website - http://www.vermontpersonnel.org/ - and they can find the posting under “job applicant center” by searching for “downtown development”.

General Job Description

Professional staff position for the Vermont Downtown Program (VDP), to encourage investment in Vermont's downtowns, for the Division for Historic Preservation. Duties include training and technical assistance on a broad range of diverse and complex topics to downtown organizations, municipalities, business and property owners, developers and the general public, as well as support of the Downtown Development Board and administration of financial awards. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Downtown Program Coordinator.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates who are enthusiastic, have strong communication skills, and have relevant experience are strongly preferred.

Please describe in your work history any experience you have in the following responsibilities (Applicants are encouraged to attach a resume or cover letter describing this work):

1) marketing and promotions, particularly in the context of a downtown revitalization program

2) historic preservation and/or real estate development

3) economic development, particularly retail businesses

4) grants management

5) nonprofit organizational development

Minimum Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Awareness of current preservation-based downtown revitalization principles and practices.

Working knowledge of marketing and promotion, small business development, historic building rehabilitation, non-profit management, and/or real estate development.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to maintain an entrepreneurial outlook and motivate others.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or graduate degree in business administration, economics, marketing, historic preservation, urban planning, or public administration AND at least one year at a professional level in downtown revitalization, marketing, historic preservation, land use planning, small business development, non-profit management, or downtown real estate development.

OR:

Associate's degree in business administration, economics, marketing, historic preservation, urban planning, or public administration AND at least three years at a professional level in downtown revitalization, marketing, historic preservation, land use planning, small business development, non-profit management, or downtown real estate development.

OR:

High School Diploma or equivalent AND at least five years at a professional level in downtown revitalization, marketing, historic preservation, land use planning, small business development, non-profit management, or downtown real estate development.

Working Conditions

Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting with moderate travel for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal work schedule may be required. Public speaking is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


February 23, 2007

Kansas State Historical Society
Permanent Historic Preservation Specialist II

Full-time, permanent vacancy on the State Notice of Vacancy Listing under our Requisition No. 155211

This position is open until filled; Grade 23/Step 4, $15.84 hourly.*

Review & Compliance/CLG Coordinator (Historic
Preservation Specialist II)* with the Kansas State Historical Society. This
individual will work independently and with teams to assist with the
Cultural Resource Division's National Register and review and
compliance programs. Helps the office in fulfilling the mandated state and
federal regulations, including review of projects under the state
preservation statute, KSA 75--2724 and the federal law for the protection of
historic properties, 36 CFR Part 800 in accordance with the Secretary of
the Interior's /Standards for Rehabilitation/.

Also assists with contracts and helps guide the
development of historic context statements. Functions as one of the staff
experts on architectural history. Must provide excellent
customer service in dealing with property owners, government officials,
developers, consultants, preservationists and others. Educates
the public and government officials about protective laws. Reviews
projects submitted by property owners, federal and state agencies and
local governments for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's
/Standards for Rehabilitation/ and /Standards and Guidelines for
Evaluating the Effect of Projects on Environs/. Must be able to read,
understand, and explain drawings and specifications for projects submitted
for review.

The individual in this position serves as the
division's point of contact for communities that are, or have the
potential to become, Certified Local Governments according to the
National Park Service's criteria. Will help identify communities that have
the potential to become CLGs and build long--term relationships that
lead to certification.

Will also work with interested groups and
individuals to facilitate discussions on local preservation ordinances within
their communities. Must be able to explain the CLG program and its
advantages as well as procedures and requirements for certification to
government officials, interested individuals, civic groups, Main Street
organizations, etc.

Will travel frequently in--state to Certified Local
Government communities and attend meetings of the local
landmarks commissions. Position will assist CLGs in transfer of state
preservation law review authority; review annual reports to ensure CLGs are
in compliance with current agreements; review minutes of local
landmarks commission meetings and ensure commissions are employing the
Secretary of the Interior's Standards in their reviews. Some time
will be spent providing technical assistance to preservation professionals
and the public and researching and writing articles for /Kansas
Preservation/.

The successful applicant will meet the Secretary of
the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of
History, Architectural History or Preservation Planning. See
* http://www.cr.nps.gov/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm. *

Agency prefers the following qualifications: (a) A
graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History,
Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework
in American Architectural History *or* (b) An undergraduate
degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or
closely related field of study plus a minimum of two (2) years of full--time
professional experience applying the theories, methods, and
practices of Architectural History that enables professional
judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation,
registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United
States and products and activities that demonstrate the successful
application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of
historic preservation.

The successful applicant will have daily contact
with members of the public, government officials, consultants and
members of the media. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication
skills. As position requires on--site inspection of historic buildings
from roof to basement or crawl space, access to some spaces may require
use of ladders, scaffolds, elevators, etc. There will be some
exposure to environmental discomfort such as extreme temperatures, insects,
etc.

*To Apply* go to http://jobs.ks.gov for Employment
Application and Personal Data. Additionally, in order to complete
the application process please forward a letter of application,
resume and copy of transcript(s) to Human Resources, The Kansas State
Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099. Position
open until filled. If questions, contact Human Resources, 785-272-8681,
ext. 220.


February 20, 2007

Transportation Compliance Review Program

Florida State Historic Preservation Office

Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State

Position: Compliance Review Historic Preservation Planner, or Compliance Review Architectural Historian

Pay Rate: $31.39/ hour OPS (no benefits package)

Tallahassee Headquarters, Full-time with occasional overnight travel

Please submit a State of Florida Employment Application and current resume or curriculum vita to:

                          Florida Department of State

                          Division of Historical Resources, R.A. Gray Building

                          500 S. Bronough Street, Room 404

                          Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

                          Attn: Wm. Brian Yates

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in the workplace.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

Position Background:

On June 9, 1998 the President of the United States signed into law PL 105-178, The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). This law called for a streamlined approach for conducting transportation corridor project reviews as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. In response, the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other Federal, State, and Local agencies, developed a refined and improved methodology for effecting transportation decisions while complying with all Federal and State environmental regulations. Known as the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) Process, this program is now part of the Florida Environmental Streamlining Program and serves a major role in how Florida’s current and future transportation needs are being met. Continuing on the foundations established with TEA-21, on August 10, 2005 the President signed a $285 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, known as SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users). The law includes about $3.25 billion in funding for transportation enhancements over the next five years and provides funding to continue building upon the foundations created with TEA-21 and the Florida ETDM Process.

In a committed effort to support this program, the Florida State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) agreed to several measures to facilitate the effectiveness of the ETDM Process. These measures include, but are not limited to: supplementing its existing staff in the Tallahassee office, which currently processes FDOT projects on a routine basis, with qualified project review specialists; and providing expedited project coordination, technical assistance and document review pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and 36 CFR Part 800 to satisfy requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and Chapter 267, Florida Statutes.

As part of the ETDM Process, increased funding is available to add an additional staff position in the Florida SHPO Transportation Compliance Review Program. The available position will be filled as an Other Personnel Services (OPS) position with no benefits package. The successful candidate for this position will fulfill the role of ETDM project reviewer for the Florida State Historic Preservation Office and will augment an existing staff of two historic Preservation professionals in this program. In the spirit of environmental streamlining in the ETDM Process, the successful candidate will be required to complete project reviews expeditiously to meet established review periods.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

It is essential that the incumbent for this position clearly demonstrate that they meet or exceed the Professional Qualifications Standards as stipulated in 36 CFR Part 61 (“Procedures for Approved State and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs”) in their respective field and possess an understanding of historic preservation programs and processes. In addition to these requirements, the incumbent should have the following skills:

The candidate selected for the position is expected to become:

A State of Florida Employment Application can be downloaded from http://www.state.fl.us/dms/hrm/jobsdirect/application.html. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Direct all inquiries regarding this position to Brian Yates, (850) 245-6333 or 1-800-847-7278.


February 13, 2007

CITY OF LONG BEACH DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING

PLANNER III – PROVISIONAL Historic Preservation Division ($4,641 to $6,316 monthly)

The Historic Preservation Division is accepting resumes for an immediate opening for a full-time/provisional Preservation Planner. This position is responsible for providing specialized technical preservation planning tasks while working under the general supervision of the Historic Preservation Officer. Selection for permanent appointment to the position will be based on satisfactory job performance and successfully completing the Civil Service examination among the top scores.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
• Reviewing proposed alterations to designated Landmarks and those properties located within recognized Historic Districts in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards; conduct reviews for Certificates of Appropriateness on projects affecting historic properties, and perform code enforcement related activities;
• Preparing and/or reviewing State of California Historic Resources Inventory forms, Historic Resources Technical Reports and Historic Context Statements, and CEQA/NEPA compliant reports relating to historic resources;
• Reviewing and processing applications for City Landmark designation; preparing written staff reports on Landmark applications for Cultural Heritage Commission consideration;
• Assisting City departments on projects that impact historic resources including conducting and participating in Section 106 review processes;
• Helping to oversee the City’s Mills Act Historical Property Contracts Program; reviewing and processing Mills Act applications and conducting inspections of Mills Act properties to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards;
• Conducting historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation under National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and the City’s local criteria of significance;
• Answering technical preservation planning questions from the public at the preservation office counter, via e-mail and/or over the telephone;
• Developing/ maintaining productive relationships with other public entities, private contractors, other City departments, elected officials, and the general public on issues, policies, and regulations associated with historic preservation;
• Participating in presentations to a variety of commissions and boards to establish and implement goals, strategies and governmental aspects of historic preservation and related matters;
• Serving as lead on special preservation planning projects;
• Supervising, training, and evaluating professional, para-professional, technical, and administrative support; and • Performing other related work assignments as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, history, urban planning, architectural history, public history, or a closely related field.
• Excellent research, writing, proofreading, editing, and oral communication skills.
• A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required at the time of selection.
• A minimum of two years of experience as a Planner II in the field of preservation planning, or equivalent experience obtained in another planning agency or private consulting firm.
• A master’s degree in of the fields mentioned above, from an accredited institution may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• A master’s degree is preferred or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Must meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for history or architectural history, or historic architecture.
• An understanding of California and Federal preservation planning laws and guidelines including the Secretary of the Interior Standards, requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
• Experience with either a local government, related non-profit organization or preservation planning firm reviewing development proposals for consistency with federal, state, and/or local preservation guidelines, making recommendations for project alterations and working directly with project applicants.
• Bilingual English/Spanish language skills.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest and resume no later than 4:30 pm, February 23, 2007 to: ATTN: Planner Recruitment – Historic Preservation Department of Planning & Building c/o Georgia Pon, Administrative Officer 333 West Ocean Boulevard, 4 th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802
Resumes will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the close of the filing period.
The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please contact (562) 570-6038.


February 12, 2007

Cultural Heritage Coordinator - Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont Tourism and Marketing is recruiting for a Cultural Heritage Coordinator (Travel Marketing Specialist II) position, PG22, located in Montpelier.  Application deadline is Feb. 26.  If any Agency employee is interested, please complete a state application form and apply using the Human Resource Department website www.vermontpersonnel.org eRecruit process.   If you have questions about the process, please call Employment Services at 802-241-4380.


February 8, 2007

Grants Coordinator

New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Office

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources seeks a highly qualified and experienced person to serve as Grants Coordinator for the Division.  The N.H. Division of Historical Resources serves as the State Historic Preservation Office charged with identification, evaluation, designation, and protection of the state’s architectural and archaeological resources.

This position is responsible for coordinating a variety of grant programs offered by the Division and for administering the National Park Service annual grant.  The position is responsible for research and analysis of grant funding opportunities for the Division, coordinating grant applications by Division staff, and monitoring grant implementation and required reports.

The ideal applicant will have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in a cultural institution, or in public administration, with directly related experience to the position being filled.  The ideal candidate should be personable and work well with varied personalities, have excellent organizational, verbal and written skills, and be able to work independently or in a group setting as needed.

The position is a full-time state position with a salary range of $36,621 to $49,842 and a generous benefit package including paid health and dental insurance.

Resumes, letters of interest and inquiries should be sent to:  James McConaha, Director, N.H. Division of Historical Resources, 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, 03301-3570, or james.mcconaha@dcr.nh.gov, phone 603-271-6435.

Applications must be received by Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Febraury 8, 2007

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

DIRECTOR AND STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historical Resources, is seeking a Director and State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to administer New Hampshire’s State Historic Preservation Office. The Director reports to the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources and supervises a staff of professional historians, architectural historians, archaeologists and support staff. As SHPO, the Director manages the federal preservation program in New Hampshire, including the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Section 106 Environmental Review, Certified Local Governments, Survey and Inventory, Planning, Covenant and Technical Assistance programs.

The Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is a state agency, supported by the State of New Hampshire, in addition to the federal Historic Preservation Fund (through a matching grant administered by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior). Among the DHR's state programs and activities are the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP), archaeological permitting, the NH State Register of Historic Places, the state curatorial program, NH Historical Highway Markers, a quarterly newsletter, the NH Historic Agricultural Structures Advisory Committee, the State Historical Resources Council, and technical assistance to municipalities, citizen groups and planning commissions. 

The DHR works with many other federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals in areas of mutual interest and concern, such as NH DOT's "Stone Walls" protection policy, the State Land Management Team, and the state's Scenic/Cultural Byways program. Other partnerships focus on affordable housing, rural preservation, traditional arts, natural resource protection, community charrettes, and technical assistance to enable historic properties to meet the requirements of building and safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Of its many public/private partnerships, the DHR has an especially strong and productive working relationship with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, the non-profit statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of New Hampshire's historic buildings, landscapes and communities through leadership, advocacy, and education.

The Division of Historical Resources seeks an energetic and accomplished Director to build on current program strengths and provide leadership to the State on preservation issues. The Director will have program management and decision-making authority encompassing policy, planning, budget, and supervisory responsibilities.

Background and Skills Required:

Education and Experience:

This is a highly responsible, upper-level management position requiring a graduate degree in historic preservation or a closely related field with ten years of professional experience and five  years of experience in an administrative capacity.

The successful candidate must have a professional record of significant accomplishments in historic preservation. This candidate should demonstrate evidence of substantial administrative experience, extensive hands-on work related to historic preservation and archaeological resources, and a strong commitment to both historic preservation and serving the public.

Additional information about the Division of Historical Resources is included in the text of New Hampshire Revised Statues 227-C and available online at: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XIX-227-C.htm Interested applicants might also want to review the agency website at: http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/

Salary commensurate with experience. An excellent fringe benefits package includes: health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement.

Application Process:

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, five current references with names and phone numbers, statement of historic preservation commitment and approach, and salary requirements to Kathleen Stanick, Business Administrator, 20 Park Street, Concord, NH  03301.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Kathleen Stanick, Business Administrator, kstanick@library.state.nh.us or 603/271-2400.

Application materials will be accepted until February 23, 2007.


February 8, 2007

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (Position Number 00098662)

HISTORIC RESOURCES PLANNER

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division

Duties : Under the general supervision of the Planning and Local Assistance Unit Manager, and in close coordination with the Environmental Review Coordinator, the Historic Resources Planner conducts reviews of federal and state projects for compliance with Sections 110 and 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA) and the State Agency Historic Property Stewardship Program, and comments on the eligibility of resources to the National Register of Historic Places.  As part of this review, the Historic Resources Planner works with other agencies and other HPD staff, as appropriate, to determine the effects of projects on historic properties and to develop mitigation measures and alternatives to minimize effects.  The Historic Resources Planner provides technical assistance to federal, state and local applicants submitting projects for compliance with environmental review state and federal regulations on matters related to architectural history and on relevant laws, guidelines and procedures. 

Skills:  Knowledge of cultural resources protection and management principles, including applicable state and federal laws and regulations.  Knowledge of and experience working with historic architectural resources in Georgia or the Southeast region.  Demonstrated ability to conduct identification and evaluation surveys, to prepare and review technical reports for consistency with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation and to assess effects on identified properties, develop alternatives and make recommendations to reduce, avoid or mitigate effects.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and skills in negotiation desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:  Completion of an undergraduate major in American history, architectural history, or historic preservation OR completion of an undergraduate major in a related field AND two years of experience in historic preservation.

Preferred Qualifications:  Masters degree in Architectural History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, History, Public History, American History, Historic Preservation or related field, plus a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in historic preservation and cultural resource management.  Experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act strongly encouraged. 

Rate of Pay:  Annual salary- $34,533 (entry-level) - $60,487 plus fringe benefits (annual/sick leave, health insurance, retirement).  Full-time non-merit position.  Selected applicant can expect to be hired at or close to the entry-level salary.

Application Procedures:  Submit a letter of interest, resume and a State of Georgia Application for Employment to:  Office of Personnel Services, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE, Suite 1258, East Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.  Application forms may be downloaded from the State Merit System’s web page at: http://www.gms.state.ga.us/agencyservices/forms.asp#employment Refer any questions to Dr. Karen Anderson-Cordova, Planning and Local Assistance Unit Manager, at 404-651-6461.

Application deadline :  Postmarked by _February 27, 2007__. No electronic submittals will be accepted.


February 7, 2007

MaineDOT Planner II

Direct Hire

DATE: 02/06/07 EXPIRES: 02/27/07

PAY RANGE: 22 POSITION TYPE: Permanent full-time

LOCATION: Augusta CLASS CODE: 0653 POSITION #: 1265

BUREAU/DIVISION: Environment Office

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position, located in the MaineDOT Environment Office, is for entry level work under direct supervision, and involves conducting surveys and research on Federal-aid and State-aid transportation projects to identify, photograph, and document historic and cultural resources that are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The position will be expected to compare alternatives, assess effects of the proposed transportation projects to those resources, prepare documentation concerning such resources and effects to them in accordance with various State and Federal environmental laws and regulations, and complete mitigation proposals and documents for adversely affected resources. The position will be expected to prepare and review documentation in accordance with Historic American Engineering Record Standards. This position serves as a liaison between the Maine Department of Transportation and other State and Federal agencies and private parties concerned with historic resources of the state.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelors Degree in Business or Public Administration, Planning, Economics, Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field and three (3) years of related work experience. Equivalent related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants must forward a cover letter, current resume, and completed Direct Hire application, to: MaineDOT, Human Resources, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0016, no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2007. For additional information applicants may contact Kathy Fuller at 624-3100. Applications are available by calling, (207)624-3050, and on the MaineDOT website: www.maine.gov/mdot.


January 25, 2007

CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR LEADERSHIP IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Office of the Lieutenant Governor


The Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office (LA-SHPO) is seeking qualified candidates for the post of Director of the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation. The Division oversees a wide variety of federal and state mandated historic preservation programs. These include: nomination of properties to the National Register, active federal and state historic preservation tax credit programs, Section 106 environmental review, the Louisiana Main Street Program, our new Urban Main Street Program initiative, our Certified Local Government (CLG) Program, historic structures survey, heritage education and our state sponsored Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Program. This position will also oversee a special National Park Service hurricane recovery appropriation for restoration grants.

The department is seeking experienced preservation professionals, preferably with supervisory experience, with mature management skills, budget oversight skills and good judgement, especially in high profile matters, who will make a long-term commitment to lead the Division into the 21st century. Preferred candidates will also have a strong ability to leverage public/private partnerships to advance the Division’s mission. The Division directorship is a second-line supervisory post that carries with it a Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer designation with signatory authority for official SHPO documents.

This is a classified tenured position with generous Civil Service medical and retirement benefits – Civil Service pay grid AS 619, annual salary range $38,813 to $69,555. Well qualified candidates may start well up in the pay range.

Contact Jonathan Fricker, (Retiring) Director, Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation, D-SHPO, P. O. Box 44247 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 or call (225) 342–8160. Also visit the Louisiana Civil Service Web site for the official job announcement and application form, www.dscs.state.la.us. The application period will close February 5, 2007.


January 18, 2007

CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

PLANNER (Heritage Preservation)

Master Number 206297

Planning Applications must be received by: OPEN

Salary Range: $3,542 to $5,171/month

Will research and analyze specific planning related issues, provide background information, develop recommendations, and present written and/or oral reports as required; provide information to citizens, developers, and others on procedures, ordinances, documents, and data available within his/her functional area and coordinates with other staff to provide information that is available through another division or department; conduct research, prepares staff reports and makes public presentations to boards and commission; oversee the city’s Heritage Preservation Program and staff the Heritage Commission by providing for meeting notification, agenda packet preparation and distribution, and coordination with other departments and divisions; coordinates the maintenance, updating, and dissemination of information relating to the Preservation Plan, which includes an inventory of historic properties; act as the coordinator on specific assignments including the assembly of information from other staff, divisions, departments, and outside groups to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of plans and studies; act as liaison between the downtown owners and the appropriate city departments on matters relating to city procedures, codes and ordinances, and the acquisition of applicable permits for a wide range of activities.

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, plus two years of experience in Urban Planning or related field. (No experience is necessary if the applicant has a Master’s Degree.) Texas Class C driver’s license is required.

011507.3 AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ADA EMPLOYER

CITY OF PLANO, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

1520 AVENUE K, SUITE 130, PLANO, TX 75074

TELEPHONE: (972) 941-7115

FAX: (972) 941-7239

24-Hour Information Hotlines:

Career (972) 941-7116; Police (972) 941-7299; Fire (972) 941-7402

Home Page: http://www.plano.gov/Departments/HR/employment.htm

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AN ADVOCATE FOR WORKFORCE DIVERSITY


January 16, 2007

Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation 2007/08

Historic Preservation Faculty Search Description November 2006

Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation seeks outstanding individuals for the following positions. Interest in interdisciplinary activity, and the ability to engage with students and faculty in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Art and Architectural History, Visual Arts Studies, as well as others within the University and in the Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy, is desirable. Candidates with dual qualifications and those who can bridge undergraduate and graduate studies are particularly encouraged to apply. The School is a dynamic community with a continuing commitment to excellence in teaching, which seeks to distinguish itself at the national and international levels through the extension of undergraduate, graduate, professional and pre-college program options among the school’s areas of study, with multiple study abroad and other special study opportunities. Our recently expanded facilities and increased support for faculty scholarly, creative and professional work are transforming the school. The School’s integrative philosophy should allow successful candidates to integrate issues from their particular area of specialty across the curriculum, and to inform creative and professional work in the studio and in the field. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

Historic Preservation Faculty Position Assistant/Associate Professor of Historic Preservation (FAC07-026)

Primary responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate coursework including introductory and preservation planning courses, research and field methods, and preservation studios. Participation with colleagues in the development of undergraduate student thesis work, and the develop graduate coursework is also essential. Candidates should have a minimum of a master’s degree in historic preservation or substantial achievement in the field, with professional and teaching experience preferred. Applicants with abilities and expertise in the practice of preservation planning, field documentation, and a demonstrated record of collaborative activity with the related fields and professions of architecture, landscape architecture, the arts, cultural history, and art and architectural history are encouraged.

Application Requirements Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, selected examples of teaching, professional, scholarly and/or creative work; and with names and contact information of three references, to the Office of Human Resources (indicate relevant reference number), Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809. Applicant review will begin February 1, 2007, and continue until the searches are completed. Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.


January 10, 2007

City of New York
Parks & Recreation Citywide Job Vacancy Notice
Civil Service Title: Landmarks Preservationist Level: I-II
Title Code No. 92237 Salary: $41,908-$68,991
Office Title: Historic Houses Resident Engineer Work Location: TBD
Number of Positions: 1
Parks & Recreation in Partnership with the non-profit Historic House Trust, preserves, enhances and promotes the 22
historic house museums in New York City parks.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor and coordinate contractors performing Capital construction work on Parks’ Historic Houses under Capital
contracts.
• Work closely with the Historic House Trust and Capital Borough Teams to resolve design and construction issues.
• View and comment on contract plans and specifications.
• Ensure that contractors adhere to plans and specifications. Identify and resolve field condition issues.
• Write daily and weekly construction project reports and keep calculation book. Prepare cost projections. Correspond
with contractors and clarify construction issues. Review and approve contractor’s payment requisitions.
• Schedule and run meetings. Maintain accurate records and write reports.
• Work with Architect or Engineer of record regarding change orders, interpretation of documents, shop drawing
approvals and other architectural and engineering related issues.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. (a) A Master’s degree from an accredited college with a specialization in historic preservation, architectural history, art
history, architecture, or American history; and (b) one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the fields of
preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or conducting research in architectural or art history, or
working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields described in (a); or
2. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a specialization in any of the fields listed in “1(a)” above, and
two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1(b)” above; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Graduate study in any field listed in “1(a)” above can be
substituted for up to one year of required experience on the basis that 30 graduate credits is equivalent to 1 year of
experience. However, all candidates must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a
specialization in any of the fields listed in “1(a)” above and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described
in “1(b)” above.
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
1. Construction inspection or construction management work on capital projects with a value of $500,000 or more and/or
internships in a respective field of study.
2. Excellent communication and organizational skills.
3. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
4. Knowledge of AutoCAD, PhotoShop, PowerPoint and 3D rendering.
5. Valid New York State driver license.
Year-Round Parks & Recreation employees who need resume assistance may call 212-830-7851 for an appointment.
To apply, please submit cover letter & resume with JVN # to:
David Terhune, Director of Personnel
City of New York/Parks & Recreation
24 West 61st Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10023
Email: grow@parks.nyc.gov
Attention: JVN # 846-07-11624
POST DATE: 01/05/07 POST UNTIL: 01/29/07 JVN: 846/07/11624
NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period.
THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY OF NEW YORK / PARKS &
RECREATION ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS M/F/D/V
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: (800) 281-5722


January 5, 2007

Position: Associate Director, Historic Preservation/State Historic Preservation Officer
Organization: State Historic Preservation Office of the District of Columbia
Location: Washington, D.C.
Deadline: 2/8/2007

Description:
Incumbent serves dual roles as the day-to-day administrator of the State Historic Preservation Office of the District of Columbia and the manager of Washington, D.C.`s extensive Historic Preservation Program. The successful candidate will have a graduate level degree in historic preservation or a related field such as architecture, architectural history, archeology or urban planning, demonstrated communication and management skills, and at least 10 years experience in a large urban, state, or national preservation program.
All candidates must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

For More Information/To Apply:
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to andrea.anderson@dc.gov by February 8, 2007. The District of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer http://planning.dc.gov/planning/site/default.asp


January 5, 2007

Job Announcement
Kentucky Heritage Council
Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer

The Kentucky Heritage Council, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, is seeking an executive director and State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to administer Kentucky’s State Historic Preservation Office. The Executive Director reports to a sixteen member Council, which is appointed by the Governor, and supervises a staff of professional historians, architectural historians, historic architects, archaeologists, and planners. As SHPO, the Executive Director manages the federal preservation program in Kentucky, including the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Section 106 Environmental Review, Certified Local Governments and Preservation Grants-in-Aid. The Council office is located in the historic Swigert-Taylor-Bradley house in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Heritage Council maintains award-winning preservation programs. The Council has consistently ranked among the top SHPOs in the country with regard to National Register listings, Main Street commercial revitalization activities, use of Transportation Enhancements grants, Preserve America city and county designations, rural preservation work, and public archaeological education programs. The Council's statewide mandate is to identify, preserve, and protect Kentucky’s important historic and cultural resources. To help achieve this goal, the Council has an active Main Street Program, administers several state preservation commissions (African American, Native American, and Military Heritage), and has partnered with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology to administer the Kentucky Archaeological Survey. By working with other state and federal agencies, local communities, and interested citizens, the Council has built a greater awareness of Kentucky’s past and encouraged the long-term preservation of Kentucky’s significant historic and cultural resources.
The Council seeks an Executive Director to build on current program strengths and provide leadership to the Commonwealth on preservation issues. The Executive Director will have program management and decision-making authority encompassing policy, planning, budget, and supervisory responsibilities.

BACKGROUND AND SKILLS REQUIRED
· Managerial experience, and strong leadership and supervisory skills
· Experience working with other state and federal government agencies
· Experience working with the media
· Knowledge of cultural resource preservation laws
· Experience preparing and working with governmental budgeting, fiscal management, and grants management procedures
· Understanding of current issues and practices related to historic preservation, historic structures, cultural landscapes, and archaeological sites
· Understanding of federal and state preservation laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
· Ability to communicate effectively
· Excellent writing and speaking skills
· Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and support staff
· Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other state and federal agencies, legislators, the preservation community, and the general public
· Ability to develop short and long range plans that meet established goals and contribute to overall Council goals

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This is a highly responsible, upper-level management position requiring a degree in historic preservation or a closely related field with 10 years of professional experience and five (5) years of experience in an administrative capacity. A graduate degree in historic preservation or a related field is desired. A combination of education, work experience, and supervisory responsibilities can be substituted for a graduate degree.

The successful candidate must have a professional record of significant accomplishments in historic preservation. This candidate should demonstrate evidence of substantial administrative experience, extensive hands-on work related to historic preservation and archaeological resources, and a strong commitment to both historic preservation and serving the public.

A more complete job description and additional information about the Kentucky Heritage Council is included in the text of Kentucky Revised Statute 171.3801 – 397 and available online at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/171-00/CHAPTER.HTM. Interested applicants might also want to review the agency website at www.heritage.ky.gov

SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience. An excellent fringe benefits package includes: health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) current references with names and phone numbers, statement of historic preservation commitment and approach, and salary requirements to Donna Coleman, Personnel Officer, 300 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Resumes will be accepted until January 15, 2007 In addition to these items, every applicant should also complete a state application available online at http://personnel.ky.gov/employment/onlineap.htm and submit this with the other requested items.

Additional Requirements: Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

The Kentucky Heritage Council is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


January 5, 2007

The Idaho State Historical Society is seeking a new Executive Director who also serves as the Idaho SHPO. Please find a link to the job announcement at www.idahohistory.net.


January 5, 2007

PRESERVATION CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST

Starting Salary $39,824 Benefit Package Included

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is seeking interested applicants for a Preservation Construction Specialist position in the Division of Architecture and Preservation.  This position involves the management of historic preservation projects, coordination and instruction of labor crews of the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps and hands-on construction work using preservation and traditional trade skills at historic sites and museums throughout Pennsylvania operated by PHMC.  The position will be headquartered in central Pennsylvania and do most of their work in the central part of the state.

Applicant must meet the minimum requirements for the position:  A bachelor‘s degree in architectural history, American history, historic preservation, architectural conservation or similar field; and two years experience in historic preservation construction work in the restoration or preservation of historic buildings in one or more skilled trades; OR 2 years post-secondary education and training in the above designated fields of study and four years experience in historic preservation construction work in the restoration or preservation of historic buildings in one or more skilled trades; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that includes two years of experience in historic preservation construction work in the restoration or preservation of historic buildings in one or more skilled trades.

Send a letter of interest and resume to Barry Loveland at bloveland@state.pa.us or for more information call 717-783-5407 or email bloveland@state.pa.us.  

Pennsylvania is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workforce diversity.


January 4, 2007

Job openings at Connecticut SHPO

The application period for the two National Register Specialist categories originally slated to end on December 19th has been
extended to January 10th. These include three positions (1 FT Architectural Historian; 1 FT Historian; and 1 PT Architectural Historian.

For more information contact:

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
59 South Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: 860.566.3005


January 4, 2007

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond, Virginia, is looking for a Historic Resource Inventory DSS Manager

The historic preservation data systems manager with strong database and GIS expertise will have the primary responsibility of managing the Department’s Data Sharing System (DSS), a statewide environmental/historic preservation business application, and developing and implementing related internal database and Geographic Information Services (GIS) applications necessary to support DHR’s mission and programs This individual will coordinate the efforts of DHR, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), and contractor information technology staff for DSS and related program and application development, implementation, and enhancement, provide training and technical assistance to DHR staff, and to clients and users of the DSS.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm .


December 15, 2006

A postion opening for the Chief Historian of the National Park Service at posted USA Jobs.


December 12, 2006

Project Reviews Manager
Ohio Historic Preservation Office

Collections, Historic Preservation & Statewide Outreach Division
Ohio Historical Society

Full Time
Pay Grade 8

Nature Of Work In This Class
Assess the effects of federally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act; advising and educating agency staff and others about the Section 106 review process; maintaining computer and paper records; and reviewing state and local projects.
 
Illustrative Examples Of Work
Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties. Review architectural drawings, specifications, maps, and other technical documentation in order to assess effects of projects to historic properties. Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media. Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties. Negotiation of agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties. Review and comment on Federal and state regulations. Review state projects to assess impacts to historic properties. Create and provide education and assistance to Federal, state, and local agencies, and individuals and organizations, including workshops and conference sessions.
 
Essential Knowledge, Abilities, And Skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations. Ability to use Microsoft Office software or the equivalent, including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, product data, and maps.
 
Typical Physical Demands
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping, and occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing, and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment.
 
Typical Working Conditions
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.
 
Qualifications
A graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, or a closely-related field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline and must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.
 
Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to:
Human Resources Department
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293
E-mail: hr@ohiohistory.org
 

The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


December 12, 2006

Director - Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indianapolis, IN

Job Description:

Serve as the Director of Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA). The DHPA Division Director is the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and serves as Technical Secretary to the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board. The Division Director supervises a multidisciplinary staff of cultural resource professional and support staff. The Division Director manages the Indiana functions in the federal historic preservation and archaeology program including the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Section 106 Environmental Reviews, and Preservation Grants, as well as Indiana specific cultural resource protection and enhancement programs. The Director is responsible for all strategic cultural resources planning as required by the National Park Service.

The DHPA mission is to identify, preserve, and protect Indiana’s important historic and cultural resources. By working with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens the DHPA has increased awareness of Indiana’s past and encouraged future preservation of Indiana’s historic and cultural resources. The Division Director will have the opportunity to build on current program strength and provide leadership in areas of:

1.       creation and implementation of an electronic database for cultural resource information,

2.       improved efficiencies in the Environmental Review program,

3.       increasing awareness of the cultural riches of Indiana.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a degree in historic preservation or a closely related field with extensive professional and administrative experience. The successful candidate must have strong leadership skills and the knowledge and ability to work in a complex field without daily supervision. A graduate degree in historic preservation or a related field is desired, although a combination of education, work and supervisory experience can be substituted for a graduate degree. 

Salary & Benefits

Anticipates salary range: $56,000 to $64,000  An excellent fringe benefits package includes: health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement.

Application

Interested applicants should go to www.indianastatejobs.org/ and apply online. Interested applicants should also forward a resume and cover letter to rmcahron@dnr.in.gov .


December 11, 2006

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Municipal Building, One Centre Street - 9th Floor North, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700

JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-07-1300LP12

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE

LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I

TITLE CODE NO.

92237

UNIT                                           

PRESERVATION

SALARY

$41,908- $68,991

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  TWO       

ESTIMATED START DATE:  JANUARY, 2007

LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or correct violations issued on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts; also reviews applications for new construction in historic districts.  Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate.  Provides technical assistance to owners.  Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1.   A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or

2.  A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience;  or

3.  Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Margaret McMahon

Landmarks Preservation Commission

1 Centre Street - 9th Floor               

New York, NY 10007

Fax: 212.669.7955

Email: mmcmahon@lpc.nyc.gov

NO PHONE CALLS

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget

If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DATED:  December 11, 2006                    POST UNTIL: December 31, 2006


December 7, 2006

City of Montpelier, Vermont

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

The Capital City of Montpelier (pop. 8,100) is seeking an individual to administer Montpelier's Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. The Administrative Officer (a.k.a. Zoning Administrator) is a front line position whose duties include: applying the regulations to permit applications; assisting persons through the permit process; review and analysis of permit applications; site inspections; providing staff support to the Development Review Board (DRB) and Design Review Committee (DRC); preparing records of board actions; enforcement; interdepartmental development review coordination; and assisting in other departmental functions as appropriate.

A detailed job description and qualifications is available upon request and can be obtained at <http://www.montpelier-vt.org/notices.cfm>http://www.montpelier-vt.org/notices.cfm. Competitive pay and excellent benefits, based on experience. The City seeks to fill this position as soon as possible.

Though submissions will be accepted until the position is filled, respondents are urged to submit a letter and resume by December 20, 2006 after which interviews will be scheduled. Individuals selected for an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample. Mail or e-mail letter and resume to Director of Planning & Community Development, City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602-2950, e-mail: ghallsmith@montpelier-vt.org. Montpelier is an equal opportunity employer.


December 5, 2006

OREGON HISTORIC CEMETERY PROGRAM SEEKS COORDINATOR

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applications from individuals to be historic cemetery program coordinator. The deadline for applications is Dec. 8.

The Historic Cemetery Program is part of OPRD's Heritage Programs Division, which includes the State Historic Preservation Office and the Oregon Heritage Commission. The Cemetery Coordinator works closely with SHPO and OHC staff.

The coordinator serves as a technical resource on historic cemetery preservation; develops strategies in the implementation and integration of state laws into cemetery preservation; provides education on laws protecting historic cemeteries; organizes presentations and workshops on historic cemeteries; develops cemetery preservation education materials; and develops and implements a work plan for the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries.

A complete job announcement, including information on how to apply, can be found at http://egov.oregon.gov//OPRD/jobs/LEPR0611.shtml or by calling the OPRD job line at 800-468-9348.

Roger Roper
Deputy SHPO / Asst. Director, Heritage Programs
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 986-0677
Fax: (503) 986-0793


December 5, 2006

Program Director, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, Keeseville, NY


Duties and Responsibilities
Working often in conjunction with other AARCH staff and appropriate AARCH board committee members:

Develop, organize, and execute AARCH’s annual tour and workshop program that typically includes thirty day-long outings to a wide variety of historic places and communities throughout the region. These events are typically held between June 1st and October 15th.
Develop, organize, and execute a biennial conference. In the past, these have focused on historic barns, fire observation towers, and railroad architecture.
Organize and oversee the public tours of White Pine Camp, a Great Camp that was Calvin Coolidge’s “Summer White House” in 1926.
Develop one or several public slide lectures and give these lectures occasionally at venues throughout the region.
Develop and execute arts-in-education programs in several regional public schools each year. These typically include five sessions with students that center on a common theme.
Provide content for AARCH’s web site and biannual Newsletter.
Administer AARCH’s annual historic preservation awards program.
Provide technical assistance to individuals, organizations, municipalities, and businesses to further historic preservation projects.
Advocate for endangered historic properties through education and organizing.
Assist the Executive Director with other projects, as needed.

Experience and Training
Applicants should have:
A degree in historic preservation or a closely related field; graduate degree preferred.
Two years experience in the historic preservation field; program experience is preferred.
A demonstrated ability to plan, administer, and execute complex programs with great attention to detail.
Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
Knowledge of Adirondack history and architecture is desirable.
Computer skills are required.

Compensation
Salary range is 28,000 to $32,000 depending on education and experience.
Benefits package includes health insurance and ability to pay into a 403 (b) retirement program.

About the Organization
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the regional, nonprofit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park, with a mission to further better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks' architectural heritage, communities, and historic sites through education, advocacy, technical assistance, and direct action.

AARCH's regular activities include: sponsoring a series of summer and fall tours to historic places throughout the region; holding workshops and conferences; giving educational slide presentations; publishing a biannual Newsletter; and providing technical assistance to homeowners, municipalities, businesses and other organizations. AARCH seeks to find solutions for endangered historic and architectural resources and, for example, was largely responsible for getting the state to change its twenty- year policy of neglect toward Camp Santanoni, a National Historic Landmark, in the Town of Newcomb. Since then AARCH has overseen planning work, ongoing restoration, and a summer interpretive program there through the Friends of Camp Santanoni. AARCH has also sought to ensure a future for Adirondack fire towers by nominating them to the National Register of Historic Places and by sponsoring and supporting four fire tower preservation projects, the Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, the Friends of Mt. Arab, Azure Mountain Friends, and the Friends of Bald Mountain.

AARCH also has a small publishing program, which seeks to publish books and other materials related to the region’s architectural history and legacy. In 2000, AARCH published Santanoni: From Japanese Temple to Life at an Adirondack Great Camp by Rob Engel, Paul Malo and Howie Kirschenbaum. In 2006, AARCH published Adirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building by Sally E. Svenson.

AARCH also maintains a growing resource center at its office in Keeseville. The collection includes books, other publications, clippings, correspondence and other printed material, photographs, and a collection of more than 5000 slides. The focus of the collection is materials that relate to the region's architectural heritage, to the study of architectural history, in general, to historic preservation, and on resources on local and regional history. These materials are used by AARCH staff for research, for planning public educational events, for publications, and for providing information to members and others researchers.

AARCH is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation and a registered New York State charitable institution. For more information, see our website www.aarch.org

To Apply
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and appropriate work/writing samples to:

Steven Engelhart, Executive Director
1790 Main Street, Civic Center, Suite 37
Keeseville, NY 12944

More additional information or questions,
Adirondack Architectural Heritage call (518) 834-9328 or write steven@aarch.org


December 5, 2006

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources located in Richmond is looking for a Tax Credit Specialist.

The Tax Credit Specialist would be responsible for providing program support for the agency’s Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. Logging new project submissions into the database and evaluating applications for completeness; keeping database current; assisting Preservation Incentives Manager and review staff with basic correspondence and mailings; tracking projects for deadlines and appropriate follow-up. Responding to questions from the public regarding program requirements and application process; if needed contacts applicants for additional information; assists with public presentations and other outreach as assigned, provides written information and other resources to members of the public; in cooperation with manager and review staff, makes site visits upon request.

A complete job announcement and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_features/jobs-5.htm


December 5, 2006

Historic Albany Foundation, a preservation nonprofit in Albany, NY, is seeking a part time Technical Services Coordinator to provide technical services, develop programming, and administer and work on restoration projects in the City of Albany.  The Technical Services Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications:  Bachelors Degree, Masters (preferred) in historic preservation, architectural history, or architecture with preservation experience; 3-5 years of practical experience in historic preservation can be substituted. Excellent communication skills and previous experience working with the public; technical background a must.

Salary based on 20 hours per week; pro-rated benefits.

Position open until filled.

Please send resume with references to: sholland@historic-albany.org; fax

(518) 463-2704 or via mail: HAF, 472 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

http://www.historic-albany.org/ for full job ad

October 18, 2006

Job Announcement

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Title:  Education Programs Coordinator                

Type:  Full-time, Permanent

Pay Range: $35,000 – $45,000/ annual plus benefits

Application Deadline: November 13, 2006

Job Summary: Assist in the management and coordination of the Saving Places Conference (the largest statewide conference in the U.S.) and the On the Road Heritage Tour. Oversee the publication of a quarterly magazine, Colorado Preservationist. Develop and undertake special research and education projects, including an inventory of and video on Colorado’s Historic Schools . Serve as preservation advocate and expert as needed.

Qualifications: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, business management, or marketing and two years related experience in event and/or program management or equivalent. Experience in coordinating multiple events preferred. Ability to assemble innovative partnerships and assess and pursue sponsorship/grant opportunities as well as communicate with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writing, is required. A basic knowledge of historic preservation methods and procedures and heritage tourism strategies is preferred. Ability to utilize a diverse range of research methods is essential. Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without direct supervision. Some travel (including overnight) is required.

Organizational Description: Colorado Preservation, Inc. was established in 1984 to promote and advance historic preservation in the state of Colorado. As a 501(c)3 Non-profit, it provides assistance to Colorado communities through a statewide network of information, education, training, expertise and advocacy. Colorado Preservation, Inc. has a 25 member statewide board of directors and a staff of seven.

Please submit resume and letter of interest by email, fax or mail by November 13, 2006 to:

Mark Rodman

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

333 West Colfax, Suite 300

Denver, CO  80204

303-893-4260

303-893-4333 (fax)

mrodman@coloradopreservation.org

www.coloradopreservation.org


Job Announcement

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Title:  Preservation Projects Coordinator

Type:  Full-time, Permanent

Pay Range: $35,000 – $45,000/ annual plus benefits

Application Deadline: November 13, 2006

Job Summary:Oversee Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program and create and develop new real estate program to rehab, protect and reuse historic buildings and/or sites.Serve as preservation advocate, expert and project manager as needed.

Qualifications: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, business/project management, or real estate and two years related experience or equivalent. Experience in facilitation, mediation and contract negotiation is preferred. Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions in difficult and complex situations, assemble innovative partnerships and communicate with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writing is required. Ability to understand and communicate market trends, economic conditions, construction documents and financial packages is desired. A basic knowledge of historic preservation methods and procedures and governmental policies governing historic resources and real estate practices is preferred as is experience in developing funding strategies for programs and projects. Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without direct supervision. Extensive travel (often overnight) is required.

Organizational Description: Colorado Preservation, Inc. was established in 1984 to promote and advance historic preservation in the state of Colorado. As a 501(c)3 Non-profit, it provides assistance to Colorado communities through a statewide network of information, education, training, expertise and advocacy. Colorado Preservation, Inc. has a 25 member statewide board of directors and a staff of seven.

Please submit resume and letter of interest by email, fax or mail by November 13, 2006 to:

Mark Rodman

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

333 West Colfax, Suite 300

Denver, CO  80204

303-893-4260

303-893-4333 (fax)

mrodman@coloradopreservation.org

www.coloradopreservation.org


October 10, 2006

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN (2)

The Louis Berger Group, Inc., ALBANY, NY, and Northern NEW JERSEY

The Cultural Resource Division of The Louis Berger Group, Inc., (Berger) solicits applications for the position of Architectural Historian in its Albany, NY, and Northern New Jersey offices. One position will be filled for each office location.  Berger’s Albany office primarily serves upstate New York and New England.  Currently located in East Orange, Berger’s Northern New Jersey office principally serves clients in the New York City area, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  The East Orange office will be relocating to new facilities in northern New Jersey during the coming year.

For these positions, we seek highly motivated and experienced individuals to pursue quality historical architectural research in a cultural resource management context.  Responsibilities will include historical research, architectural resource field survey, NRHP evaluations, effects assessments pursuant to 36 CFR 800, HABS/HAER documentation, and report writing.  Project assignments typically require overnight travel.

A graduate degree in Architectural History, History or Historic Preservation plus excellent research and writing skills are required. Candidates must have at least five years professional experience in field survey and National Register evaluation of architectural resources, preferably in the context of Section 106 compliance. Mid-Atlantic, New England, and/or northeastern experience and experience in interpretation and evaluation of engineering/industrial resources is highly desirable.

A preferred candidate will have working familiarity with Federal laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines governing cultural resources. Ability to communicate directly with a variety of clients in the public and private sector is a necessity as is the ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team with other cultural resource professionals in the company. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to meet budget and schedule requirements. Prior experience with proposal writing and client interaction strongly desired.

Competitive salary negotiable based on experience. Full benefits package includes vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical/dental (free to employee), life/disability insurance, and 401K. Both positions are full-time, salaried staff in two of the Division’s primary offices, not a project appointment.

Submit vitae and references with phone numbers to Mr. Stuart Dixon, Senior Architectural Historian, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., 485 Hermitage Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19128/email sdixon@louisberger.com. EOE.


October 3, 2006

Kansas State Historical Society

Job Description http://da.state.ks.us/ps/pub/reqinfo.asp?id=153524
Job Title:   Historic Preservation Spec II
Req. No:   153524

Agency Name:   State Historical Society
Applications accepted until filled
Job Description:

Historic Preservation Specialist II (Grants Reviewer) with the Kansas State Historical Society. The individual in this position functions as an Historic Preservation Specialist for the Historic Preservation Office as the Heritage Trust Fund Grants Reviewer, reviewing projects in accordance with Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and managing the Division's survey database and web content.

As Grants Reviewer, employee visits historic buildings throughout the state, inspecting structures, diagnosing technical problems and identifying problems in site visit reports that assist property owners in developing grant applications. Works with successful grant applicants and their architects/engineers to develop plans and specifications for grant projects. Also works with contractors, property owners and architects to carry out projects that follow accepted preservation practices. This employee works closely with recipients working on smaller projects that do not require a hired architect. Performs inspections periodically during projects. Assist the grants manager in the preparation and/or review of project agreements, covenants, monthly reports. Individual must be able to inspect historic buildings from roof to basement or crawl spaces via ladders, stairs, scaffolding and other means before, during, and after construction. Must have a sound understanding of construction techniques and historic preservation practices. Must possess skills necessary to provide excellent customer service. Must be willing to travel extensively during parts of the year.

Employee works independently to review projects, conduct site visits/write site visit reports and provide technical assistance to citizens and design professionals. Employee works with the grants manager to assist applicants and award recipients through the grant process. Employee reviews projects in accordance with the state preservation statute, KSA 75-2724. Employee reviews all projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation (1990). The employee will exercise independent judgment in involvement with the public and will meet regularly with his/her supervisor to discuss ongoing projects.

Maintains and oversees updates to survey database in coordination with the State of Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC). Serves as the Cultural Resources Division point of contact for the agency website and is responsible for updates to web content and online databases. Must have strong computer skills and a general knowledge of database structure and GIS.

The successful applicant must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as this individual meets frequently with project architects, engineers, contractors, applicants and the public. Some time will be spent providing technical training - through workshops, conferences and other presentations - for preservation groups and design professionals. Employee will also prepare articles for Kansas Preservation, a bimonthly preservation newsletter, and will represent the Historic Preservation Office at meetings.

The successful applicant will meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of Architectural History or Historic Architecture. See http://www.cr.nps.gov/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm.

Agency prefers the following qualifications: (a) a graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History, or Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework in American Architectural History, plus a minimum of two (2) years full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States; and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation or (b) An undergraduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study plus a minimum of four (4) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.

To Apply go to http://jobs.ks.gov for Employment Application and Personal Data.

Additionally, in order to complete the application process please forward a letter of application, resume and copy of transcript(s) to Human Resources, The Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099. Position open until filled. If questions, contact Human Resources, 785-272-8681, ext. 220.  Please do not reply to this message.


September 19, 2006

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN

Page & Turnbull, an award-winning preservation architecture firm in San Francisco, seeks a full-time, entry-level architectural historian to enhance our Cultural Resources Studio. The position is available immediately.

The ideal candidate will have:

Page & Turnbull is the premier architecture firm in the San Francisco Bay area to dedicate its practice to historic preservation, conservation and documentation. The firm has worked on numerous award-winning projects, including the Ferry Building, the Asian Art Museum, and projects at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. For more than 30 years, Page & Turnbull has provided clients with a high level of service, insightful analyses and thoughtful solutions.

Benefits include a collegial work environment, professional development, medical, dental, and long-term disability. Profit sharing and 401(k) participation are available after one year of service.

Please send letters of interest and resumes to Richard Sucré at 724 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, or sucre@page-turnbull.com. No phone calls, please.


September 19, 2006

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES

Located in Richmond, Virginia

Position Vacancy, #00072

ROLE: Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist III, PAY BAND 5

WORKING TITLE: Statewide Survey Manager

SALARY: $37,869 – 46,000 plus benefits, depending on experience

(Career potential to $77,720)


The Department of Historic Resources is actively recruiting for a Statewide Survey Manager to coordinate statewide survey and inventory of all historic property types; manage the statewide survey and planning cost-share program to ensure effective coordination of project management by regional offices; fulfill the agency’s contractual obligations to its local government partners; and oversee the direction of survey data standards relating to quality control and data entry into automated historic properties inventory (in coordination with department archives and computer systems manager). Provide positive leadership regarding policy, procedures and guidelines for historic resource surveys. Serve as chairperson for a department-wide survey committee charged with designing survey policy and setting long range and annual priorities. Responsibilities include incorporating agency policies and priorities into the program goals, objectives, and operations for the cost-share program; and ensuring effective fiscal management, administration, and coordination of Cost Share program along with other assigned programs.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in historic preservation, environmental planning history, architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, cultural geography or related preservation field. Graduate degree highly desirable. Considerable knowledge of federal and state preservation laws, policies and regulations; working knowledge of a State Historic Preservation Office; professional knowledge of Virginia’s historic resources and material culture. Comprehensive knowledge of the required skills necessary to negotiate with multiple client groups in relation to controversial issues and conflict resolution. Applicant should have demonstrated ability to apply technical management planning principles and practices to a complex preservation program. Superior oral and written communication skill highly desired displaying the ability to communicate effectively with staff and individuals outside of the agency. The ideal applicant will have progressively responsible supervisory and/or administrative experience in the application of advances and complex technical and management principles and practices as related to the mission of the survey program. Demonstrated experience in providing review and guidance for the work of others engaged in historic preservation activities, preferably in historic resource management survey and evaluation projects.

Submission of Application Requirements: Please submit a Commonwealth of Virginia Application For Employment form to: Department of Historic Resources, Attention: Phyllis Blair, 10 Courthouse Avenue, Petersburg, Virginia 23803 by 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2006 or fax (804) 862-6196 or by e-mail to phyllis.blair@dhr.virginia.gov . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please send a written request to the aforementioned address or call (804) 862-6193 or (804) 367-2386, TDD, for assistance.
EOE M/F/M AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

August 31, 2006

City of Minneapolis

Staffing Division

250 South 4th Street Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55415

612/673-2282

612/673-2508 Fax

Website:  www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us

SUPERVISOR,  PLANNING

Community Planning & Economic Development

Job Opening #19614  - Open Monday, August 28, 2006 through Friday, September 15, 2006

OPEN

Annually

6 Months

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

SALARY:

$62,896

$65,517

$69,082

$72,731

$76,578

$80,849

$86,392

POSITION INFORMATION:

The Planning Supervisor manages the activities of the Planning Department's Community Planning Division. Provides staff leadership and advice concerning current planning theories, principles, methods, and practices. Interfaces with elected officials, planning commissioners, neighborhood revitalization and community development staff and community stakeholders on community planning-related issues. Coordinates with multiple agencies, city staff and neighborhood organizations. Provides technical expertise in the areas of land use planning, intergovernmental relations, housing development, economic development, and policy analysis.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develops staff work programs and prepares staff performance appraisals. Supervises and coaches planning staff. Responsible for current and long range planning activity, including explaining, updating, and maintaining the City's comprehensive plan. Manages land use studies for major/complex development. Researches, writes, and recommends policies relating to community development. Participates on the Planning Department's management team and assists the Planning Director as needed. Provides staff support to the City Planning Commission (Committee of the Whole). Provides technical assistance to the City Council in their deliberation of public policy. Engages in and coordinates inter-agency negotiation and acts as a liaison with local, state and federal agencies as needed. Oversees management of professional service contracts. Attends community meetings. Responds to citizens’ inquiries. Prepares reports and makes presentations to community groups, boards, commissions, and elected officials. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience:

Seven (7) years of full-time planning experience, at least three (3) of which must be at a supervisory level.   AICP certification preferred.   Applicants must be able to submit resume, academic transcript, and a writing sample when requested by the hiring department at a later stage in the selection process.

Education:

A Master's Degree in City, Regional or Community Planning or closely related field (i.e. Economics, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography)

Supplemental/screening questions:

Supplement:       

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED:

Dates: August 28, 2006 through September 15, 2006

Contact: City of Minneapolis, Human Resources

Phone: 612-673-2282

Email Address: loren.heine@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

SELECTION PROCESS:

Decisions concerning an applicant’s qualifications for this position will be based on information provided in application materials. Fill out the application form (paper or electronic) as accurately and completely as possible. The following tests may be used: A rating of Training and Experience based on the contents of submitted application materials and/or an Oral Exam. At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested, as necessary.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title.   Persons offered employment must, as a condition of employment, sign an informed consent allowing the City to obtain their criminal history information in connection with the position sought.  Applicants who do not sign the informed consent will not be considered further for the position.

ELIGIBLE LIST WILL EXPIRE THREE MONTHS AFTER POSTING.
The City of Minneapolis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

         REQUIRED  SCREENING   QUESTIONS

         Supervisor, Planning - Community Planning and Economic Development  -  Exam # 19614

 

Printed Name____________________________Signature_______________________________ Date______

 

You must respond to the following questions and submit this form with the official City application by the established closing date.  (circle the correct multiple choice responses and answer supplemental questions on a separate document and attach to your application.)                                                     

Supplemental/screening questions:

 

1.  How many years of full-time planning experience do you have?

2.  How many years of supervisory experience do you have? 

3.  Do you have a Master’s degree in City, Regional or Community Planning, or closely related field (i.e. Economics, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Architecture, or Geography)?

4.  Did you answer the supplemental questions listed on the job announcement?

a)   Yes

b)   No

 

Supplemental Questions:


August 29, 2006

THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Municipal Building, One Centre Street - 9th Floor North, NY, NY 10007 212.669.7700

JOB VACANCY NOTICE 136-07-1300LP12

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE

LANDMARKS PRESERVATIONIST level I

TITLE CODE NO.

92237

UNIT

PRESERVATION

SALARY

$39, 831- $57,379

LOCATION: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, New York, NY 10007

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or correct violations issued on individual landmarks and properties in historic districts; also reviews applications for new construction in historic districts.  Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate.  Provides technical assistance to owners.  Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1.   A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or

2.  A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience;  or

3.  Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Margaret McMahon

The Landmarks Preservation Commission

1 Centre Street - 9th Floor               

New York, NY 10007

Fax: 212.669.7955

Email: mmcmahon@lpc.nyc.gov

NO PHONE CALLS

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

Final appointment is subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget

If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.

 

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

DATED:  August 28, 2006               POST UNTIL: September 15, 2006


August 29, 2006

E M P L O Y M E N T     O P P O R T U N I T Y

Contact:         New Castle County Office of Human Resources

New Castle County Government Center

87 Reads Way

New Castle, DE 19720-1648  (302) 395-5180

In accordance with the Merit System Rules and Regulations, an eligible list, which will be valid for a one-year period and which will be used to fill vacancies during that period, is being established for this classification.  Applicants on the eligible list will be certified in accordance with the Merit System and appropriate union contracts.  New Castle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PROGRAM ANALYST

(Selective Certification – Historic Preservation)

SALARY RANGE:                                    $42,302 - $65,627 per year            (Pay Grade 24)

DATE ANNOUNCED:                                                         August 17, 2006

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN

THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES BY:                September 14, 2006         

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                 Elizabeth Petrick

                                    Human Resources Technician

                                    (302) 395-5191

SPEC #0158

EXAMINATION PROCESS:  The examination process for this posting may include an evaluation of training and experience, a written examination, an oral board interview examination, a performance examination or any combination of the above in order to qualify applicants for placement on the eligible list. The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies that occur within the next year.  The appropriate number of names on the eligible list as prescribed by Merit System Section 26.03.505 will be certified to the hiring department for consideration to fill the vacant position(s).

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Oversees and coordinates historic preservation activities of the Land Use Department; performs responsible analytical work; conducts original research; prepares professional reports and planning studies; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  An employee in this class oversees historic preservation activities of the Land Use Department and coordinates historic preservation activities with other County departments, the State Historic Preservation Office, New Castle County Historic Review Board and other agencies. The employeeconducts research, performs analytical work, and prepares reports and planning studies. Assignments are of a moderately complex nature involving complicated problems and issues.  Problems are resolved by reference to and interpretation of established practices, procedures, precedents, legal standards, Federal or County regulations, specific goals and/or specific contractual objectives.  Specialized research projects may be undertaken.  Work is performed under general supervision.

Program Analyst (Selective Certification – Historic Preservation)

EXAMPLES OF WORK:         (Illustrative only)

-           Functions as staff liaison between the Land Use Department, the Historic Review Board and the State Historic Preservation Office;

-           Reviews land development plans and rezoning applications for effect on historic resources;

-           Reviews the undertakings of other agencies for effect on historic resources and coordinates historic preservation review in other County departments;

-           Assists in the development of contractual work statements or agency program performance statements and in the negotiation of applicable agreements or subcontracts;

-           Conducts "on-site" monitoring of programs and makes recommendations to assure program effectiveness, appropriate activities, and compliance with related rules, regulations, and laws;

-           Prepares special reports as requested;

-           Performs special assignments as required;

-           Monitors compliance with departmental policies and procedures and makes recommendations for action in cases of non compliance;

-           Prepares specialized planning studies and conducts original research;

-           Undertakes extensive writing assignments which may be used in County publications;

-           Assists in comprehensive planning activities;

-           Participates in public education activities;

-           Supervises support staff;

-           Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service;

-           Operates a data processing terminal, personal computer, and other related equipment in the course of the work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of historic architecture, American history, and historic preservation planning; comprehensive knowledge of the functions of the Land Use Department; ability to learn regulatory requirements of Federal and local government or assists in satisfying other Federal program requirements; ability to read and analyze documents, program reports, and to react positively with tact; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, other employees and the public; ability to analyze and recommend solutions to program problems; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to supervise others; some knowledge of general office practice and procedure; some knowledge of program development, grant funding and budget monitoring; some knowledge of computerized information systems; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to make effective presentations; ability to promote an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent customer service; ability to pass a Class III County physical examination.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  A graduate degree in architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related field with course work in American architectural history; or a Bachelor's Degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following: (1) at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum or other professional institution; or (2) substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


August 24, 2006

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
PRESERVATION OFFICER 2—STRUCTURES REVIEWER

Employer
State of Indiana, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (the staff of the Indiana State Historic Preservation Officer).

Location
IDNR Central Office, Indianapolis.

Job Description
Analyze historical or architectural significance of properties and the effects on historic properties of federally- or state-funded or federally-regulated projects. Draft comment letters regarding the significance of properties and a project's effects on them. Draft or assist in drafting agreement documents to resolve or mitigate adverse effects. Consult and negotiate with government officials or their consultants to avoid or mitigate adverse effects. Represent the division and the State Historic Preservation Officer at meetings and before the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board. Respond to technical and procedural questions from government officials and the public. Make site visits or attend meetings outside the office. From time to time, make presentations at meetings or workshops. Assist in the training of new staff members and in the maintenance of project review records. See Job Bank website posting for further details.

Qualifications
Required: a bachelor's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history, or a closely related field (explain how it is related). Strongly preferred: a graduate degree in one of those fields and historic preservation-related training or work experience. Important: knowledge of Indiana, Midwestern, or Ohio Valley history and architectural history. Essential skills: good written and oral communication, at least basic computer literacy, ability to work with limited supervision, possess a valid driver's license and a willingness to drive during daytime or evening throughout Indiana in order to make site visits to project areas or historic properties and to participate in meetings. See Job Bank website posting for additional expectations.

Compensation
Annual minimum salary of $32,734, plus comprehensive benefits package.

Contact Person
For questions about the job, itself: John L. Carr, Chief of Historic Structures Review.
Ph.: 317-232-1646. E-mail: jcarr@dnr.in.gov.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically on the state-provided form through the Job Bank website. Paper applications will not be accepted. Access the Job Bank at www.in.gov/jobs. Under “Future Employees” (if not already employed by State of Indiana), click on “Apply to State Jobs.” Near bottom of page, within “Job Bank” box, click on “Non-State Employees.” Next click on “View Job Postings/Apply for Job.” Check “Environment & Nat Resources,” then click on “Search.” Click on “Preservation Officer 2” and, if qualified and interested, click on “Add to Job Basket,” then on “Job Basket,” and then on “Apply for Jobs in Basket.”

Deadline
Application must be submitted electronically before Wednesday, August 30, 2006.


August 21, 2006

Supervisor of Outreach and Preservation Programs, S.C. State Historic Preservation Office

The S.C. Department of Archives and History is accepting applications for a Supervisor of Outreach and Registration Programs in the State Historic Preservation Office. This position will coordinate outreach programs and serve as a supervisor of the National Register, S.C. Historical Markers, and local government assistance programs.

Nature of Work:

· Plans and implements---in cooperation with State Historic Preservation Office staff and other organizations as appropriate---the development of activities to increase awareness of the value of historic preservation and enhance access to the programs of the State Historic Preservation Office.

· Supervises staff in the National Register, South Carolina Historical Markers, and local government assistance programs: monitors programs and provides leadership and support for a staff of three.

· Initiates and forms partnerships with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and other state agencies to enhance technical assistance to communities.

· Serves as liaison to the Executive Council of the Confederation of S.C. Local Historical Societies and the S.C. Hall of Fame.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of historic preservation.

Skill in communicating in a clear and effective manner both orally and in writing.

Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other organizations and State Historic Preservation Office staff and to provide leadership to employees.

Ability to develop innovative approaches to promoting historic preservation.

Ability to plan and organize work and develop schedules and coordinate individual responsibilities for activities and projects.

· Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle in South Carolina.

Preferred Training And Experience: A Master's degree in historic preservation or a related field and work experience in historic preservation. Experience with planning and implementing public programs, writing publications, and using Powerpoint and other computer programs is desirable.

General Information: This position is a permanent full-time position in Pay Band 6. The state title for the position is Archival Supervisor. The hiring range is expected to be $35,414-$40,000. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Application Process: Qualified individuals should submit a state application and resume. Work experience should include job duties, job dates, and reasons for leaving. Submit applications to:

Human Resources
SC Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Applications are available from the State of South Carolina's web page (<http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/OHR-applicant.phtm>). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions contact Mary Edmonds at edmonds@scdah.state.sc.us <mailto:edmonds@scdah.state.sc.us> or 803-896-6168.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History offers equal opportunity in its employment and provisions of service without regard to a person’s race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability in accordance with federal and state law.

The language used in this document does not create an employment contract between the employee and the agency. This document does not create any contractual rights or entitlements. The agency reserves the right to revise the content of this document, in whole or in part. No promises or assurances, whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph create any contract of employment.


August 18, 2006

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES

Located in Richmond, Virginia

Position Vacancy, #00071

ROLE: Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist III, PAY BAND 5

WORKING TITLE: Project Review Architectural Historian

SALARY: $43,000 – 47,000 plus benefits, depending on experience

(Career potential to $77,720)
Responsibilities: Conducts reviews of federal and state projects based upon substantive analysis and provides written comments regarding the project’s effects on historic and architectural resources. Requests additional information, makes recommendations for further identification efforts, provides opinions on the consistency of survey programs and eligibility decisions with relevant federal and state regulations and guidelines, makes assessment of effect, requests consideration of alternatives, and recommends treatment with appropriate consideration of the public benefit, agency and state initiatives and larger preservation issues. Makes site inspections to interpret specific landscape and restoration/rehabilitation problems and to identify solutions. Promote appropriate rehabilitation and restoration measures for federal and state-owned property by providing technical assistance and guidance on preservation technology and procedures. Provide training workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools.

Qualifications: Superior oral and written communications skills; knowledge of United States and Virginia history and architectural history; proven ability in planning, conducting, and assessing historic structure and cultural landscape surveys and National Register nominations; demonstrated contributions to the study of architectural history in publications, National Register nominations and/or CRM reports; considerable knowledge of technical, legal, and historic resources management practices and procedures as they apply to architectural history and historic buildings, structures, districts and landscapes; knowledge of and experience in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; demonstrated experience in CRM and the Section 106 review process; experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team; ability to instruct/guide others positively. Applicants must meet the Secretary Of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History, Architecture, or Historic Architecture.

Submission of Application Requirements: Please submit a Commonwealth of Virginia Application For Employment form and a writing sample to: Department of Historic Resources, Attention: Phyllis Blair, 10 Courthouse Avenue, Petersburg, Virginia 23803 by 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2006 or fax (804) 862-6196 or by e-mail to phyllis.blair@dhr.virginia.gov . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please send a written request to the aforementioned address or call (804) 862-6193 or (804) 367-2386, TDD, for assistance.

Application and position descriptions are available upon request.

"AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER"

FEMALES, MINORITIES AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY


August 15, 2006

The Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) is seeking a dynamic, experienced Executive Director. GHF is Texas’ oldest historic preservation group and the second largest locally-based historic preservation organization in the nation. Located in beautiful Galveston, Texas, GHF has over 40 staff and an annual budget of $3 million dollars. The successful candidate must have the following qualifications: 1) exceptional leadership and management abilities, 2) proficiency in building strong relationships, 3) knowledge and understanding of historic preservation issues, and 4) demonstrated fundraising competence including endowments, major gifts solicitation and event leadership. Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of nonprofit management experience preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. EOE
Please email a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements by September 15, 2006 to: John Paul, Association Works, P.O. Box 741325, Dallas, TX 75374. jpaul@associationworks.com
GHF Website http://www.galvestonhistory.org


August 15, 2006

SENIOR CITY PLANNER- Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)-Planning Division (Heritage Preservation and Zoning Sections)
Req#19590 - Open August 15, 2006 through September 8, 2006
Salary: $48,690 - $69,660

NATURE OF WORK: Perform professional planning work requiring excellent analytical and communication skills in planning processes of moderate to substantial difficulty.

Two (2) vacancies are in the Preservation Planning section. In addition to the job duties listed below, these positions are directly related to addressing the zoning code and preservation ordinance text, certificates of no change, and certificates of appropriateness; preservation studies; preservation petitions to City Council; project analysis and project management; applies theories, principals, methods and practices of historic preservation; presents to the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), Board of Adjustment (BOA), and City Council and other committees.
One (1) vacancy is in the Zoning section. In addition to the job duties listed below the position is directly related to analyzing and interpreting the zoning code.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Prepare or assist in preparing technical, physical, economic, social or statistical data to aid in planning activities.
· Analyze and make recommendations on all elements of planning using knowledge of urban design, information systems, land use control and transportation.
· Assist boards, commissions and committees as required and work with neighborhood and business groups on planning projects.
· Analyze requests for Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), Board of Adjustment (BOA), and City Planning Commission (CPC) actions. These include rezoning, site plan review, conditional use permits, plats, registered land surveys, minor subdivisions, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, street and alley, street and alley vacations, expansions and changes of nonconforming uses.
· Work with architects, developers and other city staff in developing conceptual designs and monitoring design development reviews.
· Responsible for grant seeking, preparation of grant proposals, grant administration and grant financial management.
· Perform lead work in organizing and coordinating projects and reviewing the work of others.
· Function as a team member on multidisciplinary projects.
· Attend professional seminars and workshops to maintain current knowledge of state and national trends and developments.
· Answer questions and respond to general inquiries about planning issues from the public and other agencies.
· Coordinating and facilitate meetings and public hearings by setting agendas, public notifications, etc.
· Research, evaluate and communicate proposed changes to the City’s Code and Ordinances.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Urban, Regional or Community Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Preservation, Geography, Cultural Resources, or a highly related field or equivalent.
Experience: At least two (2) years of professional related experience
Equivalency:
An equivalent combination of related education and experience will be considered.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: AICP is preferred.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
· Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative analysis and demonstrated ability to do research, collect and analyze data, and present results clearly and effectively;
· Experience processing land use applications, drafting staff reports and presenting them to elected/appointed bodies;
· Experience in producing high quality project planning and special studies;
· Knowledgeable in implementing the requirements of selected federal environmental and historic preservation laws in a federal/state/local context, including environmental assessments and Section 106 review;
· Ability to multi-task and service multiple clients;
· Experience in project management, including basic contract management;
· Experience working with diverse stakeholders on planning and preservation issues and projects;
· Ability to work effectively, independently and as part of a team;
· Ability to work with a diverse urban population;
· Demonstrated ability for problem solving and visionary thinking.

Supplemental/screening questions:
1. How many years of experience do you have working directly with zoning ordinance?
None
1-2 years
3-4 years
5 or more years

2. How many years of experience do you have working with preservation ordinance?
None
1-2 years
3-4 years
5 or more years

3. How many years of experience do you have staffing or presenting to a citizen advisory/regulatory body or public policy board?
None
1-2 years
3-4 years
5 or more years

4. How many years of experience do you have working with GIS?
None
1-2 years
3-4 years
5 or more years

Supplemental Questions
1. Do you have experience in managing preservation projects? If so, what is your general approach?
2. Do you have experience in training and directing the work of customer service representatives? If so, please describe.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED:
Dates: August 15, 2006 through September 8, 2006
Contact: City of Minneapolis, Human Resources
Phone: 612-673-2282
Email Address: loren.heine@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

SELECTION PROCESS:
Decisions concerning an applicant’s qualifications for this position will be based on information provided in application materials. Fill out the application form (paper or electronic) as accurately and completely as possible. The following tests may be used: A rating of Training and Experience based on the contents of submitted application materials and/or an Oral Exam. At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested, as necessary.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Persons offered employment must, as a condition of employment, sign an informed consent allowing the City to obtain their criminal history information in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent will not be considered further for the position.

ELIGIBLE LIST WILL EXPIRE THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER POSTING.

The City of Minneapolis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


August 10, 2006

STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Deadline: 9/1/2006

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

The Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) is an organization dedicated to preserving, recording and disseminating the history of engine-powered vessels. Established in 1935 as a membership organization bringing together serious historians and hobbyists interested in the history of steam navigation, SSHSA now provides programs, activities, and publications supporting the collection and preservation of historic engine-powered vessels.  SSHSA publishes a quarterly journal, Steamboat Bill, and other books interpreting the history of engine-powered vessels, including but not limited to coastal and river steamboats, historic and present-day ferries and tugs, classic ocean liners, and modern cruise ships.  With a national office located in Providence, Rhode Island, SSHSA maintains an extensive marine library and photo collection, hosts national meetings and cruise groups, supports local chapter activities and provides technical and historical assistance to those interested in the preservation of historic vessels and marine history.

The Steamship Historical Society of America is seeking its first full-time Executive Director to assume overall responsibility for planning, fundraising, board development, administration and staff management.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the achievement of the SSHSA mission through effective implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan and Board approved policies and programs.  Guidance and direction is provided by the President of the Board and its Executive Committee.

SSHSA is seeking an energetic individual interested in playing a key role in building awareness of the value of historic engine-powered vessels, assisting efforts to preserve these maritime resources, and creating greater visibility for SSHSA programs and priorities.  The successful candidate will have a background in nonprofit management, historic preservation, and/or maritime history. 

Specific skills and knowledge should include:

Educational qualifications and work experience should include:

Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable to similar nonprofit positions in the field and region.

To obtain a complete position description, please contact William McLin, Chair of the SSHSA Search Committee at the e-mail address listed below.  Applicants are asked not to contact the SSHSA office, but instead to address any questions to Mr. McLin and provide a phone number for contact.

To apply submit a resume and letter of interest to:

William McLin

Chair, SSHSA Search Committee

SSHSAsearch@aol.com


August 10, 2006

Executive Director, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia

Job Summary

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is the statewide grassroots organization dedicated to historic preservation in West Virginia. See our website at http://www.pawv.org. Job programming for the Executive Director includes organizational administration, communications, fundraising, event management, heritage tourism development, preservation advocacy, education and technical assistance, member services, local organization support, and special projects.

The Executive Director will have primary responsibility – with the assistance of an active board - in managing, sustaining, and promoting PAWV programs and projects, participating in the initiation of new projects, and directing the day to day operations of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organization:
· Responsible for administration and operations of the organization, including but not limited to operation of office, member services such as renewal notices, member acknowledgement, processing of dues and contributions, and database maintenance and updating.
· Responsible for front-line communications with PAWV constituents, including answering phone, mail, and email communications. Provide consultation, technical assistance, and education to a diverse audience.
· Work with board to maintain and increase sustainable fundraising efforts, including grant research and writing; development of case statements and promotional materials; researching and maintaining information on potential donors; public speaking; talking with and making presentations to potential donors, and other public and private fundraising tasks.
· Help plan and oversee the budget and any funds supporting individual programs (grants, state / federal allocations, participation fees, etc.) Receive and record checks and bills and handle some banking transactions. Communicate effectively between the organization’s treasurer and accountant to ensure timely payment of bills and payroll and proper accounting for transactions. Actual bookkeeping for the organization is not currently included in job duties, but could be added in the future depending on skills.
· Responsible for managing the activities of the Board, including communications with the Board, reminders, meeting planning and logistics, reports and minutes for quarterly board meetings. Maintain internal relations with and between PAWV board and volunteers.
· May be required to periodically hire and supervise part-time employees.
· Other duties as assigned.

Programming
· Coordinate with West Virginia Cultural Heritage Tourism Program and assist with delivery of heritage development services.
· Responsible for developing and editing content for PAWV communications and outreach, including newsletters, web site, and email bulletins.
· Responsible for the planning and logistics for conferences, workshops, events, periodic meetings, associated with Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, including joint activities with other organizations. This includes our annual conference, and may also include preservation and tourism workshops, fundraising events, and other program elements.
· Work with board on statewide advocacy policy and efforts, which may include working with specific local preservation issues, or developing and promoting positions on local, statewide, or national issues important to preservation in West Virginia.
· Work with the board to strengthen and develop network of similar mission organizations across the state. Work to improve communications with, and provide services to, these organizations. Coordinating communications and some joint activities between state agencies, national, statewide, regional and local organizations.
· Monitor and report on organizational progress and impact of specific programs, through preparation of progress reports, implementation of surveys and other tracking for individual grants or programs (as required by each program), and maintenance of efficient records on participants, volunteers, and program evaluations.
· Keep abreast of issues related to preservation and other pertinent topics; attending local, state and national trainings as appropriate.
· Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree preferred, in one of the following areas: historic preservation, public history, cultural resource management, archaeology, architecture, or other preservation-related field; or will consider degree in economic or community development, tourism, public administration, non-profit management, or other related areas. Interest in and familiarity with preservation issues is important – if professional expertise is in a different field, then personal interest or avocational experience related to preservation is highly desirable. Related work experience is substitutable for degree requirements.

Also required is:
· Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with ease and comfort in a wide variety of situations, including meetings and public presentations.
· Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills with reliable follow-through and skill in designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating projects. Will be responsible for organization of office and tasks, including prioritization, implementation, and reporting. Must be comfortable with multi-tasking a wide variety of responsibilities and projects.
· Success and flexibility in working with a wide range of clientele and organizations. Must have excellent people skills.
· Ability to work independently and take initiative for projects and tasks.
· Computer literacy and the ability to work with standard software programs. Word, Excel, Email required, Access & Powerpoint desirable.
· Knowledge of preservation issues and the resources and agencies available to preservationists and the public at the local, state, and national levels. Ability to serve as a liaison between different partners, entities, and PAWV.
· Willingness and ability to travel throughout the state and occasionally out of state.
· Enthusiasm for learning new skills and undertaking challenges. Comfortable taking direction from Board and learning from the experience of others.

Desirable skills – any of these skills are a plus, but may not all be required:
· Public relations / marketing expertise
· Database design and management.
· Experience or training in heritage tourism development or interpretation
· Management of email listserve
· Bookkeeping skills, specifically familiarity with QuickBooks
· Graphic design, layout, design of PowerPoint presentations, work with publishing software

Supervision

· The Executive Director will report directly to the President of PAWV or other representative as designated by Board. May be responsible to different individuals for specific projects or tasks.
· Will have responsibility for coordinating with other staff, board members, consultants, and volunteers. In some cases will be supervising work of others, while in other cases working with co-equals on a cooperative basis.

Working situation

Preservation Alliance currently has an office in downtown Charleston, West Virginia, with computer and basic office equipment provided.
Executive Director will probably be operating as one-person staff for the organization, with some help from contractors on specific tasks, and with program assistance from the Board.
Start date: Expected October 2006, but could be negotiable for the right candidate.

Remuneration

Salary will be based on skills and experience, within our available budget. Expected salary range is between $25,000 and $35,000.
Executive Director will be an employee of PAWV, with a three-month trial period. Continuation of position, as well as potential future raises in salary, will be dependent on fundraising success.
The Board of PAWV fully intends this as a permanent position for our growing organization, dependent upon the success of sustainability efforts.

To apply:
Applications encouraged by Sept 2 but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send:
· a letter of interest including a discussion of what you feel you would bring to the organization,
· resume
· examples of your work including at least one written product
· at least three reference names or letters
Three copies of the above, plus electronic submission are preferred.

For more information:
David Vago
304-345-6005
davago@pawv.org

OR Phyllis Baxter
304-636-2467
phyllisb@meer.net

Submit materials to:

PAWV
PO Box 3371
Charleston, WV 25333
davago@pawv.org


August 9, 2006

Hunter Research, Inc. – a Delaware Valley based consulting firm offering archaeological, historic preservation and historical interpretive services- is accepting applications for the position of Historian. Preferred applicants should have a Masters Degree from a program in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a related field. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and a strong resume will also be considered. This position requires exceptional research and writing skills. Responsibilities will include historical research in support of archaeological and historic architectural investigations, the organization and maintenance of in-house research materials, occasional assistance with archaeological and historic preservation survey activities and technical report writing. Applicants possessing related aptitudes and skills not addressed above are encouraged to respond.

This is a full-time position, benefits package available. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should possess their own car and driver’s license.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Patricia A. Madrigal
Principal Investigator/Business Manager
Hunter Research, Inc.
120 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608


August 5, 2006

SURVEY & NATIONAL REGISTER MANAGER
(Historic Preservationist III)
Collections, Historic Preservation & Outreach Services Division
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio Historical Society
Full-Time
Pay Grade 8: $38,251

NATURE OF WORK IN THIS CLASS
Responsible for managing the Ohio Historic Inventory and National Register of Historic Places programs.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
Manages the Ohio Historic Inventory (and related bridge and landscape inventories) including conducting professional detailed reviews of survey forms and reports. Provides progress reports on survey program and respond to public inquiries about the Ohio Historic Inventory. Manages the National Register of Historic Places program including conducting professional detailed reviews of nominations, fulfilling public notification requirements including public hearings, provide progress reports on the National Register program, and respond to public inquiries about the National Register of Historic Places. Exercises independent management or review responsibility. Prepares for and coordinates staff input on nominations at Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board meetings. Assists with the National Historic Landmark, State Registry, and the Ohio Historic Homesteads programs, and special projects/programs as assigned. Establishes survey and registration priorities. Coordinates the Ohio Historic Inventory and National Register programs with other departments in the office and state and local agencies. Assists in the development and implementation of training and education for inventory and registration topics, including written material, workshops, conferences, presentations, and training sessions.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and database applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, product data, and maps.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment as needed.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Requires ability to travel. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits. Requires a valid Ohio driver's license.

QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate degree in history, architectural history or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, and must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines.

Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to:
Human Resources Department
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614/297-2293
E-mail: hr@ohiohistory.org

Application deadline: September 1, 2006
The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

August 4, 2006

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH THE OKLAHOMA SHPO


The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society (a State agency), is seeking candidates for a new Historic Preservation Specialist position. This is an entry level position, and the person will work under the supervision of the SHPO's Architectural Historian/National Register and Architectural/Historic Survey Coordinator. As further detailed in the recruitment notice below, the primary focus of the position's duties relate to the SHPO's continued architectural/historic survey program.

The deadline for applications is September 27, 2006. Information about how to apply is provided below.

Melvena Heisch
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
State Historic Preservation Office
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma History Center
2401 North Laird Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7914
405/522-4484
FAX 405/522-0816
mheisch@okhistory.org

OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening Date: August 2, 2006 Closing Date: September 27, 2006
Job Title: Historic Preservation Specialist
Job Code/Level: U14A/Level I
Pay Band/Hiring Range: I/$1,982.67 - $3,304.42
Vacancies: 1
Location: State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma City

Key Duties:
Develops research designs for architectural/historic survey projects and implements the designs through archival and field research.
Prepares complex reports detailing architectural/historic survey project results
Prepares National Register of Historic Places Nominations in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Evaluation and Registration and the division's established policies.
Reviews complex reports and other documents prepared by professional consultants and others.
Develops scopes of work for the procurement of professional services.
Monitors contracts with professional consultants and advises supervisor about project progress and compliance.
Provides maintenance and completes error correction tasks for the divisions electronic database of architectural/historic resources.
Presents programs about Oklahoma's architectural/historic resources and about the division's architectural/historic survey program.
Prepares articles for publication about the division's architectural/historic survey program and about architectural/historic properties recorded in the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory.
Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in archeology, history, anthropology, architectural history, art history, historic preservation, architecture or closely related fields which includes nine semester hours in American history and one year of experience in research and professional writing in a related field associated with one of the degree areas.

The Oklahoma Historical Society has been authorized to utilize a Selection Qualification when interviewing applicants for this position. “Candidates must have a degree in Historic Preservation, History, or Architectural History and one year of related experience.”

Method of Application: Permanent classified employees including those having reinstatement rights wishing to be considered for this position must submit an OPM-4B and a resume to the Oklahoma Historical Society’s personnel office before the posted deadline. This information should include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address and your current classification and code. The OPM-4B forms are available online at www.opm.state.ok.us. A copy of your most recent PMP must be available upon request.
If you are not a state employee, you must apply through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and complete an official State of Oklahoma Employment Application (OPM-4). Resumes, photocopied applications or other similar forms are not accepted as substitutes for this application, but you may attach extra sheets if you need more space. Where no written or performance test is required, the applications of individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are rated based on the education and experience they list on their application or on a supplemental questionnaire. You may bring or mail your completed application to OPM in Oklahoma City. Their address is 2101 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room # B22, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

For more detailed information on how jobs are filled with the state, please refer to OPM’s website at www.opm.state.ok.us.


August 1, 2006

Supervisor of Outreach and Registration Programs

South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

The South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (at the S.C. Department of Archives and History) is accepting applications for a Supervisor of Outreach and Registration Programs.  This position will coordinate outreach programs and serve as a supervisor of the National Register, S.C. Historical Markers, and local government assistance programs.  This position is a permanent full-time position in Pay Band 6.  (The state title for the position is Archival Supervisor.)  The hiring range is expected to be $35,414-$40,000.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Nature of Work:

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

Preferred Training And Experience: A Master's degree in historic preservation or a related field and work experience in historic preservation.  Experience with planning and implementing public programs, writing publications, and using Powerpoint and other computer programs is desirable. 

Application Process:Qualified individuals should submit a state application and resume.  Work experience should include job duties, job dates, and reasons for leaving.  Submit applications to:

Human Resources, SC Department of Archives and History , 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC  29223

Applications are available from the State of South Carolina's web page (<http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/OHR-applicant.phtm>).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For questions, contact Mary Edmonds at edmonds@scdah.state.sc.us or 803-896-6168.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History offers equal opportunity in its employment and provisions of service without regard to a person’s race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability in accordance with federal and state law.

The language used in this document does not create an employment contract between the employee and the agency.  This document does not create any contractual rights or entitlements.  The agency reserves the right to revise the content of this document, in whole or in part.  No promises or assurances, whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph create any contract of employment.

Mary W. Edmonds Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer S.C. Department of Archives and History 8301 Parklane Rd. Columbia, SC  29223 Telephone: 803-896-6168 E-Mail: edmonds@scdah.state.sc.us


August 1, 2006

Endowed Chair (REVISED)

School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University

Job Code: 06-109; Department: School of Architecture

General Description:
The School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University is searching for a scholar of state and national reputation for appointment as an Endowed Chair for the School of Architecture. We are seeking an individual who will provide exemplary leadership to the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture (TIPHC). TIPHC is designated by the State of Texas as the official center for the preservation of African-American history and culture in Texas. In addition, the Endowed Chair will support and interact with the School of Architecture, the Community Development, the Historic Preservation programs, and the Community Urban and Rural Enhancement Service Center (CURES). The School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University consists of Architecture, Community Development and Construction Science programs and two research and service centers, the Community Urban Rural Enhancement Service Center and the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture. The school has approximately 400 students enrolled and moved into their new facility in Fall Semester 2005. The School of Architecture is unique in its comprehensive and cooperative approach to the design/build process by aligning all three programs to work together on the virtual and built environment. The school encourages interdisciplinary cooperation among the disciplines, combined with a strong reputation of teaching, service, and research.

Salary
Commensurate with experience

Education
Applicants must have completed their Bachelor or Master degree in architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architecture history, or aligned field of study. A Ph.D. in architecture, historic preservation, architectural theory and history, African-American history and culture, art, archaeology, anthropology, or related field of study is required.

Experience
Applicants should have extensive teaching experience, research, and service. Qualifications of the successful candidate include distinguished scholarship and research in historic preservation. The candidate must have the ability to provide innovative academic leadership in the institute, school and university and take an active role with stakeholders and relevant organizations to promote the mission of the School academic programs and its research and service centers. Enthusiasm in pursuing collaborative projects is expected. Applicants should be committed to mentoring faculty and graduate students in the field of theory and historic preservation.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Applicants should have extensive teaching experience, research, and service. Qualifications of the successful candidate include distinguished scholarship and research in historic preservation. The candidate must have the ability to provide innovative academic leadership in the institute, school and university and take an active role with stakeholders and relevant organizations to promote the mission of the School academic programs and its research and service centers. Enthusiasm in pursuing collaborative projects is expected. Applicants should be committed to mentoring faculty and graduate students in the field of theory and historic preservation.

Application Procedure
Please submit a complete application packet to include job vacancy number, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Application packets that do not contain the above listed materials will not be considered. If the educational transcript is from a foreign institution, a professional agency evaluation from the approved agency list is required to verify United States' educational equivalence. Acceptable international evaluation services include: Global Credential Evaluators (www.gcevaluators.com) Span Tran Educational Services (www.spantran-edu.com) SDR Educational Consultants (www.sdr.netfirms.com) Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) World Education Services (www.wes.org) Josef Silny & Associates (www.jsilny.com) International Education Research Foundation (www.ierf.org)

Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

Contact PVAMU Human Resources
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