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Posted: 08/06/2009

Galveston Historical Foundation
Preservation and Conservation Services

Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation is one of the nation's largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties. Today, GHF has over 2,000 memberships representing individuals, families, and businesses across Texas, the US and abroad and exerts a profound impact on the culture and economy of Galveston Island.

Project Coordinator II
Professional Opportunity
Galveston, TX

Job Duties:

? Coordinating energy audits and laser documentation of historic structures with outside consultants for individual properties; completion of all reports as necessary for the property owner and the auditors.

? Providing training on sustainable materials and green architectural practices as they apply to historic buildings.

? Developing a program including guidelines and a formal competition to create appropriate emergency houses for Galveston Island following a disaster. The houses will be respectful of the vernacular buildings of the Island as well as the interest in green building.

? Expanding the existing Windstorm Exemption Program to cover Galveston County and increasing awareness of the program across Galveston Island for underserved neighborhoods.

? Educating property owners on lead-based paint safety, energy efficiency and structural reinforcement of historic buildings.

? Increasing efforts to retrieve recyclable building materials for the Architectural Salvage Warehouse and developing liaisons with local entities to secure salvaged architectural materials.

? Reporting to the regional and national offices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation on the development, progress and performance (including financial management) of the Partners in the Field grant.

? Writing and assisting with grant applications, press releases, bid documents and research associated with the Partners in the Field Grant.

? Performing additional duties as assigned by the department head or Executive Director and working flexible hours as necessary to provide services.

Education: Undergraduate or terminal professional degree in architecture, construction, historic preservation or similar design/building field. Graduate degree in a related field and/or graduate coursework in historic preservation preferred. Knowledge of green architectural practices.

Skills: Ability to interact one-on-one and in groups with diverse clients and general public and communicate clearly in oral and written formats. Strong organizational, computer (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as photography, other means of producing reports and presentations) and writing skills, working knowledge of historic preservation, rehabilitation and construction techniques and materials, architectural history. This position may involve moderate to heavy lifting (25 lbs. or greater), advanced mobility on project worksites, as well as working outdoors on a regular basis. Post-emergency assessment, recovery and assistance will be one requirement of this position. Must be able to balance many tasks at once and shift priorities to accommodate change.

Experience: Experience in rehabilitation of historic buildings, in community development, urban planning, or historic preservation field. Experience developing bid documents, project budget management and with construction administration. Previous public speaking, lecturing and interaction with public commissions and boards preferred.

Program: A two-year commitment will be required for this position which is made possible through a Partners in the Field grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This is a pilot program and will be a model for other organizations. While it is the intent of the Galveston Historical Foundation to continue this position at the end of two years, we cannot guarantee that at this time.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Please submit a professional resume with references as well as a writing sample addressing a preservation topic.
Brian Davis
Phone: (409) 750-9108
908 23rd Street
Galveston, TX 77550

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