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Posted: 09/11/2009

San Antonio Conservation Society

The San Antonio Conservation Society, recipient of the prestigious National Trust for Historic Preservation-Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award and the Texas Historical Commission Governors Award for Historic Preservation, is one of the oldest and most active community preservation groups in the United States. Since 1924, the Society has dedicated itself to the preservation of Texas history. The Societys efforts in safe-guarding treasures such as the Spanish Colonial missions, the Southwest School of Art and Craft, and the Jose Antonio Navarro complex, are key to San Antonios popularity as a visitor destination. From 13 founding women to a current membership of over 2,500 men and women, the Society concentrates on historic preservation, youth education on Texas heritage, and community activism in the strategic development of the city of San Antonio and the surrounding area.

Preservation Field Representative
Professional Opportunity
San Antonio, TX
$35,000/yr plus benefits

The San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation seeks a historic preservation professional for anew full-time Preservation Field Representative position to expand field service programs of the San Antonio Conservation Society. The position is made possible by a matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservations Partners in the Field Initiative intended to expand field service across the nation. The Field Representative will be an employee of the San Antonio Conservation Society and also represent the National Trust in delivering services to support historic preservation efforts in the San Antonio area.

Education: Undergraduate or terminal professional degree in architecture, planning, historic preservation, or similar field. Graduate degree in a related field and/or graduate coursework in historic preservation preferred.

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 techniques and materials, architectural history. Must be able to balance many tasks at once and shift priorities to accommodate change. Must be highly motivated and a self starter. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) is preferred.

Experience: Experience in community development, urban planning, or historic preservation field. Experience in project budget management. Previous public speaking, lecturing and interaction with public commissions and boards preferred. In addition to knowledge of historic preservation process and procedures, experience in any of the following areas will strengthen a candidacy: urban and regional planning, community development, real estate development, governmental relations, advocacy and community organizing, preservation, environmental, or land use law, communications, information technology, and/or fundraising.

Program: A three-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 San Antonio Conservation Society is to continue this position at the end of three years, we cannot guarantee that at this time.

For a full description and qualification requirements, go to http://saconservation.org

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How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to conserve@saconservation.org Download San Antonio Conservation Society application at http://www.saconservation.org/about/employment.htm , fill out and electronically scan and email to conserve@saconservation.org or fax to 210-224-6168.
Fax: (210) 224-6168

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