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Posted: 12/22/2009

City of Pittsburgh
City Planning

The Historic Review Commission (HRC) protects and maintains historically and architecturally significant buildings and neighborhoods within the City. The Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor, including an architect, a preservationist, a realtor, a building inspector, and a planner. The Commission administers the review process for historic designation, and subsequently makes recommendations to City Council regarding the appropriateness of each nomination.

Part Time Historic Review Commission Staff
Professional Opportunity
Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission (HRC) is seeking applicants for a part time staff person / intern to assist in everyday work tasks. The HRC encourages applicants who can demonstrate an interest in historic preservation and in Pittsburgh history.


At the direction and supervision of the Historic Preservation Planner, the staff/ intern will assist with:

Project evaluation, design review, and writing of Certificates of Appropriateness;

Preparation for monthly Historic Review Commission meetings; writing meeting minutes;

Section 106 Reviews for federally funded projects;

Updating historic resource spreadsheets; filing property information; advancing historic nominations;

Directing the Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony, held each May;

The development of the Citys first Cultural Heritage Plan (completion date 2011);

Attending meetings and site visits, as necessary;

Providing requested information to the general public


Although no prior combination of experience and training is required, applicants should have some experience in historic preservation, history, architecture, cultural heritage, museums, art history, design, planning, or other similar fields. Preference will be given to those who have experience in historic preservation, have completed historic preservation coursework, or are currently enrolled in graduate-level preservation related coursework.

Candidates should be proficient in the use of standard office equipment, and the Microsoft Office Suite including Power Point and Excel. Ability to read architectural drawings and construction documents is helpful. The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to communicate effectively, have excellent writing skills, and will utilize appropriate telephone etiquette.

Must be a resident of the City of Pittsburgh.

HOURS: Historic Review Commission meetings are scheduled for the 1st Wednesday of each month. The remainder of the schedule is typically within normal business hours as prearranged with the supervisor and will consist of approximately 19 to 30 hours weekly. Some evening meetings may be required.

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How to apply
Apply through the City of Pittsburgh Employment Page.
Katherine Molnar
200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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