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Posted: 11/08/2011

Galveston Historical Foundation
Preservation Services

Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) 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 the Island.

Project Coordinator II
Professional Opportunity
Galveston, TX

Job Title: Project Coordinator II

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Preservation Services

Summary: Responsible for the development and daily management of expanded field service programs, including program scope and physical coverage area. This position will focus on increased recovery and sustainability of historic resources on Galveston Island, and how this may be applied to other coastal communities. This position will require an organized, inventive and self-motivated professional to maximize the services provided to the community and impress potential new members and donors to the Foundation.

Job Duties:

Manage and continue to develop Green Revival Certification Program.

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

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.

Writing and assisting with grant applications, press releases, bid documents and research.

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

Perform duties as staff liaison with the Green Revival Committee and coordinate efforts with the board of directors, volunteers and other staff, as they apply.

Continue to develop, promote and manage a National Endowment for the Arts grant and Cast Iron Symposium scheduled for early 2012.

Establish and develop a Center for Coastal Heritage.

Expand and develop GIS programs and mapping as it pertains to the mission and management of the organization.

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. Training or certifications in green architectural practices as well as Geographic Information System (GIS) 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 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.

Please submit a professional resume with references as well as a writing sample addressing a preservation topic.

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How to apply
Please submit resumes via e-mail to brian.davis@galvestonhistory.org Subject line: Project Coordinator II
Brian Davis
Phone: 4097653419
502 20th Street
Galveston, TX 77550

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