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Posted: 11/17/2011

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) seeks a highly motivated historic preservationist for its Director of Preservation and Research position. GVSHP is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 and is the largest membership organization in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. Through research, documentation, and advocacy, GVSHP works to preserve the built environment and character of the Village, East Village, and NoHo. The Society currently has six full-time employees, including the Director of Preservation and Research position, and several part-time consultants and interns.

Director of Preservation and Research
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

Duties of the Director of Preservation and Research include:

  • Overseeing and coordinating historic buildings research and managing research interns

  • Overseeing and coordinating GVSHPs design review of proposed new construction and changes to historic buildings

  • Overseeing and coordinating GVSHPs landmarks applications webpage (www.gvshp.org/lpc)

  • Drafting requests for evaluation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission

  • Drafting testimony for public hearings, and representing the organization at public hearings, community meetings, and other events

  • Responding to questions from the public regarding history, research, and landmark status and regulation

  • Helping to coordinate GVSHPs blog (www.gvshp.org/blog)

Candidates for the position must:

  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of historic preservation, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and architectural history and styles

  • Be knowledgeable about historic building research techniques

  • Have a familiarity with the Greenwich Village, NoHo, and East Village community

  • Be a highly motivated, meticulous, detail-oriented self-starter willing to work more than 40 hours/week and occasional weekends and evenings as needed

  • Be comfortable speaking in public, in both formal and informal settings

  • Have strong writing skills

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A degree in historic preservation

  • A strong knowledge of the history of the architecture and and physical development of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and of their preservation movements

  • Experience interacting with and navigating the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

  • Prior involvement in and connection to Greenwich Village, East Village, and/or NoHo community affairs

  • Experience writing about architecture, urban planning, and New York City history

  • Experience managing interns or staff

  • Knowledge of/experience with Word, Wordpress, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Google SketchUp, Quark, and web design programs such as Contribute or Dreamweaver

  • Experience with on-line building research using resources such as ACRIS, BIS, and Property Shark

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to: GVSHP 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 Please Note: E-mailed and faxed resumes will NOT be accepted. No phone calls please.

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