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Posted: 12/05/2011

Historic Charleston Foundation

Mission: It is the purpose of Historic Charleston Foundation to preserve and protect the historical, architectural, and cultural character of Charleston and its historic environs and to educate the public about its history and the benefits that are derived from preservation.

Properties Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Charleston, SC

To manage all buildings owned or operated by the Foundation. The Properties Coordinator reports to the Director of Preservation and Museums. The Coordinators priority is to ensure that all Foundation properties are maintained properly with a focus on stewardship and public safety. All work at the Foundations properties should set an example to the community for the highest standards of preservation for historic properties.

Required Skills:

Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, carry items, and climb a ladder.

Ability to stand and/ or walk for extended periods of time.

Must have the ability to crawl if needed when thoroughly conducting inspections at properties.

Ability to prepare written documentation for historic properties.

Ability to read written reports and blueprints for proposed construction.

Drive around the city to inspect properties.

Must be computer literate.


Minimum qualifications are a Bachelors degree in historic preservation, construction management, planning, architecture or related field, coupled with 4 years of professional experience. An advanced degree in historic preservation, construction management, building conservation or comparable field is preferred, coupled with 2 years of professional experience. Experience as a preservation contractor is a plus.


Manage all Foundation owned and/or leased real properties, including maintenance budgets. Manage the security and safety initiatives for the Foundation and supervise emergency preparedness and response efforts. Supervise/train apprentices, interns, volunteers who assist with preservation projects. Provide technical outreach to the public and for grant applications. Represent the Foundation at BAR and BZA hearings as needed.

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How to apply
Mail, email, or fax applications to: Cindy Ellis, Director of Finance Historic Charleston Foundation PO Box 1120 Charleston, SC 29402 Fax: 843.577.2067 cellis@historiccharleston.org
Cindy Ellis
Phone: 843.723.1623
Fax: 843.577.2067
PO Box 1120
Charleston, SC 29402

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