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Posted: 01/08/2013


The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the City's landmarks and the buildings in the City's historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings. The agency consists of eleven Commissioners and a full-time staff. The Landmarks Preservation Commission was established in 1965 when Mayor Robert Wagner signed the local law creating the Commission and giving it its power. The Landmarks Law was enacted in response to New Yorkers' growing concern that important physical elements of the City's history were being lost despite the fact that these buildings could be reused. Events like the demolition of the architecturally distinguished Pennsylvania Station in 1963 increased public awareness of the need to protect the city's architectural, historical, and cultural heritage.

Landmarks Preservationist
JVN 136-2013-114926
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
$47,141/54,212 with 2 years City service



Under varying degrees of supervision, reviews applications to restore or rehabilitate designated landmarks or build new buildings within historic districts; issues permits and performs enforcement functions to ensure compliance with the Landmarks Law; and may be called upon to perform surveys of historic areas, conduct historical research, and write reports.  Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, runs statistical and database reports and mapping;   makes presentations to the Commission at Public Hearings and Meetings; makes presentations to the public at outreach and community meetings; provides technical assistance to owners.  Other duties as assigned.  


The position requires knowledge of architectural history, design and/or conservation expertise, experience with computer technology and databases, and excellent communication and customer service skills.



1.   A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; orconducting research in architectural or art history, or working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields

described in (a); or

2.  A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience;  or

3.  Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.


The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.


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How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter (e-mail preferred) to: Claire Kendall The Landmarks Preservation Commission 1 Centre Street - 9th Floor New York, NY 10007 Fax: 212.669.7797 Email: ckendall@lpc.nyc.gov NO PHONE CALLS While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Claire Kendall
Fax: 212-669-7797
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007

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