Advise and consult with building professionals, constituents, and government agency representatives providing technical assistance regarding the proper methods and materials for the maintenance, restoration and rehabilitation work to historic buildings, structures and sites in accordance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.
Provide resource team analysis, historic preservation technical assistance and architectural design assistance to Main Street Arkansas and Arkansas Downtown Network executive directors, board and committee members, property and business owners and others interested in downtown revitalization.
Integrate National Register, state and federal tax credits, easements and Certified Local Government programs into Main Street activities, coordinating with other Arkansas Historic Preservation Program staff, private consultants and local Main Street program staff and participants.
Provide architectural preservation and urban design assistance to Main Street Arkansas and Arkansas Downtown Network programs through telephone and email consultations, site visits, written recommendations, architectural drawings, PowerPoint presentations and the review of architectural plans and specifications.
Assist in the training and monitoring of executive directors, design committees, building and property owners and merchants in Main Street Arkansas and Arkansas Downtown Network cities in preservation rehabilitation and design.
Assist and participate in year-end review visits and development of resource teams with possible participation on resource teams. Coordinate visits of consultants and specialists to Main Street cities with possible participation in visits.
Develop and conduct presentations on design as it pertains to the Main Street Four Point Approach as well as other general design and planning issues.
Respond to all inquiries on downtown revitalization in a prompt, concise and courteous manner and, in the case of media requests, according to Department of Arkansas Heritage guidelines.
Plan and conduct workshops and informational sessions regarding historic preservation technical issues.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in historic preservation, history, English, education, general business, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in a specific program related area.
A bachelors degree in architecture, historic preservation or a related field.
Arkansas Drivers License
Frequent evening/overnight and weekend travel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of historic preservation.
Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.
Knowledge of downtown revitalization.