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Posted: 08/27/2013


The Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. (TTHP), is a 501(c)3 membership-based historic preservation advocacy and education nonprofit in Tallahassee, Florida, that is contracted by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to provide staff for the Certified Local Government (CLG) and the Tallahassee-Leon County Architectural Review Board (ARB).

Professional Opportunity
Tallahassee, FL
$47,000 to 52,000

The Board of Directors seeks a historic preservation professional to serve in a dual capacity:  as the local Historic Preservation Officer to fulfill the CLG and ARB obligations and as the Executive Director of the TTHP to enhance the Trusts involvement in the community.   Responsibilities include working closely with historic property owners and with city and county officials as well as being a spokesperson for historic preservation.



A graduate degree in historic preservation or a related field; working knowledge of historic preservation law; and a minimum of two years of professional experience in historic preservation required.  Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills essential. Applicants with experience in administering a local preservation ordinance strongly preferred.


SALARY:  $47,000 to 52,000 with benefits, commensurate with experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  September 16, 2013

START DATE:  November 2013




---Serve as city/county governmental specialist on historic preservation practices and historic preservation law


---Schedule advisory meetings with owners who wish to rehabilitate their historic properties, provide the ARB with written recommendations concerning compliance with pertinent provisions in the Secretary of Interiors Standards when review is required, and suggest ways to bring projects into compliance when necessary


---Legally advertise and provide all written materials for monthly ARB meetings and maintain all records of those meetings


---Issue Certificates of Appropriateness


---Work with local Planning and Growth Management officials to enforce the local preservation ordinance


---Advise property owners who seek listing on the National or Tallahassee-Leon County register of historic places


---Assist with local Section 106 reviews and local governmental compliance with federal preservation regulations


---File quarterly reports to Tallahassee and Leon County governments and annual reports to the State of Florida CLG Coordinator and to the National Park Service concerning activities and finances


---Pursue and oversee CLG and all other grant applications and administration of grants secured


---Serve on the City of Tallahassee Historic Property Grant and Loan Committee


---Report to and implement the directives of the TTHP Board of Directors


---Oversee the financial operations of the Trust including annual budgets, licenses, insurance, and taxes


---Provide the TTHP with active leadership through participation in community events, educational activities, and annual fundraising


---Assist the Board in updating and implementing the Trusts Strategic Plan


---Cultivate relationships with other nonprofits, preservation architects, contractors, and consultants to maintain a network of preservation professionals


---Stay engaged with the best preservation practices through participation in professional conferences and workshops


---Manage a staff to meet the needs of the ARB and TTHP


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How to apply
Please remit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via mail or email to: Executive Director Search Committee Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation 423 East Virginia Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 850.488.7334 susantaltrust@comcast.net
Susan Marston
Phone: 850.488.7334
Fax: 850.488.7333
423 East Virginia Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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