home news events jobs education resources  
Job Links
Buildings Curator

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
AddThis Feed Button

Posted: 03/04/2014

The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society (THS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located in historic Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston, Texas, and operates ten historic structures and a Museum Gallery. THS's collection of more than 30,000 items spans the history and heritage of Houston and the surrounding areas from 1820 to the present. The historic structures and Museum Gallery serve as primary exhibition spaces for the collections. The mission of The Heritage Society is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and celebrate the diverse history of the Houston region.

Buildings Curator
Professional Opportunity
Houston, TX


Overview: The Buildings Curator is charged with the oversight of The Heritage Societys collection of historic and other buildings. This includes any planning for the restoration, preservation, maintenance and conservation of the buildings.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in History, Art History, Architecture, Archeology, or Historic Preservation required; Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred. Must be familiar with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Excellent research, written, and verbal communications skills are essential. Excellent organizational and computer skills are required. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages the collection of historic structures in accordance with the guidelines of The Heritage Societys Collection Management Policy and mission and in compliance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Researches the history and architectural significance of the historic structures
  • Prepares/manages preparation of documentation for structures (HABS, RTHL, COH Protected Landmark, National Register listed property, HSRs, CAP reports
  • Manages and regularly updates The Heritage Societys Buildings File
  • Monitors and evaluates structures maintenance, rehabilitation, restoration and/or conservation (MRRC) needs, prioritizes and recommends appropriate action
  • Secures bids for MRCC and other buildings-related services or needs, manages MRCC projects
  • Ensures all structures are up to date with COH required inspections and permits
  • Researches, identifies, and writes grant requests for funding for MRCC projects
  • Acts as liaison to public concerning inquiries about the history or architectural significance of the historic structures
  • Works collaboratively with The Heritage Societys Education Department to develop public tours and assists in training of volunteers and staff
  • Works collaboratively with The Heritage Societys Collections Department to ensure that collections interpretation inside the structures is appropriate and meets American Association of Museums (AAM) standards
  • Prepares budget for maintenance of historic structures in collaboration with Executive Director and Buildings Committee 
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Buildings Committee and works with the committee in all elements of planning
  • Organizes The Heritage Societys Building Arts Lecture Series
  • Serves as staff liaison to service providers
  • Writes regular articles for Panorama, Guidepost, and Absolutely
  • Provides content for organizations website
  • Makes public presentations about The Heritage Societys historic structures
  • Manages selected buildings-and site-related logistics for the annual Candlelight Tour
  • Assists in building- and site-related emergency preparation and response



OPen until

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume via email to the contact listed. No phone calls, please.
Alice Collette

Other Recent Listings

Atlanta, GA
posted 11/13/18
Indianapolis, IN
posted 11/13/18
Varies, international, DC
posted 11/10/18
Cincinnati, OH
posted 11/09/18
Houston, TX
posted 11/09/18
Cincinnati, OH
posted 11/09/18
Newport, RI
posted 11/08/18
Zion National Park, UT
posted 11/07/18



PreserveNet is maintained by Cornell University students with funding from the
National Council for Preservation Education.

home | news | events | jobs | education | resources | Site Map | Contact Us