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Posted: 05/30/2014

New York City Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Historic House Trust

As the steward of over 29,000 acres of parkland, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is a recognized leader and innovator of public spaces. We are a dynamic agency dedicated to beautifying, protecting, and revitalizing New York City's urban forest and precious green spaces. DPR is also committed to helping New Yorkers maintain active and healthy lifestyles in an urban environment.

Senior Architectural Conservator
Job ID #: 151454
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

The Historic House Trust (HHT) of New York City is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with Parks & Recreation to preserve and promote the 23 historic house sites owned by New York City and located in public parks.



         Serve as a lead Architectural Preservation Conservator on staff and work with the Executive Director of HHT.

         Oversee publicly and privately funded projects currently or soon to be in construction.

         Survey and conduct research on historic houses to provide technical assistance to Parks and House staff on conservation/preservation issues.

         Perform condition assessments of HHT properties to assess physical conditions of historic fabric at each property and determine appropriate treatments.

         Develop and review technical specifications for conservation/restoration projects.

         Provide project management assistance for private and capital Projects from design through construction, including but the review of new capital project requests, change orders, overruns and Requests for Information ( RFIs).

         Conduct quality assurance inspections of contractor work during construction.

         Serve as a liaison between HHT, Parks and House staff.

         Work with HHT Board and Conservation Committee on conservation/preservation issues, keep them informed of HHT projects and coordinate quarterly site visits to the houses.

Qualification Requirements


1.        (a) A Masters degree from an accredited college with a specialization in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history; and (b) one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the fields of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or conducting 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 Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a specialization in any of the fields listed in 1(a) above, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in 1(b) above; or


3.        Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 or 2 above.  Graduate study in any field listed in 1(a) above can be substituted for up to one year of required experience on the basis that 30 graduate credits is equivalent to 1 year of experience.  However, all candidates must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a specialization in any of the fields listed in 1(a) above and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described in 1(b) above.








Preference will be given to applicants who filed for the Landmarks Preservationist Civil Service examination (Exam No. 4063).




1.       Extensive experience in preservation.


2.       Experience with producing contracts, technical specifications, reading architectural plans, and drawings.


3.       Proven experience with project management.



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How to apply
Employees of the City of New York: 1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities 2) Search for Job ID: 151454 For all other applicants: 1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2) Search for Job ID: 151454

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