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Posted: 09/17/2014

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA) is a private consulting firm specializing in historic preservation and architectural materials conservation. BCA provides consulting services to architects, private institutions, developers, building owners, museums, and government agencies.

Architectural Conservator
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA) seeks an Architectural Conservator to join the technical staff in our New York City office. The Conservator will participate in a wide range of activities related to the assessment and conservation of historic buildings, including historic research, field investigation, materials testing, report writing, preparation of construction documents, and project monitoring. Project work includes on-site building assessment and investigation, working at heights in an outdoor environment. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well as part of a team, and successfully completed academic coursework in the conservation and treatment in a wide range of historic building materials are essential for this position. Demonstrable proficiency in AutoCAD is highly desirable.


Candidates for this position should have a graduate level degree in Historic Preservation with a concentration in materials conservations, or be able to provide comprehensive documentation of equivalent experience. Up to three years of experience working in the field is preferred.


Building Conservation Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submissions will be accepted until October 15, 2014.


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How to apply
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, current resume, at least two references, and two short writing samples of sole authorship. At least one of the writing samples must include the characterization of a building material and a technical analysis of conditions and possible treatments. Email materials to: Claudia Kavenagh Director Building Conservation Associates, Inc. ckavenagh@bcausa.com

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