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Posted: 10/21/2014


The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the City's landmarks and the buildings in the City's historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings.

Director of Preservation
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
$80k to $105k


Job Description




Under the supervision of the Executive Director, with some latitude for independent initiative and judgement, the selected candidate will be responsible for managing the operations of the regulatory department within the agency. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, managing a staff of 30 people, including supervisors and Landmarks Preservationists, setting policy for the review of applications for proposed work on designated properties, meeting with and advising property owners and their consultants, developing and implementing initiatives and processes to address departments needs, advising the Chair and Executive Director on regulatory policy and history, preservation practices, and application strategies, and representing the Commission in interagency affairs, community meetings and events at professional organizations. 


Minimum Qualification Requirements




  1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American History, and one year of full-time experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or

  2. A  Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization is one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience; or

  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.




 Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a demonstrable interest in the field of historic preservation, architecture, urban planning or a related field and will possess knowledge of the city's historic built environment, preservation practices and the Commission's regulatory work. The preferred candidate will have significant managerial experience, an ability to work independently, excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills with an ability to strategically prioritize tasks, and a demonstrable record of leadership and creative problem solving.



The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

Salary commensurate with experience.





The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ City Employees may apply via Employee Self Service, under Recruiting Activities/Careers/136-2015-172082 While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OVERSIGHT AND BUDGET APPROVAL. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization

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