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Posted: 10/30/2014

Cleveland Restoration Society

The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic resources in greater Cleveland’s seven-county region. CRS advocates for the preservation of historic landmarks; promotes awareness of historic resources through educational programs and publications; and sponsors events for its members. CRS operates the Heritage Home Program which is a rehabilitation and renovation assistance program that provides technical assistance and low interest loans to owners of older residential property in Cuyahoga and other Ohio Counties.

Preservation Construction Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Cleveland, OH

CRS is accepting applications for the position of Preservation Construction Specialist.  This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works with other Heritage Home Program staff.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


General Responsibilities:

·         Field Heritage Home Loan Program inquiries from homeowners.

·         Service general preservation technical assistance requests made through the Program.

·         Work with homeowners to identify needed repairs and prioritize scope of work to repair, maintain, renovate, and/or improve older homes in participating communities.

·         Conduct in the field site visits to homes to provide technical assistance.

·         Provide reliable preservation technical assistance: diagnose building maintenance problems and recommend solutions according to accepted preservation practices.

·         Write specifications for bid for exterior projects and monitor project compliance by homeowner.

·         Prepare Program loan escrow contracts and specifications between homeowners and contractors.

·         Monitor project progress and facilitate escrow payments.

·         Facilitate cooperation between homeowners and contractors, if needed.

·         Interact with administration and building officials in municipalities served by the program.

·         Maintain and grow contractor contacts/database.

·         Be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Sarah Benedict House.



Qualifications:  A minimum of 10 years of work experience in construction, historic preservation or a related field.  Thorough knowledge and understanding of building construction, building materials, preservation technology and practices is preferred. Must be a people person, comfortable with managing projects and providing intensive customer service.  Schedule is typically 8:00-4:30 for three days a week and 10:00-6:30 for two days a week, but often a flexible schedule is necessary to best serve program clients. Reliable transportation is required. Position requires strong communication skills, including written communication and public speaking, as well as computer proficiency.  Basic photography skills are necessary.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Position will be filled as soon as possible. Fax cover letter and resume to CRS at (216) 426-1975 or e-mail to tjorgensen@clevelandrestoration.org, or send to: Thomas A. Jorgensen Cleveland Restoration Society Sarah Benedict House 3751 Prospect Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
Felicia Hall
Phone: 2164263110
Fax: 2164261975
3751 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

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