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Posted: 04/01/2015

Employer
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Law


Position
Associate Director, Easement
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
 

Help the National Trust preserve distinctive historic properties through our nationally recognized easement program. The Associate Director reports to the Director, Easement Program, and, for approximately 80% of the positions time, assists with the direction of the National Trusts Easement Program through a wide range of professional responsibilities, including conducting routine easement inspections as well as more frequent site visits during major projects, generating easement inspection reports, maintaining on-going contact with property owners and representatives, reviewing project requests, researching property, real estate and preservation technology issues, and maintaining program files. Approximately 20% of this positions time will be comprised of work related to managing gifts of real estate, including assessments of significance and integrity, development of scopes of easement protection and baseline documentation (photography and floor/site plans), coordination of various other research and real estate services. The National Trusts Easement Program administers easements on over 120 historic properties located across the country and also includes oversight of preservation services agreements with several non-profit preservation groups.

DUTIES

Travel to easement properties, and conduct easement property inspections and site visits, as assigned, including meeting with property owners and representatives, documenting existing conditions, processing and archiving visit documentation, and generating easement inspection and site visit reports

Review and evaluate requests for minor alterations as well as proposals for larger-scale rehabilitation or restoration projects at properties protected by easements, using The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties (or other standards stated in easement documents); prepare recommendations for review by the Director and Easement Program Project Review Committee

Review and evaluate requests for minor alterations as well as larger-scale rehabilitation or restoration projects at properties covered by Preservation Services Agreements, using The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties (or other standards stated in easement documents); prepare recommendations for review by the Director and Easement Program Project Review Committee; develop and submit invoices related to providing these services (as stated in preservation services agreements)

Assist in researching and preparing specialized written descriptions and photographic documentation of prospective easement properties, including those in the National Trusts planned giving pipeline

Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining best-practice easement program standards, policies, and practices, as assigned

Research and develop background material related to the Easement Program and easement properties, as assigned

Provide specialized technical assistance, guidance and information to easement property owners/representatives regarding preservation of their property, including on historic building materials, restoration treatments/tools, preservation technologies, historic preservation standards, and local preservation regulation

Provide specialized technical assistance, guidance and information to the Preservation Division staff regarding historic building materials, restoration treatments/tools, preservation technologies, historic architecture and historic preservation standards, as assigned

Ensure maintenance of easement property files on an on-going basis to improve and ensure accessibility and good management of the Easement Programs digital and paper files

Assist in managing gifts of real estate, including assessing significance and integrity, developing scopes of easement protection, developing/coordinating baseline documentation (photography and floor/site plans), and other research and real estate services, including travel to and on-site work at the properties, as needed.

Responsible for achieving high quality results with moderate supervision

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in historic preservation or architecture (or equivalent years of experience) required; graduate degree in Historic Preservation strongly preferred.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: 247538-CS-1121@nthp.hrmdirect.com.
ADDRESS
2600 Virginia Avenue
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20037

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