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Posted: 08/24/2015

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Historic House Trust

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 the City and located in public parks.

Deputy Director of Historic House Trust
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY




Under direction of the Historic House Trust Executive Director, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, coordinate with the historic houses on curatorial, interpretive and educational programming issues that affect the care of the sites.  In conjunction with the Historic House Trust Executive Director & Senior Preservationist, act as a liaison between Parks and individual sites on maintenance, landscape, archaeological and property-related matters.  Manage license agreements between Parks and non-profit site stewards.  Work with the Trusts conservation staff to plan capital improvements.  Coordinate research and acquisition of additional historic properties to the Trust and Parks.  In coordination with the Senior Architectural Conservator, provide project management assistance for public and privately funded capital projects from design through construction, including the monitoring of work sites, at times.  Assist with the management of capital projects undertaken as part of the HHT/Parks Sole Source Agreement, including the processing of related payments and paperwork.   Work with the HHT legal counsel on all HHT/Parks Sole Source Agreement-related issues, including any changes or updates and required renewals.  Manage caretaker agreement issues when appropriate.  Organize and assist in setting the agenda for quarterly roundtable discussions of site directors.  Oversee the Parks administrative functions for HHT, such as reviewing and approving OTPS purchases and serving as a liaison to Personnel, Payroll and Timekeeping and other divisions.  Provide project management assistance in the development and implementation of new and/or existing programming in coordination with member house museums.   Maintain up-to-date records of all employee tasks, house visits and hours worked.  Assist HHT in financial recordkeeping, including the annual budget and investment reports.  Work closely with the HHT Executive Director in maintaining administrative continuity, fundraising and capacity development priorities



A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or  education and/or experience which is equivalent, however, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described  above.


Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service.  New York City residency required for all other candidates.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Background in historic preservation, conservation, house museums or cultural organizations.  Familiarity with public and non-profit management.  Experience with producing technical specifications and reading architectural plans and projects.  Strong project management experience and ability to multitask and manage long-term projects.  Computer literacy, including knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Razors Edge Donor and QuickBooks.  Valid New York State driver license.


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How to apply
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2) Search for Job ID#: 206497

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