Under the supervision of the Director of Research, review existing surveys, Commission files, historic maps, and relevant secondary sources to create lists for potential individual landmarks and historic districts in targeted areas throughout the five boroughs; conduct fieldwork, surveys and site assessments to evaluate potential landmarks; perform research on properties to assess their historic significance; document findings, write designation reports based on research and fieldwork; assist with editorial, writing and other special projects; create and make presentations for Commissioners and the public; respond to public inquiries; other tasks as assigned.
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; orconducting research in architectural or art history, or working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields
described in (a); or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in 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.
Experience with digital mapping research;
Experience with data management;
Experience using a broad variety of digital and print sources;
Experience with digital photography;
Excellent writing and oral communication skills;
Experience with project management and presentations;
Strong customer service approach.
Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.
Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget.
While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer