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Posted: 02/02/2016

Historic Fort Worth, Inc.

Established in 1969 and honored in 2009 with the Texas Historical Commission’s Governors Award in Preservation, Historic Fort Worth, Inc. is dedicated to preserving Fort Worth’s unique historic identity through stewardship, education and leadership. HFW stewards two historic houses within the Quality Hill neighborhood, the 1899 Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House and the 1904 Wharton-Scott House known as Thistle Hill. Other HFW programs include advocacy for historic sites in Fort Worth, membership tours of private and public buildings, programs on restoration and property management, historic property research, marketing of endangered properties, preservation courses for developers and Realtors, preservation awards, tours of the city for special conferences, public appeals for threatened properties, survey updates, and façade easements.

Preservation Program Director
Professional Opportunity
Fort Worth, TX


Manage the organizations preservation programming and special projects in coordination with the Executive Director. Oversee the Preservation Resource Center, including managing the historic properties archive and responding to public inquiries. Consult with property owners and residents on economic incentives, the appropriateness of proposed rehabilitations, and research or construction resources. Staffs the Public Affairs Committee and assists in implementing the annual awards program, endangered places list, Realtor training course, membership tours, and other special tours and events as needed. Assists the Executive Director in writing grant proposals for special projects and representing the organization at public hearings, meetings, or speaking engagements in the community. Coordinate with City of Fort Worth Historic Preservation staff and the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, and present comments from the organization at Commission meetings. Supervision over interns, volunteers, or outside consultants for special projects may be required. Responds to press inquiries when appropriate. Updates and maintains web content and social media profiles, as well as assisting with the development of publications and other creative tasks.

Reports to:                  Executive Director


Position Qualifications Guidelines:

·         Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in historic preservation, history, architecture, architectural history, or other related field; masters degree in historic preservation preferred.


·         Knowledge of and ability to apply the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties as well as City of Fort Worth standards and guidelines for historic properties to proposed projects; familiarity with building assessment techniques for the purpose of advising property owners

·         Must enjoy working with the public. Must possess excellent administrative, technology, and communication skills.


·         Demonstrated ability to work in harmony with a variety of people, and to interface professionally with the various publics connected to HFW. Must be cordial when addressing or answering the public.

·         Self-motivated with a passionate interest in the preservation of historic structures, landscapes, neighborhoods, art, photographs, and objects.


·         Must have a sincere appreciation of HFWs mission.


·         Self-directed and self-disciplined to work independently, yet of sound judgment and practical approach to assure good working relationships with all interested parties, including the HFW Board.

·         A team player who understands and practices the service, support, and client satisfaction concepts required for decision by consensus vs. decision by dictate

·         Knowledgeable in the following software programs:

Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Volusion and Wordpress website tools


Adobe Creative Cloud programs including InDesign, Acrobat, and Photoshop




OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to: kate_schwartz@historicfortworth.org
Kate Schwartz
Historic Fort Worth, Inc.
1110 Penn Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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