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Posted: 08/14/2017

New Jersey Historic Trust

The New Jersey Historic Trust is affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs and supports the preservation of historic properties through competitive funding, outreach and technical programs. The Historic Trust office location is in downtown Trenton, New Jersey, and is accessible by public transportation. Since 1990, the Historic Trust has awarded nearly $140 million in grants to historic sites throughout New Jersey.

Program Assistant
Professional Opportunity
Trenton, NJ

The assistants responsibilities include:

  • Communication with grantees and applicants
  • Preparing grant contracts, reviewing funding applications
  • Maintaining accurate database and files
  • Preparation of publications and presentations
  • Support for the annual historic preservation conference
  • Web site maintenance
The ideal candidate will:
  • Be self-motivated, possess strong verbal and writing communication skills and work well independently.  

  • Meet the Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards for Historic Preservation (https://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/gis/html/quals.html - second from the bottom), have an undergraduate degree in historic preservation or a related field, and demonstrate experience in historic preservation planning, architectural preservation, cultural resource management, or a related field.  Familiarity in applying the Secretary of the Interior`s Standards for Rehabilitation is desirable. 

  • Have experience with all Microsoft desktop software is required (Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel).

This is a temporary position hired through an employment agency. $17/per hour for up to 35 hours weekly.  Transition to a permanent full time Historic Preservation Specialist position may be possible. 

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How to apply
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to: Catherine.Goulet@dca.nj.gov by August 31, 2017.
Catherine Goulet
101 S. Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08608

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