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Posted: 12/15/2017

The Landmark Society of Western New York

Founded in 1937, The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc., is one of the oldest and most active preservation organizations in America. It is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting the unique architectural heritage of our region and promoting preservation and planning practices that foster healthy, livable, and sustainable communities. The Landmark Society's service area covers nine Western New York counties.

Preservation Services Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Rochester, NY

Preservation Services Coordinator

The Landmark Society of Western New York seeks a qualified Preservation Services Coordinator to manage and expand the organizations preservation service contracts and to launch a new traditional trades program.

Service Contracts

The Preservation Services Coordinator will manage all aspects of the Landmark Societys contract services program, which includes general design consultation, research and writing. Employee will manage subcontractors used in the course of these service contracts and solicit additional fee contracts with local governments and other institutional partners, with attention given to routine engagement and solicitation of new prospective clients. The employee will expand the programs current number of clients, as well as expand the total amount of revenues derived from this program. The Coordinator will develop and strengthen relationships with prospective partners on an ongoing basis.

The employee will also create, promote and launch a residential contract services program for Rochesters Preservation Districts. These services will include early project coordination, basic exterior design consultation and assistance in making application and presentation to the City of Rochesters Preservation Board.

Traditional Trades

Listed on the Landmark Societys annual Five to Revive list, the number of skilled craftspeople in the Traditional Trades has diminished to an alarming level over recent years, creating a new threat to historic resources. While there are veteran practitioners of the traditional trades in our region, many of them are approaching retirement. Without a new generation of craftspeople to take over, we are approaching a crisis level of diminishing resources and knowledge to care for our historic resources. The Preservation Services Coordinator will build a Traditional Trades program by seeking partnerships with area contractors and educational institutions such as Monroe County Community College, Monroe #1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), New York State Historic Preservation Office, the Preservation League of New York State, as well as other partners to determine how to best promote and train a new generation of traditional trades partners. As part of this initiative, the employee will plan, coordinate and host at least two (2) how to workshops during the initial year. In addition, the employee will conduct a Rehab Expo within the first year, which will offer to the public a forum for

interacting with preservation professionals, contractors, architects and consultants to answer various preservation-related questions.

Knowledge and Skills Required

Understanding of architectural preservation design concepts, with experience in applying the Secretary of the Interiors Standards to preservation projects.

Experience in speaking, researching and writing about historic resources, preferably as part of applications/submissions to the National Register of Historic Places.

Ability to manage multiple contract service projects simultaneously and independently.

Outgoing and professional personality with ability to connect and engage with diverse partners.

Preferred Education and Experience

A bachelors degree in architecture or a masters degree in historic preservation preferred. Preferred 2-5 years experience that includes historic preservation, real estate development, architectural design and community outreach. Familiarity with consulting contracts is a plus.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The Landmark Society offers competitive benefits, including life, health and dental insurance. The organization offers a matching 403(b) retirement program, as well as paid vacation and sick leave.

All qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

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How to apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter. Application materials may be sent via mail or email to: Wayne Goodman, Executive Director The Landmark Society of Western New York 133 South Fitzhugh Street Rochester, NY 14608 Email: wgoodman@landmarksociety.org

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