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Posted: 02/09/2018

Employer
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

riends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, founded in 1982, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side. FRIENDS was created to be a source of information and encouragement for property owners, and an active participant in public decisions that affect the historic and cultural resources of the Upper East Side. FRIENDS regularly monitors, attends and testifies before the Community Board, Landmarks Preservation Commission, City Planning Commission, Public Design Commission and City Council, acting as community advocate to encourage appropriate development on the Upper East Side. FRIENDS also works hard to educate the public. We hold lectures, sponsor walking tours, and give annual awards for community service and outstanding preservation projects. Additionally, we offer educational programming for 1st through 5th graders, focusing on the appreciation of the built environment and neighborhood history. Our goal is to stimulate an interest in architecture, history, and preservation in children at a young age, while also instilling a sense of community pride and awareness.


Position
Preservation Associate
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
NEW YORK, NY
Uni
Details
 

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts seeks a full-time Preservation Associate to assist the Executive Director with advocacy issues, public events, research initiatives, membership management and special projects. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Preservation Associate works with community groups and government agencies on preservation issues and projects, appearing before the community board and other public settings. The Preservation Associate also plans and prepare all meetings of the Preservation Committee, which reviews every Upper East Side Certificate of Appropriateness item that goes before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and offers advisory testimony at each public hearing.

In addition, the Preservation Associate plans and prepares all adult education programs and events, including the Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony. Special projects include the public roll out of an original self-published book on the immigrant history of Yorkville and associated advocacy for landmark designation in this area, and ongoing monitoring of development activity on the Upper East Side. The Preservation Associate, when needed, helps with general office administration, overseeing interns, and design of marketing materials.
This position requires an enthusiastic, motivated person with experience in the historic preservation advocacy field in New York City. The qualified candidate will have some experience with public speaking, event planning, managing volunteers, and graphic design. Exemplary writing skills and an eye for design are highly desired.


Masters degree in Historic Preservation preferred.

Outstanding organizational and communications skills are essential.

Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends as needed.

Must be able to complete projects in a collaborative, yet small work environment.

Must have a clear understanding and appreciation for the mission and objectives of FRIENDS.

Familiarity with historic preservation advocacy and the Upper East Side are highly desirable.

Please email a letter of introduction, resume, and writing sample in PDF format to:


Rachel Levy, Executive Director
FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
966 Lexington Avenue, #3E
New York, NY 10021
info@friends-ues.org

OPen until
03/01/2018

How to apply
Please email a letter of introduction, resume, and writing sample in PDF format to: Rachel Levy, Executive Director FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts 966 Lexington Avenue, #3E New York, NY 10021 info@friends-ues.org
Rachel Levy
Phone: 2125352526
Fax: 2125352155
ADDRESS
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
966 LEXINGTON AVE 3E
New York, NY 10021

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