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Posted: 12/11/2018

New Jersey Historic Trust
Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey

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, accessible by public transportation. Since 1990, the Historic Trust has awarded nearly $150 million in grants to historic sites throughout New Jersey.

Program Assistant
Professional Opportunity
Trenton, NJ
Open Until
Until Filled

The Historic Trust currently employs five full-time historic preservation specialists. The temporary employees primary function is to serve as program assistant to this staff.

The assistants responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Communication with grantees and applicants

Preparing grant contracts, reviewing funding applications

Assist with mailings and communication regarding preservation easements

Maintaining accurate database and project files

Preparation of publications and presentations

Preparation of materials for exhibits and educational workshops

Support for the annual historic preservation conference

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and work well independently. 

The ideal candidate will meet the Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards, 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. 

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel).

This is a temporary position hired through an employment agency. $24/per hour for up to 35 hours weekly. Transition to a permanent full time Historic Preservation Specialist position may be possible.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to dorothy.guzzo@dca.nj.gov.
Dorothy Guzzo
Phone: 609-984-0473
101 S. Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08608

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