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Posted: 09/13/2020

Preservation Austin

Preservation Austin has been our city’s nonprofit voice for historic preservation since 1953. We exist to empower Austinites to shape a more inclusive, resilient, and meaningful community culture through preservation.

Programs and Outreach Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
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Basic Function: Develop and implement dynamic programming and communications; manage and grow covenants program; spread awareness for advocacy efforts and initiatives.                   

Specific Duties:

1.       Signature Programming and Educational Events

·                  Manage annual Homes Tour, including site selection, content development, historic research, and volunteer recruitment/management;

·                  Manage annual Preservation Merit Awards program, including nominations; juried selection process, Preservation Merit Awards Celebration, and awareness campaigns;

·                  Plan and implement dynamic, experiential programming and initiatives, as needed.

2.       Covenants

·                  Develop annual covenant management and monitoring process;

·                  Implement annual survey of covenant properties;

·                  Manage communications with property owners;

·                  Review applications for new covenants and for physical changes to covenant properties.

3.       Advocacy and Outreach

·                 Conduct outreach to neighborhoods and cultural constituents citywide, including through formal surveys and public meetings.

·                  Develop position statements and strategies for engaging organizations audience in advocacy efforts.

·                  Support organization in coalition-building around advocacy efforts at the local and state levels.

4.       Communications

·                  Manage all social media and website content;

·                  Edit biannual membership newsletter;  

·                  Manage events promotions and related public relations efforts.


5.       Other tasks as assigned.


Qualifications: Masters degree in historic preservation and 3-5 y

How to apply
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and responses to the following questions to Executive Director Lindsey Derrington ( by Monday, October 5. No phone calls, please. Please answer the following in 250 words or less: 1. Describe your experience working in the field of historic preservation. 2. Describe your experience planning events and educational programming. 3. Have you ever applied the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for historic preservation in an educational or professional setting? Please describe. 4. Give an example of a time when you advocated for a cause or issue, be it through community organizing, direct outreach to elected representatives, or through social media.
Lindsey Derrington

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