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Subject: Positions at New York Landmarks Conservancy

Positions at New York Landmarks Conservancy

From: Steven De Polo <nylc>
Date: Friday, August 14, 1998
Director of the Technical Services Center

The New York Landmarks Conservancy, a not-for-profit preservation
organization in New York City, is currently seeking a Director for
one of its major outreach programs, the Technical Services Center.

The Landmarks Conservancy preserves and revitalizes architecturally
significant structures by providing grants, low-interest loans, and
building conservation services.  In communities throughout New York
City and on a limited basis statewide, the Conservancy works with
property owners to ensure the maintenance, repair, and restoration
of their buildings.  Major initiatives include a Sacred Sites
Program, a low-interest preservation loan fund, a grant fund for
affordable housing projects, an Endangered Buildings Fund, and a
Technical Services Center.

The Technical Services Center provides technical advice and project
planning assistance to owners of  landmark buildings in the New York
City area, working on such high profile projects as Ellis Island,
St. Bartholomew's Church,  and Harlem's Apollo Theatre.  These
activities involve direct consulting in the form of site visits,
conditions reports, and project management as well as answering
queries, making referrals to contractors and design professionals,
and providing procedural guidance to a select group of institutional
clients, especially not-for-profit cultural and religious
organizations.  These consulting services are provided on either a
fee-for-service or pro-bono basis.  The Center develops and presents
practical information on building preservation and maintenance
issues through publications and workshops.  It also provides
in-house technical review for the Conservancy's financial assistance
programs and monitors the Conservancy's facade easements.

Responsibilities: In a senior level position, the Director of the
Technical Services Center works with the Conservancy's President,
board, and senior staff and supervises the work of a Technical
Program Assistant.  Primary responsibilities include:

    *   Managing and directing all of the Center's consulting
        services which include making site inspections and writing
        building conditions assessments and historic structures
        reports

    *   Representing the Conservancy at technical meetings,
        seminars, and workshops

    *   Developing and producing Conservancy-sponsored technical
        publications and workshops

    *   Managing the review and administration of the Conservancy's
        facade easements

    *   Serving as the in-house technical advisor for projects of
        other Conservancy programs

    *   Responding to technical inquiries from the general public on
        the Conservancy's telephone "Hotline"

    *   Cultivating and networking with the members of the
        Conservancy's Professional Circle

Requirements and Qualifications: The successful applicant should
have a minimum of five years of experience working in the field of
historic preservation with a Master's Degree in architecture and/or
architectural conservation.   The individual should have particular
experience in the area of historic building technology, knowledge of
historic building materials and modern conservation and repair
materials, experience reviewing technical specifications, writing
and reviewing proposals, and the application of the Secretary of the
Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

The Conservancy seeks candidates with strong communication and
management skills with the ability to effectively coordinate teams
of project consultants and work with a wide variety of clients.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with
experience.  The position is available immediately.  Interested
candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

    Technical Services Center Director
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
    141 Fifth Avenue
    New York, New York 10010

Technical Program Assistant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy, a not-for-profit preservation
organization in New York City, is currently seeking a Technical
Program Assistant for one of its major outreach programs, the
Technical Services Center.  The  applicant should be a
self-motivated individual with a Master's Degree in Historic
Preservation and 2 or more years of related work experience.
Training and experience with technical preservation and building
conservation methods and procedures is required, including
experience with architectural photography and conditions surveys.

Strong verbal, presentation, research, writing, and editing skills
are important.  The successful candidate should  have the ability to
understand and use various software packages for Windows including
work with desktop publishing and scanning.  The ability to work with
a diverse group of clients, contractors and consultants is
essential.

Under the supervision of the Technical Services Center Director, the
primary responsibilities of the Technical Program Assistant are:

    Technical Assistance and Consulting

    *   Respond to technical inquires from the general public on
        issues of building conservation and restoration, making
        recommendations and referrals

    *   Provide direct outside consulting services such as
        conditions surveys, historic structures reports, and project
        administration including review of plans, specifications,
        and proposals for compliance with the Secretary of the
        Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

    *   Assist with technical project review for the Conservancy's
        in-house financial assistance programs

    *   Assist with the administration and monitoring of the
        Conservancy's facade easements

    Publications and Workshops

    *   Assist with the research, development, and coordination of
        technical publications

    *   Assist with the planning, development, and implementation of
        technical workshops and presentations

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Position available
September 1, 1998.  Interested candidates should submit a cover
letter and resume with references to:

    Technical Services Center Director
    New York Landmarks Conservancy
    141 Fifth Avenue
    New York, New York   10010

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