The New Jersey Historic Trust is seeking two project managers with demonstrated expertise in historic building rehabilitation to aid in the set up and implementation of a grant program to benefit properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy. In addition to meeting professional qualification standards for architectural historian, successful candidates must have experience working with building rehabilitation. Employees will augment the Historic Trust staff and report to the Executive Director.
These positions are temporary in nature, serving without benefits, headquartered in the Historic Trust offices in Trenton. These temporary assignments may serve for a minimum of one year, with the option to renew as needed. This temporary assignment is needed to expeditiously administer a federal grant program allocated by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. The Historic Trust is working in collaboration with the State Historic Preservation Office to design and implement this grant program.
Consistent with the professional qualification standards as determined by the National Park Service and codified in 36 CFR Part 61, applicants must possess either:
· A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field with coursework in American architectural history,
OR a bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus; and
· At least two years of full time experience in research, writing or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum or other professional institution.
Qualified candidates must also demonstrate three to five years of experience working with historic building restoration and/or rehabilitation, either with the Federal historic preservation tax incentives or in comparable situations where the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation are utilized.
Knowledge of construction, historic building systems, traditional building materials and alternative materials to achieve a measure of flood proofing are desirable. Effective verbal and writing communication with the general public is a must. At least one of the positions may also serve as a public information officer to disseminate information and respond to public inquiries.