Under the supervision of the Director of Research, review existing surveys, Commission files, historic maps, and relevant secondary sources to identify potential individual landmarks and historic districts in targeted areas throughout the five boroughs; conduct fieldwork, surveys and site assessments to evaluate potential landmarks; undertake research on properties to assess their historic significance; document findings, write designation reports based on research and fieldwork; assist with editorial, writing and other special projects; create and make presentations for Commissioners and the public; respond to public inquiries; other tasks as assigned.
1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; orconducting research in architectural or art history, or working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields
described in (a); or
2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.
Experience with digital mapping research;
Experience using a broad variety of digital and print sources in New York City;
Experience with data management and GIS;
Excellent writing, oral communication and presentation skills;
Experience with project management and presentations;
Graphic design and digital photography skills are desirable;
Strong customer service approach.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.