Rosin Preservation, a historic preservation consulting firm based in Kansas City, is hiring a Historic Preservation Specialist.
This position will staff a variety of preservation projects. Tasks will be varied and multiple with a focus on historic resource surveys, eligibility assessments and National Register nominations. Specific assignments may include: field work for historic resource surveys; archival research (on line and/or in library); data entry; writing building descriptions, property histories, historic contexts, and statements of significance; site visits to buildings before, during and after rehabilitation; documenting building conditions; preparing state and federal historic tax credit applications; and representing the company in communications with clients, designers, and state and federal reviewers. This is not a design position, a photography position, or a museum/collections position.
The position will require some overnight travel (all travel costs reimbursed). A reliable vehicle and a valid drivers license are also required. The position involves visiting dilapidated buildings, which may present physically challenging conditions, such as uneven surfaces; lack of working elevator, electricity, heating or cooling; mold; animal droppings; etc.
Rosin Preservation wants to meet candidates with a Masters degree in Historic Preservation and 2 to 5 years professional experience preparing historic resource surveys and National Register nominations. A degree in a related field (such as Urban Planning, Public History, Architectural Studies, etc.) will be considered if the candidate meets the practical experience requirement.
Excellent written and verbal skills and an understanding of the National Register Criteria and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation are critical. Experience with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and with a database program (such as Microsoft Access) is essential. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is preferred. Experience photographing buildings, landscapes and architectural details using a digital SLR camera is also desired. (A personal camera is not required.)
Preferred candidate will have previous experience working in a small-office environment; will be well-organized and easy-going; will have good time-management and inter-personal skills; will be able to work in both quiet and active environments (i.e. periods of focused production and the crunch of meeting deadlines); and will be willing to ask questions and seek input. Most importantly, the successful candidate will mesh with our company culture.
The HP Specialist will be a full-time (40 hours/week) permanent position beginning in early 2018. The specific start date is flexible.