Executive Director

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York
Salary Commensurate with experience
Deadline Until filled
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JOB DESCRIPTION The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings and sites. LPC is the largest municipal preservation agency in the United States. Additional information concerning LPC is available at www.nyc.gov/landmarks.


The LPC seeks to hire an executive director to oversee its more than $5 million budget and 67 employees and to develop and implement strategies to improve the agency’s performance. In addition to working with the agency Chair in setting and carrying out the priorities of the agency, the executive director will oversee the agency’s operations, budget, technology, staffing, communications and public outreach; will develop, implement and disseminate agency policies and directives; and will initiate and coordinate special projects, typically multi-department or multi-agency in nature.



  1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architecture, urban planning, public administration, or a related field, and five years of full-time experience working in the field of historic preservation, non-profit or government management, or a similar field; or
  2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and ten years of fulltime related experience; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The preferred candidate will have a demonstrable interest in the field of historic preservation, architecture, urban planning, public administration or a related field, and will possess knowledge of the city’s historic built environment and New York City government. The preferred candidate will have significant managerial experience, an ability to work independently, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrable record of leadership and creative problem solving. The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates. NYC residency required within 90 days of appointment.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ NO PHONE CALLS