Landmarks Preservationist

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York
Salary 49,298/56,693 with 2 yrs City service
Deadline January 5, 2015
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the City's landmarks and the buildings in the City's historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings.


Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or alter individual landmarks and properties in historic districts. Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate. Provides technical assistance to owners. Other duties and special projects in various departments as assigned. The position requires excellent communication and customer service skills.



  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; or conducting 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. The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer