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🔗Landmarks Preservationist, Preservation Department

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • $64,297 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Preservation
  • Job Reference #: 136-2023-547936
  • Job Qualifications:


    1.     A Master’s 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 Bachelor 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.



    ·         Professional experience reviewing architectural drawings, building material samples and specifications involving historic preservation work strongly preferred;

    ·         Professional experience using databases, Microsoft Office programs, and Adobe Acrobat, as well as virtual meeting and communication programs strongly preferred;

    ·         Experience with software used in the design and construction industry is desirable

    ·         An understanding of historic preservation policies and practices, especially in New York City;

    ·         Strong customer service approach;

    ·         Excellent communications and organization skills.

  • How to Apply:

    How to Apply

    Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at

    Current City employees must apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) at http://cityshare.nycnet/ess , under Recruiting Activities/Careers/136-2023-547936


    As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered City employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates. While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget.

    Applicants may be subject to displacement by eligible candidates on the existing civil service list from exam 1199 and will be required to pass the next civil service exam offered for this title, on a future date to be scheduled by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.


    The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. LPC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate, and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected, and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

  • Job benefits: Health Care, Annual and Sick Leave, Union Benefits, Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Application URL:

Website New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status and regulating them after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 37,500 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 152 historic districts across in all five boroughs. Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.

The Team

The Preservation Department is responsible for reviewing permit applications from property owners, issuing permits for certain kinds of work at designated buildings and sites, and guiding applicants in preparing presentations for review by the full Commission. Landmarks Preservationists in the Preservation Department work in small teams with other preservationists, supervised by a Deputy Director, who meet regularly to discuss and review these applications.


Your Impact

Landmarks Preservationists have the unique opportunity to work closely with owners and their consultants, including architects, engineers, and preservation specialists, in reviewing applications to restore, adapt or appropriately alter landmark buildings of all types throughout New York City.  In doing so, Landmarks Preservationists share knowledge and provide guidance to applicants in meetings, site visits and outreach events, and these efforts build positive relationships in these communities and yield tangible results in protecting and preserving landmark buildings and historic districts.


Your Responsibilities

·         Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, review applications, including architectural plans, to restore, rehabilitate, or alter individual landmarks and properties in historic districts;

·         Consult with owners and architects, conduct meetings and site visits, make presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings;

·         Prepare and issue permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate;

·         Provide technical assistance to owners;

·         Other duties and special projects in various departments as assigned.


The position requires excellent technology, communication, and customer service skills.

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