🔗Historic Preservation Consultant
Website Old Home Rescue
Historic Preservation Consulting and Contracting firm specializing in the repair, restoration, and maintenance of historic museums, buildings, and residences.
At Old Home Rescue, we do more than restore historic buildings. We rescue their stories from being forgotten. We take on the projects that no one else wants and do it in a way that no one else does.
The Underground Railroad, announcing Oklahoma’s statehood, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family hiding for their life on the Osage Trail, homes being defended during Civil War raids, and the blast impact of the Murrah Bombing… Every building has a story; these are just a start to the ones we’ve rescued.
Old Home Rescue has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and talented Preservation Consultant to guide owners through initial contact and project development, as well as work alongside the project management team in the successful completion of the project. Our restoration and maintenance projects often include thinking creatively and collaboratively to meet the owner’s and building’s needs using the National Park Service Historic Preservation Briefs or other preservation specifications.
What does the job look like?
- Projects include historic structures, including museums, one-room schoolhouses, historic mansions, small to mid-size commercial buildings, and other structures.
- Conducting video/phone consultation with project inquiries/leads
- Assessing and documenting historic sites using photo management software and reports
- Investigating existing buildings’ envelope problems and providing evidence-based solutions
- Understanding, learning, and expanding upon knowledge of both traditional and modern building science to offer recommendations for building treatments
- Developing deferred maintenance plans
- Developing repair and restoration strategies
- Tailoring restoration plan, as needed, for creative solutions to problems, budget, goals, etc.
- Read construction documents and architectural drawings as they relate to the scope of work.
- Estimating project costs in collaboration with the Project Manager
- Developing trade specifications for projects based on NPS Preservation Briefs, OHR’s specifications, and other means
- Coordination between outside design architects, structural engineers, conservators, owners, and other contractors as needed
- Guiding owners through their repair, restoration, or maintenance projects
- Handover projects to the Project Manager after the project is awarded
- Periodic site visits to ensure quality of work and conformance to project scope of work
- Completing case studies for the project
- Traveling for regional conferences, networking events, or workshops
- Develop relationships with preservation architects, designers, contractors, and owners.