🔗Manager, Preservation Trades
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Fort Monroe is located on a barrier spit in the Hampton Roads Harbor at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia. The contiguous land area is 529± acres. Seven coastal islands totaling 32± acres are associated with the property. All of Fort Monroe is located within the municipal boundaries of the City of Hampton, Virginia. All of the 529-acre land area at Fort Monroe has been designated as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) district(s). The NHL and NRHP consists of 175 Contributing Buildings, Structures, Landscape Features, Objects and Individually Listed Historic Properties. The NHL and NRHP also contain 90 Non-contributing Buildings.
Job title: Manager, Preservation Trades
Department: Cultural and Natural Resources/Preservation
FLSA status: Full-Time Employee, Exempt
Regular 40-hour workweek, Monday- Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, and as otherwise required for emergencies, special events, etc.
Preservation Shop: See our newly designed Preservation Shop!
Reports to: Director of Cultural and Natural Resources and Historic Preservation Officer (FMHPO), Fort Monroe Authority (FMA)
Salary Range: $69,000 – $74,000
Responsibilities of Manager, Preservation Trades:
1. Works with and at the direction of the FMHPO in the development of capital projects and prioritized annual work plans as they relate to the ongoing preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction of historic properties;
2. Manages Preservation Department trade staff and is responsible for the Fort Monroe Preservation Department’s day-to-day operations, which may include, field assessments, shop and field equipment maintenance, material take-off and procurement, scheduling, and performing task associated with the ongoing preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction of historic properties located at Fort Monroe.
• Typical projects may include; preservation carpentry utilizing both traditional and modern woodworking means and methods to repair, restore and replicate architectural features that may include windows, doors, columns, post, porch elements, siding and many other architectural components utilized in historic structures. Projects can include window and door restoration; millwork replication and fabrication; structural repairs; Dutchman repairs; exterior envelope repairs; wood, slate, and metal roofing repairs. Repair of historic masonry to include historic stone and brick repair using traditional materials will also be a key responsibility.
3. Works with and assist the FMHPO in providing ongoing technical training to preservation trade staff in the skills and requirements for the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction of historic properties utilizing preservation tools such as modern shop tools, (planer, jointer, table saw, lathe, shaper, etc.) as well as the traditional hand tools utilized using the appropriate means and methods.
4. Works with and assist the FMHPO and outside consultants in the development of project plans, as they relate to historic properties, new construction and site work to ensure compliance to the Fort Monroe Governing Documents as well as relevant federal, state and local building codes.
5. Works with and assist the FMHPO in developing project plans, scopes of work and material take-offs for projects to historic properties undertaking by the FMA.
6. Works with and assist the FMHPO in the coordination and management of outside contractors and sub-contractors as required.
7. Works with and assist the FMHPO in the preparation of annual, capital and long-range Preservation Departmental budgets.
8. Reports regularly to the FMHPO on all departmental activities.
9. Performs all work in accordance with safety rules and regulations and procedures, such as OSHA, federal, state and local regulations.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.