Job Listing
🔗Historic Preservationist 1

  • Full Time
  • Nashville, TN
  • 63,609 USD / Year
  • February 7, 2023
  • Job Summary: Conduct design review for a commission by assisting applicants, writing reports, and presenting cases to the commission. Some enforcement and other duties.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or a Historic Preservation field of study, from an accredited college or university and three (3) years experience in architecture or historic preservation.
    OR
    Master’s Degree in Architecture or a Historic Preservation field from an accredited college or university and one (1) year experience in architecture or historic preservation.

  • How to Apply:

    Apply through website.

  • Job benefits: See website
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Need to be able to visit construction sites. Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640
  • Contact Name: Metro Human Resources Dept
  • Application URL: http://www.nashville.gov/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.aspx
  • Application Phone #: (615) 862-6640
  • Application Address: Human Resources Department 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000 Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

Website Metro Nashville Historical Commission

The Metropolitan Historical Commission is a municipal historic preservation agency working to document history, save and reuse buildings, and make the public more aware of the necessity and advantages of preservation in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Created in 1966, the commission consists of fifteen citizens appointed by the mayor. The Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission reviews applications to create new historic overlay districts and reviews and approves preservation permits in historic and conservation districts for new construction, alterations, additions, repair and demolition.

This position with the Historical Commission is responsible for coordinating historical site development and restoration projects, providing technical assistance to owners of historic properties, and elevating awareness of Nashville’s architectural history.

The ideal candidate would have experience in construction, civil engineering, codes inspection, and/or architecture/design and excellent customer service skills.

We have approximately 10,000 properties (31 districts and 62 individual properties) under one of 5 different types of historic overlays.  We average about 600 permits a year with 73% of those being issued administratively.  Seventy-three percent of our applications are new construction (infill, additions, outbuildings), 3% are roof repairs, 9% are general alterations, 4% are signage and 11% are demolition (in whole and in part/ contributing and non-contributing.)  We average about 10 economic hardship inquiries a year with less than half of those ending up being formal applications that go to the Commission. Most of our current historic building stock is 1890s to 1960s.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

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    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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