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🔗Landmarks Preservationist

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • $64297 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Preservation
  • Job Reference #: 557954
  • 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.

  • 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/136-2023-557954

    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.

  • Job benefits: The City of New York offers competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, loan forgiveness program

NYC 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.

Landmarks Preservationists have the unique opportunity to work closely with owners and their consultants, including architects, engineers, and preservation specialists, to review applications to restore, adapt or appropriately alter landmark buildings throughout New York City.  In doing so, Landmarks Preservationists share knowledge and guide applicants in meetings, site visits, and outreach events. 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.