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🔗Preservation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Asheville, NC
  • $45,000 - $50,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    Bachelors or advanced degree in historic preservation or related field preferred.  Two years related work experience required.

  • How to Apply:

    Email Jessie Landl at with the subject line “Preservation Specialist”.

  • Job benefits: 15 days PTO earned per year. Additional day earned yearly up to 20 days PTO. 8 paid holidays per year. Flex time provided for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Health, dental and vision insurance available. PSABC contributes 50% of health premium. 403b retirement plan available.
  • Contact Name: Jessie Landl
  • Application Email:

Website Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Well-established preservation organization in Asheville seeks a candidate with hands-on experience and academic background in historic preservation. Our ideal candidate will be a self-guided and organized person ready to balance various office and field tasks. Beyond the responsibilities listed, the job offers ample opportunity for ambitious and creative candidates to expand current programs and initiate new ones as they get to know our organization and the community it serves.


  • Preservation Easements
    – Monitor preservation easements for an ever-growing list of more than 30 properties; manage approvals and enforcement
    – Build relationships with owners of monitored properties
    – Expand the easement program by working with local property owners
  • Advocacy
    – Identify, monitor, and advocate for endangered properties
    – Track proposed legislative actions, city and county commissions, and local preservation ordinances; keep staff and board updated on relevant changes
    – Inform the public about engagement and advocacy opportunities
  • Education and Outreach
    – Coordinate dates, speakers, and venues for our existing lecture series
    – Give a presentation to local community groups
    – Work with staff to craft communications, including social media, newsletters, and press releases
  • Technical Support
    – Provide support to county property owners, including site visits, contractor recommendations, and research
    – Work with Executive Director to oversee stabilization, rehabilitation, and restoration projects as part of the Revolving Fund program

Additionally, as a part of a small staff, this position will require participation in various activities outside the job description, such as fundraising events and administrative tasks.