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🔗West Texas Program Officer

  • Full Time
  • El Paso, TX
  • 75,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Summary: The West Texas Program Officer will coordinate and deliver Preservation Texas's historic preservation programs and initiatives within a 9-county region west of the Pecos River to bilingual audiences (English/Spanish).
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will have a sound understanding of historic building practices, the ability to provide specialized technical assistance to property owners, strong research skills, and the experience to oversee hands-on historic preservation projects.

    Applicants should have strong leadership and communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, and the ability to work independently.

    The candidate must be proficient in speaking and writing in both English and Spanish

    Travel will be required and the applicant will need to be able to make site visits to unrestored historic places and construction sites. A travel allowance will be provided.

  • How to Apply:

    Please send a short cover letter in both English and Spanish, a resume, and a virtual portfolio of relevant preservation projects with which you have been engaged before 5:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023 to the Executive Director, Evan Thompson, by e-mail at . No telephone inquiries.

  • Job benefits: Paid time off and health benefits per personnel policy.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to oversee hands-on educational programs, visit endangered buildings, and travel extensively throughout the region as required.
  • Contact Name: Evan R. Thompson, Executive Director
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  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: E-mail only.

Website Preservation Texas

Preservation Texas is a statewide, non-profit historic preservation organization. Founded in 1985, we advocate for the historic resources of Texas.

The West Texas Program Officer (WTXPO) is a full-time, salaried employee based in El Paso, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The WTXPO will oversee all aspects of the West Texas Regional Office program and must be proficient in speaking and writing in both English and Spanish. The salary is $75,000/year. The successful applicant will begin to work in El Paso on January 2, 2024.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the first point of contact for historic preservation inquiries related to the West Texas region;
  • Managing volunteers, interns, and contracts with professionals to support the work of the West Texas office;
  • Organizing and delivering solo and collaborative preservation education workshops, tours, and speaking engagements in West Texas;
  • Developing the West Texas Heritage Center in El Paso with relevant programs and exhibits;
  • Supporting historic property owners with technical assistance;
  • Planning hands-on adobe preservation workshops;
  • Coordinating research toward the development of a Field Guide to Historic West Texas;
  • Encouraging support for Preservation Texas by identifying potential individual, corporate, and foundation contributors in West Texas and
  • Recruiting new membership support in the West Texas region.