(October 19, 2020)
Position Type - Part-time, Term
Benefits - No
Hourly wage range - $25 - $30
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 37,000 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 149 historic districts and in all five boroughs.
Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.
LPC seeks a Research Coordinator to support a special project to coordinate a multi-phased grant-funded project to inventory, digitize, and publish an online database of photographs of LPC-designated properties. Beyond improving LPC records access and creating a system by which the archive can be more easily shared within the agency, LPC will offer the materials within a public-facing image database. Reporting to the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Planning, this position will also work closely with staff from multiple departments, including the Research Department, towards this goal.
Please note that initial work on the project will be conducted remotely. A schedule for transition to on-site work will be determined at a later date.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov
Or find posting by searching for “landmarks” on the NYC Jobs page.
Current City Employees should apply through ESS.
While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization.
Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.