Preservation Coordinator

Job Description:
As part of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Advocacy team, assist the Director of Advocacy in the organization’s advocacy work to preserve and revitalize the built heritage of Los Angeles County.

Duties:

  • Prepare responses to Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and other documents on preservation issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Monitor and track relevant public hearings and schedules for Conservancy issues.
  • Oversee the Conservancy’s preservation easement program, including the management and monitoring of properties.
  • Coordinate periodic Conservancy public workshops on preservation topics (local landmark designation, Realtor trainings, etc.), and training workshops for Los Angeles’ Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) boards.
  • Write and regularly update materials on Conservancy issues for website and newsletter outlets.
  • Represent the Conservancy at public hearings and meetings on preservation issues.
  • Assist in the Conservancy’s legislative initiatives on historic preservation policy in the City of Los Angeles and around Los Angeles County.
  • Provide assistance to neighborhoods seeking designation as historic districts, or City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs), and to existing HPOZs
  • Give presentations to community organizations on historic preservation and the work of the Conservancy.
  • Provide technical assistance and responses to telephone inquiries on preservation issues.
  • Help provide support for the Conservancy’s Advocacy Committee and its all-volunteer Modern Committee (ModCom), focused on the preservation of Modern architectural resources.
  • Manage advocacy interns and oversee projects.
  • Occasionally, research and prepare nominations for City, State and National designations of historic properties.
  • Provide support, when needed, on general office administration and with special Conservancy events throughout the year.

Qualifications

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in historic preservation, or a Master’s degree in historic preservation or a related field.
  • Good working knowledge of historic preservation, urban planning, public policy, and architectural history.
  • Politically savvy and familiarity with government decision-making on historic preservation and planning issues in the City of Los Angeles, other local governments, and state and national levels.
  • Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter with good teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Good oral communication skills, and comfort with public speaking.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or other languages a plus.

How to apply

Please send resume and writing sample(s) to:

Adrian Scott Fine
Director of Advocacy
Los Angeles Conservancy
523 W. Sixth St., Suite 826
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623-3909 (fax)
afine@laconservancy.org

Los Angeles, California
2013-10-30
Los Angeles Conservancy
Adrian Scott Fine
mailto:mbuhler@laconservancy.org
(213) 623-3909 (fax)
523 W. Sixth St., Suite 826
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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