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Job Listing: Architect, Historic Sites Department, National Trust

July 2, 2011

Job Posting

Chief Architect, Historic Sites Department

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Washington, DC


Job Summary:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is soliciting visionary and dynamic candidates for the Graham Gund Architect, a full responsibilities related to the conservation and preservation landscapes of the National Trust. which are also National Historic Landmarks Historic Sites are essential components to the in narrative of preservation . and the Architect will appropriate delivery of technical services to ensure their conservation and preservation.

The Architect reports to the Vice President of Sites Department, a collaborative team based at National Trust headquarters in Washington,

D.C. The Department, in partnership with our colleagues in the field Directors and other Site staff – works to ensure excellence in stewardship and preservation of its historic sites. The successful candidate will collaboratively provide and support the conservation and preservation of the more than 400 roofed structures and approximately 4100 acres of land at those sites. The candidate must be familiar with and supportive of best practices in the field of historic preservation, and have experience in archite preservation or the architectural interpretation of culturally diverse sites. Additionally, the candidate will embrace and actively promote the use of a variety of delivery systems to accomplish work and associated contracting at the sites, including approaches, the use of owner.s representatives, and other various project management models. The Architect is also responsible for managing an Associate Architect, career Fellow, and other staff as applicable.


_ Provide general architectural oversight regarding the maintenance, conservation, and capital improvements of the National Trust.s 29 historic sites, ensuring that best practices work hand-in-hand with the sites. operational and financial realities.

_ In cooperation with Site Directors and other colleagues, identify, select, and coordinate appropriate arc contractors/contracting firms, and other similar professions across the nation to work on projects at the Trusts historic sites.

_ In cooperation with Site Directors and other colleagues, identify, select, and coordinate appropriate management of Project Managers, Owners. Representatives, and other similar positions, as applicable, for work on specific projects at their sites.

_ Act as the day-to-day manager of the Historic Sites Fund (HSF) and as a member of the HSF Committee, which reviews and approves applications from the sites regarding funding for preservation projects.

_ Work with the Critical Priorities Project Executive/Firm (TBD) to ensure that the

Critical Priorities projects at the National Trust Historic Sites are moving forward in an

expeditious and successful manner.

_ Speak/write about the field of historic preservation on behalf of the National Trust.


_ Licensed/registered architect with 5 years experience in the field of historic preservation as related to American structures that span a full breadth, depth, and variety of styles and ages.

_ Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, with an emphasis on flexibility, positive communication, and conflict resolution.

_ Demonstrated commitment to engaging diverse colleagues and vendors for conservation and preservation work at the historic sites

_ Ability to travel frequently.

_ Excellent communication skills are required, and public speaking skills are a plus.

To apply, include cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to:

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