Historic Preservation Planner I, City of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Contributed By: Karla Hill
Hiring: Historical Commission
Seeks New Staff
There are three open
City of Philadelphia's Historical Commission is hiring historic
preservation planners. There are three open positions for HISTORIC
PRESERVATION PLANNER I.
deadline for applications is May 20, 2022.
optional online information
session will be held on May 16, 2022, from 4 to
must provide documentation of education with their application. This hiring
process is open and competitive. Starting salary ranges from $54,702 to
$70,334, depending on qualifications.
candidates have a background and enthusiastic interest in art, planning,
architecture, history, preservation, and/or urban studies.
to job listing: https://phila.peopleadmin.com/postings/86980
Commission protects the City’s historic resources.
The Historic Preservation Planner I role supports the Historical Commission
by researching and documenting historic buildings. Duties include reviewing
building permit applications for compliance with preservation standards.
Planners will also assist property owners by providing information about
historic property maintenance.
city of Philadelphia is rich in history and boasts the highest average
number of building parcels per square mile. A lower-than-average percent of
those parcels have historic designations.* The current designation process
has left some of Philadelphia’s most valuable cultural resources
unprotected, especially in Black and Brown communities. The recently
launched Cultural Resources Survey Plan and Pilot Project is the
Commission’s new effort to discover, document, and honor Philadelphia’s
vibrant cultural history.
Historical Commission is an agency of the Department of Planning and
Development. The Department of Planning and Development works in
collaboration with communities to promote, plan, preserve, and develop
successful neighborhoods for all.
for the information session on
the full job description and
Summary: Key Recommendations
of the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force (March 2019)
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