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Historic Preservation Communications Specialist, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Albany, NY)
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Contributed By: Kathy Howe
Website: https://parks.ny.gov/shpo/

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, 37.5 hours/week; Monday-Friday
SALARY: $55,000 - 60,000, full benefits package

TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest and resume, attention to Kathy.howe@parks.ny.gov no later than June 20, 2022.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Natural Heritage Trust (NHT), in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, seeks to fill the position of Historic Preservation Communications Specialist. Located at Peebles Island State Park (Waterford), the position is within Park’s Division for Historic Preservation (DHP). The DHP is responsible for the function of the federally mandated State Historic Preservation Office and oversight of the state’s historic site system.

The position of Historic Preservation Communications Specialist is responsible for public affairs and communications associated with DHP functions; including but not limited to expanding opportunities for the public to connect with DHP programs and sites, promotion of Historic Tax Credit and other DHP programs, production of a monthly DHP newsletter and blog posts on preservation initiatives, promotion of calendared events at historic sites, website updates, and expanding digital opportunities. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in communications/marketing/public relations/journalism or relevant preservation or museum field required. Candidates must also have excellent writing and communication skills, and two years of experience in a public affair and/or marketing atmosphere. An interest in historic preservation and historic sites preferred.  Candidate should be well versed in Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, social media platforms, and email delivery platforms.


SPECIFIC DUTIES:
-Expanding opportunities to promote DHP programs; Historic Tax Credits, Historic Business Preservation Registry, National Register, programmed events at historic sites, Traditional Trades.
-Development of content for agency blog and monthly preservation newsletter.
-Assist with DHP public website updates and internal agency communications portal.
-Assist with DHP related press releases, historic site and SHPO events and logistics, Commissioner appearances and correspondence, and social media posts in coordination with the Park’s Public Affairs Bureau.
-Prepare presentations, talking points, and internal agency communications themed around historic preservation for agency leaders.
-Assist with NYS Review Board and Rev War 250 Commission meetings and events.
-Plan and assist on special events; NY Statewide Preservation Conference, NYS Historic Sites Conference, annual awards program, Rev War 250 celebration.
-Updating agency public and internal documents.
-Collaborating with preservation and site colleagues on events and workshops
-Assist in preservation related public outreach on special initiatives, such as Historic Tax Credit Program, Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS), and various Division of Historic Preservation policy and program matters.
-Under the guidance of Public Affairs, liaison with New York Governor’s office on Governor press releases, events, media inquiries and initiatives related to the agency’s Division of Historic Preservation portfolio.
-Coordinate with state agencies, elected officials and partner organizations on communications, events and initiatives.
-Participates in meetings with community groups, human service organizations, businesses, professional organizations, and others to explain and promote patron opportunities at historic sites for under-represented groups and other special constituencies.
-Develops public outreach mechanisms targeted to specific populations, including minorities and the disabled, to encourage and promote fuller use of historic sites, by these groups.

 


Posted: June 7, 2022
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