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.email@example.com no later than June 20, 2022.
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
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.
-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.