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Executive Director Historical Commission for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Executive Director of the Historical Commission for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, jobs, employment, historic preservation
Contributed By: Sonny Lyons
Website: http://www.nashville.gov

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Apply on line at:  www.nashville.gov  
EOE

SALARY:    Depending on Qualifications                                                   

ISSUE DATE:  12/09/08         
FINAL FILING DATE:   1/30/09  

THE POSITION: The Executive Director of the Historical Commission for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee is responsible for the managerial, administrative, and leadership duties involved in planning, coordinating, and directing programs and services provided by the Historical Commission and the Historic Zoning Commission to promote the preservation of historic resources through advocacy, regulation, documentation, legislation, planning and education.   

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  •  Performs administrative duties involved in departmental recordkeeping, resource allocation and budgeting process    
  •  Coordinates preservation programs and projects, works with government departments and officials, and the public 
  •  Performs personnel-related duties, including staff recruitment, hiring and evaluation, mentoring and supervision
  •  Oversees administration of Historic Zoning, including designation of historic zoning districts and landmarks and participation in design review pursuant to design guidelines 
  • Initiates and directs education and advocacy programs, including participation in conferences and public forums  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or a related field (e.g., planning, architecture), preferably with postgraduate training, and five (5) years experience working in the historic preservation or related field.  

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

 Ten (10) years experience with substantial (8+ years) management or supervisory experience 

  • Knowledge of architecture, architectural history and local history, skill in performing research 
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local law and code relevant to historic preservation and national preservation standards
  • Knowledge of principles in preservation planning ·       
  • Knowledge of preservation technology and restoration techniques
  • Knowledge of budgeting process, including development and oversight of departmental budget
  • Skill in planning and implementing program objectives
  • Skill in public communication, including public speaking 
  • Skill in working in controversial and/or high-profile situations and ability to diplomatically resolve conflicts
  • Ability to plan, promote, and implement programs to meet the needs of the public
  •  Ability to allocate existing resources and project future staffing, budgetary and outreach needs 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing ·        Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct a variety of activities simultaneously 
  • Ability to hire, mentor, supervise and direct employees
  • Ability to write detailed reports, articles, newsletters, and various types of correspondence 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with boards, state and local officials, neighborhood organizations and the general public  

**An Incomplete application or missing documents may result in disqualification.

** Fill in complete work history, do not attach resume in lieu of requested information.


Keywords: Executive Director of the Historical Commission for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, jobs, employment, historic preservation

Posted: December 10, 2008
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