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Subject: Position at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Position at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

From: Rick Kerschner <rkerschner<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Director of Architectural and Landscape Conservation
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Washington, DC

Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Budget Responsibility: Develop and monitor budgets for buildings and
landscape maintenance and conservation

Supervisory Scope: Horticulturist, Grounds Supervisor

Purpose of Position:  Advance the mission of Tudor Place through the
stewardship of its buildings and grounds.  Coordinate all
preservation initiatives in accordance in accordance with the
Secretary of the Interiors Standards, the New Orleans Charter for
Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts, the
Williamsburg Resolutions on Architectural Fragments, and the Code of
Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Functions as a
spokesperson with the DCSHPO and the National Park Service, as



    Manage a comprehensive maintenance program related to the
    historic structures and landscape.

    Conduct archival and technical research related to specific
    preservation projects.

    Develop specifications regarding materials and methods of
    application for use by staff and outside consultants and
    contractors for small scale preservation projects.

    Coordinate consultants and/or perform probes into historic
    fabric, and disassembles, fabricates, and reassembles elements
    of historic fabric.

    Supervise consultants or conduct hands-on technical work on .

    Coordinate all work related to consultants and contractors in
    maintenance and small scale restoration/conservation projects.

    Collect and maintain documentation on all projects and work by

    Actively participate in professional organizations to promote
    the visibility and excellence of work done at Tudor Place,
    including publishing and presentations.

    Oversee and manage integrated pest management contractor for
    historic structures.

    Review the Buildings Conservation Policy on an annual basis and
    prepare needed revisions for presentation to the Executive
    Director and Buildings and Grounds Committee.


    Assist in the development of interpretive themes and information
    for tours, exhibitions, and educational programs related to
    building and landscape conservation.

    Contribute to the intellectual content of the museum's
    conferences and lecture programs related to building and
    landscape conservation.

    Conduct limited number of special presentations and tours.


    With the Executive Director, build agenda for and participate in
    the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

    Prepare the annual department budget and develop on-going 10
    year projections for specific projects.

    Prepare Board presentations as requested.

    Assist in the preparation of press releases and promotion of the

    Manage safety systems and procedures and supervise emergency
    preparedness and response efforts.

Experience and Educational Requirements:

    MA or MS in historic preservation, architectural history, or
    architecture, with a strong emphasis on or certificate/diploma
    in architectural conservation.

    Three to five years experience working in architectural
    conservation, preservation project management, or historic
    property management preferable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of project specification development and project
    management experience

    Working knowledge of historic construction techniques, tools,
    materials, and historic structure research, analysis and

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Demonstrated supervisory skills

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working
    relationships including Board and Committee members and to work
    well with others in a team environment

    Self-directed, motivated, positive attitude

    Computer literacy including database applications

Note: Priorities for large scale projects will be defined by Tudor
Place. However, large scale project specifications and management
will be the responsibility of a restoration architect or consultant.

Applicants are requested to send materials to:

    Job Search
    Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
    1644 31st Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    Fax: 202-965-0164

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:59
                 Distributed: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-59-011
Received on Tuesday, 14 April, 2009

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