Thank you for your interest in working with the Los Angeles Conservancy!
Founded in 1978, the Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit organization providing historic preservation advocacy and education throughout Greater Los Angeles. With approximately 5,000 member households, the Conservancy has the largest membership of any local historic preservation organization in the U.S. The Conservancy has a staff of seventeen and a budget of about $2 million.
The Los Angeles Conservancy is committed to diversity as a core value. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. To read more about our commitment to DEI please read the L.A. Conservancy’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
It is the Conservancy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employment. The LAC does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws.
Prior to hiring, the Los Angeles Conservancy will require new employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or valid religious or medical exemption.
CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- Work with community advocates, leaders and organizations to support in Conservancy efforts to save historic places
- Explore opportunities for neighborhood outreach and engaging diverse communities
- Coordinate events such as biannual L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference, Landmark THIS! Workshop series, and trainings for Los Angeles’ Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) boards, Realtors, periodic public workshops, etc.
- Identifying new organizational partnerships for innovative programing
- Help provide assistance to neighborhoods seeking designations as historic districts or Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs)
- Assist Neighborhood Outreach Manager on responses and engagement on L.A. community plans.
- Give presentations to community organizations on heritage conservation and the work of the Conservancy
- Ensure that advocacy interventions and decisions include a broad range of perspectives and experiences that reflect the vast diversity of Greater Los Angeles
- Support Senior Director of Advocacy with implementing legislative initiatives regarding historic preservation policy in the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County
- Help prepare responses to Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and other documents on preservation issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- Represent the Conservancy at public hearings and meetings on preservation issues.
- Review Preservation Award submissions, conduct site visits, and represent projects throughout the jury process
- Research and prepare nominations for City, State, and National designations, as needed
- Field preservation technical support requests from the public
- Expand the number of diverse places that are designated at the local, statewide and national levels
- Write and regularly contribute for website, newsletter, E-News, and social media outlets.
- Review and update messaging, website content, talking points, and briefs
- Track and analyze metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy website pages and Action Alerts
- Organize, maintain and expand Conservancy’s image database
- Provide support of general office administration and special events, as needed
- At least three years of relevant professional experience in historic preservation, or a Master’s degree in historic preservation or a related field.
- Good working knowledge of historic preservation, urban planning, public policy, and architectural history.
- Familiarity with and full understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
- Politically savvy and familiar with government decision-making on historic preservation and planning issues in the City of Los Angeles, other local governments, and state and national levels.
- Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Self-starter with good teamwork and organizational skills.
- Good oral communication skills, and comfort with public speaking.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Ability to speak Spanish or other languages is a plus
- Experience with CRM or project management system