Employment | Los Angeles Conservancy


Preservation Coordinator

The Los Angeles Conservancy is looking for an individual with preservation experience and that comes prepared to collaborate as a team, as part of the organization’s advocacy work to preserve and revitalize the built heritage of Los Angeles County. Creative and innovative thinkers that are able to get things done are encouraged to apply.
  • Prepare responses to Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and other documents on preservation issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Monitor and track relevant public hearings and schedules for Conservancy issues.
  • Oversee the Conservancy’s preservation easement program, including the management and monitoring of properties.
  • Write and regularly contribute for newsletter and other outlets.
  • Represent the Conservancy at public hearings and meetings on preservation issues.
  • Help implement the Conservancy’s legislative initiatives on historic preservation policy in the City of Los Angeles and around Los Angeles County.
  • Coordinate semi-annual L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference and Landmark THIS! Workshop series, and additional training for Los Angeles’ Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) boards, Realtors, etc. 
  • Provide assistance to neighborhoods seeking designation as historic districts, or City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs), and to existing HPOZs.
  • Give presentations to community organizations on historic preservation and the work of the Conservancy.
  • Provide technical assistance and responses to email, telephone and online inquiries on preservation issues.
  • Provide support for the Conservancy’s Advocacy Committee and its all-volunteer Modern Committee (ModCom), focused on the preservation of Modern architectural resources.
  • Manage advocacy interns and Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer interns and oversee projects.
  • Occasionally, research and prepare nominations for City, State and National designations of historic properties.
  • Develop and prepares content for Conservancy’s website on advocacy issues and priorities.
  • Use Salesforce to track advocacy issues and as project management tool.
  • Provide support, when needed, on general office administration and with special Conservancy events throughout the year.
  • 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 familiarity 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.
  • Ability to manage numerous projects and multi-task.
  • 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 speak Spanish or other languages a plus.
Salary is competitive based upon experience. The Conservancy offers a competitive benefits package that includes twelve days of vacation, two personal days, twelve paid holidays, parking, fully-paid health and dental plans, and a 401(k) retirement program. All employment at the Los Angeles Conservancy is at will.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample(s) to: 
Adrian Scott Fine
Director of Advocacy
Los Angeles Conservancy
No phone calls, please.