Materials Conservation Specialist

Page & Turnbull Page & Turnbull Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Mar 15 '22Posted on:

POSITION: Materials Conservation Specialist

LOCATION: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose

Page & Turnbull is an award-winning firm of architects and cultural resource specialists who have a passion for conserving historic places and reimagining them for the way we live today. We’re looking for Materials Conservation Specialists, with a professional degree in architecture, historic preservation/heritage conservation and 3-5 years of professional experience focusing on historic properties, to assist on a variety of exciting projects at all offices.

The Materials Conservation Specialist performs conditions assessments, develop historic building treatment plans, and prepare drawings / specifications related to historic building materials and assemblies.


We’re growing and hope to have a meaningful impact on historic places in California and

beyond. With your enthusiasm and strong organizational and time management skills, you

would have an immediate role in developing treatment plans for an exciting variety of

challenging historic projects encompassing a range of sizes and property types.


Primary responsibilities include:

§  Participate in and coordinate field investigations, conditions assessments, and surveys of historic buildings.

§  Prepare materials testing & trial repair programs.

§  Translate fieldwork into maintenance and treatment plans for historic materials.

§  Work with project teams to prepare technical specifications and architectural details for preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction of historic buildings and their features.

§  Perform construction administration services.  Collaborate with contractors, specialty subcontractors, craftspeople, and architectural conservators.

§  Assist Project Managers in developing work plans, budgets, & schedules for the above.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Page & Turnbull is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the Federal E-Verify program.


  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Friendly and collegial atmosphere
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • FSA/Flexible Spending Account
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance plans
  • Nine paid holidays (includes one floating holiday)
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • 401k retirement plan, plus discretionary employer contribution
  • Discretionary profit-sharing contribution
  • Commuter Checks program

To Apply:

If you have a passion for preservation, architecture, and design and want to work with smart and collaborative people who are dedicated to their craft and who understand that work satisfaction is an important part of our life, then please send a letter of interest, resume, and work samples in PDF format to

To make sure your information gets reviewed in a timely fashion, add “P&T [Preferred City] – Materials Conservation Specialist” in the subject heading.

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