Now Hiring: Executive Director

Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) seeks a full-time Executive Director. This person will be responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the organization and for ensuring that PBN has the talent and resources to achieve its mission, vision, and commitment to the community. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Board of Directors and provide the leadership for the implementation of PBN’s strategic plan, provide oversite of the organization’s fundraising and marketing efforts, serve as PBN’s primary spokesperson, and advocate for policies that promote equity, inclusion, accessibility and justice. This position is located in Buffalo, NY.

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years of senior management-level experience or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of senior management-level experience; supervisory experience; strong financial management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting; strong project management skills; hands-on experience working with a Board of Directors; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and fund development expertise. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with diverse people and communities. A technical background in preservation is desirable.

The salary for this position will be in the $95,000 range. PBN has generous time-off policies and a flexible work schedule. The anticipated start date is April 2023.

To Apply
Please send a letter of interest and resume to by January 5, 2023.

About Us
Preservation Buffalo Niagara is a non-profit advocacy organization that identifies, protects, and promotes the unique architecture and historic legacy of Western New York, while connecting people to the places they love. We serve WNY with a particular emphasis on Erie and Niagara counties. PBN is working hard to challenge existing preservation paradigms and create more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible communities.

East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Funding Applications due December 2, 2022


In Autumn 2022, Preservation Buffalo Niagara is proud to partner with Empire State Development (ESD) to offer another round of funding through our East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund.

Click here to learn more about the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund.

Applications for the current round of funding through the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund are due by 5:00PM on Friday, December 2, 2022. Click the picture below or visit to review and submit an application.

Preservation Awards Nominations Due February 28th!

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Know of a deserving preservation project, or individual who is helping to protect your community? Nominate them for a Preservation Award!

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Preservation Awards which celebrate the best in preservation projects and education throughout Western New York.

“PBN loves celebrating all the people and projects that bring our historic fabric to life,” said Jessie Fisher, Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara. “We can’t wait to share the 2020 award winners with the entire community.”

Past Preservation Award winners have included Hotel Henry, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Robert Coles, School 77, the King Urban Life Center, Turner Brothers Lofts, Buffalo Architectural Casting, Hamlin Park Taxpayer and Community Association, Christine Parker, and Boston Valley Terra Cotta. Nominations for the 2020 Preservation Awards are due on Friday, February 28th at 5 pm. A nomination form and submission instructions may be found here.

PBN will host an event celebrating this year’s awardees on May 14th, 2020 at Greatbatch Pavilion at the Darwin Martin House. Additional details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Wait! What’s that? You want to sponsor our event? Sign up here.

For more information on the event or nomination process, please contact Tia Brown, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (716) 852-3300, or



Outstanding Project, greater than 10,000 sq. feet

A project that embodies excellence through maintenance, stabilization, repair, planning, restoration, stewardship, adaptive re-use, or rehabilitation of our built environment.

Outstanding Project, less than 10,000 sq. feet

A project that embodies excellence through maintenance, stabilization, repair, planning, restoration, stewardship, adaptive re-use, or rehabilitation of our built environment including private homes.

Neighborhood Conservation

A project designed to protect or promote the preservation of a district or locality.

Preservation Craft

Superior skills or education in construction related activities applicable to the process of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or reconstruction.

Preservation Leadership

Individual/organization effort in preservation through advocacy or planning activity.

Education, Outreach, and Planning

A project or activity designed to empower community residents to participate in development decisions affecting our shared cultural heritage.