Now Hiring: Communications Coordinator


Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator to join our small, hardworking team. This integral staff position will oversee organizational communications, including writing, social media management, basic graphic design, and website management. The position will also provide high-level support for PBN’s rich roster of events and public programs, working closely with all team members to deliver outstanding customer service and event experiences.

This position provides an opportunity to learn and grow in a fast-paced, small team within the WNY nonprofit sector. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Operations & Grants Management.

While an interest in our built environment is a strong plus, we encourage candidates from a wide variety of educational and experiential backgrounds to apply for this position. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis.

This position offers a salary range of $32,000-$35,000, depending on relevant experience. This position is not remote, but a hybrid work schedule is available. PBN also offers a health insurance stipend, flexible work schedule, generous paid time off every year, and 13 paid office holidays per year.

View full job posting and requirements here.

To Apply:
Please email by Monday, August 29, 2022 with:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (e.g. press release, article, blog post, etc.) or link to existing portfolio
  • A sample of your graphic design work (e.g. social media post, brochure, postcard, etc.) or link to existing portfolio

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.

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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.