Texas Historical Commission

PO Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711
AIA Chapter: AIA Austin



The successful candidate will be a key member of the staff for the Texas Main Street Program concentrating on the revitalization of historic downtowns across the state. In addition to working with the 87 Texas Main Street communities, this position will be part of the agency’s new Courthouse Square Initiative currently under development and will also provide some agency wide planning functions. The Texas Main Street Program assists select communities with a holistic approach to downtown revitalization while the Courthouse Square Initiative will focus on leveraging the impacts of restored county courthouses to further nearby economic and community development. Assist communities as part of a team that includes architects, designers, and community development specialists. The planner performs highly complex planning and research work. Prepares public preservation presentations and train others. Utilize public participation processes to assist communities and revitalization organizations with visioning, preservation planning, strategic planning, and community development planning projects. Self-starting; works under moderate supervision and direction of the Texas Main Street Program state coordinator and Main Street architect. Frequent travel may be required, averaging three nights per month with some ability to control the schedule.

The planner manages, facilitates and coordinates the lifecycles of major planning initiatives of the agency. Planning activities include the federally-mandated Statewide Comprehensive Plan for Preservation and the agency’s biennial Strategic Plan for the state. More information at Application must be submitted on the State of Texas Application form. Application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at

Salary: $56,000 - $62,000 annually