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Administrative Assistant

Memphis, TN
March 28, 2019

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Jennifer M. Tucker

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Memphis, TN 38111



Advanced education in historic architecture, research, museum administration, and heritage interpretation and neighborhood planning

Over 20 years of experience as a historic preservation professional working at the local government level with a wide variety of community stakeholders and civic leaders

Highly organized, excellent written and verbal communication skills

Lifelong Memphian


Master of Science, Historic Preservation, April 1993

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Focus: Heritage Interpretation and Cultural Tourism

Final Project: “Heritage on Its Back: Interpreting the Legacy of Prostitution in America”

Graduate Assistant position for two years

Bachelor of Arts, Historic Preservation, August 1991

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Focus: Architectural History and Restoration Techniques

Senior Project: Nomination of Graceland to the National Register of Historic Places

Study Abroad Program in England


Synchronicity, Owner and designer, 2013 – present

Natural stone jewelry design – bracelets and mojo bottle necklaces

Manager of Historic Properties, 2010-2016

City of Memphis Division of Park Services & Pink Palace Family of Museums

Reopened two historic house museums, the Mallory-Neely House (c. 1852) and the Magevney House (c. 1837) to the public. Oversaw compliance with ADA.

Project team for three Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) for the Mallory-Neely House - Reroof slate tile roof, repainting the structure and repair of all 91 windows

Managed both historic sites drafted interpretive materials for the public, hiring and training of staff

Technical Skills - Office management, staff and volunteer management, daily financial administration, budget preparation, facility management and event hosting

Historic Preservation Planner, 1997 – 2010 (except while acting as Manager, see following entry)

Memphis Landmarks Commission, City of Memphis

Analyze architectural designs for compatibility within our thirteen local historic districts and make recommendation to the Landmarks Commission

Work with homeowners, contractors, architects and developers

Create and manage special projects (e.g. inventories of historic public schools, religious properties, neighborhood histories, the economic impact of preservation, oral history projects)

Coordinate and act as liaison for a Historic Neighbors Group

Acting Landmarks Manager, 1999-2000

Memphis Landmarks Commission, City of Memphis

Develop and administer grant projects, consultants and contracts

Work with neighborhood associations

Train new Commissioners and educate and organize citizen committee groups

Serve as staff to an appointed citizen board

Assistant Historic Preservation Planner, 1995-1997

Memphis Landmarks Commission, City of Memphis

Analyze architectural designs for compatibility within local historic districts

Make presentations at and host public meetings

Assist the public with general information on architectural styles, historic research, building conservation and other related resources and programs

Related Experience

Historic architectural descriptions

Evaluate historic significance and architectural integrity and of sites and structures

Restoration and rehabilitation techniques for historic structures

Conduct cultural resource surveys

Plan conferences and workshops

Research and create walking and guided tours

Create, design and write: public notices, press releases, public meeting flyers, award speeches, staff reports, application forms, instructions, fact sheets and guides, registration forms, invitations, and event programs.

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