Marcavitch (click for
resume),received his Bachelor of Science
in Historic Preservation in May of 1999 from Roger Williams University.
His minors were American Studies and History and completed his senior
project on the cultural resources of recreation in Rhode Island. He
was the co-president of the Historic Preservation Society. He attended
various National Trust for Historic Preservation's national conferences
and worked with the Institute for Preservation Technology at Harpers
Ferry National Park. He toured England and learned English preservation
techniques as part of the Historic Preservation program.
Aaron is currently finishing
his Masters of Art in History program at Middle Tennessee State University,
where he will have a concentration in Public History. He worked for
the Rutherford County Archives as a research assistant and web designer.
He was also employed at the Center for Historic Preservation as a research
assistant, web designer, and video producer. The Public History program
contracted with him as their lead web designer. He is currently finishing
his thesis on standardized roadside architecture.
Aaron has also worked as
an program assistant for Historic Massachusetts (now PreservatiON Mass),
an environmental educator and summer camp counselor for the Audbon Society
of Rhode Island, and safety director of a lumber mill in New Hampshire.
Aaron is currently the Assistant
Administrator for the Nantucket Historic District Commission. In this
position he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office,
but also consults daily with applicants on the designs for their historic
designs. He provides input to the Commission on historic projects and
serves as liaison to the various subcommittees.
Aaron has taught classes
in historic preservation for the Nantucket Community School. He has
been a part of the Nantucket Preservation Alliance and is currently
the liaison for a video they are producing on Nantucket's preservation.
He has also spearheaded the effort to establish the Nantucket Historical
Commission, a local historical commission, which was voted on by the
Annual Town Meeting in Nantucket and approved.
Furthermore, he is an associate
member of the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission
where he has encouraged the integration of historical and traditional
planning into the work the commission does.
Aaron now serves as the
Chairman of the Nantucket Historical Commission and the Nantucket Cultural
Council. He was recently honored as a "40 Under 40" for outstanding
Aaron took graphic design
courses as part of his study at RWU and was a Teaching Assistant to
the introductory courses. He has worked with the Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission and the Rhode Island Heritage and Preservation
Commission on their respective web sites. He has also started to work
with nonprofit organizations further afield, including the Boston Harborfest,
a site reaching nearly 20,000 visitors during the summer. He has extensive
Macintosh and PC experience and has knowledge of the networking and
programming of Macintosh's and PC's. He has also taught classes to students
and professors alike the basics of computing and web design. He has
most recently taught web design classes at the Nantucket Community School.