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Preservation Manager, Piscataqua Region

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Full-time

Location: Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, South Berwick, Maine

Description: The preservation manager, Piscataqua region, is a key team member overseeing preservation, maintenance, and site improvements at eight Historic New England properties in southern Maine and New Hampshire. Historic New England has been a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards, and methods since 1910 and continues to provide models of historic preservation for preservation professionals, organizations, and the public. Following these standards, the preservation manager will develop budgets, work plans, and contract out needed preservation, maintenance, and improvements; perform certain maintenance activities themselves; and demonstrate in all actions a commitment to long-term preservation and excellent maintenance of these important historic resources. This position will also support programmatic activities as necessary and respond to emergencies. The preservation manager is responsible for coordinating work within the property care team and with other Historic New England teams. This includes working closely with landscape and carpentry crew staff, collections staff, historic site managers who manage day-to-day operation of the properties, and the development office in fundraising for the work.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a degree in preservation or an associated field with applicable work experience. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; internet research; email; and digital photography. Must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing is essential. Requires problem-solving skills and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to complete tasks according to schedule. Requires a valid driver’s license and a means of transportation. Preferred qualifications include experience with facility management, project management, architectural conservation, HVAC, and other mechanical systems or security equipment. Weekend and evening work periodically required through planned activities or due to emergency response.

This position regularly involves talking, hearing, sitting, standing, walking, and bending/stooping. The position also involves lifting up to thirty pounds. The employee must apply manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination such as basic keyboarding, operation of basic hand tools, and/or handling of objects. The employee in this position is exposed to weather extremes. The visual demands of the position require regularly reading documents for general understanding. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.