Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Full-time

Location: Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, South Berwick, Maine, or Historic New England’s regional office in Haverhill, Mass.

Description: Historic New England seeks applications for the position of Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England, which manages the organization’s preservation easements in Maine, New Hampshire, and parts of Massachusetts. The person in this position serves as the institutional expert on assigned properties enrolled within Historic New England’s easement program, including their historic significance, maintenance chronology, and easement regulation. The Preservation Services Manager will routinely perform conditions assessments of historic properties, make recommendations about appropriate maintenance and treatment options, and engage with owners and contractors regarding proposals to make alterations to protected properties.

As part of the preservation services team, this position also responds to public inquiries about preservation easements, documents properties for inclusion in the easement program, and makes internal and public presentations about preservation easements. The Preservation Services Manager fosters positive relationships with external preservation partners and serves as a local resource for preservation issues within the assigned region of responsibility. This position may be headquartered in either South Berwick, Maine, or Haverhill, Mass.  Salary range for this position is $43,000 – $45,000.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, art history, or architectural history with at least two years of job-related experience required. A master’s degree in the fields listed above is preferred. Fully competent computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; internet research; and email is required. GIS and CAD experience is preferred. Basic digital photography skills are required. This position requires regular travel to locations throughout New England. A valid driver’s license, a means of transportation, and ability to drive are required.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected], or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832 Attn: Human Resources.

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.