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Senior Preservation Services Manager

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Regular/full-time

Location: Lyman Estate, Waltham, Massachusetts

Description: The preservation services team at Historic New England seeks a Senior Preservation Services Manager who will drive engagement in historic preservation throughout the region by planning, implementing, evaluating, and refining a wide variety of innovative preservation-focused programs and outreach activities for members, professionals, students, and the public. These engagement initiatives utilize the knowledge and resources of Historic New England and build membership and economic support for the mission and preservation goals of the organization.

The Senior Preservation Services Manager also serves as the institutional expert on assigned properties protected through Historic New England’s Preservation Easement Program, including their historic significance, maintenance chronology, and easement regulation. In this capacity, the Senior Preservation Services Manager will work directly with historic property owners to perform conditions assessments of historic properties, make recommendations about appropriate maintenance and treatment options, and review proposals to make alterations to protected properties.

This position also works with the Team Leader for Preservation Services to review and determine appropriate responses to a variety of preservation advocacy issues concerning Historic New England’s public sites.

Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation or a closely related field and six years job-related experience. A master’s degree in those fields listed above is preferred, as is demonstrated experienced with public outreach and/or program management. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among a regionally dispersed team and public audience is essential to success.

Knowledge of New England architectural history and state and local preservation regulations is required. Experience with the application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is a must, as well as the ability to read architectural drawings. Requires fully competent computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs. Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to work closely with donors, professional colleagues, and the general public are expected.

Successful applicants will be creative, detail-oriented, and excited to work with the team to inspire broad support for historic preservation throughout New England.

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter 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.