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Posted: 01/13/2014

Preservation Massachusetts

Preservation Massachusetts (PM) is the statewide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage. It was established in 1989 and is supported entirely by members and concerned citizens. In keeping with its original mission, the organization works in partnership with national, state and local preservation organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth.

Western Massachusetts Circuit Rider
Professional Opportunity
Western Massachusetts, MA


Title: Western Massachusetts Circuit Rider (a part-time shared field service position)
Supervisor: James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts

Representing Preservation Massachusetts, provide direct services to  Western Massachusetts based local organizations and communities which are actively involved in historic preservation efforts, and to build a strong ongoing presence for preservation in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

1. Provide guidance on a variety of subjects including preservation techniques and approaches,

fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and

politics, community development, conservation issues, public relations, and the

availability of preservation resources.

2. Represent Preservation Massachusetts to communities throughout Massachusetts, but in a focused Western Massachusetts area, and make assistance available from the organization to those communities whenever appropriate.


3. Develop a network of preservation supporters throughout the Commonwealth who are willing and able to assist one another with preservation knowledge and experience, and serve as a link between such persons to those needing their assistance through individualized communication, new e-communication networks, workshops and conferences.


4. Participate in regular meetings of Preservation Massachusetts.  Assist with the Preservation Massachusetts communication efforts that relate to field service.  Identify opportunities for Preservation Massachusetts program assistance, such as the annual Most Endangered list, preservation workshops, advocacy support, etc.

5. Assist with program evaluation and provide regular reports to Preservation Massachusetts for newsletters and other communications.


6. Work actively to build constituent support for Preservation Massachusetts by maintaining records of contacts made, photographs of projects, etc.

Strong leadership, administrative, written and verbal communications skills; the ability to work collegially with a wide variety of interests, work independently, juggle many tasks and responsibilities.  Substantial experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law, planning, development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy.  Must have willingness to travel. Undergraduate degree in preservation or related field preferred. Masters degree desirable.


20 hours per week

Salary commensurate with experience

Location: Western Massachusetts

Application deadline:  January 15, 2014


Send cover letter, resume and references to James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts, Old City Hall, 45 School Street, Boston, MA  02108, (617)-723-3383, jigoe@preservationmass.org, www.preservationmass.org.


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How to apply
Send cover letter, resume and references to James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts, Old City Hall, 45 School Street, Boston, MA 02108, (617)-723-3383, jigoe@preservationmass.org, www.preservationmass.org.
James Igoe
Phone: 617-723-3383
Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

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