Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Center for Historic Preservation: support the Centers mission of research, instruction, and public service through four areas: (1) Manage and carry out research and public service projects for the documentation, restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties, (2) work and supervise graduate students on research and fieldwork projects under the guidance of the Center director, (3) coordinate Centers research with digital initiative partnerships both on and off campus, and (4) serve as liaison with IT staff on the needs and products of staff and student research and public service projects. Perform other related special projects as assigned.
Knowledge: Project management and supervision. Graduate student project management and coordination. Historic Preservation field, literature, practices. Historic building technology, architectural history and architectural conservation. Digital publication, microcomputer applications and software.
Abilities: Establish and maintain effective working relations with diverse constituencies. Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Represent CHP & MTSU. Effectively coordinate multiple projects, contracts, agencies/organizations, publications, vendors and staff. Research, analyze and draw conclusions and produce products based on primary sources, fieldwork, and experience. Analyze historic buildings and finishes, draw conclusions from research and fieldwork findings, and prepare print and digital products. Prepare materials for digital publication and/or dissemination. Effectively use and train others on microcomputer software for preservation fieldwork and research.
Education: Masters degree in history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies or related field.
Required Experience: Three (3) years full time experience in historic preservation or a related field including working experience with historical/legal research, historic structures reports, cultural resource survey, heritage development studies, public programming, graduate student instruction, digital publication, and microcomputer
applications in historic preservation.