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Posted: 05/08/2017

Historic New England
Property Care

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. We share the regionís history through vast collections, publications, exhibitions, museum properties, and archives that document more than 400 years of life in New England.

Preservation Specialist/Operations Manager
Professional Opportunity
Waltham, MA

Historic New England is looking for a dynamic mid-career preservation professional who desires to be a part of a non-profit that has long been a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards and methods.Join the team, be a steward of the philosophy as it is applied to the preservation and maintenance of the historic house museums, and help develop new standards for the care of our properties. The preservation specialist/operations manager is a new management position with a goal of supporting smooth, efficient, and cost effective management of all team functions. You will play a key role in the preservation of the historic site collection through the implementation of several key program areas: management of the preservation carpentry crew including project development; administration of the security program; and oversight of overall bidding and contract negotiation. You will also be a liaison with fundraising and grant development, support maintenance activities at three sites, and coordinate work on vacant tenant apartments to ensure improvements are within the preservation standards set by the team.

If you have the equivalent of a masters degree in historic preservation and at least six years of job-related experience then you have the background we are looking for. If you have high level administrative skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, and can operate efficiently by yourself and as part of a team then you have the skills to be successful. If you have email, word processing, and basic spreadsheet capabilities and feel comfortable with computers then you can master the technology required for this position.The position does require a valid drivers license and means of transportation as well as periodic response to alarm call and emergencies.

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How to apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org. Historic New England offers a competitive vacation, benefits, and retirement package.

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