Indiana Landmarks seeks a highly motivated professional to lead the organizations historic preservation activities in eastern Indiana. The Director identifies threatened properties and devises strategies to save them, utilizing tools including grants and revolving funds. The Director provides technical assistance to stakeholders, organizations and property owners, serves as an advocate for historic structures, and facilitates community revitalization. The Director educates communities on the value of historic preservation, and assists in membership development and fundraising. The job includes management of a historic site, the c.1840 Huddleston Farmhouse Inn Museum. The Director manages one full-time staff person, and a number of volunteers. It is required that the successful candidate reside within the boundaries represented by the Eastern Regional Office. The position reports to the Vice President of Preservation Services (Indianapolis, IN). Salary range is between $52,000--$60,000 commensurate with experience, with a generous employee benefits package.
Field Service Duties:
-Represent Indiana Landmarks with advocacy efforts to save endangered landmarks in a 12-county region;
-Work with individuals, community groups, and local governments on preservation issues and projects, including initiating use of the grant and loan programs of Indiana Landmarks;
-Provide staff assistance on a contractual basis as a circuit rider to historic preservation commissions;
-Help establish new preservation organizations and commissions in the region;
-Contribute articles to the Indiana Preservation, our bi-monthly magazine and write a monthly e-newsletter; and
-Lead or assist with other projects and programs as assigned by supervisors.
Historic Site Duties:
-Manage Huddleston Farmhouse Inn Museum as a historic site, overseeing day to day maintenance and stewardship of the buildings, grounds, and collection;
-Manage tours of the property, and train volunteers for programming, tours and events;
-Manage rental of Huddleston Farmhouse Inn and barn for special events such as meetings, receptions, and weddings;
-Coordinate the development and operation of the National Road Interpretive Center with the Indiana National Road Association and outside agencies.
-Knowledge and implementation of historic preservation principles and rehabilitation standards;
-Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills;
-Proven people skills, including ability to interact with and motivate individuals and groups;
-General knowledge of computers, photography, and grant-writing; and
-Bachelors degree required in historic preservation, architectural history, material culture or related field; Masters degree preferred. Prior work experience in the field will be strongly considered; experience with historic site management preferred.