Indiana Landmarks seeks candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist in our Northern Regional Office. This full-time, professional position reports to the Director, Northern Regional Office with a starting salary in the low to mid thirty thousand dollar range depending on experience with a comprehensive benefits package. The ideal candidate will be available to start by the later part of August 2017.
The Community Preservation Specialist works closely with the Director of the Northern Regional Office providing preservation services generally in northern Indiana and to a specific set of communities with a historic preservation commission. The position is based in South Bend at our Northern Regional Office.
Primary responsibilities include:
· Assisting in providing a full range of preservation services in the region;
· Specific focus on work with historic preservation commissions and downtown revitalization organizations meeting with property owners and preparing COA staff reports for Commissions and developing and interpreting historic preservation guidelines;
· Working with private individuals as well as community groups and local municipalities on preservation issues and projects;
· Responding to requests for technical assistance from owners of historic properties;
· Planning and coordinating various educational and community programs such as annual tours of historic sites and other outreach programs;
· Contributing write-ups for monthly web postings and e-letters;
· Assisting with public presentations and projects as assigned by the Director;
· Assisting with Indiana Landmarks real estate projects; and
· Assisting with management of Northern Regional Office site and administrative office related responsibilities.
Ideal candidates will possess:
· Knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs; Bachelors degree in historic preservation, or a related field, is required; Masters degree is preferred.
· Experience in the field preparing COA staff recommendations, guiding grass roots non-profits; technical preservation knowledge; office administration; event and tour planning.
· Excellent organizational and communication skills; proven people and problem-solving skills; ability to interact with the public, including regular public speaking; and general knowledge of computers, photography and grant writing.
The ideal candidate will be prepared to start by the later part of August 2017. Those interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter, resume and references by 5:00 pm (EST), July 11, 2017. 7