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Director, Southwest Field Office (Full-Time)
Indiana Landmarks seeks a professional to represent the organization’s preservation efforts within a six-county area of southwestern Indiana including Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The Director of the Southwest Field Office also manages a contractual arrangement with Historic New Harmony related to construction management and preservation of certain buildings in the New Harmony Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The full-time salaried position, which is based in Evansville, Indiana, reports to the Vice President of Preservation Services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Starting annual salary range is $45,000-$50,000. Indiana Landmarks also offers a generous and comprehensive employee benefits package.
-Identify endangered historic structures within the region, determine significance, and help formulate what strategies the organization should undertake to preserve them;
– Provide technical assistance to local preservation commissions, government officials, community organizations, and other groups and individuals interested in preserving historic structures
– Actively work with communities to save endangered structures by assisting with advocacy, fundraising, marketing and capacity-building of local historic preservation organizations;
– Promote the organization’s architectural façade easement program; secure easements on historic properties and monitor existing easement/covenant properties on an annual basis;
– Oversee stabilization/rehabilitation measures and marketing of Indiana Landmarks-owned properties acquired through the Efroymson Family Endangered Places Acquisition Fund;
-Contribute research, content, photographs, and other information for Indiana Preservation, Indiana Landmarks’ bi-monthly magazine and a monthly e-newsletter on preservation activities in the region; and
-Lead or assist with other projects and programs of Indiana Landmarks, as assigned.
-Knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs, as well as national, state, and local laws and procedures relating to historic preservation;
-Understanding and knowledge of rehabilitation practices and The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings;
-Knowledge of project and construction management and current best practices;
-Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills;
-Proven “people” skills, including ability to interact with and motivate individuals;
-General knowledge of computers, photography, and grant-writing; and
-Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, history, or related field (Master’s degree and/or 3-5 years prior work experience in the field preferred).
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and references by December 2, 2019 to:
Vice President of Preservation Services
1201 N. Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Landmarks offers regular unpaid internships to students in historic preservation, architectural or public history, journalism, public relations, and event and retail management in many of our offices.
See a complete list of unpaid internship opportunities or send internship inquiries to:
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202