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Community Preservation Specialist
Western Regional Office, Terre Haute
Indiana Landmarks seeks a full-time Community Preservation Specialist in its Western Regional Office, based in Terre Haute. The Community Preservation Specialist assists the Regional Director in carrying out Indiana Landmarks’ preservation efforts in western Indiana. Specifically, the Community Preservation specialist will:
- Provide a full range of preservation services for a 17-county region in western Indiana
- Provide technical support to historic building owners, community organizations, government officials, local preservation commissions, and other groups and individuals interested in preserving historic structures and sites.
- Under the guidance of the Regional Director, work with communities to save endangered structures and sites by assisting with advocacy, fundraising, marketing, and other preservation methods.
- Assist the Regional Director with the creation and growth of local historic preservation organizations; work with existing groups to strengthen their efforts and activities
- Work with historic preservation commissions in both strengthening and increasing the number of locally protected historic structures and districts
- Assist the Regional Director in organizing, developing, and presenting educational programs (presentations, public programs, workshops, etc.) to a variety of audiences throughout the region.
- The position requires frequent travel, evening meetings, and occasional weekend and overnight responsibilities.
- Knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs
- Degree in historic preservation or a degree in a related field with professional preservation experience; Master’s degree preferred
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Proven “people” and problem-solving skills
- Ability to engage with the public, including regular public speaking
E-mail a letter of introduction and resume by March 23, 2018 to Tommy Kleckner at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “CPS Application.”
Heritage Experiences Manager
Indiana Landmarks seeks a Heritage Experiences Manager based at its Indianapolis campus. The Heritage Experiences Manager designs outstanding guest and volunteer experiences while managing Indiana Landmarks’ heritage tourism offerings and logistics, developing and coordinating programs and events in Indianapolis and the Central Region, and assisting with the management of the Indianapolis volunteer program. The individual in this job must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Manage Indiana Landmarks’ heritage tourism program, including conceptualizing, planning, coordinating, and conducting a variety of tourism experiences, particularly Indianapolis tours, including:
- Regular tours such as our Monument Circle, City Market Catacombs, Athenaeum and Indiana Landmarks Center tours offered May through October
- Indianapolis school tours
- Neighborhood Walking Tours series
- New and “one-off” tours
- Special-event tours
- Managing contract tours, including responding to tour inquiries, soliciting and booking group and convention tour business, coordinating logistics, managing tour payments, and scheduling docents for all client tours.
- Assist with management of Indiana Landmarks’ volunteer program, including recruiting, training, scheduling, evaluating, and annual recognition.
- Working cross-departmentally with key staff in other departments and regions of the state, collaborating in developing and coordinating tourism programs and events, outside of Indianapolis.
- Serve on event planning committees to determine and coordinate volunteer and logistical needs for Indiana Landmarks events, such as Treasure Hunt and Rescue Party.
- Coordinate with Marketing Department to market all tours to appropriate audiences.
- Attend additional meetings and participate on volunteer committees as requested.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as directed.
To perform this job at the required level, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism, tour/event management, visitor services, public history, historic preservation, museum studies, or a related field
- 3-5 years of related experience in a professional environment.
- 1-3 years of supervisory or management experience, preferably managing volunteers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate with a range of stakeholders and variety of people, both on a one-on-one basis and in group settings; ability to focus attention on individuals requiring assistance with medical and physical needs.
- Excellent ability to prioritize multiple tasks and ensure accuracy while meeting deadlines.
- Excellent ability to assess experiences from various audiences’ perspectives and understand how to meet client, partner, and volunteer needs.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
- Above average project management skills, with detail orientation.
- Above average ability to think logically in troubleshooting, analyzing situations, and making sound business decisions.
- Above average ability to make independent decisions.
- Above average writing skills.
- Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Eventbrite, and PowerPoint; e-mail systems; and Internet browsers. Experience with volunteer management systems (specifically Volunteer Matters) a plus.
- Working knowledge of office equipment, including printers and photocopiers.
- Average ability to perform basic math skills and apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.
- Ability to develop and manage a budget.
- Above average diplomatic and negotiation skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule in a fast-paced office environment.
- Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Ability to walk up to 1.5 hours at a time.
- Ability to push, pull, lift, carry, or move up to 20 pounds.
- Good speaking and listening skills.
- Strong sensory skills, such as good eyesight, good hearing, and dexterity.
- Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, printers, and phones.
- Ability to interact professionally with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence.
- Ability and willingness to travel (an average of 5 percent of the time is spent on daytrips).
- The schedule for this position requires a Tuesday through Saturday work week and occasionally involves additional evening and Sunday work obligations.
Reporting, Evaluation, Salary, & Benefits
- Position reports to the Director of Indianapolis Volunteers & Heritage Tourism, with work station in Morris-Butler House, 1204 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis.
- Employee receives informal 6-month and formal annual evaluations.
- Starting salary up to $32,000 based on qualifications and experience, with benefits that include medical, dental, and vision and disability insurance; paid time off; 403b retirement savings plan, with employer matching schedule after 2 years.
Email resume and letter of interest by March 23, 2018 to:
Director, Indianapolis Volunteers & Heritage Tourism
Tour & Event Coordinator (part time)
Veraestau Historic Site, Aurora
Indiana Landmarks seeks a part time staff member to coordinate tours and events at Veraestau Historic Site in Aurora. Position requires flexibility in scheduling, with 10 hours per week guaranteed late-March through mid-December, and potential for additional hours based on tour and event bookings. Hourly rate: $12
- Plan public events under the guidance of site director, including annual Holiday Open House.
- Staff regularly scheduled tours. Tour days and times will be set in consultation with tour & event coordinator.
- Prepare house and conduct pre-scheduled group tours (may include weekend and evening tours).
- Promote and book group tours.
- Staff special events, including weddings and other rentals.
- Staff Indiana Landmarks’ private functions.
- Identify property maintenance issues and do light cleaning on a regular schedule.
- Previous experience with event planning, preservation, and architecture preferred.
Position available now.
Email resume and letter of interest to:
Director, Southeast Field Office & Veraestau Historic Site
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