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Black Heritage Preservation Program Director

Indiana Landmarks Headquarters, Indianapolis

Indiana Landmarks, America’s largest statewide historic preservation nonprofit organization, seeks a dynamic individual to initiate and direct a full-time Black Heritage preservation program in Indiana. The position is full-time, senior-level, reporting to the President/CEO. The program will be advised by a volunteer committee of leaders in the nonprofit and Black communities in Indiana.

Key Goals of Indiana Black Heritage Preservation Program: 

  • Through community outreach, build strong and sustainable relationships between Indiana Landmarks and leaders in Indiana’s Black community and with national advocates for Black heritage preservation
  • Initiate and maintain new and expansive inventory of Black historic places in Indiana
  • Lead effort to nominate historic Black places to the National Register of Historic Places; update past designations
  • Create network of historic Black sites in Indiana; promote sustainability
  • Develop a funded internship to assist program director and expand opportunities for emerging Black professionals
  • Administer a scholarship to encourage Black students to enroll in preservation-related academic programs at the college level
  • Administer grants program to advance the preservation of historic Black places

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to issues impacting Black Americans and demonstrated leadership in building partnerships with under-represented communities and organizations
  • Knowledge of Black history and experience in the preservation of Black heritage sites
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to interact with and motivate individuals and organizations
  • Working knowledge of historic preservation policies and practice
  • Ability to travel; access to transportation; valid driver’s license
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Experience in grants administration
  • Experience in historical research
  • Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, historic preservation, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years professional employment in related field preferred

Salary:  $80,000-$90,000

Comprehensive benefits package, including: 

  • Health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance
  • 403(b) with employer match
  • PTO and paid holidays

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references by May 15, 2022 to:

Marsh Davis, President/CEO
Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
info@indianalandmarks.org

Director

Indiana Landmarks Southwest Field Office, Evansville

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 to:

Mark Dollase
Vice President of Preservation Services
Indiana Landmarks
1201 N. Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
mdollase@indianalandmarks.org