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DIRECTOR

Indiana Landmarks Northwest Field Office, Gary

Indiana Landmarks seeks a professional to represent the organization’s preservation efforts within a multi-county area in northwest Indiana. The Director of the Northwest Field Office provides a wide range of technical and advocacy assistance to the area to further historic preservation. The director also aids selected historic preservation commissions. The full-time salaried position based in Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana, near Chicago. Reports to the Director, Northern Regional Office, in South Bend, Indiana. Starting annual salary range is $45,000-$50,000 depending on experience. Residency in the office’s region is required with potential for some remote work. Indiana Landmarks also offers a generous and comprehensive employee benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify endangered historic sites, structures, and places inclusive of a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. Define significance and formulate strategies for their preservation.
  • Provide technical assistance to local preservation commissions generally and through contractual arrangements to conduct C.O.A. staff reviews and attend meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance to government officials, community organizations, private property owners and other groups and individuals interested in preserving historic sites, structures, and places.
  • Actively work with communities to save endangered historic sites, structures, and places 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 places and monitor existing easement/covenant properties on an annual basis.
  • Strategically promote and place Indiana Landmarks’ grants and loan programs.
  • Manage and market rehabilitation/restoration projects Indiana Landmarks initiates and owns.
  • Contribute research, content, photographs, and other information for Indiana Preservation, Indiana Landmarks’ bi-monthly magazine and to e-newsletter on preservation activities in the region.
  • Serve as a liaison and assist with partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park and the leasing program Indiana Landmarks operates within the park.
  • 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:

Todd Zeiger
Director, Northern Regional Office
TZeiger@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

Community Preservation Specialist

Indiana Landmarks Central Regional Office, Indianapolis

Indiana Landmarks, the largest statewide preservation organization in the country, is seeking candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist in its Central Regional Office. This is a full-time, professional position that reports to the Vice President of Preservation Services, with a starting salary of $45,000 with a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

The Community Preservation Specialist works closely with the Vice President on providing preservation services in central Indiana, and is based in the organization’s headquarters in Indianapolis. Related responsibilities include:

  • Providing a full range of preservation services for a 12 county region centered around Indianapolis, focusing on issues such as smart growth, sustainability, historic preservation commissions and downtown revitalization;
  • Representing the Vice President in the field and assisting with advocacy efforts to save endangered landmarks in the regional area, utilizing our Endangered Places Fund;
  • Working with private individuals as well as community groups and local municipalities on preservation issues and projects;
  • Establishing new preservation organizations within the region;
  • Responding to requests for technical assistance from owners of historic properties;
  • Providing staff assistance to historic preservation commissions.

In addition, the Community Preservation Specialist is responsible for:

  • Planning and coordinating various educational and community programs such as those associated with National Historic Preservation Month or other regional events;
  • Contributing articles to Indiana Landmarks’ digital newsletter and website; and
  • Assisting with other projects and programs in Indianapolis as assigned.

Minimum requirements of the position include:

  • Knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs; Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, or a related field, is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 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.

Persons interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter; current resume and references to:

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