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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.
- 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 to:
Vice President of Preservation Services
1201 N. Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202