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Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis
Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis (Photo: Ian Borgerhoff)

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Paid Positions

Community Preservation Specialist

Central Regional Office – Indianapolis

Indiana Landmarks, the country’s largest statewide preservation organization, is seeking candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist. This is a full-time, professional position that reports to the Vice President of Preservation Services, with a starting salary range of $36,000 – $39,000 and 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 Indiana Landmarks’ 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.


People interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter; current resume and references by August 2, 2019 to:

Mark Dollase, Vice President of Preservation Services
Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Summer Internships

Central Regional Office – Indianapolis

Indiana Landmarks, the country’s largest statewide historic preservation non-profit organization, offers two full-time summer internship opportunities. The positions will conduct an annual assessment of historic properties within the organization’s covenant and easement program. The internships will last a period of 12-16 weeks beginning in May 2019. The positions will be based in our Central Regional Office in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Indiana Landmarks has one of the most extensive easement and covenant programs for historic structures of any similar not-for-profit organization in the country. The work of the interns will build on monitoring work that has been done in past years, but will aim to complete a statewide, comprehensive analysis. After an initial training period, work will begin in the field. An easement or covenant monitoring form will need to be completed for each protected property. An intern may need to interact with property owners, and may travel to other parts of central Indiana. Additional projects and duties for both interns will be assigned by the intern’s supervisor.


Applicants should have a working knowledge of 19th and 20th century architectural styles, with an emphasis on vernacular building types. The interns must have a reliable vehicle and be familiar with digital photography. Previous photography experience is helpful. Graduate students studying historic preservation or a related field preferred, although students pursuing a degree in law may also find the internship of particular interest.


The survey project begins officially in May 2019 and is expected to end in August. Dates are somewhat flexible, but the intern is expected to complete the project before returning to school or another job. The hourly rate of pay is $11-12 per hour, and reimbursement for mileage is $.50 cents per mile. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Digital camera and computer are supplied. The intern is responsible for their own food and lodging, though assistance in finding housing is available.


Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Mark Dollase
Vice President of Preservation Services
Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46202, or call 1-800-450-4534

Unpaid Internships

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:

Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202