Location: Lyman Estate, Waltham, Mass.
Salary: $48,000-$50,000 annually
Historic New England is committed to promoting preservation best practices and providing technical guidance and expertise to historic homeowners. Partnering with owners to protect their properties with preservation easements is an important way that we deliver on this charge. The preservation services team is seeking an enthusiastic and engaging person to steward relationships between interested individuals and the organization in order to protect a diverse range of New England’s historic resources. This senior member of the preservation services team will think creatively to identify and respond to new opportunities to expand the preservation easement program, visit and evaluate historic properties and communicate with prospective easement donors, and work with the team leader to prepare necessary documents for conveyance of new preservation easements to the organization. This position also works with some of the properties currently protected by preservation easements, to provide information and guidance to property owners about historic property maintenance, review project proposals, and ensure ongoing owner compliance with preservation and conservation restrictions.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, or a closely related discipline and at least four years of professional experience are required. Master’s degree is preferred. Experience working with preservation or conservation easements is desirable, but not essential.
Please tell us about your experience:
Successful applicants will be creative, detail-oriented, and able to manage complex and sensitive projects with multiple stakeholders. Basic familiarity with GIS and CAD software is a plus. The right candidate will demonstrate great communication skills and should be enthusiastic about working in a strong, regionally dispersed team that coordinates preservation outreach across the entire New England region. Experience mentoring or teaching others is a plus. Valid driver’s license and means of transportation are required.
- Completing historical and architectural research, writing, and editing;
- Assessing building conditions and completing photographic and written documentation;
- Assessing architectural style, integrity, and significance of historic properties;
- Reading architectural plans and applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; and
- Working with federal, state, and local laws and regulatory processes relating to historic preservation in New England.
Applications: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org.
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