Southeast Michigan Field Representative, Michigan Historic Preservation Network (Southeast Michigan)
Contributed By: Nancy Finegood
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) seeks a historic preservation professional for the position of Southeast Michigan Field Representative. MHPN Field Representatives provide direct services to local Michigan organizations and communities to support historic preservation efforts.
a. work to build a strong ongoing presence for historic preservation in communities throughout Michigan and support the mission of the MHPN
b. develop relationships and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation
Office and other state agencies, local organizations and governments, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to address preservation needs in the state
c. provide guidance and support on a variety of subjects, including:
preservation techniques and approaches, advocacy, fundraising, organizational
development, capacity building, community relations and politics, incorporating
preservation into community development, and utilizing preservation incentives
The position will be located in a regional home office, but travel to communities
throughout the 16 counties of Southeast Michigan and the Thumb is required.
Field Representatives report directly to the MHPN Executive Director.
The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, the
skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of agencies and
organizations, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and
responsibilities. In addition to knowledge of historic preservation process and
procedures, experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law,
planning, real estate development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy
strengthens a candidacy. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in
preservation or a related field preferred. A master's degree is desirable.
Please submit three copies of a cover letter, resume, and preservation-related
writing sample by midnight on September 28, 2017 to:
Nancy Finegood, Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
313 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
517.371.8080/ fax: 517.371.9090
Posted: September 6, 2017
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