Employment Opportunity: Detroit Preservation Specialist, Michigan Historic Preservation Network (Detroit, MI)
Contributed By: Nancy Finegood
Detroit [MI] Preservation Specialist
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network seeks a historic preservation professional for the position of Preservation Specialist in Detroit, Michigan.
The Preservation Specialist will provide direct services in the city of Detroit to support historic preservation efforts in connection with ongoing revitalization efforts. The Preservation Specialist will work with nonprofit organizations, local preservationists, city staff, elected officials, and other stakeholders to ensure that development plans for buildings and neighborhoods are accomplished in a thoughtful and participatory way that considers historic neighborhoods and landmarks. This will be accomplished by increasing the capacity of local preservation-focused organizations, growing public involvement, strengthening alliances, and expanding collaborative efforts and preservation infrastructure.
* Knowledge of historic preservation processes and procedures
* Demonstrated work style of accomplishing deliverables, maintaining accountability, and "getting things done."
* Finds potential opportunities and builds creative and/or innovative solutions
* Team player, internally and externally
* Polished presentation skills
* Sense of humor
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. Experience in one or more of the following fields strengthens a candidacy: neighborhood housing services, community organizing, preservation law, organizational development, planning, development, government, and/or outreach and advocacy. Strong computer skills using applications of Microsoft Office products are critical. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field preferred. A master's degree is desirable.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional related references, and a preservation-related writing sample by COB Monday, April 23, 2018 to:
Nancy Finegood, Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Please indicate in subject line: Detroit Preservation Specialist
Keywords: job posting, Detroit
Posted: April 6, 2018
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