Capital Grant Administrator, Maryland Historical Trust (Crownsville, MD)
Contributed By: Charlotte Lake
Maryland's State Historic Preservation Office, the Maryland Historical Trust, is seeking qualified applicants to administer the MHT Capital Grant Program. The main purposes of the position are to directly administer the Maryland Historical Trust's Capital Grant Program within the Office of Preservation Services, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs; and to provide technical preservation information to the public and to local and state agencies for these programs. The position directly supports the Agency mission to enhance Maryland's historic sites and traditions and preserve Maryland's heritage resources.
Administering bricks-and-mortar rehabilitation projects assisted with MHT Capital Grant funding and African American Heritage Preservation Program funding. Reviewing plans and specifications in coordination with MHT Easement Program and MHT Review & Compliance. Assisting grantees with RFP / competitive procurement process. Reviewing and authorizing requests for payment. Ensuring project compliance with program policies.
Conducting on-site meetings prior to, during, and upon the completion of all grant assisted rehabilitation projects to provide administrative and technical assistance and to verify compliance of projects in advance of grant payments.
Promoting the MHT Capital Grant Program to the public and responding to all general inquiries about the program. Developing and maintaining application and guidelines. Leading and organizing workshops for potential applicants. Providing technical assistance, including site visits, for potential applicants regarding preservation best practice, organizational requirements, and site control issues. Evaluating applications and coordinating review and ranking process. Preparing annual reports.
Providing the general public with technical assistance and program assistance. Participating in outreach activities through MHT and other preservation organizations. Making presentations to professional organizations or conferences as requested.
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, urban planning, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, public history, public administration or other related field; or a degree in any field with a certificate in historic preservation or closely related field.
Two years of work experience, internships, or volunteer work.
Work experience in historic preservation or a closely related field.
Experience applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to review of project drawings and specifications.
Coursework in, field training in, or experience evaluating or specifying traditional building methods and conservation techniques.
Please apply here: https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=19&R2=005406&R3=0001
Posted: September 27, 2019
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