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Historic Structures Specialist Job Opening, Brucemore (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Contributed By: Brucemore
POSITION: Historic Structures Specialist
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 21, 2021
REPORTS TO: Director of Facilities
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
WAGE RANGE: $31,200 - $44,720
POSITION OVERVIEW: Brucemore, a museum property of the National Trust for
Historic Preservation, is seeking a Historic Structures Manager to assist with
the preservation maintenance of seven historic structures and 26 acres of historic
gardens and grounds. The position requires frequent hands-on building and
grounds preservation and cyclical maintenance work, including but not limited
to: carpentry, masonry, plaster repair, painting, and roofing. The position
will facilitate special restoration and preservation projects on site.
DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Plan, schedule, and implement the workload and materials for the cyclical and preventative maintenance of seven historic and two modern structures, ensuring that all regulations and historic requirements are followed.
- Perform work in carpentry, masonry, painting, metalwork, roofing, windows, and other maintenance and historic preservation work as needed in accordance with budget, plans, and conditions.
- Perform and document regular inspections of historic structures.
- Work in cooperation with all staff to ensure organizational projects and tasks are completed effectively.
- Collaborate with all staff on planning for overlapping responsibilities as organizational priorities, seasons, and public use dictate.
- Operating, maintaining, and caring for various tools, including drills, saws, and other equipment
- Maintaining the high standards and quality established on the Brucemore estate.
- Representing the site while interacting with the public and volunteers.
- Participate in the formation of the annual budget as assigned and make responsible decisions regarding spending where authorized. Track actual expenditures for assigned projects, operations, or accounts and reconcile with budgeted amounts.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Advanced degrees, coursework, or professional experience in carpentry, building trades, historic preservation, masonry, roofing, finishes, or related areas preferred.
- Ability to work in changing weather conditions (rain, sun, wind, heat, humidity, etc.).
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout the course of employment.
- Ability to lift and/or carry items up to 50 pounds unassisted and regularly perform strenuous daily activities that require climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling tools and materials.
- Previous professional experience in working with the public and volunteers in the non-profit sector is desired.
- Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings, including being on call for security alerts and snow removal.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by mail or email to:
ATTN: HSS Search
2160 Linden Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
ABOUT BRUCEMORE: Brucemore is a historic site and community cultural
center, owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and operated in
co-stewardship with Brucemore, Inc. The organization is responsible for the
stewardship of seven historic structures and 26 acres of gardens and grounds,
in addition to thousands of artifacts, works of art, furnishing elements, and
archival resources. Brucemore reaches approximately 45,000 visitors a year
through an extensive menu of interpretive tours and exhibits, annual community
events, public programs, and site rentals.
Keywords: job posting, historic site, vocational, trades, construction
Posted: April 1, 2021
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