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Posted: 08/23/2010

Employer
Montana Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

The Montana Historical Society's Preservation Program encourages and facilitates the preservation of Montana's significant historic buildings, sites, and archeological properties by assisting Montanans in listing their important properties in the National Register of Historic Places, by providing technical information and assistance to owners of historic and prehistoric properties, by maintaining the master inventory of Montana's cultural sites and studies, by undertaking inventories and assisting communities, counties, and state agencies in systematically surveying to identify significiant sites, and by establishing statewide historic preservation planning strategies, standards, and guidelines for the identification, documentation, evaluation, and treatment of prehistoric and historic properties.


Position
Community Preservation Coordinator
51700068
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Helena, MT
Details
$15.05 per Hour
 

The Montana State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is recruiting for a Community Preservation Coordinator to oversee community historic survey and registration activities in the state of Montana and administer the state’s Certified Local Government (CLG) program.

Duties:

  • Defines, develops, and leads SHPO’s efforts to survey and list local community historic properties and districts in the National Register of Historic Places;
  • Manages the CLG community-based preservation program; and
  • Coordinates the office’s community-based historic preservation education, outreach, and assistance activities.
  • Competencies:

  • Professional knowledge of the concepts, procedures, principles, and philosophies that guide the historic preservation field, its legal framework, and its various programs;
  • Substantial knowledge of the National Register of Historic Places and skills in completing the requirements for listing properties and districts in the National Register;
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting historical and architectural history research to include completion of surveys and analyses and report synthesis;
  • Skill in working successfully with local organizations, sponsors, individuals, and volunteers;
  • Understanding of public administration to include public agency practices and functions, the role of public service, and the processes by which the public interacts with governmental agencies; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Education/Experience:

    A post-graduate degree with emphasis in architectural history, and 1-2 years of job-related work experience, including preparation of National Register nominations, is preferred. Other acceptable combinations of education and experience are described in the complete job announcement.

    OPen until
    none given

    How to apply
    Submit completed State of Montana Job Application, cover letter, resume, and responses to supplemental questions to Montana Historical Society, P.O. Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620-1201. Application may also be submitted electronically on the state's website.
    Lainey Taylor
    Phone: (406) 444-2697
    Fax: (406) 444-2696
    ADDRESS
    Montana Historical Society
    P.O. Box 201201
    Helena, MT 59620

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