POSITION: Community Preservation Specialist, Full-time, salaried, permanent
The Community Preservation Specialist (CPS) helps the Eastern Regional Director carry out Indiana Landmarks preservation efforts. The CPS identifies threatened properties and assists with developing strategies and action plans for saving them. The CPS provides technical assistance to stakeholders, serves as an advocate for endangered structures, and educates communities about the value of historic preservation. The CPS manages the administrative functions of the regional office and assists with membership activities and fundraising. Additionally, as part of the Eastern Regional Office the CPS oversees the day to day operations of the National Road Heritage Site at the Huddleston Farmhouse, and serves as the executive director of the Indiana National Road Association.
PRESERVATION DUTIES FOR THE EASTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
• Help identify endangered structures within the region; work with the regional director to determine the significance of the structures and what strategies, if any, the organization should undertake to preserve them; design and implement action plans to save them.
• Provide technical support to local preservation commissions, government officials, community organizations, and other groups and individuals interested in preserving historic structures.
• Help the regional director with the creation and growth of local historic preservation organizations and commissions while assisting such organizations in reviewing certificates of appropriateness, serving as a liaison with property owners, providing training, and assisting with other preservation-related operations.
• Manage the administrative functions of the regional office; maintain office supplies, oversee contracts, handle billing and invoicing, etc.
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as directed.
NATIONAL ROAD HERITAGE SITE DUTIES
• Plan, implement and promote the National Road Heritage Site’s educational programs to visitors, volunteers, and community stakeholders.
• Help maintain the National Road Heritage Site building and grounds.
• Develop, train, and manage volunteer corps to interpret site for visitors
INDIANA NATIONAL ROAD ASSOCIATION DUTIES
• Serve as Executive Director of the Indiana National Road Association (INRA)
• Provide organizational support and guidance for the INRA Board of Directors to carry out programs and projects
• Coordinate the efforts of INRA with the National Road Alliance and strengthen its role with the National Scenic Byways Program
• Monitor INRA’s sustainability; seek, apply for, and monitor grants; assist with promotional and fundraising activities.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.
Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation or a related field and three to five years of experience in historic preservation (with a thorough understanding of preservation techniques and principles), community development/organizing, and administration.