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Posted: 09/13/2011

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Historic Preservation (MS SHPO)

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902. It is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country. A comprehensive historical agency, the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. The department comprises six divisions—Administration, Archives and Library, Historic Preservation, Historic Properties, Museum, and Records Management. The department is headquartered in the state-of-the-art William F. Winter Archives and History Building, located at North and Amite Streets in downtown Jackson. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information email us or call 601-576-6850. The Department of Archives and History is committed to the preservation of the state's cultural resources. The Historic Preservation Division works closely with individuals, local governments, and federal agencies to protect Mississippi's historic structures, archaeological sites, and other places associated with important movements, events, and people. The Historic Preservation Division provides technical assistance and grants for preservation projects, maintains extensive lists of the state's archaeological sites and historic places, and oversees the State Historical Marker, Mississippi Landmark, and National Register of Historic Places programs. The division serves as the State Historic Preservation Office, managing Mississippi's participation in the national historic preservation program. Mississippi's historic preservation program is funded by an annual grant from the U.S. Department

Grants Administrator
Professional Opportunity
Jackson, MS

This position will serves as the Historic Preservation Grants Administrator and be responsible for administrative and fiscal oversight of Department grant programs involving Mississippi Landmark properties, and will assist with the review of plans and specifications for projects associated with state grant programs.

Experience in financial management and fiscal responsibility are required, preferably including the management of grant-assisted programs. Candidates with experience in historic preservation and construction management are preferred.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded more than $36 million in preservation grants to Mississippi Landmark properties since 2001. Our most popular grant program, the Mississippi Community Heritage Preservation Grant (CHPG) has awarded almost $27 million in seven consecutive rounds. The CHPG program will award its eighth round of grants this year totaling around $2 million in grant funds

Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:

• Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, in an academic field acceptable to the employing authority.

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, and one (1) year of experience in work related to the above-described duties.

MDAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Please submit a resume with references to: Mingo Tingle Chief, Technical Preservation Services Historic Preservation Division Mississippi Department of Archives and History PO Box 571 Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Mingo Tingle
Phone: (601) 576-6940
Fax: (601) 576-6955
PO Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205

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