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Posted: 02/13/2012

State of New Mexico
Department of Cultural Affairs

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division identifies and protects New Mexico's cultural resources, including its archaeological sites, architectural and engineering achievements, cultural landscapes and diverse heritage. We help communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Director and State Historic Preservation Officer
Professional Opportunity
Santa Fe, NM
$Competitive salary with attractive bene

Statutory qualifications:

·         Graduate degree in American history,  anthropology, architecture, or historic preservation or related disciplines;

·         Five years professional experience in American history, anthropology, architecture or historic preservation or any combination of these; or

·         A substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the applicants chosen field.

The successful candidate will exhibit the following characteristics:

·         Strong leadership and management skills needed as Division Director and leader of historic preservation in New Mexico

·         Ability to understand and coordinate the various preservation professions to work toward common goals

·         Ability to administer all function areas within HPD

·         Excellent mediation skills

·         Understanding of the breadth and potential of the position to further the goals of heritage and preservation statewide

·         Political acumen

·         Knowledge of preservation law at local, state and national levels

·         Skills in working with diverse cultural groups and interest groups

·         Solid understanding of the cultural heritage of the Southwest

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How to apply
To apply, send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and 3 recommendation letters by March 30, 2012 to: Historic Preservation Executive Director Search Department of Cultural Affairs 407 Galisteo St. Ste. 260 Santa Fe, NM 87501 505) 827-8425
Dorothy Moore
Phone: (505) 827-4259
407 Galisteo St, Suite 236
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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