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Posted: 07/01/2013

Indiana Landmarks
Preservation Services

Indiana Landmarks is the statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization, founded in 1960. Indiana Landmarks has eight regional offices, and is headquartered in Indianapolis. Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places.

Community Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Indianapolis, IN

The Community Preservation Specialist works closely with the Vice President on providing preservation services in central Indiana, and is based in the organizations headquarters in  Indianapolis.  Related responsibilities include:

·         providing a full range of preservation services for a 12 county region centered around Indianapolis, focusing on issues such as smart growth, sustainability, historic preservation commissions and downtown revitalization;

·         representing the Vice President in the field and assisting with advocacy efforts to save endangered landmarks in the regional area, utilizing our Endangered Places Fund;

·         working with private individuals as well as community groups and local municipalities on preservation issues and projects;

·         establishing new preservation organizations within the region;

·         responding to requests for technical assistance from owners of historic properties;

·         providing staff assistance to historic preservation commissions.


In addition, the Community Preservation Specialist is responsible for:

·         planning and coordinating various educational and community  programs such as those associated with National Historic Preservation Month or our annual Holiday Open House;

·         contributing articles to the Indiana Preservationist, our bi-monthly magazine; and

·         assisting with other projects and programs in Indianapolis as assigned by the Director.


Minimum requirements of the position include:

·         knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs; Bachelors degree in historic preservation, or a related field, is required; Masters degree is preferred.

·         excellent organizational and communication skills; proven people and problem-solving skills; ability to interact with the public, including regular public speaking; and general knowledge of computers, photography and grant writing.

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How to apply
Send resume, cover letter and references to: Mark Dollase Vice President of Preservation Services Indiana Landmarks 1201 Central Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202 All materials should be sent in digital format to mdollase@indianalandmarks.org. Deadline for submission is July 24, 2013.
Mark Dollase
Phone: 317-639-4534
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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