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Posted: 11/08/2013

Employer
Historic Macon Foundation, Inc.

Historic Macon Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is one of the nationís largest, most productive and most innovative local historic preservation organizations with nearly 600 member households in Middle Georgia and 6,000 listed historic buildings in our stewardship. Since our founding in 1964, Historic Macon Foundation has served as the regional historical society of note. Our mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history. Historic Macon saves Maconís architectural treasures by purchasing, rehabilitating and selling structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Historic Macon educates the public about the importance of Maconís history and architecture, runs events to help celebrate Maconís unique assets and operates the Sidney Lanier Cottage house museum. Our programs in economic development and neighborhood revitalization are award winners on a national scale and serve as a model for other preservation and revitalization organizations. This is a new position that will inherit responsibilities from existing staff people and expand the capacity of the organization to accomplish its mission. The Preservation & Education Coordinator will join four other full-time employees and one part-time staff person, all of whom are vibrant, dedicated, fun and hard working. The office atmosphere is fast-paced, multi-tasking, technology-oriented and highly collaborative. Employees are treated as professionals in their expertise; each staff person has the opportunity to lead and teach other team members and literally hundreds of volunteers who are interested in our mission. Staff members manage their own time and tasks, and a flexible work schedule is a benefit. Although an obligation to some night and weekend work is expected, office hours are served less rigorously.


Position
Preservation & Education Coordinator
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Macon, GA
Details
$25,000
 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Preservation & Education Coordinator is a full-time entry level position responsible for fulfilling our mission by providing professional preservation expertise to support all of the organizations programming.This employee is responsible for creating rehabilitation plans, completing National Register district listings or updates, planning and executing educational events and assisting with general administrative tasks.This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with staff, Board members and numerous committee members and volunteers.Because this position involves raising fee-for-service income for the organization, the employee will be prohibited from conducting outside or free-lance consulting.

The successful employee will be focused, well-organized, efficient and thorough.The employee will also be an excellent researcher, who is capable of effectively communicating preservation research and theory to the general public.We are looking for a team member who brings professional skills in historic preservation, along with an interest and ability to plan and execute a busy schedule of lectures and literary salons.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree in historic preservation, architectural history or related field

-Advanced computer literacy

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

†-Proficiency in the following is strongly desired.

-Experience nominating individual resources and districts to the National Register of Historic Places

-Experience writing rehabilitation plans, preferably as approved for federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits (RTC)

-Basic event planning experience, such as charrettes, lectures or public presentations

Performance Measures:

-Effectively and efficiently contract, manage and complete application process for state and federal tax incentives for local clients on approximately 100 properties per year- 50% of job

-Manage Historic Macons educational programming, primarily by planning and executing well-attended, informative and engaging approximately 15 Sidneys Salons events per year.- 15% of job

-Complete at least one National Register district listing or update per year- 10% of job

-Undertake extensive archival research, preparing comprehensive reports and articles about local history- 10% of job

-Oversee preservation project contracts with outside vendors under grant programs for National Register nomination, interpretive exhibits and other educational programs- 5% of job

-Coordinate fundraising and programs for Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery- 5% of job

-Provide consulting advice to Historic Macons staff, Board and members on preservation research and practice- 5% of job

OPen until
11/22/2013

How to apply
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to hr@historicmacon.org.
Josh Rogers
Phone: 478-742-5084
Fax: 478-742-2008
ADDRESS
Sidney Lanier Cottage
935 High St.
Macon, GA 31201

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