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Posted: 12/24/2014

Historic Oakland Foundation

Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1976 as the “friends of” group for Oakland Cemetery. Our mission is to partner with the City of Atlanta to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery with the public as an important resource and an island of tranquility in the heart of the city. Oakland Cemetery is a garden oasis, historical repository, cultural resource, leaders in restoration, and a southern cultural entity.

Director of Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Atlanta, GA
$50k to 65k

This position will be responsible for overseeing the preservation and restoration efforts at the 48-acre cemetery, and managing preservation specialist, restoration and operations technicians as well as interns, volunteers, and outside contractors at times.

 Role and Accountabilities:


  • Assist with the development and implementation of a Master Plan for the cemetery, to include a component on preservation both within and beyond the walls
  • Establish and manage preservation and restoration annual budget, projects goals and objectives
  • Engage in preservation outreach activities such as blog posting, attending public meetings concerning preservation efforts at Oakland Cemetery, etc.
  • Maintain a system (e.g. GIS-based database) to capture, plan and evaluate preservation- and restoration-related information, including budgeting and donor accountability
  • Liaison with city officials and the Atlanta Urban Design Commission for approvals of restoration work in the cemetery
  • Assess the condition of monuments, mausoleums, walls, walkways, and other structures on the cemetery grounds
  • Create treatment recommendations and cost estimates for restorative work
  • Determine appropriate materials and techniques to be used in the preservation of the cemeterys resources
  • Supervise restoration staff, interns, volunteers and outside contractors
  • Oversee the restoration crew and ensure that they are following internal guidelines as well as those developed by the Secretary of the Interior for restoration of historic structures and OSHA
  • Work with individual owners to create restoration plans and estimates for private lot improvements
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts, including meeting with potential donors, writing grants, etc.
  • Coordinate all logistics for special events and programs.
  • Provide support to other functional areas as needed.
  • Reports to the Director of Business Operations and serves as head of the Building and Grounds Committee.  May accomplish other tasks as directed by the Executive Director

Education and Experience:

  • Masters degree in historic preservation or related field required 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the preservation field as a project manager required
  • Hands-on experience a plus


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Understanding of current masonry preservation techniques
  • Experience with condition assessments of cemeteries or historic structures/landscapes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to learn new web based tools and software
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills: ability to manage multiple project priorities, meet deadlines, and carry out long
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Qualified applicants should email their letter of interest and resume to info@oaklandcemetery.com or fax to HOF at 404-658-6092. Historic Oakland Foundation, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Todd Cregar
Phone: 404-688-2107
Fax: 404-658-6092
248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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