Preservation Massachusetts is seeking to hire a preservation Circuit Rider in Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1985, Preservation Massachusetts is the statewide non-profit organization that actively promotes the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes as a positive force for economic development and the retention of community character. The Circuit Rider position is an in the field position and a direct service of Preservation Massachusetts advocacy mission. For more information on Preservation Massachusetts please visit www.preservationmass.org.
Title: Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Circuit Rider
Supervisor: James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts
Representing Preservation Massachusetts, provide direct services to local organizations and communities which are actively involved in historic preservation efforts, and to build a strong ongoing presence for preservation in communities throughout the Commonwealth.
1. Provide guidance on a variety of subjects including preservation techniques and approaches,
fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and
politics, community development, conservation issues, public relations, and the
availability of preservation resources.
2. Represent Preservation Massachusetts to communities throughout Massachusetts and make assistance available from the organization (or relevant partners) to those communities whenever appropriate.
3. Develop a network of preservation supporters throughout the Commonwealth who are willing and able to assist one another with preservation knowledge and experience, and serve as a link between such persons to those needing their assistance through individualized communication, new e-communication networks, workshops and conferences.
4. Participate in regular meetings and programs of Preservation Massachusetts. Assist with the Preservation Massachusetts communication efforts that relate to Circuit Rider services. Identify opportunities for Preservation Massachusetts program assistance, such as the annual Massachusetts Most Endangered list, potential Revolving Fund projects, preservation workshops, advocacy support, etc.
5. Represent Preservation Massachusetts with various partner organizations across the state and participate in programs, workshops, conferences is necessary and applicable.
6. Work actively to build constituent support for Preservation Massachusetts by maintaining records of contacts made, photographs of projects, through online databases and file storage.
-Strong leadership and presence, with excellent leadership and communication skills.
-The ability to work collegially with a wide variety of interests, constituencies and partners.
-Independent work ability and ethic, able to juggle many tasks and responsibilities.
-Substantial experience in community organizing and activism, networking, preservation, fundraising, law, real estate, planning, development, government, journalism and or/advocacy.
-Travel around the region is mandatory and access to a vehicle is necessary. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
-Undergraduate degree in preservation or related field preferred. Masters degree desirable.
20 hours per week
Salary commensurate with experience