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Posted: 02/25/2015

Preservation Massachusetts

Preservation Massachusetts (PM) is the statewide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage. It was established in 1989 and is supported entirely by members and concerned citizens. In keeping with its original mission, the organization works in partnership with national, state and local preservation organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth.

Eastern Massachusetts Circuit Rider
Professional Opportunity
Boston, MA

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.


Job Description:

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

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send cover letter, resume and references addressed to James Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts, Old City Hall, 45 School Street, Boston, MA 02108 or submit via email to ekelly@preservationmass.org. Please submit any questions via email. Application deadline: March 13, 2015
James Igoe
Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

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