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Posted: 07/02/2015

Historic New England
Property Care

Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and appreciation for its preservation.

Preservation Manager, Northern Region
Professional Opportunity
South Berwick, ME


The preservation manager, north region, is a key staff member responsible for overseeing preservation, maintenance and capital improvements of structures and landscapes at the twelve historic properties owned by Historic New England in New Hampshire and Maine.


Historic New England has been a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards and methods, and continues to provide models of historic preservation for preservation professionals, organizations and the public.  The preservation manager is the keeper of the Historic New England philosophy as it is applied to the preservation and maintenance of the sites under his/her management and follows the standards for care established by the property care team.  The preservation manager will establish and sustain a thorough understanding of each historic resource, will develop budgets, work plans and then contract out needed preservation, capital improvements or maintenance work, will document all phases of work in an appropriate manner, and will demonstrate in all actions a commitment to long-term preservation and excellent maintenance of Historic New England historic resources.  This employee also responds to emergencies at the sites as required.


The preservation manager is responsible for coordinating work with other teams within Historic New England. This includes working closely with collections staff and the historic site managers who manage day-to-day operation of the properties.


Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in historic preservation, architecture, engineering, conservation or a related field and at least two years of experience; Bachelors degree and a minimum of 4 years of job-related experience; or 6 years of job-related experience under the supervision of a preservation professional. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet functions, internet research, e-mail, and digital photography.  Must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success.  Ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing is essential.  Requires problem solving skills and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to complete tasks according to schedule. Requires a valid drivers license and a means of transportation.

Preferred Qualifications

  Experience with facility management, project management, HVAC, other mechanical systems and security equipment desirable. 


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How to apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org.

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