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Posted: 07/17/2015

Indiana Landmarks
Eastern Regional Office

Indiana Landmarks, the largest statewide preservation organization in the country, is seeking candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist. This is a full-time, professional position that reports to the Director of the Eastern Regional Office, with a starting salary range of $33,000 - $36,000 with a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Community Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Cambridge City, IN
$33,000 - $36,000

The Community Preservation Specialist (CPS) works closely with the Eastern Regional Director on providing preservation services in eastern Indiana, and is based in the organizations National Road Heritage Site at the Huddleston Farmhouse in Cambridge City. Responsibilities include:

  • providing a full range of preservation services for a 15 county region in eastern Indiana, focusing on issues such as smart growth, sustainability, preservation commissions and downtown revitalization;
  • representing the Director in the field and assisting with advocacy efforts to save endangered landmarks in the regional area, utilizing our Endangered Places Fund;
  • assist the Director in establishing new preservation organizations within the region;
  • responding to requests for technical assistance from owners of historic properties;
  • providing staff assistance to historic preservation commissions;
  • develop, train and manage a volunteer corps to interpret the National Road Heritage Site.

In addition, the CPS serves in the capacity of Executive Director of the Indiana National Road Association (INRA), a 501(c)3 organization and is responsible for:

  • coordination of  meetings of the Board of Directors, including an Annual Meeting;
  • goals development for the preservation and promotion of the corridors resources;
  • coordination of INRAs efforts with those of the National Road Alliance, and to continue INRAs role as a national leader in the National Scenic Byways Program;
  • develop a sustainable program for continued organizational growth, including securing and monitoring grants, membership and fundraising activities;
  • expand and maintain the communications program, including e-newsletter and website.

Minimum requirements of the position include:

  • knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs; Bachelors degree in historic preservation, or a related field, is required; Masters degree is preferred.
  • excellent organizational and communication skills; proven people and problem-solving skills; ability to interact with the public, including regular public speaking; and general knowledge of computers, photography and grant writing.



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How to apply
Persons interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter, current resume and references by August 14, 2015. No phone calls please. Send to: J.P. Hall, Director, Eastern Regional Office Indiana Landmarks P.O. Box 284 Cambridge City, IN 47327 jphall@indianalandmarks.org
J.P. Hall
P.O. Box 284
Cambridge City, IN 47327

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