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Posted: 08/24/2015

Historic Macon Foundation

Historic Macon Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is one of the nationís largest, most productive and most innovative local historic preservation organizations with nearly 600 member households in Middle Georgia and 6,000 listed historic buildings in our stewardship. Since our founding in 1964, Historic Macon Foundation has served as the regional historical society of note. Our mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history. Historic Macon saves Maconís architectural treasures by purchasing, rehabilitating and selling structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Historic Macon educates the public about the importance of Maconís history and architecture, runs events to help celebrate Maconís unique assets. Our programs in economic development and neighborhood revitalization are award winners on a national scale and serve as a model for other preservation and revitalization organizations. In August 2014, the Knight Foundation announced a $3M investment in Historic Macon Foundation that will allow us to complete real estate development in the Beallís Hill neighborhood. The investment marks a turning point for our organization as we look to the next 50 years of entrepreneurial approaches to historic preservation. In August 2015, Historic Macon Foundation is partnering with the Urban Development Authority and the Macon Arts Alliance to transform a neighborhood in East Macon, coined ďMill Hill.Ē The Preservation Carpenter will join seven other full-time employees, all of whom are vibrant, dedicated, fun and hard working. The office atmosphere is fast-paced, multi-tasking, technology-oriented and highly collaborative. Employees are treated as professionals in their expertise; each staff person has the opportunity to lead and teach other team members and literally hundreds of volunteers who are interested in our mission. Staff members manage their own time and tasks, and a flexible work schedule is a benefit. Although an obligation to some night and weekend work is expected, office hours are served less rigorously. To learn more about Historic Macon, visit www.historicmacon.org.

Preservation Carpenter
Professional Opportunity
Macon, GA


The Preservation Carpenter is a full-time position responsible for fulfilling our mission by providing professional carpentry and construction management expertise to support our ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts.This employee is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of construction on single-family houses.Additional duties include creating rehabilitation plans, completing bid packages, planning and executing hands on workshop events and assisting with general administrative and maintenance tasks.This position reports to the Preservation Designer and works closely with staff, Board members and numerous committee members and volunteers.

The successful employee will be focused, well-organized, efficient and thorough.The employee will also have a sound understanding of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and commitment to quality craftsmanship and pride in their work.We are looking for a team member who brings professional skills in preservation construction techniques, passion for historic buildings, strong leadership skills, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple job sites and crews, full set of tools, and familiarity with building codes and regulations.

Required Qualifications:

††††† Bachelors degree

††††† Construction management experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

†††† Experience estimating project costs and creating bid packages for historic home rehabilitation

†††† Ability to oversee subcontractors in a variety of trades and demonstrate strong communication skills

†††† Eagerness to learn more about preservation, neighborhood revitalization, and the economic impact of preservation on communities

†††† Knowledge of sustainable building practices and familiarity with US Green Building Council and the Earth Craft programs†

†††† Ability to work with a diverse community and workforce in a fast paced atmosphere†

†††† Proven track record for completing construction projects on time and on budget

†††† Be physically capable to lift over 50 lbs and work outside in all weather conditions

†††† Work collaboratively with other HMF staff on special event fundraisers throughout the year

Performance Measures:

††††† Effectively and efficiently contract, manage and complete rehabilitation and new construction on approximately 5 houses per year delivering projects on-time and within budget - 80% of job

††††† Coordinate and complete a variety of maintenance assignments on HMF properties 10% of job

††††† Assist with Historic Macons fundraising events and hands on educational programming, primarily by planning and executing well-attended, informative and engaging workshops. - 5% of job

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How to apply
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references (including at least one client) to info@historicmacon.org.
Ethiel Garlington
Phone: 478-742-5084
Fax: 478-742-2008
935 High Street
Macon, GA 31201

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