The incumbent in this position will serve as the African American Program Coordinator and Historic Preservation Divisions liaison to the Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network (GAAHPN). Responsibilities and duties include assisting communities in identifying and planning for the preservation, maintenance, and interpretation of African American historic sites and properties, developing outreach programs and strategies to highlight African American heritage in Georgia, including strategies to initiate, promote, and increase community engagement. The incumbent will manage major projects, including the Rosenwald school, equalization school, and Civil Rights site research and identification initiatives. The incumbent will coordinate the production of the Reflections quarterly newsletter, develop and implement educational programs and special events, including lectures, classroom, engagements and community and public meetings, act as liason between neighborhood groups, city officials, and HPD, advise HPD on African American issues and projects and supports other HPD program areas as necessary. Supports and participates in special projects as necessary.
Bachelors degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Historic Preservation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university
One year of experience in a directly related field.
Two years of experience at a level equivalent to Curator/Preservationist 2 (NRP031).
Preference may be given to applicants with:
A Master's degree in Historic Preservation, Planning, Architectural History, History, American Studies, African American Studies, or closely related field
Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with African American heritage and historic resources
Experience creating or coordinating African American heritage programs
Experience preparing preservation plans and relaying technical preservation information
Experience developing community outreach initiatives while engaging and educating the public, community groups, and local officials
Experience forming and facilitating partnerships between community, municipal, and non-profit organizations
Experience working with a core SHPO program areas such as Tax Incentives, National Register, Certified Local Governments, or Environmental Review on a consultant basis or as state/local agency staff