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Posted: 04/25/2016

Indiana Landmarks
Western Regional Office

Indiana Landmarks is the statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization. Founded in 1960, Indiana Landmarks has eight regional offices and is headquartered in Indianapolis. Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage and saves meaningful places.

Community Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Terre Haute, IN


Indiana Landmarks is seeking candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist in its Western Regional Office (WRO).  Indiana Landmarks provides a full range of services to owners of historic buildings, non-profit organizations and others interested in preserving the states architectural and cultural heritage.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:              

  • Provide a wide range of preservation services for a 17-county region of western Indiana.
  • Represent the Regional Director and the organization in the field and assist with advocacy efforts to save endangered landmarks in the region.
  • Work with private individuals as well as community groups and local government agencies on preservation issues and projects.
  • Perform professional staff duties for historic preservation commissions with which the WRO has a contractual relationship.  Duties include advocacy for local historic district designation, design review for C.O.A. applications, grant writing and administration, coordinating CLG status.
  • Establish new preservation organizations and support and strengthen existing organizations within the region.
  • Assist the Regional Director with the coordination and management of preservation projects undertaken by the WRO. 
  • Plan and coordinate various regional educational programs and organizational events.


Knowledge and experience in the field of historic preservation.  Bachelors degree in historic preservation or related field required.  Masters degree in historic preservation preferred.  Excellent organizational and communication skills, leadership qualities and the ability to interact with the public including regular public speaking are required.  Strong writing skills and computer capabilities are desired.  





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How to apply
E-mail cover letter and resume by May 9, 2016 to Tommy Kleckner at tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org. Include "CPS Application" in the subject line of e-mail.
Tommy Kleckner
Phone: 812-232-4534
669 Ohio St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

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