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Posted: 07/18/2016

Indiana Landmarks
Western Regional Office

Indiana Landmarks is the statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization. From its nine regional offices and Indianapolis headquarters, Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage and saves meaningful places.

Community Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Terre Haute, IN
Open Until


Indiana Landmarks is seeking candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist for 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




  • Provide a wide range of preservation services for a 17-county region of western Indiana.

  • Represent 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 event




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


How to apply
Send cover letter and resume by August 3, 2016 to Tommy Kleckner at tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org with subject line "CPS Application."
Phone: 812-232-4534
669 Ohio St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

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