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Posted: 08/18/2016

Indiana Landmarks
Central 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
Indianapolis, IN


Indiana Landmarks is seeking candidates for the position of Community Preservation Specialist for its Central Regional Office (CRO).  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 12-county region of central 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 CRO 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 CRO. 

  • Plan and coordinate various regional educational programs and organizational events

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.  

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume by September 6, 2016 to Mark Dollase at mdollase@indianalandmarks.org with subject line "CPS Application."
Mark Dollase
Phone: 317/639-4534
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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