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Posted: 03/20/2017

MTSU Center for Historic Preservation
Center for Historic Preservation

The Center is one of two Centers of Excellence at MTSU and it serves a national audience through field projects, research, and graduate student instruction. Established in 1984 the Center's current projects includes the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the Civil Rights Movement in the Alabama Black Belt, the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, and HSRs and other preservation plans for a wide range of historic resources in the South and Midwest.

Professional Opportunity
Murfreesboro, TN

Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Center for Historic Preservation: support the Centers mission of research, instruction, and public service through four areas: (1) Manage and carry out research and public service projects for the documentation, restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties, (2) work and supervise graduate students on research and fieldwork projects under the guidance of the Center director, (3) coordinate Centers research with digital initiative partnerships both on and off campus, and (4) serve as liaison with IT staff on the needs and products of staff and student research and public service projects. Perform other related special projects as assigned.


Knowledge: Project management and supervision. Graduate student project management and coordination. Historic Preservation field, literature, practices. Historic building technology, architectural history and architectural conservation. Digital publication, microcomputer applications and software.


Abilities: Establish and maintain effective working relations with diverse constituencies. Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Represent CHP & MTSU. Effectively coordinate multiple projects, contracts, agencies/organizations, publications, vendors and staff.  Research, analyze and draw conclusions and produce products based on primary sources, fieldwork, and experience. Analyze historic buildings and finishes, draw conclusions from research and fieldwork findings, and prepare print and digital products. Prepare materials for digital publication and/or dissemination. Effectively use and train others on microcomputer software for preservation fieldwork and research.


Education: Masters degree in history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies or related field.


Required Experience: Three (3) years full time experience in historic preservation or a related field including working experience with historical/legal research, historic structures reports, cultural resource survey, heritage development studies, public programming, graduate student instruction, digital publication, and microcomputer

applications in historic preservation.




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How to apply
Apply On-line: http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/4793 This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
Carroll Van West
Phone: 6158982947
P.O. Box 80, MTSU
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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