home news events jobs education resources  
Job Links
Preservation Specialist/Operations Manager

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
AddThis Feed Button

Posted: 08/04/2017

Historic New England
Property Care

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. We engage diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today.

Preservation Specialist/Operations Manager
Professional Opportunity
Waltham, MA


The property care operations manager supports smooth, efficient, and cost effective management of all team functions, playing a key role in the preservation of the historic site collection through the implementation of several key program areas: the management of the carpentry crew; administration of the security program; and oversight of overall bidding and contract negotiation. Additional responsibilities include acting as the central point of contact to work with functions/events and vacant tenant apartments, and may periodically include direct management of maintenance at selected properties.


Masters degree in historic preservation or a related field and at least six years of job-related experience; or Bachelors degree and a minimum of eight years of job-related experience; or ten years of job-related experience under the supervision of a preservation professional. Requires high level administrative skills and attention to detail.  Requires problem solving skills and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to complete complex tasks according to schedule. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet functions, e-mail, and digital photography.Must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success.  Ability to interact diplomatically and communicate effectively orally and in writing is essential.Requires a valid drivers license and means of transportation.


Preferred Qualifications

  Experience with facility management, project management, HVAC, other mechanical systems, and security equipment desirable.Ability to troubleshoot and address minor maintenance issues.Previous staff management experience.


OPen until

How to apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org. Historic New England offers a competitive vacation, benefits, and retirement package. Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Other Recent Listings

Tallahassee, FL
posted 11/20/18
St. Petersburg, FL
posted 11/20/18
Arlington, VA
posted 11/19/18
Rochester, NY
posted 11/19/18
Washington, DC
posted 11/18/18
Washington, DC
posted 11/16/18
Hingham, MA
posted 11/16/18
Portland, OR
posted 11/15/18



PreserveNet is maintained by Cornell University students with funding from the
National Council for Preservation Education.

home | news | events | jobs | education | resources | Site Map | Contact Us