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Posted: 09/06/2017

Michigan Historic Preservation Network

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated to recognizing and preserving Michiganís rich cultural and architectural heritage. It was founded in 1981 and our mission is: We advocate for Michiganís historic places to contribute to our economic vitality, sense of place, and connection to the past.

Southeast Michigan Field Representative
Professional Opportunity
Home office in Southeast Michi, MI
Open Until

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) seeks a historic preservation professional for the position of Southeast Michigan Field Representative. MHPN Field Representatives provide direct services to local Michigan organizations and communities to support historic preservation efforts.

Field Representatives:

a. work to build a strong ongoing presence for historic preservation in communities throughout Michigan and support the mission of the MHPN

b. develop relationships and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Office and other state agencies, local organizations and governments, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to address preservation needs in the state

c. provide guidance and support on a variety of subjects, including: preservation techniques and approaches, advocacy, fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and politics, incorporating preservation into community development, and utilizing preservation incentives and resources.

The position will be located in a regional home office, but travel to communities throughout the 16 counties of Southeast Michigan and the Thumb is required. Field Representatives report directly to the MHPN Executive Director.

The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, the skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of agencies and organizations, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities. In addition to knowledge of historic preservation process and procedures, experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law, planning, real estate development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy strengthens a candidacy. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field preferred. A master's degree is desirable.

How to apply
Please submit three copies of a cover letter, resume, and preservation-related writing sample by midnight on September 28, 2017 to: Nancy Finegood, Executive Director Michigan Historic Preservation Network 313 E Grand River Ave Lansing, MI 48906 517.371.8080/ fax: 517.371.9090 www.mhpn.org
Nancy Finegood
Phone: 517.371.8080
Fax: 517.371.9090
313 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906

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