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Posted: 07/24/2019

History Nebraska
Nebraska SHPO

History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans.

Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Lincoln, NE
Open Until

History Nebraska is seeking a passionate history advocate to serve as Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator. The position requires a dynamic and enthusiastic person to bring our preservation programs to a wider audience. Reporting to the Deputy SHPO, the outreach coordinator will work closely with SHPO team members to enhance existing programs and look for innovative ways to reach audiences.

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.

Examples of Work

Promote SHPO programs, especially National Register of Historic Places and Historic Tax Credits, to the citizens of Nebraska via direct mailings, site visits, and public presentations. Collaborate with local groups, including Certified Local Governments and preservation organizations to enrich their knowledge of these programs for help promoting them and/or promote participation in them within their communities. Organize several events per year that celebrate successful tax credit projects, inviting local and state politicians, property owners, and the public. Assist property owners with applications and paperwork required for participation in programs. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in history, architectural history or closely related field; OR Bachelor's degree in any of the above noted fields plus one of the following: a) two years' experience in research, writing or teaching in a related field or b) substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge as determined applicable based on Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A).

PREFERRED: Familiarity with the operations of a State Historic Preservation Office is preferred. 

OTHER: Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experienced in public speaking, with a strong track record in effective communication to groups and individuals Strong writing skills Highly organized self-starter with the ability to assimilate information quickly. Experience in planning and executing events and workshops Ability to work collaboratively with SHPO team and marketing teams Organizational and time management skills Ability to achieve measurables Ability to travel, including both day and overnight trips, up to 20% of the time.

How to apply
Visit statejobs.nebraska.gov and search for position. Only applications submitted through this portal will be accepted.
Kylie Hatten
Phone: 402-471-4779
1500 R St
Lincoln, NE

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