Location: Jewett-Eastman House, South Berwick, Maine
Description: The Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England, monitors approximately half of the properties enrolled within Historic New England’s easement program to ensure compliance with preservation and conservation restrictions. This position responds to public inquiries about easements, researches and identifies prospective easement properties, makes internal and public presentations about our easement efforts, and generally assists in the organization’s efforts to protect additional significant historic properties through this mechanism. This position is also responsible for serving as a local preservation resource or advocate, including responding to public inquiries, assisting with local preservation efforts, and observing and monitoring general preservation issues within the assigned region of responsibility.
Responsibilities: Conducts annual visits to easement properties to ensure compliance with conservation and preservation restrictions. Visits easement properties during repair or rehabilitation projects to document the work and confirm the methods and materials used for repairs. Fosters and develops positive working relationships with property owners to improve overall compliance. The Preservation Services Manager also assists easement property owners in anticipating maintenance and repairs that might affect protected features, maintains documentation of discussions with property owners throughout the year for the purpose of creating a legal record between Historic New England and the property owner, and reviews requests for approval of repairs or alterations to stewardship properties as well as monitors property insurance requirements. The Preservation Services Manager is also responsible for preparing and presenting public presentations on our easement program and efforts to protect privately-owned historic homes. Working with the team leader, this position will also be responsible for identifying preservation issues, responding to local preservation inquiries, and serving as a local preservation resource within their assigned region.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, art history, or architectural history with at least two (2) years of job-related experience. Master’s degree in those fields listed above is preferred. Requires computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint use. Basic photography skills are required, as are a valid driver’s license, personal automobile, and the ability to travel.
Note: Office space at Jewett-Eastman House will become available February 2013. In the interim, temporary initial work station will be Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org, or mail to Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass. 02114 Attn: Human Resources.
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.