Employment Opportunity

Position: Community Preservation Manager, Western New England

Classification: Limited Term/Full-Time (Two years/40 hours/week)

Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vermont

Description: This position represents Historic New England in the western portion of New England, with focus

on Vermont and Western Massachusetts.  Works to share Historic New England vision, strategies, goals,

accomplishments, and methods with partner organizations and current and potential donors and supporters.

Serves as liaison to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History under a formal alliance established for

9/2015-9/2017.  Coordinates contacts between Henry Sheldon Museum staff and Historic New England teams

to implement alliance programs.  Cultivates prospects for the Historic New England easement program to fulfill

annual goals.  Monitors preservation needs and issues at Merwin House, a Historic New England property in

Stockbridge, Mass.   Identifies and implements approved community engagement partnership opportunities.

Identifies potential donors, members, and funding sources and conveys information to development team.

Qualifications:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, or Architectural

History with at least seven (7) years of job-related experience.  A Master’s degree in the listed fields is

preferred.  Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

spreadsheet functions, and experience with digital photography equipment and methods.  This employee must

be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential

to success, and where information and projects come from various directions and must be managed in

accordance with established priorities and strategic objectives.  Ability to interact and communicate with staff

orally, by video-conferencing and other electronic means, and in writing is essential.  Ability to maintain

communication with supervisor and with many teams and colleagues over considerable distance is essential.

Requires exceptional customer service skills, and experience working with a broad and diverse public to build

and nurture community partnerships.  Ability to serve as an institutional spokesperson.

Work Environment: This position will be based at the Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vermont, and

will spend time in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and at Merwin House.  The position requires periodic travel to

Historic New England facilities in Waltham, Boston, Milton, or Haverhill, Massachusetts, and regular travel to

other locations throughout New England.  A valid driver’s license, a personal automobile, and ability to drive

are requirements of this position.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Applications should be submitted to jobs@historicnewengland.org by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 11,

2015.   Applications should include a cover letter and resume.

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. We serve the public

through five interrelated program areas: Historic Properties, Preservation Services, Collections, Education, and

Archives and Publications. For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.