HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND
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 email@example.com 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.