The Bostonian Society

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109

Date Posted:
December 11, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Director of Facilities and Historic Preservation

The Bostonian Society manages the Old State House, built in 1713 to serve as the seat of government for colonial Massachusetts, and now a major stop on Boston’s Freedom Trail. The Director of Facilities and Historic Preservation is responsible for managing the 305 year old building’s ongoing preservation and maintenance needs. The Director will be a member of the Society’s leadership team, report directly to the Executive Director, and work with the Facilities Committee of the Board. The Director’s staff includes a Facilities Assistant and cleaning contractors. 

Duties include: Facilities operations and maintenance, general project management including construction projects, budgeting, regulation compliance, maintaining organizational relationships with various agencies, disaster readiness management (our D-Team), and long-term maintenance planning.

Qualifications: Training or studies in an engineering, construction, or historic preservation discipline. At least three years of facility management experience at a large or historical facility. Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, HVAC and safety-related systems. Previous supervisory experience and construction project experience required.

Job Type: Full time salaried, exempt managerial position. Benefits include regional museum pass, generous PTO, 401k match. General office hours are 8 – 4, Monday through Friday.

Physical Requirements:

The work of this position takes place both in a normal office environment and at a historic site. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a historic building that is not handicap accessible. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and lift 40 pounds.

How To Apply:

Full job description is posted here:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

Apply by:
December 31, 2018
About this Organization:
The Bostonian Society brings people together to explore the vital debates about self-government that were sparked at the Old State House during Boston’s Revolutionary Era and that still animate our civic life today. We sustain and share the Old State House and our collections to inspire generations to come.

The Bostonian Society is committed to:

  • Inspiring everyone to wrestle with the question of how to draw the circle of “We” in “We the People”.
  • Exciting imagination by sharing the diverse voices and conversations of Boston’s Revolutionary Era in fresh and honest ways.
  • Motivating people to directly participate in today’s debates about self-government that are rooted in discussions begun 250 years ago in the Old State House.
  • Unlocking the power of place by creating a transporting experience at the Old State House that is accessible and lively.
  • Cultivating new strengths to grow as an adaptive organization that builds collaborative and enduring relationships as we preserve the Old State House and refine our collections.