Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Date Posted:
May 08, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



Supervising Preservation Manager, Metro-Boston and South


Location: Lyman Estate, Waltham, Massachusetts

Historic New England is looking for a dynamic mid-career preservation professional who wants to be a part of a non-profit that has long been a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards and methods. Join the team, be a steward of the philosophy as it is applied to the preservation and maintenance of the historic house museums, and help develop new standards for the care of the properties. The supervising preservation manager is a new staff position responsible for overseeing preservation, maintenance, and capital improvements for 16 historic properties including the 17th century Arnold House, 18th century Lyman and Codman Estates, 19th century Eustis Estate and Roseland Cottage, and the 20th century Gropius House. You will be directly responsible for the care of certain properties as well as supervising the work of another preservation manager within the Boston and South region. The senior preservation manager is responsible for coordinating work both within property care and with other teams within Historic New England, which includes working closely with landscape and carpentry crew staff, collections staff, historic site managers who manage day-to-day operation of the properties, and the development office in the raising of funds for the work.


If you have the equivalent of a master’s degree in historic preservation and at least six years of job-related experience then you have the background we are looking for. If you have high level administrative skills, attention to detail,problem solving skills and can operate efficiently by yourself and as part of a team then you have the skills to be successful. If you have email, word processing and basic spreadsheet capabilities and feel comfortable with computers then you can master the technology required for this position. The position does require a valid driver’s license and means of transportation as well as periodic response to alarm call and emergencies. Historic New England offers a competitive benefits and retirement package as part of employment.


As typically performed, this position regularly involves talking, hearing, sitting, standing, walking and bending/stooping. This position also involves lifting up to 30 pounds. The employee must perform functions that include constant keyboarding and basic electronic and paper database and file management, each of which typically requires manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination. The employee must be able to communicate clearly. The position also requires constantly reading documents for general understanding. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

How To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements tojobs@historicnewengland.org.
Apply by:
June 30, 2017
About this Organization:
Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of new England life and appreciation for its preservation.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.