Historic Salem, Inc.

9 North Street
Salem, MA 01970

Date Posted:
October 08, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Preservation Manager


PART TIME:15 hours/week; hybrid remote. Compensation:Independent Contractor, $25/hr

The Preservation Manager directly supports the Historic Salem, Inc. (HSI) mission at work in the Salem community by providing research, writing, and making presentations for the organization and the Board of Directors. Successful candidates for this role are comfortable speaking in public and use critical thinking skills and research on preservation matters to speak on behalf of HSI.

Job Responsibilities

  • ? Draft correspondence and written materials related to preservation positions and advocacy on behalf of HSI, including: design review comments on new construction projects, regulatory reviews, coordinate reviews by appropriate Board and Committee representatives, and deliver final content.

  • ? Provide advocacy-related content for website, e-newsletter, and social media on an ongoing basis in collaboration with HSI staff and Board/Committee members.

  • ? Support the Chair of the Preservation Committee by organizing its meetings, distributing agendas and materials for review, and attend monthly Preservation Committee meetings.

  • ? Grant research, writing, and reporting, and assist with other revenue-generating activities in support of the mission.

  • ? For the annual Preservation Awards event, organize nominations and assist with the Committee selections process. Create presentation for the awards event.

  • ? Gather information and research on preservation practices to help inform HSI’s strategy for preservation advocacy and project prioritization.

  • ? Attend public meetings, as needed, to represent HSI in partnership with Board and Committee members, and coordinate others’ attendance to ensure additional representation when necessary.

  • ? Occasional event support (including possible evenings and weekends) as needed in collaboration with HSI staff, Board and Committee volunteers.

This position will be reviewed in three, and again in nine months to determine if the relationship has been mutually successful.
Should the Preservation Manager be able to assist in revenue generation, which will support a higher number of hours, the opportunity exists for an expanded role in terms of time and responsibility (e.g., special grant-funded projects that further the goals and mission of the organization ). It is not anticipated that this will be a full-time role.
The Preservation Manager reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors but will work closely with other members of the Board of Directors and Committee volunteers, particularly the Preservation Committee Chair in support of the work of that committee.
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • ? Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

  • ? Ability to organize and manage/track multiple projects simultaneously

  • ? Internet access, personal computer/laptop, phone –HSI does not provide work-related equipment or subsidies for phone or internet

  • ? Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • ? Availability to attend evening meetings – including City Board and Commission meetings and internal HSI meetings, possibly multiple times per week.Please note: City meetings may run more than two hours, currently remote.

  • ? Commitment to the organization’s mission

    Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • ? Experience working with nonprofit organizations and community groups.

  • ? Experience navigating and participating in the public process

  • ? Knowledge of historic architecture and historic preservation issues.

  • ? Graphic layout and design skills

  • ? A background in history, historic preservation, architecture, planning, and/or the development design review process is preferable

How To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, andthreewriting samples to:careers@historicsalem.org
Apply by:
October 21, 2022
$25 / Per hour
About this Organization:
Historic Salem’s mission is to ensure that the historic resources of Salem, Massachusetts, which are the key to its identity, its quality of life, and its economic vitality, are preserved for future generations and that new development complements the historic character of the city.