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🔗Historic Preservationist

  • Full Time
  • Madison, Indiana
  • Dependent on Qualifications (Starting at $40,000.00) USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Planning, Preservation and Design
  • Job Summary: The Historic Preservationist will report directly to the Director of Planning and manages the City of Madison Historic Preservation Program, maintains the existing historic district, and works across all City departments and with the local community
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban Planning, or a related field; however a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation or Architecture is preferred.
  • How to Apply:

    Submit Resume & Cover Letter To:

    Jenna Armstrong, Human Resource Generalist:

  • Job benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, PERF, holiday, vacation, personal and sick time.
  • Contact Name: Nicole Schell
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 8122740283
  • Application Address: 101 W Main Street, Madison, Indiana 47250

Website City of Madison, IN

The City of Madison is home to 12,000 residents and has one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country. The mission of the Planning, Preservation, and Design Department is to help create a vibrant city of lasting value by engaging the community through neighborhood revitalization, sustainable land use, long-range planning, historic preservation, and zoning administration.

  • Manage day-to-day activities for the City of Madison Historic District Board of Review (HDBR) and attend their meetings.
  • Prepare reports and recommendations to the HDBR and city council on historic preservation issues or COA applications.
  • Assist the public with questions regarding the process and applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA).
  • Conduct regular site visits and inspect work for compliance with COAs.
  • Manage the Certified Local Government program and complete the annual report.
  • Research and identify national best practices around historic preservation programs.
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities for plans, surveys, and other programs to strengthen the City’s historic preservation program.
  • Build partnerships with preservation organizations and agencies to coordinate preservation activities.
  • Manage education and outreach efforts to raise the level of public awareness of historic preservation.
  • Assist Director of Planning on city planning efforts that deal with historic preservation.
  • Assist Director of Planning on administering grants which deal with historic preservation including PACE.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Mayor or Director of Planning.