Website Historic Annapolis, Inc.
Historic Annapolis’s mission is to Preserve and Protect the historic places, objects, and stories of Maryland’s capital city, and provide engaging experiences that Connect people to the area’s diverse heritage. HA serves as a steward of a dozen historic buildings for the State of Maryland, operates multiple historic house museums, advocates for historic preservation, and is currently engaged in an extensive, state-of-the-art restoration of a National Historic Landmark. For more information, visit annapolis.org.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join the senior management team at HA, the leading non-profit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. The programs under the incumbent’s direction focus on property management and preservation advocacy specific to protecting the historic character of Annapolis. Alongside the President and CEO and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Preservation is a public advocate and spokesman for HA’s preservation-related programs and provides outreach and education within the local community. The incumbent will work closely with the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and other partnering organizations/agencies.
- Conduct best practices and maintaining high standards in preservation, restoration and rehabilitation projects involving HA properties; oversee comprehensive maintenance schedule for 13 properties and associated grounds, a dozen of which are state-owned
- Supervise Horticulture Staff, comprised of a Facility Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of HA properties, and gardening staff
- Provide support to the Senior VP, Capital Projects with the management of the James Brice House restoration project, and attend restoration team meetings, as needed
- In consultation with President, research, write and/or present preservation-related testimony on behalf of the organization
- Provides technical assistance and consultation to the public on preservation-related matters
- Review HPC applications, prepare written comments and provide public testimony at hearings, as needed
- Administer and direct historic easement program, to include project review of modifications that may affect the historic character of HA easement properties
- Manage and direct historic marker program, to include overseeing interns, volunteers, and staff who carry out various tasks associated with the program
- Administer annual Preservation Awards program, to include identifying candidates for awards, prepares recognition, and presents awards at the annual meeting
- Oversee property emergency management program; responsible for updating, maintaining and providing training on the Emergency Disaster Planning for HA properties, in tandem with Curator of Collections
- Develop and facilitate programming for Preservation Circle members, as well as other public programs and outreach initiatives related to preservation division
- Monitor planning, legislative issues, and current issues in preservation, to include resiliency, environmental issues and tax credits
- Participate in partnerships/forums/and organizations dealing with historic preservation, heritage tourism, conservation, and land use issues
- Manage grant-funded preservation projects, including tracking expenses, overseeing work, and preparing narratives for applications and reports, in conjunction with the Development Department
- Manage preservation interns, as needed
- Serve as staff liaison to the Preservation, Education, and Collections subcommittee of the Board of Trustees, along with the VP of Education and Curator of Collections
- Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO and/or at the request of the Board of Trustees