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🔗Preservation Services Manager, Central New England

  • Full Time
  • Lyman Estate, Waltham, MA; Hybrid in-office and remote flexibility; Regular New England region travel required.
  • 48,000-50,000 USD / Year
  • Department: Preservation Services
  • Job Summary: Historic New England seeks a full-time Preservation Services Manager to manage a portion of the organization’s preservation easements in Massachusetts and other nearby central New England towns.
  • Job Qualifications:
    • New England residency required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation or a closely related field (e.g. architecture, urban planning, architectural history) with at least one year of relevant professional experience; or an associate’s degree and three years of relevant professional work experience. Master’s degree and two years of relevant professional experience desirable. Equivalent relevant professional training may be considered in place of education.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to operate effectively in a regionally dispersed environment, where communication among non-centralized team members and across geographic distance is essential to success.
    • Fully-competent computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, internet research, and email. CAD experience desirable.
    • Basic digital photography skills.
    • Verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption approved by Historic New England prior to the start date of employment
    • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • How to Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume to

  • Job benefits: Variety of benefits are summarized at
  • Contact Name: Kelly Wasson, Human Resources Manager
  • Application Email:
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Website Historic New England

Historic New England saves and shares New England’s past to engage and inform present and future generations. We engage diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today. The New England experience is powerful, personal, and diverse, and it provides a compelling and enduring framework for sustainability and resilience as we consider and navigate the dynamic changes and possibilities affecting the region in the years ahead. Historic New England provides an unparalleled resource for learning and discovering about New England, through its museums, farms, landscapes, collections, easement program, and education initiatives, spanning all six states.

An institutional expert capable of working effectively in a regionally dispersed environment, the Preservation Services Manager plays a key role in fulfilling Historic New England’s mission by fostering positive relationships with external preservation partners while serving as a local resource for preservation issues in the central New England region.

  • Serves as the institutional expert regarding the history, legal background, and maintenance chronology of assigned properties enrolled in Historic New England’s easement program and monitors properties to ensure ongoing compliance with preservation and conservation restrictions. Responds to inquiries about preservation easements cultivates prospective easement properties, makes presentations about preservation topics and support organizational preservation priorities and initiatives as needed.
  • Conducts annual site visits to easement properties to ensure compliance with conservation and preservation restrictions. Visits easement properties during repair or rehabilitation projects to document work and confirm the methods and materials used for repairs.  Fosters and develops positive working relationships with property owners to support overall compliance.
  • Identifies preservation issues and opportunities and serves as a local resource for the designated region of responsibility. Fosters strategic relationships with external partners and responds to inquiries relating to community preservation issues. Maintains strong connections with Historic New England teams to keep abreast of developing projects and identify opportunities to better connect with the region.
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