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🔗Conference Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • New England residency required; Remote based with regular New England region travel required. (Remote)
  • 45,000-50,000 USD / Year
  • Department: Preservation Services
  • Job Summary: Historic New England seeks a full-time Conference Coordinator to assist with the planning and execution of high-quality program content for the Historic New England Summit and other events.
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation or a closely related field (e.g. architecture, urban planning, public history) and one to two years of relevant professional work experience in project management or planning and coordinating public programs; or an associate’s degree and four years of relevant professional work experience; Equivalent relevant professional training may be considered in place of education.
    • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work closely with donors, professional colleagues, and the general public.
    • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among a regionally dispersed team is essential to success.
    • Fully competent computer skills including use of Microsoft Office programs.
    • Valid driver’s license and means of transportation.
    • New England residency required.
    • 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:
  • Application URL:

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.

A skilled communicator adept at managing relationships and tasks with ease and efficiency, the Conference Coordinator plays a key role providing operational and administrative support to Historic New England’s preservation outreach and community engagement programs throughout the region.

  • Provides key support in planning program content, managing speaker recruitment, and coordinating across the organization and among partner entities to convene, advance, discuss, shape and expand conversations about Historic New England’s strategic priorities and build awareness, expand stakeholder networks, and anticipate and respond to emerging issues related to historic preservation and cultural sectors.
  • Assists with developing program content for the Historic New England Summit and supportive events and programs, including researching, evaluating, and refining themes and topics; coordinating with staff, volunteers, and external partners in program content planning; scheduling calls, taking meeting notes, and updating documents/project management software.
  • Supports communication with speakers, speaker liaisons and others involved in producing the Summit and related programming from initial invitation through to confirmation and participation at programs, including sending correspondence, managing invitation responses, processing registrations, maintaining speaker information, responding to speaker questions, and coordinating calls and planning sessions.
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