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🔗Indianapolis Preservation Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • $50,000-$52,000 USD / Year
  • June 15, 2023
  • Department: Preservation Services
  • Job Summary: The Indianapolis Preservation Coordinator at Indiana Landmarks functions within the metro area on various preservation and revitalization projects, focused on real estate and advocacy programs.
  • Job Qualifications:

    •knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs; Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, or a related field, is required; Master’s degree is preferred.

    •understanding of real estate and/or construction management practices;

    •excellent organizational and communication skills, including regular public speaking; and general knowledge of computers, photography and grant writing.

  • How to Apply:

    Persons interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter, current resume and references to:

    Mark Dollase, Vice President of Preservation Services

    Indiana Landmarks

    1201 Central Avenue

    Indianapolis, IN   46202


  • Job benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package, including medical insurance and PTO
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must have a car for local transportation; minor construction may be needed
  • Contact Name: Mark Dollase
  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 1201 Central Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202

Website Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our diverse heritage and saves meaningful places.

The Indianapolis Preservation Coordinator works closely with the Vice President on the Endangered Places Program in central Indiana, including a revolving fund through which endangered buildings are acquired, rehabilitated, and resold with protective covenants. Related responsibilities include:

  • Working with design professionals on the review of construction specifications;
  • Solicitation of bids and coordination and supervision of construction work;
  • Marketing of properties through digital newsletter content and real estate showings;
  • Investigation of new acquisitions and negotiations with private individuals or government agencies for the acquisition of new properties;
  • Monitoring protective covenants on properties previously sold through the program.

In addition, the Indianapolis Preservation Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • Provide a full range of preservation services in metro Indianapolis, focusing on issues such as smart growth, sustainability, neighborhood investment, and downtown revitalization;
  • Assisting advocacy efforts to save endangered landmarks in the greater Indianapolis area;
  • Engaging with urban neighborhoods and providing staff support to Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis (HUNI), a consortium of neighborhood associations located in or near downtown;
  • Planning and coordinating various educational and community programs, such as technical workshops or those associated with National Historic Preservation Month;
  • Assisting with technical assistance projects, developing content for Indiana Landmarks’ digital newsletter, and other programs as assigned.
  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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