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🔗Director of Historic Preservation

  • Full Time
  • Harrodsburg, KY
  • 75000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Job Qualifications:

    Undergraduate degree in history or related field, or related job experience

    Prior experience in historic review and hands-on preservation project management

    Excellent communications, both written and verbal

    Experience in funding sources, applying for grants and regulations dealing with historic restoration

    Good public speaking abilities

  • How to Apply:

    Apply at our website, under the Career Opportunities section:


  • Job benefits: health, vision, dental insurance; life insurance; 401k Plan; generous PTO
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to tolerate all kinds of weather to oversee historic preservation projects; must be available on weekends and evenings, as needs dictate
  • Contact Name: Nina Seigle
  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 3501 Lexington Road Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA

Website Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

About Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history, culture, and architecture of the Shakers. Nestled in the scenic town of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, our organization is committed to maintaining the historic buildings, grounds, and physical assets that embody the legacy of the Shaker community.
Job Summary: The Director of Historic Preservation at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will be critical in ensuring the proper stewardship and preservation of the Village’s historic buildings, property, and physical assets. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing plans to care for the buildings and assessing the management of physical assets. Collaboration with department managers, project leadership, historical compliance, and grant writing will be essential aspects of this role.


  • Develop and execute preservation plans for historic buildings, grounds, and physical assets in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
    Assess the condition of structures and assets, identifying necessary preservation and maintenance activities.
  • Collaborate with department managers to lead and oversee projects related to sustaining historic buildings and grounds.
  • Ensure compliance with historical regulations and processes, integrating best historic preservation and restoration practices.
  • Lead the grant writing process and seek funding from various sources to support preservation projects and goals.
  • Applies for and secures available and applicable tax credits.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on historical preservation techniques, materials, and methodologies to internal teams and external partners.
  • Manage and lead teams of workers involved in historic preservation projects, providing direction, supervision, and guidance.
  • Document preservation efforts, including assessments, plans, project progress, and outcomes.
  • Contribute to educational and interpretive programs that highlight the history and significance of the Shaker Village.