Job Listing

  • Full Time
  • Hughesville, MD (Remote)
  • $150,000 - $175,000 USD / Year
  • March 31, 2023
  • Job Summary: National Heritage Area Consultant Services
  • Job Qualifications:

    Qualified consultants must be well versed in project management and have significant experience developing management plans, interpretive master plans, and historic preservation plans similar in nature to that which is proposed for this project. A summary of capabilities and experience must accompany the proposal, along with a list of references related to such experience and a summary of qualifications for key staff for the project.  Additional consideration will be given to the degree of familiarity with Southern Maryland, and with the history and heritage of the region.


    Please address:

    ·         List team members and the role that each will fulfill.

    ·         Describe the team’s experience with National Heritage Area Management Plans, regional planning, or with specific components such as community engagement and collaboration, conservation, stewardship, historic preservation, community revitalization, tourism development, interpretive plans, business plans, marketing plans, NEPA compliance, or other relevant potential elements to a NHA Management plan.

    ·         Describe the team’s experience working with rural, multi-county initiatives.

    ·         Describe your team’s experience, connections, or familiarity with the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area or the communities within our area.

    ·         Please send, link, or attach examples of up to three previous planning products, including any NHA management plans or plan components that you have been instrumental in developing.

    ·         Describe your team’s process for engagement with our core planning team, and steps toward completing this planning process over the next year.

    ·         Provide up to three references and provide contact information.

  • How to Apply:

    Submitting Proposals
    Proposals should address:

    1.      Process for developing the National Heritage Area Management Plan and its contents.

    2.      Project schedule which identifies key milestones in the planning process.

    3.      Project Management Team experience, qualifications and references, as described


    4.      Detailed budget by task.

    5.      No more than 8 pages.


    Please submit proposals electronically to:


    Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 31, 2023

    Contact Lucille Walker, Executive Director, 301-343-2771,

  • Contact Name: Lucille W. Walker
  • Application Email:

Website The Southern Maryland National Heritage Area

The Southern Maryland National Heritage Area is a newly designated National Heritage Area. It is also a state of Maryland heritage area known as Destination Southern Maryland.

The Southern Maryland National Heritage Area invites proposals for consultant services to produce a Management Plan as a key step towards meeting government standards to be recognized as an operational National Heritage Area.

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