Director of Preservation Field Services

Salary: $35,000 – $40,000 commensurate with experience, per annum plus benefits

Benefits: 10 paid holidays, 18 vacation days, flexible work schedule, eligible for health insurance after three-month probationary period, employer will match 3% retirement contribution after six months, monthly cell phone stipend, Down Payment Assistance (up to $20k for an eligible house in Beall’s Hill), continuing education opportunities

Application instructions:  To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Applications are due by July 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm.  Please do not call about the position. 

Start date: September 4, 2018


The Director of Preservation Field Services is a full-time position responsible for fulfilling HMF’s mission by providing professional preservation expertise. This employee is responsible for working with homeowners and developers to successfully complete documentation for Georgia and Federal rehabilitation tax credit programs. Since 2013, HMF has completed more tax credit applications than anyone else in Georgia.  This employee will expand our services statewide. Additional duties include oversight of the Preservation Committee, creating rehabilitation plans for HMF projects, completing National Register district listings or updates, assisting with general administrative tasks and HMF events. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with staff, Board members, clients, and numerous committee members and volunteers.  Because this position involves raising fee-for-service income for the organization, the employee will be prohibited from conducting outside or free-lance consulting.

The successful employee will be focused, well-organized, efficient and thorough. The employee will also be an excellent researcher, who is capable of effectively communicating preservation research and theory to the general public. We are looking for a team member who brings professional skills in historic preservation.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history or related field
  • Experience with rehabilitation tax credit programs, extensive experience with the National Register, and experience with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. 
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61)
  • Customer service or retail experience
  • Advanced computer literacy and architectural vocabulary

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience nominating individual resources and districts to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Experience in preservation advocacy and public speaking
  • Experience working with architects, builders, attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, and developers
  • Experience writing rehabilitation plans

Performance Measures:

  • Effectively and efficiently contract, manage and complete application process for state and federal tax incentives for clients on approximately 100 properties per year - 80 % of job
  • Complete at least one National Register district listing or update per year - 5 % of job
  • Oversee HMF’s Preservation Committee comprised of volunteers and Board members - 5 % of job
  • Undertake extensive archival research, preparing comprehensive reports, and overseeing the annual awards, Fading Five endangered list - 5 % of job
  • Oversee preservation project contracts with outside vendors under grant programs for National Register nomination, interpretive exhibits and other programs - 5% of job

About Historic Macon Foundation

Historic Macon Foundation, non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s largest, most productive and most innovative local historic preservation organizations with over 500 member households in Middle Georgia and over 6,000 listed historic buildings in our stewardship. Since our founding in 1964, Historic Macon Foundation has served as the regional historical society and preservation organization of note. Our mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history. Our vision is to be the premier preservation organization in the nation.

Historic Macon saves Macon’s architectural treasures by purchasing, rehabilitating and selling structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Historic Macon educates the public about the importance of Macon’s history and architecture, runs events to help celebrate Macon’s unique assets, and operates the Sidney Lanier Cottage house museum. Our programs in economic development and neighborhood revitalization are award winners on a national scale and serve as a model for other preservation and revitalization organizations.

The organization is staffed by nine full-time employees and one part-time staff person, all of whom are vibrant, dedicated, fun and hardworking. The office atmosphere is fast-paced, multi-tasking, technology-oriented and highly collaborative. In August 2017, Historic Macon relocated its offices to a newly rehabilitated commercial building downtown. Employees are treated as professionals in their expertise; each staff person has the opportunity to lead and teach other team members and literally hundreds of volunteers who are interested in our mission. Staff members manage their own time and tasks, and a flexible work schedule is a benefit.

About Macon, Georgia

Macon is a hidden gem undergoing an exciting renaissance. Live in one of 396 loft units, eat at one of 38 restaurants and eateries, enjoy nightlife at one of 28 music venues and bars, tour one of 3 breweries – all within downtown Macon.

Enjoy annual festivals such as Bragg Jam, Macon Film Festival, Macon Beer Fest, Cherry Blossom Street Party, Jazz and Arts on Riverdale Festival, and the Pan-African Festival. Home to Little Richard, Otis Redding, and The Allman Brothers Band, Macon boasts a rich musical heritage that continues to this day with live music almost every night.

Explore the remarkable architecture ranging from Greek Revival mansions to vernacular mill housing. On top of all of these incredible activities and events, it’s extremely affordable to live here.

Macon only gets better from year to year. Now is the time to experience its exciting renaissance and play an active role in the transformation.