Director of Preservation Field Services

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $35,000
Maximum: $40,000
Details: Commensurate with experience, per annum plus benefits



Start Date


Application Deadline



338 Poplar Street
United States


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:

Proficiency in the following is strongly desired.

-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


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

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample, and contact information for three references to