Field Representative at the Michigan Historic Preservation Network


The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) seeks a historic
preservation professional for the position of Southeast Michigan Field
Representative. MHPN Field Representatives provide direct services to local
Michigan organizations and communities to support historic preservation

Field Representatives:

a. work to build a strong ongoing presence for historic preservation in
communities throughout Michigan and support the mission of the MHPN

b. develop relationships and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation
Office and other state agencies, local organizations and governments, and
the National Trust for Historic Preservation to address preservation needs
in the state

c. provide guidance and support on a variety of subjects, including:
preservation techniques and approaches, advocacy, fundraising,
organizational development, capacity building, community relations and
politics, incorporating preservation into community development, and
utilizing preservation incentives and resources

The position will be located in a regional home office, but travel to
communities throughout the 16 counties of Southeast Michigan and the Thumb
is required. Field Representatives report directly to the MHPN Executive

The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills,
the skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of
agencies and organizations, and the ability to prioritize a large number of
tasks and responsibilities. In addition to knowledge of historic
preservation process and procedures, experience in community organizing,
preservation, fundraising, law, planning, real estate development,
government, journalism, and/or advocacy strengthens a candidacy. An
undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related
field preferred. A master’s degree is desirable.

Please submit three copies of a cover letter, resume, and
preservation-related writing sample by midnight on September 28, 2017 to:

Nancy Finegood, Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
313 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
517.371.8080/ fax: 517.371.9090