Preservation Maryland seeks applicants for its Director of Communications position. This is a full-time, benefitted position based in Baltimore, Maryland, currently working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The salary, commensurate with experience, is $60,000 to $70,000. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with a preferred start day in May 2021.


Founded in 1931, Preservation Maryland has been a leader in the preservation movement of the state and nation ever since. The organization’s mission is the preservation of Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and archeological sites through outreach, funding, advocacy, workforce development, and property redevelopment.

Preservation Maryland achieves its mission through an expanding group of core programs. The organization provides leadership to a large coalition of individuals and organizations at the state, county, city, and community level that advocate for critical causes. The organization’s podcast reaches tens of thousands of listeners annually and has produced over 165+ episodes since its launch. Additionally, the organization hosts more than a dozen events, large and small, which provide training, award recognition and professional development to historic communities and their leaders.

Preservation Maryland also leads Smart Growth Maryland, a dynamic program which advocates for state and local policy priorities that directs new public and private investment in keeping with the principles of smart growth. The organization partners with Maryland’s leading historic preservation, environmental conservation and land preservation organizations to help achieve this mission.

The organization makes flexible grants to support the preservation of Maryland history and historic properties in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, community groups and municipalities. A historic property redevelopment program allows the organization to take direct action to protect threatened historic properties through acquisition, loans and partnerships.

Most recently, the organization became the charitable partner of the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center. This partnership, operating as a program called the Campaign for Historic Trades allows the organization to support the advancement of historic trades training which can open pathways to successful careers for young adults and recent veterans.


This is a full-time position for an experienced communications professional who will manage the full-breadth of Preservation Maryland’s communications needs across its diverse brands and programs and across media (i.e. web, print, social). The organization’s work has international, national, and regional audiences. Demonstrated practical experience in marketing, public relations, project management, and digital analytics are a plus.

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the organization is now working remotely due to COVID-19 and is open to remote applicants willing to eventually relocate. Preservation Maryland provides a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement, vacations, holidays and a flexible work schedule. Compensation will be between $60,000 and $70,000, commensurate with experience. Preservation Maryland is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.


The Director of Communications works internally with all departments of the organization to support and enhance their work. This position reports to the Vice President and currently supervises one staff member. Externally, this position prioritizes, manages, and/or creates the organization’s public-facing materials, including, newsletters, emails, podcasts, reports, blogs, images, and other assets.

Specific responsibilities and qualifications of the position include:

  • Elevating the organization’s major brand identities and mission-driven programs across all media and audiences,
  • Communicating the organization’s work with the press, legislators, partners, and the general public through web, print, broadcast, podcast, social, and other media,
  • Creation of compelling original written content,
  • Supporting the organization’s leadership and departments with communications and marketing needs, with a significant emphasis on fundraising partnerships, legislative advocacy, and multi-media projects,
  • Selecting and managing consultants (designers, printers, mail house, web designers, digital marketers) to execute major communication products,
  • Additionally, strong writing skills a must; experience with any of the following a major plus: public relations, content marketing, data analytics, public history, historic preservation.


Send your resume and a cover letter summarizing your professional communication skills, relevant work experience, and qualifications for this position by March 31, 2021 to: with the subject line: Director of Communications. Please no calls or emails to accounts beyond Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will the position will remain open until filled. Ideal start date in May 2021.

Preservation Maryland is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.