Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for a full-time Workforce Development Manager to join our growing organization.

Update: The Workforce Development Manager position for The Campaign for Historic Trades has been filled.

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Organization Background

Preservation Maryland is the first and foremost historic preservation organization in the state.  Founded in 1931, it has been a leader in the preservation movement of our state and nation ever since.  Our mission is the preservation of Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

Preservation Maryland achieves its mission through an expanding group of core programs.  We provide leadership to a large coalition of individuals and organizations at the state, county, city, and community level that advocate for the causes we support.  We organize more than a dozen events, large and small, which provide information, training, award recognition and professional development to urban and rural historic communities and their leaders.  Each year we select six at-risk historic properties or programs for focused assistance.  We lead Maryland’s Smart Growth program which advocates for state and local policy priorities that direct new public and private investment in housing, commercial development, transportation and public services which will benefit Maryland’s historic and traditional core communities.  We partner with Maryland’s leading historic preservation, environmental conservation and land preservation agencies and organizations to help achieve our Smart Growth mission. We make flexible grants to support the preservation of Maryland history and historic properties in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, community groups and churches.  We are the national partner for the advancement of craftsmanship training in the historic trades which can open pathways to successful careers for disadvantaged youth and returning veterans. To learn more, visit:

Position Description

This is a full-time position which will lead Preservation Maryland’s new Campaign for Historic Trades. The Campaign for Historic Trades is the new charitable partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) Historic Preservation Training Center. The goal of the new Campaign to help to advance the mission of the Center and to expand the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP). TTAP is a six-month pre-apprenticeship program which provides young adults (18-30) and post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to gain valuable trades skills on historic preservation projects in National Parks around the nation.

This is a full-time, 12-month (with opportunity for continued employment dependent on future funding) exempt position that requires previous professional experience. Demonstrated practical experience in workforce development or the preservation of historic buildings is a plus. The position will be primarily based in Preservation Maryland’s Baltimore, Maryland headquarters with regular travel to the HPTC headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.

Preservation Maryland provides a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement fund contributions, vacations, holidays and a flexible work schedule.  Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.


The Workforce Development Manager will be the primary liaison between Preservation Maryland and the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center. Additionally, the position will often represent Preservation Maryland/The Campaign for Historic Trades in public meetings as well as in front of potential funders and partners.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee and expand recruitment efforts for TTAP in partnership with NPS staff
  • Help to establish and meet ambitious diversity/equity/inclusion goals for TTAP program
  • Assist the Director of Development to establish and administer a national council of preservation contractors to support post-apprenticeship job placement
  • Establish partnerships with preservation groups around the nation and regional job training programs to support recruitment efforts for TTAP
  • Assist the Executive Director or Director of Development in preparing materials for fundraising appeals in support of the program
  • Assist with administration of workforce development grants
  • Accompany the Executive Director or Director of Development in meetings with potential program funders
  • Develop written materials to assist with fundraising, recruitment, placement and necessary in-training wrap around services
  • Create written content for web/social media to promote program and recruitment
  • Work in partnership with NPS to identify locations for cohorts of apprentices in National Parks around the nation
  • Willingness and ability to travel and engage in limited weekend and evening work
  • Other duties as assigned

To Apply

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

Send your resume, a cover letter summarizing your professional skills, relevant work experience, and interest in workforce development to: with the subject line: WORKFORCE.

Please no phone calls.

Selected candidates will be contacted by Preservation Maryland to set up an interview.

The deadline to apply for the position is June 3, 2019.

Funding for this position was generously provided by the 1772 Foundation and Driehaus Foundation