Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for a Preservation Initiatives Manager, a full-time position, to join our team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION | Preservation Initiatives Manager

This is a full-time position which will manage and oversee the broad range of preservation services provided by Preservation Maryland.

This full-time, exempt, position requires previous professional experience. Experience in historic preservation, public history, or American history is required. Experience specifically in historic preservation is a plus.

Preservation Maryland provides a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement, vacations, holidays and a flexible work schedule. Compensation will be between $45,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience.

Job Overview

The position will help to grow and expand the dynamic and wide-ranging preservation services provided by the organization. Through entrepreneurial leadership, the position will be provided with opportunities to oversee the distribution of $100,000 annually through the Heritage Fund Grant Program, selection of Harrison Goodall Fellows in partnership with the National Park Service, coordination and logistics for virtual and in-person educational gatherings, assisting individuals, organizations and municipalities with technical assistance on complex projects and overseeing grant-funded special projects, including battlefield preservation, land protection and archaeological investigations.

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration of the Heritage Fund Grant Program, which includes coordinating grant committee meetings, maintaining grant records, communicating program guidelines and criteria to potential grantees, coordinating budgets and payments with the Director of Operations, creating and updating applications and other grant management forms as needed, updating the website for each cycle, and tracking on grantee progress and ensuring compliance with guidelines.
  • Coordination of virtual and in-person training events across the state including event logistics, budgeting, registration, day-of event management and post-event financial and programmatic follow-up.
  • Oversee and expand other new preservation initiatives, including the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship, grant funded projects, expansion of new grant programs (ex. B&P Tunnel), archaeological investigations, heritage land acquisition, etc. As new programs come online, there is the likelihood for supervision of staff.
  • Field incoming preservation-related inquiries from the public and helping guide them to the appropriate organization, agency, or website to help address their needs. Support this work through the creation of simple preservation how-to content for blog and social media platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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 and a cover letter summarizing your professional skills, relevant work experience, and interest in the position to: with the subject line Preservation Initiatives Manager.


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, property redevelopment, advocacy and workforce development.

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

The organization also serves as 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.