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Manager - Center for Historic Preservation

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: College of Liberal Arts

Job Title

Manager - Center for Historic Preservation


Center for Historic Preservation


$51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Manage the daily activities, programs and personnel of the federally funded and supported external programs and projects of the Center for Historic Preservation with the National Park Service. The manager works under the direction of the CHP director; supervises 2 administrative staff and graduate research assistants assigned to the federal programs and projects; prepares required technical writing reports, budgets, and documentation on external funded projects and programs for the National Park Service and any required state agencies; provides leadership for public meetings, board meetings, workshops and represents the department with property owners and agency officials; and provides guidance and assess staff performance in regards to National Park Service funded projects. This position is contingent on annual appropriations from the federal government.

Required Education

Master's degree in administration, historic preservation, or public history.
Masters degree candidates with four years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of the Master's degree requirement.

Required Related Experience

Five years experience in preparing surveys, historical assessment reports, and National Register nominations for federally funded projects of the National Park Service; experience with the National Historic Trails program of the National Park Service; experience of collaborating on projects and programs with federally recognized Native American tribes; human resources administration, workshop/conference planning, historic preservation and heritage organization administration.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter, Resume, and Technical Writing Sample Required

Special Instruction to Applicants 

Please include a technical writing sample as "supporting document."

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: April 17, 2023

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