Work with CCHS

Historic Properties Coordinator

Classification:                        Part-time (28 hrs./wk.)

Schedule:                               Flex (28 hrs./week max)

Job Summary:  The Historic Properties Coordinator reports to the Executive Director on issues related to the effective maintenance & historic preservation of all CCHS properties and grounds.  The Historic Properties Coordinator also assists staff at CCHS historic properties during rentals, tours and other programs. The Historic Properties Coordinator works with staff & volunteers for the care and stewardship of CCHS collections and their relationship with CCHS Historic Properties.

Primary Job Duties:

Oversees historic preservation and light maintenance at the Two Mile House, 21 N. Pitt Street & High Street locations

  • Meets and secures quotes and bids for maintenance and historic preservation initiatives at the Two Mile House, 21 N. Pitt Street & High Street locations
  • Ensures proper organization and maintenance of Two Mile House, grounds and apartment in conjunction with the Two Mile House Committee
  • Recommends relevant historic properties policies and procedures to the Executive Director and appropriate committees
  • Monitors phone and camera systems and makes changes as needed to enhance systems
  • Assists staff with rentals at all historic properties, including the Two Mile House, Todd Hall, Cumberland Room, and Pocket Park
  • Communicates regularly through written reports and meetings to the Two Mile House Committee, Historic Properties Committee and staff
  • Orders historic property related supplies including cleaning supplies for CCHS’ Environmental Services staff
  • Assists with grant applications for historic property maintenance and preservation
  • Takes a lead role to coordinate securing Historic Structures Reports for CCHS properties
  • Coordinates and supervises County and State Correctional System release workers to perform duties and responsibilities
  • Coordinates meetings with building service providers such as HVAC contractors and elevator inspection agents
  • Coordinates with Environmental Services Assistant to supervise ARD community service clients and approves paperwork
  • Works with the Executive Director to formulate short and long-term maintenance plans for CCHS properties and grounds
  • Coordinates set up for Society events, programs, festivals, and conferences with guidance coming from Community Outreach Department
  • Monitors Society bus maintenance and registration paperwork and drives bus for Society events, programs, festivals, and conferences
  • Ensures, in coordination with Events and Rentals Assistant & Environmental Services Assistant, that rental spaces & rental grounds are clean, organized and prepped for use.


  • Preferred degree in history, museum studies or equivalent humanities-related training or experience
  • An awareness of the mission of CCHS and an appreciation for preservation, architecture and history
  • A desire to acquire knowledge of the county and its resources, the local area, and awareness of the individual needs and interests of the population
  • Skill in dealing courteously with the public and colleagues, and in working with diverse personalities
  • Ability to speak and write effectively
  • Ability to organize and balance diverse tasks and responsibilities; flexibility
  • Familiarity with historic site interpretation and public history programming and education
  • Creativity and organization
  • Working knowledge of historic site preventive maintenance and a willingness to learn and perform light maintenance at CCHS historic properties
  • Ability to occasionally perform manual labor as is required for the execution of duties and ability to climb stairs daily

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