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City of Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (hybrid)
23 days ago
City of Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
23 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
1-2 Years
$81,900.00 - $81,900.00
Min Experience
3-5 Years
Min Education
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function


The HMP Manager will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and assume substantial responsibility for development of new markers and maintenance and/or replacement of existing markers.

  • New markers. New marker programs include extension of the African American Trail, currently funded at $240,000; the African American and Indigenous Peoples Historical Reckoning project, funded at $180,000; and a Sennott Park marker, funded at $20,000. The HMP Manager will work with CHC staff to review draft texts and select illustrations; edit, refine, and fact-check subsequent drafts; and in collaboration with a graphic designer develop suitable sign designs; manage the municipal bid processes; and oversee fabrication and installation.
  • Existing markers and public monuments. The HMP Manager will assess existing markers for maintenance or replacement, work with other CHC staff and volunteers to evaluate existing texts for accuracy and appropriateness, prepare specifications for fabrication and installation, and develop budgets. The HMP Manager will supervise graphic design, fabrication, and installation of the replacement markers and panels and participate in the public bidding process. Substantial funds have been appropriated for these activities. Maintenance of other monuments, including grave markers, will follow established procedures.
  • Undertake related tasks and duties as directed.
  • Serve on various staff committees as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



The Historic Markers Project Manager will have practical experience in public signage design, fabrication, and installation.

Education & Experience

  •  A master’s degree in American history, public history, historic preservation or a related field and two years of public signage project management experience, or a bachelor’s degree in American history, public history, or a closely related field and four years of full-time project management experience. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about marker production and able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with historians, graphic designers, property owners, city staff, and the general public.
  •  Experience with government project administration.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent research and writing abilities, a high level of organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Good judgement, demonstrated customer service skills, excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency with essential software (primarily Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills; ability to set priorities, manage multiple responsibilities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and work with complex procurement regulations; ability to understand, interpret, summarize, and communicate with project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze relevant data for program development
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with coworkers and members of the public
  • Ability to read and organize written and graphic material
  • Demonstrated success in project implementation in a municipal, state, federal, or private organization
  • Basic DIY mechanical skills.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred but not required. Ability to visit sites around the city, as well as out-of-town vendors, occasionally requiring travel to locations not easily accessible by public transportation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Ability to negotiate obstacles such as staircases and stepladders and visit sites throughout Cambridge without assistance. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and occasionally perform basic manual functions related to installation and maintenance of markers. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job ID: 73601069

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