New Michigan State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Join and get involved with the MI Impact Coalition, as we work to bring back Michigan’s State Rehab Tax Credit.  Both Senate (SB 469) and House Bills (HB 5117 and HB 5178)have been introduced to reinstate the Michigan Historic Preservation Tax Credit. These bills would reinstate the popular program that offers a credit of up to 25 percent of rehabilitation expenses against state income tax.

SENATE VOTED 12/13/2017 to PASS SB 469!  Vote was 36 to 2.  On to the House!

Michigan Preservation Jobs

MHPN is pleased to offer the ability for Michigan employers to post openings with their firm for permanent, temporary, or project specific positions on Michigan Preservation Jobs.  Below are two versions of job posting forms, please legibly complete a  form in its entirety and submit to  Postings will remain a maximum of 3 months for members of MHPN and a maximum of 1 month for non-members.  Please check here for information on MHPN membership.  

Current Listings:

MHPN Southeast Michigan Field Representative

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) seeks a historic preservation professional for the position of Southeast Michigan Field Representative. MHPN Field Representatives provide direct services to local Michigan organizations and communities to support historic preservation efforts.

Field Representatives:

a. work to build a strong ongoing presence for historic preservation in communities throughout Michigan and support the mission of the MHPN

b. develop relationships and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Office and other state agencies, local organizations and governments, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to address preservation needs in the state

c. provide guidance and support on a variety of subjects, including: preservation techniques and approaches, advocacy, fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and politics, incorporating preservation into community development, and utilizing preservation incentives and resources

The position will be located in a regional home office, but travel to communities throughout the 16 counties of Southeast Michigan and the Thumb is required. Field Representatives report directly to the MHPN Executive Director. The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, the skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of agencies and organizations, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities. In addition to knowledge of historic preservation process and procedures, experience in community organizing, preservation, fundraising, law, planning, real estate development, government, journalism, and/or advocacy strengthens a candidacy. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field preferred. A master’s degree is desirable.

Please submit three copies of a cover letter, resume, and preservation-related writing sample by midnight on September 28, 2017 to:
Nancy Finegood, Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
313 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
517.371.8080/ fax: 517.371.9090

Field Representtive Job Posting

Field Representative Job Description


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MHPN Job Posting Submission Form for Employers (.docx) (pdf)

  • This information  is published as a resource for those seeking employment in the fields of historic preservation, preservation architecture, archaeology, museum services, and related areas.    Listing on this page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by MHPN.  Anyone seeking additional information on an individual property is urged to follow up with the employment poster.