The German Village Society, in meeting the top of its critical needs list, has hired a new historical preservation specialist, who will serve an additional role as assistant for visitorism.
Sarah Marsom is scheduled to begin her job with the society Jan. 13.
Marsom is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a master's degree in historic preservation.
She has worked for Riordan Mansion State Historic Park in Arizona, Old Salem Museum and Gardens in North Carolina and the Henry Ford Estate in Michigan.
The Society previously had sought two people to fill as many part-time positions.
However, when Marsom applied, she expressed a desire to fill both roles, said Shiloh Todorov, director of the society.
Todorov would not divulge Marsom's annual salary, however, the salary range range designated for both the historic preservation and visitorism positions in the Society's budget totals between $40,000 and $50,000 a year.
"Our neighborhood remains a dynamic mix of historic and hip, old and urbane, for one basic reason: we know preservation," Todorov said in a prepared statement.
"Successful fundraising in 2013 allowed us to bring an historic preservation expert into our staffing mix to continue to guide us in national best practices, work with German Village property owners to understand these practices and how they can apply them to keep our village a gem for all of Columbus."