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Posted: 04/04/2012

The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County is Rhode Island’s largest cultural organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting Newport County’s architectural heritage. A 501(c)3 organization, the Preservation Society maintains eleven historic properties and landscapes and strives to connect the public to Newport’s cultural and architectural heritage. The Preservation Society interprets its properties’ architecture, interiors, decorative arts, landscape, and social history through a variety of public presentations and events.

The Preservation Society of Newport County Public Policy Fellowship
Professional Opportunity
Newport, RI

The Preservation Society of Newport County announces a one-year fellowship in public policy beginning on July 1, 2012. The fellowship is intended to provide individuals with practical experience in the public policy and advocacy arenas. The Public Policy Fellow will work with broad, regional planning issues throughout Newport and Newport County.  The position requires the fellow to undertake a variety of policy and advocacy activities and work in conjunction with Preservation Society staff.  The fellow will be responsible for presenting public programs on behalf of the Museum Affairs Department.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $15,000 (including benefits), which includes housing in Newport for the duration of the fellowship.

A recent M.A. or Ph.D. in Public Policy, Planning, or a related field with a specialization in historic preservation or public history is required.  Applicants who will receive their M.A. or Ph.D. by June 30, 2012 will also be considered.  Broad knowledge of public policy and regional planning issues required.  Proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects and meet rigorous deadlines is necessary as are strong research, writing, and public speaking skills.  A minimum of one to two years working in a non-profit with demonstrated experience acting as an advocate for historic resources is required.  

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: • A cover letter that includes academic background, reasons for applying, and complete contact information. • Comprehensive resume detailing education and employment history • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation • A writing sample (15 page maximum) After reviewing all applications, fellowship candidates will be selected for in-person or telephone interviews. Position open to all candidates. Must possess valid work authorization for the duration of the Fellowship. Applications materials should be sent to: Caitlin Emery Museum Programs Coordinator Preservation Society of Newport County 424 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840
Caitlin Emery
Phone: 4018471000
The Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, RI 02840

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