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Posted: 11/01/2012

Friends of Historic Second Church

Friends of Historic Second Church (Friends) is a non-denominational not-for-profit corporation with the mission of preserving and restoring the artistic elements including the architecture, murals, sculpture, and stained glass windows of Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago.

Historic Preservation Manager
Professional Opportunity
Chicago, IL
$15 per hour

Job Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Board of Directors (BOD) of Friends:

  1. Serve as the public face of Friends. Conduct tours when docents are not available.
  2. Research opportunities for corporate and philanthropic support. Write grant applications.
  3. Meet with current and prospective preservation contractors regarding specific projects.
  4. Monitor, supervise and document onsite restoration projects.
  5. Conduct historic research, either individually or in collaboration with others. Prepare written reports and articles based on research findings.
  6. Supervise intern(s).
  7. Maintain multiple databases and lists, including processing memberships in Friends.
  8. Create and manage content for Friends web site. Prepare and send out email blasts.
  9. Write articles, edit and produce Friends newsletter The Herald published three times per year.
  10. Attend meetings on behalf of Friends. Organize meeting logistics.
  11. Help organize lecture series, including publicity, marketing, and physical logistics.
  12. Manage the Friends office. Maintain files, supplies and inventory. Fulfill orders of any products sold. Check and respond to email and telephone inquiries.
  13. Prepare bi-monthly written report of activities to the BOD and attend BOD meetings.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs, including Word, Excel and Access
  • Website management skills, including graphic design (desirable)
  • Knowledge of building construction, technical drawings & preservation methods
  • Interest in stained glass and the Arts & Crafts movement

  • Pay rate of $15/hour, working 20 hours over 3 to 4 days/week
  • Work status is as an independent contractor
  • Work location: Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • Office space on 3rd floor, accessible only by stairs
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How to apply
Submit cover letter and resume by November 23, 2012 to: Linda Miller, President Friends of Historic Second Church linda.miller606@gmail.com 312-504-9862
Linda Miller
1936 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

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