Greater Portland Landmarks seeks an Endangered Properties Preservation Intern to provide support for our Preservation Services Advisor and Public Issues committee in managing Landmarks endangered properties program. The intern will attend endangered properties and public issues committee meetings, take notes, research properties and produce written documentation, and provide assistance with all aspects of the endangered properties selection process and public issues discussions. In addition, the intern will work on other activities, including 50th Anniversary planning, the inventory of historic markers, archiving photos in preservation services files, and other duties as assigned.
Through this internship, the intern will be exposed to the many facets of historic preservation advocacy and building evaluation.
· Manage nominations process for 2013 endangered properties list.
· Research properties being considered for endangered property status, maintain paper and electronic files, take photographs, and create a short building summary for use in documenting and selecting the endangered properties.
· Prepare pre-meeting information packets and materials for selection process.
· Attend meetings of the public issues and endangered properties selection committees and draft minutes and meeting notes.
· Research information on historic properties in greater Portland. Prepare materials for the web site.
· As time permits, conduct inspection of easement properties with the Preservation Services Advisor and document condition of properties.
· Assist in the promotion and implementation of the 50th Anniversary activities.
· Assist in the inventory of historic marker properties to determine condition of marker/marker property.
· College seniors or above with very strong background and skills in historic preservation, planning, community development, American studies, or architectural history. Recent graduate or graduate student in areas above preferred.
· Ability to participate successfully as member of team-based environment.
· Solid office skills and use of Microsoft products: Office, Excel, Outlook.
· Strong interpersonal communication skills.
· Strong writing and organization skills.
· Ability to operate a digital camera.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Honorarium: $2,000 for 10 weeks (at 30 hours per week)
Dates: June 3 August 9, 2013