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Posted: 07/09/2013

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Community Building

Organized in 1981, PAM is Minnesota’s statewide, nonprofit historic preservation advocacy and education organization with a mission to preserve, protect, and promote Minnesota’s historic resources. Place-Based Learning was established as a PAM program in 2013 through a grant provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society. The Place-Based Learning Coordinator will bring PAM’s staff to six full- and part-time professionals. The organization operates with a budget of just under $500,000 and is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors. PAM offices are located in 416 Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th Street, in downtown St. Paul with office hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend meetings and events also take place after regularly-scheduled hours of operation.

Place-Based Learning Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
St. Paul, MN

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is seeking an adult education, historic preservation, and/or nonprofit professional for the position of Place-Based Learning Coordinator.  The Place-Based Learning Coordinator will be responsible for administering, planning, and initiating Placed-Based Learning, a program of PAM in Community Building.  The Place-Based Learning Coordinator will have the opportunity to build this new program and shape it into the future. 


The goal of this position is to further professionalize the preservation field in Minnesota, develop new preservation constituencies, inspire people to take action and promote the power and impacts of historic preservation.  The Place-Based Learning Coordinator will use adult education best practices and closely work with the State Historic Preservation Office and Minnesota Historical Societys Historic Sites.


Position Responsibilities

  • Teach beginning to advanced historic preservation related topics to a diverse range of people and professions.  Teaching may include hands-on demonstrations, classroom lectures, and webinars.
  • Create and develop curriculum, outlines, handouts, and visual aids for classes.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers.
  • Responsible for planning, tracking and reporting on deliverables.
  • Identify new opportunities, develop new programs, seek out new partnerships, and maintain community relationships.
  • Market and promote Place-Based Learning to ensure revenue goals are met on a per class and per year basis.
  • Administer the Place-Based Learning Program within the program budget and the stipulations of the Minnesota Historical Society contract.
  • Develop an annual program budget, operating plan, and work plan.

·         Oversee program to ensure quality; including program delivery, scheduling and curriculum development.

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the Main Street Coordinator of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

·         Write articles for the Minnesota Preservationist, write blog posts, attend staff meetings, support events, and other duties related to being staff at the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.


Minimum Qualifications and Skills

·      Minimum of an undergraduate degree in education, historic preservation, marketing, public administration or organizational development. 

·      One to two years direct working experience with adult education, or, two to three years work experience working jointly in two or more of the aforementioned fields may be substituted for direct experience. 

·      The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, written and verbal communication and presentation skills, the ability to develop and foster

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How to apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to Doug Gasek at dgasek@mnpreservation or mail application materials to: Doug Gasek Executive Director 416 Landmark Center 75 West 5th Street St. Paul, MN 55102 All materials must be received by August 16, 2013 at 5 pm.
Doug Gasek
Phone: 651-293-9047
416 Landmark Center
75 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

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