Greater Portland Landmarks seeks a Preservation Honor Awards Intern to provide support for the Preservation Services Advisor and Education and Preservation Committee in managing Landmarks development and roll-out of an expanded honor awards program. The intern will attend Education and Preservation Committee and Awards Subcommittee meetings; record minutes; research award candidates; and produce written and photographic documentation, while assisting with all aspects of the Honor Awards Program selection process including development of press materials. In addition, the intern will work on other activities, such as the 50th Anniversary activities, inventory of the Historic Marker Program; Public Issues Committee meetings; documenting additional local landmarks; processing photos in preservation services files, and other duties as assigned.
Through this internship, the intern will be exposed to the many facets of a local historic preservation organization that focuses on advocacy and education.
· Manage nominations process for 2014 Honor Awards Program
· Research projects, individuals and programs being considered for Preservation Honor Awards; maintain paper and electronic files; take media-quality photographs; and create short descriptive summaries for use in documenting and selecting Award recipients.
· Attend Committee meetings and take minutes.
· Assist in the field review and inventory of Landmarks Historic Marker Program properties to determine condition of marker and marker property.
· Survey and research information on selected South Portland historic properties and potential districts. Prepare survey forms; and post selected information on Landmarks web site.
· Assist with Landmarks 50th Anniversary events as time permits, including research and support for the John Calvin Stevens Paintings Show in 2015
· Compile India Street Neighborhood Historic District Economic Data
· Position reports to Preservation Services Advisor and Executive Director
· College seniors or above with very strong background and skills in historic preservation, planning, community development, American studies, or architectural/art 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, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.