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Posted: 03/19/2014

Greater Portland Landmarks

Greater Portland Landmarks Mission is to preserve and revitalize the architectural fabric, history and character of Greater Portland – renewing our neighborhoods, spurring economic development and keeping Portland one of the most livable cities in America. Vision Greater Portland’s long history and remarkable legacy of architecture, neighborhoods, parks and landscapes will continue to be a vital part of the area’s wonderful quality of life and vibrant economy. Portland residents and visitors will be drawn to, appreciate, protect and support the historic fabric of the community, enriching their lives and those of generations to come. “How will we know it’s us without our past?” Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath We believe: • An understanding of and connection with our history through architecture and landscapes enriches our lives. • The design, quality and condition of the built environment affect our sense of well-being and the economic viability of the community. • Historic structures can be adapted to fit modern uses, contribute to sustainability, and still maintain the integrity and character of the original structure. • The maintenance and enhancement of our historic buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods supports the livability, economic health and overall value of Greater Portland.

Preservation Honor Awards Intern
Internship Opportunity
Portland, ME

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.

Primary Duties

·         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.

Ancillary Duties

·         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.


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How to apply
Interested candidates please send cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position, a resume, writing sample, and three references by April 11, 2014 to: Hilary D. Bassett, Executive Director, Greater Portland Landmarks, hbassett@portlandlandmarks.org, Preservation Honor Awards Intern in subject line. Electronic applications are preferred.
Hilary Bassett
Phone: 207 774-5561
Fax: 207 774-2509
93 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

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