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Posted: 09/05/2014

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Washington State Main Street Program

Since 1984, the Washington State Main Street Program has been helping communities revitalize the local economy, appearance, and perception of their downtown commercial districts using the National Main Street Centerís successful Main Street Four Point Approach®. Communities involved in this program consistently experience an increase in new businesses, an expanded tax base, an increase in available jobs, as well as a high level of public and private investment within the commercial core. The Main Street Program is housed in the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation and is managed (under contract) by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The Washington State Main Street Program is looking to hire a part-time Assistant Coordinator. This job, based in Seattle, will help to support and expand the current program.

Assistant Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Seattle, WA
$15-$22 per hour

Job Description:

  • Assist with developing new program collateral for the Washington State Main Street Program such as a program brochure and revised handbook.
  • Assist with outreach and support to Affiliate and Main Street communities, including communication via email and phone as necessary.
  • Assist in the gathering and processing of quarterly revitalization statistics related to business development, job creation, volunteer engagement, and public and private investment in downtowns from Main Street communities.††
  • Assist in communication and outreach to strengthen the state program.†
  • Assist in planning and executing RevitalizeWA, the annual statewide Preservation and Main Street conference. This includes the annual Silent Auction and the Excellence on Main Awards program.
  • Assist in coordinating statewide workshops and trainings.

†††††††† Assisting in developing training and promotional materials for local Main Street programs:

o†† Board and Committee training

o†† Community and organizational assessments

o†† Introduction to Main Street presentations & community meetings

o†† Development of program materials:

-††††††††† Washington State Main Street Network brochure

-††††††††† Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program training

-††††††††† Main Street 101 training

-††††††††† Business recruitment and retention


The Assistant Coordinator should be skilled at event planning; possess strong verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills; work well with diverse groups; be self-motivated; have a positive attitude, be energetic, and bring fresh ideas to the organization. A great sense of humor is appreciated, too. Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in Main Street, non-profit management, public relations, historic preservation, economic development and/or marketing.

Schedule and Travel:

The schedule for this part-time, hourly position is 15-20 hours per week.† Hours are flexible but may increase at certain times throughout the year, especially during the RevitalizeWA conference in late-spring.† In addition to attending the RevitalizeWA conference, the position may require travel statewide for evening and weekend meetings, workshops and site visits.


The hourly rate for this position is $15.00 - $20.00 per hour, based on experience.† Medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and holiday pay are not provided.† However, compensation does include payment of all Federal and State payroll, unemployment insurance and industrial insurance taxes.† In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible for retirement benefits in the future after a term of employment, and, approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with rules and rates established by the State of Washington.

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How to apply
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: info@preservewa.org with the subject line ďAssistant Coordinator Application."
1204 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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