2015 Endangered Properties Preservation Intern
Greater Portland Landmarks seeks an Endangered Properties Preservation Intern to provide support for our Preservation Services Advisor and Public Issues Committee in managing Landmarks Places in Peril Program. The intern will attend Places in Peril Program and Public Issues Committee meetings, record meeting notes, research properties and produce written and photographic 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 preservation planning tasks, marketing of the Historic Markers Program, developing and entering historic district economic data, 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 2015 endangered properties list, including media releases.
Research properties being considered for endangered property status, maintain paper and electronic files, take media-quality photographs, and create short building profile summaries for use in documenting and selecting nominated endangered properties.
Prepare pre-meeting information packets and Power Point presentations for selection process.
Attend meetings of the Public Issues and Endangered Properties Selection Committees and draft minutes and meeting notes.
Assist Preservation Services Advisor in conducting inspection of Landmarks preservation easement properties; documenting condition of these properties.
Assist in the marketing and implementation of Landmarks Historic Marker Program
Conduct Reconnaissance Level Survey of surviving historic industrial properties in Portland. Prepare materials for the web site and transmit to Portlands Historic Preservation Program.
Gather real estate and economic data for Congress Street Historic District Economic Study.
Attend selected meetings of Portland Historic Preservation Board, Planning Board and City Council meetings.
Position reports to Preservation Services Advisor and Executive Director
Graduate students with strong backgrounds in historic preservation, planning, community development, American studies, or architectural history. Recent undergraduate college graduates will be considered but must have very strong background/skills in above areas.
Ability to participate successfully as member of team-based environment.
Solid office skills and use of Microsoft products (Office, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)
Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Strong writing and organizational skills.
Ability to operate a digital camera and compose quality architectural & landscape photographs.
Must hold a current & valid automobile drivers license
Honorarium: $2,000 for 10 weeks (at 30 hours per week)
Service Dates: June 15th August 21st, 2015 (some flexibility to accommodate college schedules)