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Posted: 01/25/2018

Greater Portland Landmarks

Greater Portland Landmarks Mission To preserve and revitalize Greater Portland’s remarkable legacy of historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and parks. Vision Greater Portland residents and visitors will appreciate, protect and support the historic fabric and architecture of the community, thus enriching our lives and those of generations to come. Beliefs •The maintenance and enhancement of our historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and parks support sustainability, spur economic development and help to make Greater Portland one of the most vital communities in America. •The design, quality and condition of the built environment affect our sense of well-being, evoke the power of the past and embody our aspirations for the future. •Historic structures can and should be adapted to fit modern uses while maintaining their integrity and character. •Education is essential to carry forward the stories and achievements of the past and to rally the public to preserve and revitalize Greater Portland’s legacy for the future.

Historic Preservation Intern
Internship Opportunity
Portland, ME

2018 Historic Preservation Intern

Greater Portland Landmarks seeks 4 Preservation Interns to provide support for our Director of Advocacy in conducting reconnaissance level surveys in Portland, a historic seaport city on the coast of Maine. Interns will be exposed to many facets of a community-based historic preservation organization through surveys, advocacy, activities and events.

As Portland rewrites its zoning code, addresses intense development pressure and plans for growth, information on historic neighborhoods and commercial areas will be essential to creating preservation-sensitive public policy. The team of interns will conduct field surveys and archival research, produce written and photographic documentation, and complete data entry of survey information for historic 19th and early 20th century neighborhoods in Portland. In addition, interns will work on the Annual Awards Program that recognizes outstanding preservation projects and leaders in the preservation movement, inspect easement properties, attend selected civic and neighborhood meetings, and work with an enthusiastic staff of preservation professionals. 

Primary Duties

·         Conduct Reconnaissance Level Survey of properties in Portland according to Maine Historic Preservation Commission standards.

o   Photograph Historic resources with a digital camera.

o   Create and maintain maps of surveyed resources.

o   Enter field notes and photographs into Maines Cultural & Architectural Resource Management Archive and prepare for transmittal to Portlands Historic Preservation Program. 

o   Assist the Director of Advocacy with research for local historic district nominations.

·         Manage nominations process for 2018 Awards Program.

o   Research properties being considered for awards, maintain paper and electronic files, take media-quality photographs, and create short profile summaries for use in documenting and selecting nominated properties, individuals, and organizations.

o   Prepare pre-meeting information packets and Power Point presentations for selection process.

Ancillary Duties

·         Attend meetings of the Advocacy, Education, and Awards Selection Committees. Draft minutes and meeting notes. 

·         Opportunity to participate in a variety of preservation-related activities and community meetings.

·         Assist Director of Advocacy in inspecting Landmarks preservation easement properties; documenting condition of these properties. 


·         Position reports to Director of Advocacy and Executive Director




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How to apply
Interested candidates please send cover letter explaining your background and interest in the project, a resume, writing sample, photography samples, and three references by February 16, 2018 to: Hilary D. Bassett, Executive Director, Greater Portland Landmarks, hbassett@portlandlandmarks.org, Preservation Intern in subject line. Electronic applications are preferred.
Chloe Martin
Phone: 2077745561
93 High Street
Portland, ME 04103

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