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Posted: 11/23/2009

Employer
Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc.

For over 40 years, Greater Portland Landmarks (GPL) has worked to promote the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes, and to encourage high-quality new architecture that enhances the livability and economic vitality of greater Portland, Maine. GPL was founded in 1964 in response to the Urban Renewal movement and the demolition of Portlands historic Union Station (1888). GPL works tirelessly to increase the publics connection to greater Portlands remarkable historic built environment by providing leadership, advocacy, educational publications, programs and resources, and by acting as steward of the Portland Observatory (1807) for future generations. Our goal is to save and protect greater Portlands historic places while promoting innovative new architecture that will become tomorrows landmarks.


Position
Manager of Education Programs
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Portland, ME
Details
 

The Manager of Education Programs is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of educational programs for Greater Portland Landmarks (GPL) and its Center for Architecture and Preservation, including architectural walking tours, lectures, school programs, realtor workshops, preservation workshops, docent training, and other educational activities. The Manager also is in charge of overseeing operations and programs at the Portland Observatory (1807), a National Historic Landmark. In addition, the Manager helps implement educational outreach related to advocacy, and provides assistance with other projects as assigned by the executive director.

Qualifications:

Personable team player with excellent human relations skills and enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds, including a dedicated team of volunteers. Must be comfortable working with school children.

Well-organized and able to manage diverse activities, set priorities, work independently, and problem solve effectively.

Background in and enthusiasm for historic preservation, architecture, American history, and/or education. Knowledge of Greater Portlands architectural history a plus.

Ability to develop and implement adult and childrens education programs, including school tours. Experience guiding tour groups and/or teaching preferred.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong computer skills required; experience with PowerPoint and new technologies.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter via mail to GPL, 93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101, or via email to Toby Crockett Kilgore, Development Coordinator.
Toby Kilgore
Phone: (207) 774-5561
Fax: (207) 774-2509
ADDRESS
93 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

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