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 establishing an endangered properties identification program that will be announced in the fall of 2012. The intern will attend all endangered properties task force and public issues committee meetings, take notes, research properties and produce written documentation, and provide assistance with all aspects of the endangered properties selection process and public issues discussions.
Through this internship, the intern will be exposed to the many facets of historic preservation advocacy and building evaluation.
If needed, survey other preservation organizations, regionally and nationally, to compile information on endangered properties programs, and compare and contrast the different approaches.
Work with the preservation services advisor and members of the public issues committee to develop endangered property program parameters for Landmarks.
Manage nominations process for endangered properties list.
Research properties being considered for endangered property status, set up paper and electronic files, take photographs, and create a short building summary for use in documenting and selecting the endangered properties.
Prepare pre-meeting information packets and materials.
Attend meetings of the endangered properties task force and the public issues committee and draft minutes and meeting notes.
Identify hyperlinks to information on local preservation ordinances, historic districts, National Register landmarks or related information available from existing sources to create links on the Landmarks web site.
Research information on Portlands landmarks. Prepare to put online.
If time allows, research information on easements policies. Prepare landmarks files to use to reestablish monitoring of easements.
Position reports to Preservation Services Advisor and coordinates with Chair of Board of Trustees Public Issues Committee.
College juniors or above with very strong background and skills in historic preservation, planning, community development, American studies, or architectural history. Recent graduate or graduate student in areas above preferred.
Solid office skills and use of Microsoft products: Office, Excel, Outlook.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Strong writing and organization skills.
Ability to operate a digital camera.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Honorarium: $1,500 for 2.5 months (at 30 hours per week)
Dates: June 4 August 17, 2012