The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is seeking a historic preservation professional for the position of Community Action Assistant. The Community Action Assistant will be responsible for technical historic preservation services, historical writing, and project oversight. The Community Action Assistant will have the opportunity to build preservation programs and lead specific department and program projects while providing program and administrative support within PAMs Community Action department, in the areas of Field Services and Real Estate. The goal of this position is to preserve specific places through grant projects, educate the general public through multi-media materials, and seek out opportunities to further PAMs mission to preserve, protect, and promote historic places in Minnesota.
· Conduct research and writing projects on the architecture and cultural history of Minnesota, its neighborhoods, communities and historic places.
· Support preservation efforts through outreach to community groups and leaders, government officials, preservation organizations and other interest groups regarding Minnesota preservation and education efforts.
· Present preservation-related content to the public using a variety of media
· Assist with grant writing and project development.
· Assist with event and program planning.
· Produce reports and studies about preservation, business and development issues.
· Provide media outreach regarding organizations activities and accomplishments.
· Formulate and execute events to engage the public in Minnesota preservation efforts.
· Help to coordinate on-line, web-based, and social media outreach to assist with Minnesota preservation efforts.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
· Undergraduate degree in historic preservation, history, American studies, planning, or a related field.
· One to two years direct work or academic experience with historical research, project management, and writing/editing, or an advanced degree in a field mentioned above.
· Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota history and architectural history.
· Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences.
· Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to establish priorities, work independently, effectively problem solve and proceed with objectives with limited supervision.
· General computer skills including familiar