🔗Maine Preservation Summer Fellowship
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Maine Preservation is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.
The nine-week program includes hands-on application of construction and repair with a Maine-based trades or professional firm and program and policy development work performed remotely with Maine Preservation staff. The program timeline depends on fellow cohorts’ availability but will generally run from June 5 to August 4.
Project assignments for the five weeks with our professional trade partners will be made according to each Summer Fellow’s skill set and the projects available. Visit our website to learn more about our trade partners.
Responsibilities with Maine Preservation staff include research and professional writing, event planning, and advocacy initiatives. Special projects this summer may have:
- Most Endangered Historic Places: solicit, research, and help coordinate the 2023 Most Endangered Historic Places list
- Protect & Sell Program: assist with easement property inspections and documentation
- Field Services: conduct site visits and develop historical property assessments
- Outreach & Education: research and create content for public initiatives; this year’s emphasis is on the promotion of historical trades
Fellows will be compensated at $13.80 per hour and should plan to work 40 hours per week. The maximum allowable hours for the nine-week program is 360 hours.
Housing and transportation will be the responsibility of the Summer Fellow. Transportation will be required to get to the trades site daily within a 70-mile radius of Portland.