EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title: Historic Preservation Intern

Application deadline: March 15

Start date: Flexible

Commitment: 320 hours (40 hours/week for eight weeks )

Compensation: $2,000 stipend

ABOUT HISTORIC MACON FOUNDATION

Historic Macon Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s largest, most productive and most innovative local historic preservation organizations with over 500 member households in Middle Georgia and over 6,000 listed historic buildings in our stewardship.  Since our founding in 1964, Historic Macon Foundation has served as the regional historical society of note. Our mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history.

Historic Macon saves Macon’s architectural treasures by purchasing, rehabilitating and selling structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  In addition, Historic Macon educates the public about the importance of Macon’s history and architecture, runs events to help celebrate Macon’s unique assets and operates the Sidney Lanier Cottage house museum.  Our programs in economic development and neighborhood revitalization are award winners on a national scale and serve as a model for other preservation and revitalization organizations.

In August 2014, Knight Foundation announced a $3M investment in Historic Macon Foundation that will allow us to complete real estate development in the Beall’s Hill neighborhood.  The investment marks a turning point for our organization as we look to the next 50 years of entrepreneurial approaches to historic preservation.

The Preservation Interns will join eight other full-time employees, all of whom are vibrant, dedicated, fun and hard-working.  The office atmosphere is fast-paced, multi-tasking, technology-oriented and highly collaborative.  Employees and interns are treated as professionals in their expertise; each person has the opportunity to lead and teach other team members and literally hundreds of volunteers who are interested in our mission.  Staff members manage their own time and tasks, and a flexible work schedule is a benefit. Although an obligation to some night and weekend work is expected, office hours are served less rigorously.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Preservation Intern(s) is a full-time entry-level position responsible for fulfilling our mission by providing professional preservation expertise to support all of the organization’s programming.  The individual will learn all aspects of a preservation non-profit organization and will leave with a thorough grasp of our work.

This position is responsible for working with homeowners and developers to successfully complete documentation for Georgia and Federal rehabilitation tax credit programs.  Additional duties include creating rehabilitation plans, conducting field work for easement reports, completing National Register district listings or updates, planning and executing educational events and assisting with general administrative tasks.  This position reports to the Preservation and Education Coordinator and works closely with staff, Board members and numerous committee members and volunteers.

The successful intern will be focused, well organized, efficient and thorough.  The individual will also be an excellent researcher, who is capable of effectively communicating preservation research and theory to the general public.  We are looking for a team member who brings professional skills in historic preservation, along with an interest and ability to spend time in the field (aka outside in Georgia during the summer).

Other tasks and projects can be set to meet specific program requirements upon request.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate program for historic preservation, or a closely aligned field.
  • Applicants must be able to write basic architectural description.
  • Applicants must have some research experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to info@historicmacon.org. One reference must be a current professor.