|The Education and Outreach Director is responsible for providing training and networking opportunities to help build the capacity and effectiveness of the preservation constituency in Maryland. The primary duties of the position are coordinating the Annual Preservation Conference/Fair, the Endangered Maryland program, Tour series, and Colleagues program including advocacy efforts in support of public policy initiatives.
- Oversee the Annual Preservation Conference/Fair. Work with the conference steering committee to produce high quality educational sessions, hands-on workshops, tours, and special events. Work closely with local hosts to select sites and coordinate volunteer support. Develop conference registration brochure and final program. Coordinate with other Preservation Maryland staff on budget, registration, exhibitors and other conference logistics.
- Manage the Endangered Maryland program in partnership with Maryland Life magazine. Solicit nominations and serve as primary contact for both nominators and property owners, staff selection committee and serve as primary contact for magazine writer and photographer. Coordinate with other staff to promote the program and assist in preserving the selected sites.
- Coordinate an annual tour program highlighting sites that have been assisted by Preservation Maryland. Work with site owners and advocates to develop the focus, logistics and speakers for tours. Hold one tour each season including a spring tour in conjunction with the conference.
- Expand networking opportunities and information sharing for local and state preservation groups. Organize workshops to promote best practices in historic preservation and organizational development. Contribute to monthly e-newsletter with current information of special events, funding opportunities, and preservation issues at the local, state and national levels. Assist with grassroots and direct lobby efforts in support of legislative and budget initiatives.
- Represent Preservation Maryland on AIA Baltimores spring lecture steering committee and B-More Historic unconference. Assist with selection of speaker and awards for the annual meeting. Pursue partnership opportunities with other organizations that promote historic preservation. Assist with planning for board meetings and other special events.
- Assist with building membership, cultivating donors, developing grant proposals, and planning and achieving balanced budgets. Assist properties formerly owned and operated by Preservation Maryland. Assume other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Occasional evening and weekend meetings required.
· Minimum 2 years experience working in historic preservation, with nonprofit experience a plus
· Bachelors degree in historic preservation or related field, Masters preferred
· Strong desire and ability to work with the public
· Excellent communication and computer skills
· Self starter, goal oriented, and able to work independently and as a team