The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is looking to fill two part time jobs: an Assistant Main Street Coordinator and a part-time Membership & Events Coordinator. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact us. The job announcements are listed below and also posted at http://preservewa.org/News76.aspx.
Since 1984, the Washington State Main Street Program has been helping communities revitalize the local economy, appearance, and perception of their downtown commercial districts using the successful Main Street Approach®. Communities involved in this program consistently experience an increase in new businesses, an expanded tax base, an increase in available jobs, as well as a high level of public and private investment within the commercial core. The Main Street Program is housed in the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation and is managed (under contract) by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.
Main Street Assistant Coordinator:
The part-time Assistant Coordinator job, based in Seattle, will help to support and expand the current program.
- Assist with developing new program collateral for the Washington State Main Street Program such as a program brochure and revised handbook.
- Assist with outreach and support to Affiliate and Main Street communities, including communication via email and phone as necessary.
- Assist in the gathering and processing of quarterly revitalization statistics related to business development, job creation, volunteer engagement, and public and private investment in downtowns from Main Stree communities.
- Assist in communication and outreach to strengthen the state program.
- Assist in planning and executing RevitalizeWA, the annual statewide Preservation and Main Street conference. This includes the annual Silent Auction and the Excellence on Main Awards program.
- Assist in coordinating statewide workshops and trainings.
- Assisting in developing training and promotional materials for local Main Street programs:
- Board and Committee training
- Community and organizational assessments
- Introduction to Main Street presentations & community meetings
- Development of program materials
- Washington State Main Street Network brochure
- Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program training
- Main Street 101 training
- Business recruitment and retention
The Assistant Coordinator should be skilled at event planning; possess strong verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills; work well with diverse groups; be self-motivated; have a positive attitude, be energetic, and bring fresh ideas to the organization. A great sense of humor is appreciated, too. Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in Main Street, non-profit management, public relations, historic preservation, economic development and/or marketing.
Schedule and Travel:
The schedule for this part-time, hourly position is 15-20 hours per week. Hours are flexible but may increase at certain times throughout the year, especially during the RevitalizeWA conference in late-spring. In addition to attending the RevitalizeWA conference, the position may require travel statewide for evening and weekend meetings, workshops and site visits.
The hourly rate for this position is $15.00 – $20.00 per hour, based on experience. Medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and holiday pay are not provided. However, compensation does include payment of all Federal and State payroll, unemployment insurance and industrial insurance taxes. In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible for retirement benefits in the future after a term of employment, and, approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with rules and rates established by the State of Washington.
How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: email@example.com with the subject line “Assistant Coordinator Application.”
Membership & Events Coordinator
- Maintain and grow the Trust’s membership program, manage donor database, coordinate member renewals, serve as point of contact for member correspondence.
- Support Executive Director and Development Chair in building and implementing Board giving program, set annual Board giving goals, and maintain Board giving database.
- Maintain and expand corporate membership and sponsorship programs, develop annual corporate sponsorship prospectus, serve as lead in researching and identifying potential corporate sponsors/members, coordinator with Executive Director and Development Chair to recruit new corporate sponsors.
- Assist Washington Main Street Coordinator with conference planning and securing corporate sponsors for RevitalizeWA, the annual Preservation & Main Street Conference.
- Coordinate quarterly Board meetings, including identification of site venue, accommodations for staff, planning of local tours, and correspondence with Board members regarding meeting and associated activities.
- Coordinate and plan annual Vintage Washington fundraiser and members Holiday Party.
The Membership and Events Coordinator should have excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work with people of all types; strong computer skills; the ability to handle multiple and varied assignments; be positive, energetic and outgoing; be self-directed; be comfortable with social media; and enjoy working with a close-knit team of professionals dedicated to historic preservation. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in historic preservation, knowledge of online donor-management software (Donor Perfect) and online email marketing software, and experience in marketing and/or development.
Schedule and Travel:
The schedule for this part-time, hourly position is 20-30 hours per week. Hours are flexible and will increase at certain times throughout the year, especially during the RevitalizeWA Preservation & Main Street Conference, Special Events and Board Meetings. The position may require travel statewide for evening and weekend meetings, conferences and events.
The hourly rate for this position is $18.00 – $22.00 per hour, based on experience. Medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and holiday pay are not provided. However, compensation does include payment of all Federal and State payroll, unemployment insurance and industrial insurance taxes. In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible for retirement benefits in the future after a term of employment, and, approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with rules and rates established by the State of Washington.
How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Membership and Events Coordinator.” No phone calls, please.