Position Description

The City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department is seeking to hire a part-time intern to provide support to the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Program.  Under staff supervision, the position will be responsible for assisting with the Historic Preservation Month events and general program activities.

The position will directly support the City’s mission to provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective municipal services that enhance the lives of our citizens, the quality of our neighborhoods, and the access and awareness of historic resources.

The goal of the Planning and Development Services Department is to guide community growth and development in a manner that protects environmental resources, enhances quality of life, promotes distinctive neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown, and involves citizens in the decisions that affect them. For more information about the department, go to www.cityoftacoma.org/planning

The internship will offer a unique and highly desirable opportunity to engage in community outreach and events programming, including planning a national conference, as well as supporting other technical aspects of the Historic Preservation Program.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Event coordination, staffing, and promotion
  • Conference planning support, including coordination of committees and volunteers
  • Assist preparing presentations, public notice and related materials to community groups and commissions and assist with coordinating and managing public outreach efforts
  • Document and research of historic properties and areas within Tacoma.
  • Provide technical support to the Landmarks Commission
  • Provide support to neighborhoods and property owners involving historic preservation related issues.

Educational Benefits:
Educational benefits to be derived by students in this job include: public speaking and presentation; events management, analytical skills; knowledge of interpretation strategies involving historic resources and public art, state laws, development regulations and best management practices. Student should consult with their academic program regarding receiving academic credit for the internship.

Hours and Terms of the Position: 500 hours
The hours for this position are 12-20 hours per week, for a period of approximately 8 months. This position will require the incumbent to be available on a regular schedule that will include evenings and some weekends, with the understanding that the remainder of the time will be flexible based on the student’s schedule.

Accepting applications until 9/17/2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.