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The PSC is hiring a Marketing and Communications Coordinator

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in the nation. The PSC serves as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods. The Preservation Society is located in Charleston, South Carolina, and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The PSC is seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator (MACC), responsible for the design and management of digital and printed communications. The MACC will report directly to the Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs and work closely with the Brand Manager. This position is designed as a learning role for an early career professional interested in developing a broad range of communications and graphic design skills.

RESPONSIBlLITIES

  • Create a yearly communications calendar for all digital and printed communications
  • Manage social media on all PSC social media platforms, and develop and execute a plan to grow the PSC’s digital audience
  • Monitor social media communication trends and propose new approaches to department leads
  • Develop and execute targeted online campaigns for the PSC’s Departments of Advocacy, Retail, Tours, and Advancement, under the direction of department leads
  • Lead the production of graphic design needs for electronic and print materials including but not limited to: Preservation Month, Carolopolis Awards, The Preservation Society Shop, advocacy campaigns, and membership collateral
  • Oversee the production of the PSC’s monthly digital e-newsletter, eProgress
  • Provide support to the Brand Manager in the production of priority printed materials, such as the PSC’s magazine, Preservation Progress
  • Create graphic design materials for events
  • Assist the Brand Manager in media relations efforts
  • Additional tasks as assigned

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • More than two years of experience in marketing and/or communications
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Strong familiarity with social media platforms, marketing campaigns, and general digital communication trends
  • Familiarity or interest in urban planning and preservation
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and other design programs a plus
  • A self-starter with enthusiasm for learning and growing professionally

This position will be required to work out of the PSC office in Charleston, South Carolina. All qualified candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a sample of your graphic design work via email to Jessica Cutler, Chief Operating Officer, at jcutler@preservationsociety.org by September 23, 2019. No telephone calls, please.

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The PSC is hiring a Director of Operations

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations (DO) oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization in support of annual objectives and long-term strategy. The DO is responsible for operations management, financial management, retail operations, human resources and staffing. The DO reports to the Executive Director.

The Fall Tours Manager and Accounting Staff report to this position. The DO works directly with the Director of Retail Operations and the Director of Advancement.
The key responsibilities of the Director of Operations are:

Operations Management

  • Directs the day-to-day ongoing business operations of the Society.
  • Improves the overall operating efficiency of the organization through standard operating procedures or the introduction of new methods for getting work accomplished.
  • Leads and brings together the necessary staff and resources to produce successful programs and events for the Society.
  • Working with Senior staff develops and manages the organizational calendar, and ensures successful planning and coordination of programs and events.

Financial Management

  • Working with the Executive Director, develops the annual budget and all detailed supporting exhibits.
  • Directs all activities related to financial reporting, forecasting and maintaining proper financial controls.
  • Manages all accounting functions including accounts payable and payroll.
  • Provides regular standardized reporting to the Executive Director, board and finance committee.
  • Provides forecasting and cash flow management

Retail Operations

  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Retail Operations, develops annual and monthly goals for inventory, revenues and profit.
  • Closely monitors financial results from retail operations and insures goals are being met.
  • Coordinates organizational cash flow needs with retail cash flow needs.

Advancement

  • Working with the Director of Advancement, establishes detailed goals and supporting activities for the year that increase the amount of funds raised for the Society.
  • In coordination with the Director of Advancement, assists in the development of concepts and plans for key programs and events to enhance and support the Society’s fundraising efforts.

Human Resources and Staffing

  • Develops and implements appropriate human resource policies related to payroll, benefits, and general employment.
  • Manages personnel and makes staffing decisions as appropriate. Provides regular feedback to staff regarding performance, strengths and areas for development.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, maintains a positive working environment and enhances teamwork, employee communications and morale.

This position will be required to work out of the PSC office in Charleston, SC. All qualified candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email prior to September 6, 2019 to Hiring Manager at preserve@preservationsociety.org. No telephone calls, please.

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The PSC is hiring a Full Time Retail Associate

Retail Sales Associate – Full-Time

Due to continued sales growth, The Preservation Society is able to add an additional full-time sales position in The Shop located at 147 King Street.

The PSC bookstore has been a primary resource for local and regional titles for nearly four decades, and we have expanded our selection of books in every genre to create a true old-school bookstore experience for our customers. Additionally, the gift shop has become the local resource for outstanding products made in Charleston and the surrounding area. Our featured brands include Brackish (the largest selection found anywhere), Smithey Cast Iron,
J. Stark luggage, and Add Libb handbags. Our Charleston Maker program has been featured in Condé Nast and USA Today.

This is not a standard retail job. No big corporation. No silly conference calls. Just mission-driven, story-telling, customer interaction. Everyone on staff contributes to all facets of the business from selling, to purchasing, to stocking, to cleaning, to merchandising. Mainly, we all represent The Preservation Society in providing a genuine Charleston experience for our guests. If you are not familiar with The Preservation Society of Charleston, please visit preservationsociety.org. We will also be expanding our retail website, so any experience in online retailing is a plus.

Retail specialty selling experience is helpful, but not critical. We are mainly seeking individuals who really want to be here and are looking for a meaningful retail opportunity. Associates will also expected to be involved in other PSC functions such as our annual Carolopolis Awards celebration and other events throughout the year.

The store is open every day, with limited, seasonal evenings. Weekend availability is expected. This full-time position is salaried, paying $30,000.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Andy Archie at aarchie@preservationsociety.org. No telephone calls, please.

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2019 Fall Internship Opportunity – Preservation Society of Charleston

SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERNSHIP: FALL 2019 

The Preservation Society of Charleston is seeking a paid Special Projects Intern for Fall 2019 (10-15 hours per week from Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, November 15). The purpose of this internship is to advance the Preservation Society’s work on an interactive research initiative. The PSC intern will engage in archival research, documentation, community outreach, and content creation for sites significant to Civil Rights in Charleston – highlighting how those stories connect to the built environment. Educational value to the intern will include: experience working closely with PSC Staff to shape and advance an innovative preservation initiative, opportunities to engage with community partners, and the ability to attend unique site visits citywide.

 Eligibility:

  • – All candidates must be currently pursuing, or in recent receipt of, a degree in history, historic preservation, planning, urban studies, planning, or a related field.
  • – Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • – Ideal candidates will demonstrate an ability to collaborate and achieve results with supervision, including ability to interact professionally with key internal and external stakeholders as needed.

The intern will report to the Manager of Preservation Initiatives in support of internship tasks. The position will receive compensation by an hourly wage, which will be paid every two weeks over the duration of the internship. Please submit applications consisting of a brief cover letter, a resume, an academic or professional reference, and an academic writing sample. All files to be submitted in a single document by Friday, August 23, 2019 to Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives, at accarroll@preservationsociety.org. No phone calls please.

 

 

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2019 Summer Internship Opportunity – Preservation Society of Charleston

Special Projects Internship — Two Positions Available                                                                                             

Summer 2019

The Preservation Society of Charleston is seeking two paid Special Projects Interns for Summer 2019 (up to 35 hours per week from Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 9). The Special Projects Interns will work in support of the PSC’s ongoing preservation initiatives focused on research, documentation and interpretation of historically and culturally significant sites in the Charleston area.

Project-specific duties will include archival research, data collection in the field, photography, community outreach, content creation, and associated administrative duties. Educational value to the intern will include: experience working closely with PSC staff to shape and advance an innovative preservation initiative, opportunities to engage with community partners, and the ability to attend unique site visits citywide.

Eligibility:

  • – All candidates must be currently pursuing, or in recent receipt of, a graduate degree in history, historic preservation, planning, urban studies or a related field.
  • – Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • – Ideal candidates will demonstrate an ability to collaborate and achieve results with supervision, including ability to interact professionally with key internal and external stakeholders as needed.

The intern will report to the Manager of Preservation Initiatives in support of internship tasks. The position will receive compensation by an hourly wage, which will be paid every two weeks over the duration of the internship. Please submit applications consisting of a brief cover letter, a resume, an academic or professional reference, and an academic writing sample. All files to be submitted in a single document by Thursday April 11, 2019 to Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives, at accarroll@preservationsociety.org. No phone calls please.

 

 

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PSC is hiring!

As the Preservation Society of Charleston continues to adapt to the rising change in Charleston and its surround areas, we are staffing up to meet the challenge. Do you think you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

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Director of Advancement

Director of Advancement

The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC), founded in 1920, is the oldest community-based preservation organization in America. In striving to honor and sustain the architectural and cultural heritage of the South Carolina Lowcountry, the PSC serves as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods. The Society is located in Charleston, SC, and is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies on private philanthropy, membership revenue, and grants to fulfill its mission.

The Director of Advancement (DA) maintains strategic and operational responsibility for the planning, execution, and evaluation of all advancement programs with an emphasis on private fundraising. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement establishes mutually agreed upon annual goals, develops plans to meet those goals, and manages the necessary and appropriate activity to ensure that those goals are met so as to support and extend the mission of the Preservation Society.

Activities:

With the Executive Director develop and execute a comprehensive fund-raising and advancement strategy in support of the mission.

Plan, implement, and evaluate initiatives for member and donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship in partnership with the Executive Director.

Establish key fundraising processes and communications for the Society.

Develop and execute plans to expand and enhance planned giving.

Develop and execute fund raising plan and programs for the Society’s centennial in 2020.

Participate regularly in community activities and events to enhance the image and position of the Society.

Actively build strong relationships across all segments of the community and the membership with particular focus on potential and current individual donors and contributors.

Working with the Director of Advocacy & Communications, manage organizational brand and messaging through a comprehensive media and marketing strategy.

Identify new sources of income including but not limited to grants and business sponsorships.

Develops solid measurements of success and utilizes development based software systems to enhance overall efforts.

Skills and Experience:

Five to seven years of demonstrated success working with all elements of fundraising: major gifts, direct campaigns, grant-writing; familiarity with online marketing tools, including social media, web-based giving, and donor relations.

Bachelor’s degree (Business, Marketing, Communications, Community Development, Planning, the liberal arts), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree preferred.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and experience.

Interest in preservation, community planning, urban design, and/or conservation issues.

Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.

Advanced project-management and client-management skills. Ability to achieve results with minimal supervision.

Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.

Proficiency in the use of advancement-related computer software.

This position will be required to work out of the PSC office in Charleston, SC. All qualified candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email to Jessica Cutler, Director of Operations, at jcutler@preservationsociety.org by November 24, 2017. No telephone calls, please.

 

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