Employment Opportunities

Events Coordinator

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s (CRS) Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating regular events for this growing, non-profit historic preservation organization.  The Events Coordinator will also be involved with the planning and execution of special events. The Events Coordinator is a part-time, 20 hour per week (on average) professional position that reports to the Society’s Director of Preservation Services & Publications.

Responsibilities include coordinating:

  • the CRS annual Community Luncheon (a lunch with 200 – 350 attendees);
  • the CRS annual Benefit dinner and program (dinner with 150 to 250 attendees):
  • the CRS annual Celebration of Preservation program (an awards program, currently virtual);
  • the CRS annual Sarah Benedict Circle dinner and program (a dinner with 25 – 40 attendees);
  • the CRS Annual Member Meeting;
  • at least nine “Snoops,” workshops, forums or tours per year for members; and
  • other duties as assigned.

Coordination of such events entails selecting venues, caterers, and service providers, marketing the event to members and non-members with an eye to increasing attendance, drafting and arranging for the printing of all written materials related to the event including brochures and programs, soliciting sponsors for the events, tracking attendees, producing name badges, and overseeing CRS staff involvement with the event.

The Events Coordinator shall have excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication ability, as well as experience with general office practices and equipment, and coordination of volunteers.  Experience in event organizing and in using database software is essential.  Historic preservation expertise or relevant experience in city planning, economic development or neighborhood development is desirable but not required.  The position requires an experienced professional who is well-organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.  CRS is a fast-paced organization with an excellent reputation for achieving results.  CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competitive hourly wage; no benefits. Please submit your resume, college and university transcripts and a writing sample by April 22, 2022 by email to: Sophia Jones, sjones@clevelandrestoration.org. No calls please.

Heritage Home Program Assistant

The Cleveland Restoration Society is seeking a full-time professional to assist in the Heritage Home Program. This is an administrative position where the applicant would be the main contact with homeowners seeking free Technical Assistance under the Heritage Home Program and would primarily respond to inquiries from the public.

Applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional customer service and enjoyment working with the public both in person and on the phone
  • Ability to handle a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Technological skill with CRM software, Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – printers, cameras, projectors
  • Excellent time management and resourcefulness
  • Clear communication
  • Timeliness in responding to homeowners, contractors, and attending meetings and events
  • Education or experience in nonprofit organizations and historic preservation field preferred, but not required
  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

Responsibilities include:

  • Acting as first point of contact for clients on the phone and email
  • Scheduling Heritage staff on site visits
  • Organizing and updating schedules and calendars for construction specialists and site visits
  • Providing site visit follow-up for clients through personalized letters and emails
  • Data entry in CRS proprietary database
  • Assist Heritage staff with city reports as needed
  • Present to large or small groups about the Heritage Home Program
  • Assistance with CRS special programming, events and presentations as needed

Starting salary is $30,000.00. Please submit your resume, college and university transcripts and a writing sample by April 10, 2022 by email to: Sophia Jones, sjones@clevelandrestoration.org. No calls please.