Rural Program Coordinator Position Description


The Rural Program Coordinator will work closely with the Rural Program Manager to grow the Minnesota Main Street Network to cover the entire state of Minnesota, to embed placemaking and arts-based community development in more communities with Artists on Main Street, and to establish Cultural Asset Mapping as a preservation-based community engagement tool.


Coordinate PAM’s Rural Programs – Main Street, Artists on Main Street, Community Engagement/Cultural Asset Mapping (60%): Provide and coordinate direct services to designated Main Street and Network communities and assist with planning and implementing workshops, meetings, and events. Work closely with local Main Street directors and volunteers through weekly contact, periodic on-site visits, meetings, training sessions, and written information. Coordinate grant and contract work.

Outreach and Development (30%): Assist Manager with new program and project development, building organizational and funder partnerships, maintain contact and relationships with current and prospective local Main Street programs and Network Communities, regional and statewide partners, funders, and Main Street America™.

Other (10%): Assist with Education Program outreach and development, write articles for MN Preservation magazine, write web content, attend staff meetings, support events, and other duties related to being a staff person at PAM.

Reporting and Other Details

The Rural Program Coordinator reports to the Rural Program Manager. This position requires travel throughout the state of Minnesota to provide training, technical assistance, and to promote the program – approximately 20% or once a week on average. Access to reliable transportation and a valid driver license is necessary. The Rural Program Coordinator may be asked to lift and transport up to 50 pounds and stand or sit for prolonged periods of time at conferences or meetings.

This position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with the expectation that the Rural Program Coordinator will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. All full-time PAM employees receive a benefits package of paid time off (20 days), insurance (health, dental, and vision), transportation/parking reimbursements, and monthly cell and data plan stipends.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such.

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Doug Gasek,