Career Opportunity: Executive Director

Main Street Skowhegan is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for the development, coordination, administration, documentation, and implementation of the ongoing downtown revitalization effort in Skowhegan using the National Main Street model. The Director administers the office and day-to-day affairs of Main Street Skowhegan, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, while supervising staff and volunteers to attain the specific goals and objectives of the organization and its programs. Position is a full-time position with benefits; pay commensurate with experience and educational background.

Required knowledge, skills, and assets:

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills, including public speaking.
  2. Excellent written communication skills. Grant writing experience preferred.
  3. Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and inter-organizational partnerships
  4. Experience in budget preparation and ability to develop a strategic plan
  5. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  7. A minimum of two years management or supervisory experience, preferably in public or non-profit organization.
  8. Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Community Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Relations or a related field preferred.
  9. Experience in web development a plus.
  10. Familiarity with the Skowhegan area strongly preferred.

How to apply:
Before July 31, 2015, email a resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements to matt@mainstreeskowhegan.org.

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Upcoming Main Street Events

River Fest August 4-9

River Fest is a multi-day event that celebrates recreation and life on the Kennebec River. It's sponsored by Skowhegan Savings, and organized by Main Street Skowhegan, Skowhegan Savings, Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce, Run of River committee. See the River Fest Facebook page and the schedule of events for details.

Main Street Block Party and Ping Pong Tournament
October 2015

Pizza and ping pong hosted by Maine Wood Heat. Stay tuned for details.


Main Street Skowhegan Savings Entrepreneur Challenge

Are you thinking of starting a business or expanding your existing business? Participate in the Main Street Skowhegan Savings Entrepreuer Challenge!

The Entrepreneur Challenge

Main Street Skowhegan and Skowhegan Savings Bank have teamed up with area organizations and business leaders to develop an entrepreneurship program.

The program will include 3 phases, with one or more business being selected to receive a $10,000 forgivable loan, free accounting services, and other benefits to aid in the start or expansion of their business. Other participants may be eligible for some benefits as made possible by donated services by the business community.

Press Release

The Timeline

Phase 1: attend the Starting Your Maine Business seminar and develop a 1-2 page business concept pitch by September 24, 2015.

Phase 2: attend the Creating Your Maine Business Plan seminar and develop a business plan by November 13, 2015.

Phase 3: present final business pitch to the program committee January 2016. Winner(s) will then be selected.

How to begin

Get in touch by completing this short online form or printing this pdf form.

Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary

Main Street Skowhegan has been working for almost ten years toward a shared vision of downtown that is vibrant, beautiful, and economically sound. Our Board of Directors ushered in our 10 year anniversary celebration with a successful fundraising campaign called Decade of Development. Thanks to support from Hight Family of Dealerships, Kyes Carpenter Insurance, and 97 other businesses and individuals, we surpassed our $10,000 fundraising goal. Learnn more about the Decade of Development campaign here.

In 10 years we have:

  • Upgraded pocket parks, sidewalks, crosswalks, lamp posts, gardens, parking areas, street trees, business facades, and connections to nearby trails

  • Restored the Bernard Langlais Skowhegan Indian sculpture through partnership with the Chamber

  • Organized community building events like Holiday Stroll, River Fest, and the Maple Festival

  • Supported local farms at the downtown market and led wellness initiatives for small businesses

  • Connected Skowhegan to statewide promotional networks to attract visitors

To start the next decade, we will:

  • Attract and develop new business and support existing ones with new incentive programs

  • Create and promote a downtown trail of Bernard Langlais sculptures

  • Renew the business facade improvement program

  • Plant an educational garden at the Skowhegan Indian sculpture viewing area

  • Organize vibrant annual events, gardening efforts, and other ongoing projects

Recent Press:

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Weekend long Skowhegan Maple Festival kicks off
Skowhegan facade improvement grants go another round
Skowhegan board ok’s applying for $150,000 state facade grant
In Skowhegan, store closures, expansions, openings highlight a busy year Skowhegan changes called decade of growth
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