Author: Molly Ricks

Call for Microgrant Applications & Preservation Award Nominations

Do you have a good idea to help preserve Baltimore’s heritage and revitalize our historic neighborhoods? Do you know a great Bmore preservation/history project, organization, or person that needs to be recognized for their hard work?

At our 2023 Preservation Celebration on October 19, we will be giving out four micro-grants to help launch preservation work in the city. We will also be honoring people and organizations that have been doing great work for our city’s historic places and communities.

Apply for a microgrant here:

To submit an award suggestion, email us at!

Save the Date: October 19 is our Preservation Celebration 2023!

Save the date! On Thursday, October 19, Baltimore Heritage will be hosting its Preservation Celebration 2023 in the evening (location tbd). At this event, we’ll honor our 2023 Preservation Award winners and, with your help, give out four microgrants to people working on the front lines in our historic neighborhoods. We’ll say thank you to our volunteers and honor all of their hard work this year. This gathering also acts as Baltimore Heritage’s annual meeting where the board will elect its new members. Tickets will be a suggested donation of $25.

Check back in the coming weeks for more information. We hope you’ll join us on October 19!

Job Opportunity: Contractual Heritage Tour Coordinator

We’re looking for a Contractual Heritage Tour Coordinator to join us in our work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic places. Below is description of the position and how to apply. The application deadline is August 15, 2023.

Pay & Benefits: $15,000 for a one year position, 12 hours per week (flexible with some weekends required)

Applications Due: August 15, 2023

Start Date: September 11, 2023


Position Description

Baltimore Heritage is seeking a 12-hour per week contractual assistant to help with the organization’s heritage tour programs. The Tour Coordinator has three primary responsibilities: coordinating the organization’s public tours and private group tours; conducting outreach about the tours through Baltimore Heritage’s website and social media channels; and assisting Baltimore Heritage grow its tours program by editing tours and training new tour guides.

This is a 12-hour per week contractual position that does not include benefits. The position is fully funded for one year. Baltimore Heritage expects to secure funding to extend the position for at least one additional year. However, the current commitment is for only one year from the start date. The assistant will report to Baltimore Heritage’s deputy director, Molly Ricks. Work hours are flexible and may be done at home or in the organization’s office. The position requires attending some tours on weekends and weekday evenings.

Position Responsibilities:

Scheduling and Coordinating

  • Plan and schedule public tours
  • Create tour guide schedule
  • Check in with venue (if applicable) and guides weekly
  • Coordinate and answer tour registrant questions 
  • Schedule & coordinate private group tours 
  • Send out post-tour surveys 


  • Create tour announcements for website (CiviCRM & WordPress)
  • Publicize tours across media outlets (social media & newspapers)
  • Occasionally create new tours
  • Edit and update tour scripts 


  • Help recruit and train new volunteer tour guides and tour helpers 
  • Attend tours of new guides

Qualification and Skill Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Very strong organizational and communication skills 
  • Familiarity with Google Suites (Docs, Slides, Sheets)
  • Familiarity with main social media platforms
  • Concern for Baltimore City and its history, heritage, architecture, and people
  • Commitment to sharing a wide diversity of heritage and history

To Apply

  • Send cover letter, resume, and short (500 words or less) statement of interest in this position via email to Molly Ricks:
  • For questions, contact Molly Ricks at 240-305-3984 or 
  • We value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

About Baltimore Heritage 

Baltimore Heritage is a city-wide non-profit historic preservation organization. Founded in 1960, it has two-full time staff positions, a 25 member board of directors, and dozens of volunteers. Baltimore Heritage operates in three primary areas: preservation advocacy for historic buildings and neighborhoods; education programs including an expansive Heritage Tours Program; and technical assistance to homeowners and building owners working to restore their historic buildings. Since March of 2020, the organization has produced over 250 short “Five Minute Histories” videos.

Save the Date! Bmore Historic 2023 is September 22

Baltimore’s annual unconference on people, places, and the past will be at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Friday, September 22, 2023! Students are free this year.

What is Bmore Historic?

Bmore Historic is a participant-led unconference for people who care about public history and historic preservation in and around Baltimore. Learn more about Bmore Historic or read our introduction to unconferences.

What do we do at Bmore Historic?

Past, in-person unconferences have been structured around four session blocks: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. We usually have between four to six sessions in each of the time blocks for a total of twenty sessions throughout the day.