administration and events coordinator (2)

We are hiring!

Mechanics’ Hall is seeking creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic team members to join us in new roles. 

Events and Administration Coordinator This position will manage and execute Mechanics’ Hall public and private events and provide overall administrative support to the organization. Our ideal candidate will have an artisan spirit, a love of humanities, a business school mindset, and strong event coordination skills. 

Substitute Librarian This position will be responsible for the library in the Librarian’s absence. Our ideal candidate will be personable and creative, have experience with libraries and automated library systems, and possess strong customer service skills.


Welcome to Mechanics’ Hall

In 1815, the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association was the fellowship for Portland’s creative community: the blacksmiths, coopers, carpenters, and more.  Between 1857 and 1859, they built Mechanics’ Hall to house their library and become a communal gathering space. Today’s Mechanics’ Hall connects to that rich history by inspiring and enriching the community while promoting ingenuity, creativity, innovation and the diffusion of useful knowledge.

We are the modern mechanics. Join us. 

Meet our new librarian Julie!

Mechanics’ Hall has hired our new librarian. We would like to welcome Julie Olson (you can also call her Jules). Olson comes to Mechanics’ with a wealth of experience in library sciences, collection development, public programs and more. She has long been a maker, performer, and teacher. More specifically, she is a weaver, musician, mixed media artist, and not surprisingly, a voracious reader.


Welcome Jules! We can’t wait to see what you will do at Mechanics’ Hall.

Upcoming Events

Program funding has been provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

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