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Posted: 08/31/2010

Claremont Heritage

Founded in 1976, Claremont Heritage is a non-profit membership organization devoted to the preservation of the history and historic character of Claremont through research, education and advocacy. Our public programs include walking tours, slide shows, lectures, workshops, home tours, bus tours, newsletters, and school presentations. Claremont Heritage works with the city to ensure appropriate designs for changes to historic structures as well as neighborhoods, landscapes, sites and monuments. It also further preserves and displays documents, photographs, memorabilia and other sources of information relating to the history of Claremont and maintains a local history reference library as well as a gift shop. Craftsmen referrals and free information are also offered to homeowners and other interested parties. Claremont Heritage promotes public discussion, scholarship and general interest in the history of Claremont and researches the histories of families, individuals and community institutions. In all of these ways Heritage seeks to communicate to residents and visitors the qualities that make

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Claremont, CA

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Claremont Heritage. The Executive Director, in conjunction with the Officers, enables the Board to fulfill its governance function. The Executive Director implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and is responsible for the organization's consistent and continuing achievement of its philosophy, mission, and financial objectives while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable state and federal requirements.


• Assess local preservation needs, coordinate alliances, develop partnerships, and create programs to meet the needs of our constituents.

• Know local, state and federal preservation laws, the role of relevant government agencies and the roles of local and national non-profits to develop partnerships in creating programs.

• Know current best practices in architectural conservation, preservation planning, and development of local ordinances.

• Maintain ongoing relationships with local preservation groups, city and state agencies

• Act as liaison between Heritage and the City of Claremont elected officials, staff and the general public.

• Provide data and documentation outlined in Heritage's agreement with the City of Claremont to provide historical documentation services and recommendations.

• Maintain office facilities for Claremont Heritage at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday throughout the year, except for established holidays and the month of August.

• Provide assistance and expertise to Board members in helping them achieve the goals of their programs and the needs of their committees.

• Provide information to the Board of Directors at regular board meetings and the Annual Meeting with respect to local current historic activities, development issues, preservation issues, fund raising events and public meetings and forums.

• Carry out the goals and objectives of Heritage within the constraints of the annual budget, including advising the treasurer of variances with respect to budget items.

• Authorize the expenditure of funds as outlined in the annual budget on an on-going basis.

• Oversee and evaluate the performance of other staff of Heritage; be responsible for hiring, training, evaluation and termination.

• Complete such annual goals and responsibilities as are agreed to with the Board of Directors.


• Minimum of 3 years experience working in historic preservation, planning, community organizing or related field. Non-profit experience preferred.

• Strong working knowledge of the preservation network in California, as well as knowledge of planning, local and state regulations governing preservation issues.

• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

• Computer proficiency required.

• Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.

• Good oral communication skills and comfort with public speaking.

• Willingness to travel, attend board meetings, workshops, city meetings/hearings, evening meetings/events and preservation conferences/meetings.

• Valid Class C California Driver’s License is required.

• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Directors may find appropriate.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
John Neiuber, President
Phone: (909) 621-0848
Fax: (909) 621-9995
P.O. 742
Claremont, CA 91711

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