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Posted: 07/26/2011

Los Angeles Conservancy

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.

Director of Education
Professional Opportunity
Los Angeles, CA

Tell the Stories of Los Angeles as Director of Education for the Los Angeles Conservancy

Imagine Los Angeles as your domain to conceive and produce innovative and informative programs that tell the stories of the people of Los Angeles through the built environment. Bring your experience and creativity to the Los Angeles Conservancy as Director of Education to plan, direct and evaluate our educational outreach programs. You’ll be responsible for leading research and development, budget, staffing and partnership opportunities for a wide variety of productions that attract and engage hundreds and thousands of people. Your familiarity with place-based educational programming will be a definite asset. You should also be a big thinker who can also stay on top of details.

Founded in 1978 to stop the proposed demolition of the Central Library, the Los Angeles Conservancy uses a two-pronged approach of education and advocacy to engage communities to protect Los Angeles’ dynamic built environment. We saved the Central Library and many other buildings including the Wiltern Theatre, Wilshire May Company, the oldest remaining McDonald’s restaurant, St. Vibiana Cathedral, and the Century Plaza Hotel. Join us as Director of Education and help us be a stronger voice for historic preservation by reaching out to more people and more diverse audiences.


? In collaboration with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff determine short- and long-term educational programming goals and objectives and develop successful programs, activities and collateral materials.

? Direct existing educational programs including our highly-acclaimed film series “Last Remaining Seats; weekly walking tour program; and our fall and spring special tours.

? Develop educational programming that expands upon current advocacy efforts and fosters a preservation ethic.

? Cultivate partnerships with local museums, preservation/neighborhood organizations, and related constituencies to expand long-range program planning.

? Direct, manage, and enhance the experience of our more than 400 passionate and intelligent volunteers.

? Supervise a staff of two to produce programming that reaches over 20,000 people a year.

? Prepare and maintain budgets for each program that cumulatively generate $500,000 a year.

? Lead our youth outreach efforts.

? Serve as a representative of the Los Angeles Conservancy with media, meetings, and at public events.

Qualifications: Five plus years of experience developing and producing educational events with an historic/architectural emphasis and experience supervising staff and volunteers. Masters degree in architectural history, preservation, history, or related field preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication, computer, and team skills are a necessity. Knowledge of historic preservation is a definite plus.


Salary is competitive based upon experience. Staff benefits include twelve days of vacation, two personal holidays, twelve paid holidays, free parking, fully-paid health and dental plans and a 401K retirement program.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Linda Dishman at jobs@laconservancy.org

We will continue taking resumes under submission until the position is filled.

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How to apply
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Linda Dishman at jobs@laconservancy.org
Linda Dishman

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