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Posted: 10/24/2012

Historic Long Branch
Public Programming

Located in Clarke County, Virginia (near Millwood), Long Branch is one of the most historic and elegant antebellum houses in the lower Shenandoah Valley. Long Branch operates as a 501(c)3, and our currently stated purpose is to preserve and utilize the assets of the estate for the benefit of our local and regional communities. Currently, the Foundation is undergoing a strategic planning process to reenergize the site and requires an energetic Director of Public Programming who can oversee existing and new events and assist in developing new and engaging interpretive and education programming.

Director of Public Programming
Professional Opportunity
Millwood, VA
Commensurate with Experience


Primary responsibility of the Director of Public Programming is to provide comprehensive project coordination with focus on revenue goal achievement for the museums events.

o Typical duties include representing staff on event committees; creating task lists, status reports and budget projections; contacting and soliciting current and prospective event sponsor/vendors; coordinating event entertainment; and managing advertising (traditional and emerging media).

Assist the Executive Director with efforts to improve current event and public programming.

Assist the Executive Director with developing new, engaging events that speak to Long Branchs place in history. In short: events with meaning.

Assist with soliciting volunteers for special events, interpretive and education programming.

Essential Experience:

Enthusiasm and ability to inspire the general public through historyrelated special events and public programs.

Experience working with project or department budgets preferred.

Ability to carry out multiple routine and detailed work projects in a timely and accurate manner without close supervision.

High level of creativity, energy, and intellect.

Professional outgoing personality plus good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Commitment and sensitivity to working with diverse audiences (including general public, elementary and secondary students, teachers, and volunteers).

Knowledge and enthusiasm for 18th and 19th century Virginia history a plus.

An understanding of generally accepted museum education concepts, strategies, ethics, and standards a plus. Experience with public or school programming in a nonprofit setting a plus.


BA/BS preferred in history, historic preservation, hospitality management (i.e. event planning), or related field. At least two years experience in non-profit fundraising/development/programming and/or special event management.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Email: info@historiclongbranch.com Please provide a brief letter of interest, resume and three professional references.
Nicholas Redding

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