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Posted: 01/10/2013

Governor William Owsley House

The Governor William Owsley House, Pleasant Retreat, was saved from demolition in 1993. It was restored by the State of Kentucky, dedicated Garrard County citizens, and faithful Owsley family descendants. This young museum is owned by Garrard County and under the direction of a board of trustees. Living quarters are provided (including utilities) on the property above the “Carriage House”

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Lancaster, KY

The trustees prefer that applicants hold a degree in marketing, development, historic preservation, museum studies and/or document experience managing historic properties, or working with development of historic properties. Skills required include nurturing/developing community educational programs, updating house inventory (Past Perfect or similar software).developing exhibits(our quilts are outstanding), membership correspondence(strong oral and written communication skills), promoting use of the house and property for funding (weddings, dinners, and other events), and maintaining the web site. Developing working relationships with the Kentucky Heritage Council, the Kentucky Archeological Survey, the Kentucky History Center, Berea College, local leaders and public officials will be strongly encouraged. This is a permanent position.


Salary: Private contractor with living quarters and utilities provided

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Until Filled

How to apply
Please email a resume and cover letter to Travis Rose (Executive Director) at director@owsleyhouse.org
Travis Rose
Phone: 859.792.9639
656 Stanford Road
Lancaster, KY 40444

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