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Posted: 02/12/2013

Historic Hudson, Inc.

Historic Hudson, Inc., a 501(c)(3) founded in 1996 to advocate for the architectural heritage of the City of Hudson, and for the protection of its unique historic and cultural resources, is seeking a dynamic and engaging self-starter to help take the organization to the next step. This new position offers an exceptional opportunity for growing and managing an organization that has a high level of visibility throughout the preservation profession due to the extraordinary vitality of the City of Hudson, the continuing influx of members of the creative economy, and the range and diversity of opportunities in the city and the Hudson Valley Region. Historic Hudson is located in a restored federal townhouse on Hudson’s main street, and has national and international visibility as the steward of the Dr. Oliver Bronson House & Estate, a National Historic Landmark, which it is restoring for public benefit. (See World of Interiors, March 2013; Preservation Nation Sept./October 2010; and www.dobhdaybook.wordpress.com) Historic Hudson is a member of the Preservation League of NYS Colleagues Program, and offers exceptional opportunity to advance in organizational management, and project management for historic preservation.

Associate Director
Professional Opportunity
Hudson, NY
Commensurate with Experience
Open Until
Until Filled

The Associate Director will report to the Board of Directors, with duties to include:


§         Office management of day-to-day operations -  Respond to requests for information, liaison with bookkeeper,  maintain archives and record files, provide Board support


§         Fundraising and development - Provide leadership to build organizational capacity.  Oversee membership database, mailings, fundraising appeals, grant sourcing and writing, donor cultivation, and coordination of special events


§         Public relations and publicity Represent Historic Hudson in community and professional forums and programs; build awareness of the organization on a local and national level; write press releases, feature articles, and propose papers for professional forums


§         Program development Assist with mission-based planning and implementation of exhibitions, lecture programs, annual house tour, and collaborative events for state-wide and city-wide cultural and tourism programs


§         Project management Assist in management of restoration of the Dr. Oliver Bronson House, including liaison with historic preservation and historic landscape architects, archeologists, contractors, and State Historic Preservation Office personnel


§         Strategic planning Work with Board to set budgets and goals, and develop collaborative relationships with organizations invested in furthering the mission of Historic Hudson to achieve measurable outcomes. 





§         Bachelor's degree in related field, with advanced degree or background in historic preservation preferred.

§         Well organized, conceptual and analytical thinker, able to work independently.


§         Excellent oral and written communication skills with polished public speaking and proven technical grant writing capabilities.


§         Advanced capability in Microsoft Office, file transfer, and social media. Graphic capability a plus.


§         Demonstrated skill in seeking innovative opportunities to expand organizational reach.

How to apply
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter, and three references to historichudson@verizon.net with "AD Position" in the subject line.
Selection Committee
552 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

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