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Posted: 08/20/2013

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
National Park Service

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve (EBLA) is America’s first national historical reserve and the only unit of the National Park Service managed by a Trust Board representing local, state, and federal partners. The Reserve Manager reports to a nine-member Trust Board and supervises staff (currently 2.5 FTE), intermittent interns, and volunteers. The Reserve Manager ensures that the Trust Board mission, long-term and annual work plans are achieved. He/she works collaboratively with the four official EBLA Partners (National Park Service, Washington State Parks, Town of Coupeville and Island County). He/She manages the Trust Board’s annual budget, seeks additional funding and grants, and is the Reserve expert in tracking trends, challenges and opportunities in preserving the historic landscape, buildings, and rural community while interpreting the Reserve’s mission in its contemporary agricultural and socioeconomic context.

Reserve Manager
Professional Opportunity
Coupeville, WA

The Reserve Manager, with the help of staff, assists the Trust Board in protecting and sustaining the Reserves rural community while implementing programs which commemorate important historical events in the Reserve. The Reserve Manager performs a wide range of tasks in order to carry out the business of the Reserve. The Manager adapts to changing work conditions and priorities, as they evolve, and communicates closely with the Trust Board to determine current work priorities.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

Implementing the Trust Boards work plan for the Reserve

Community and Partner engagement

Program management

Visitor management and experience enhancement

Historic preservation, interpretation and education

Reserve resource protection and management including historic buildings and landscapes

Reserve resource protection including the rural community and private property and businesses

Trust Board and Partner relations

Staff development and supervision

Effective budgeting and strategic planning

Maintaining partnership with newly-established Friends of Ebeys 501(c)(3)

Build and maintain relationships with Reserve partners and community collaborators

The successful candidate will:

Be adept at working with complex social networks, relationships and pressures

Possess good personnel management and administrative skills

Inspire community engagement and passion for the Reserve, its heritage and resource value

Display flexibility and patience with bureaucracy, budget and funding shifts, work plan priority shifts and schedule pressures

Possess skills in working in collaborative efforts with private and governmental agencies

Have understanding and work with the needs of the local community

Enjoy working closely with the Trust Board in a spirit of teamwork

Additional Desirable Skills and Expertise:

Familiarity with implementing land use and building codes

Familiarity with historic building and resource protection and management

Executive management experience

OPen until

How to apply
Applicants should email a Letter of Interest along with a Resume to the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, in care of carol_castellano@partner.nps.gov. For more information, please call 360.678.6084.
Carol Castellano
Phone: 360.678.6084
162 Cemetery Road, PO Box 774
Coupeville, WA 98239

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