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Posted: 04/16/2015

Galveston Historical Foundation
Preservation and Conservation Services

GHF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization formed in 1954 that merged with the Galveston Historical Society created in 1871. The organization owns or manages approximately sixteen properties, vessels, and sites in Galveston. GHF successfully met two capital campaigns within the last three years and hopes to build off that success and well-developed and long-term donors to the organization.

Director of Preservation and Conservation Services
Professional Opportunity
Galveston, TX


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Reports to: áááá ááááááááááááááááááááááá Executive Director

Employment Status: á ááááááááááá Full-time Exempt


Summary:áááá Responsible for the development and management of GHFs field service programs including historic building rehabilitation/restoration projects, preservation revolving fund and real estate transactions, documentation of historic properties and areas, and implementation of programs and projects as recommended by the board and executive director.á Enhancement of GHFs Green Revival conservation program that includes additional salvage operation and retail business opportunities, emergency response/recovery, and sustainability of historic resources on Galveston Island that will serve as a model for other coastal communities.á This position will require an organized, innovative and self-motivated professional to maximize the services provided to the community and work with volunteers, members and donors.



Job Duties:




  • Plans, supervises, and directs all aspects of residential and commercial revolving fund properties.

  • Administers all programs of the department as outlined in the strategic plan and annual work program.

  • Monitors the enforcement of GHF deed restrictions and fašade easements.

  • Assists Executive Director on recommendations for public policy actions to the Board of Directors.

  • Provides leadership and creativity to the development of the Green Revival conservation program and the Center for Coastal Heritage.

  • Represents GHF at city and county boards and commissions as directed.

  • Hires and supervises program staff of three to four and manages the operations of the office and retail functions at the Architectural Salvage Warehouse.

  • Prepares and administers annual departmental budget and goals.

  • Serves as primary contact for universities and coordinating their annual project planning.

  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure the preservation of owned or managed properties.

  • Writes and assists with grant requests for the department and organization.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

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How to apply
Interested applicants should submit a current resume, writing sample, and three references by Friday, May 15, 2015, at 5 p.m.
Dwayne Jones

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