1. Bachelors degree. A focus on historic preservation, architecture, art or cultural history, U. S. history or museum studies is desirable.
2. Prior experience working as an executive director (or equivalent) in a non-profit organization, preferably related to historic preservation, and with management / organizational experience that relies on volunteer assistance is preferred.
3. Knowledge and understanding of the important and developing historic preservation and urban planning issues of the day.
4. Ability to balance tasks related to the stewardship and operation of a historic house museum and rental venue with the demands of preservation advocacy, event programming and fundraising.
5. Understanding of computer applications for bookkeeping, social media, email outreach, design and data base management such as Quick Books, Publisher, Mail Chimp, Past Perfect, and Facebook.
6. Demonstrated, outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
The Executive Director
· Serves at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees working in partnership with the Board President to develop and implement a strategic plan and carry out board policy.
· Represents the organization to the general public and preservation community, serves as a liaison with government officials and agencies, and carries out preservation advocacy in support of LLS objectives as established through its Advocacy Committee.
· Oversees the operation of the Pitot House as a museum and event venue, ensuring that through the House Committee, the people, resources and plans are in place to appropriately
o Maintain the Pitot House and garden
o Maintain the LLS collection, mainly furniture and other objects used in interpreting the Pitot House
o Market and oversee event rentals
o Offer house tours through docents
o Manage the gift shop
· Implements fund-raising activities by
o Working with the Development Committee to develop and update a plan targeting individual, corporate and foundation donors
o Overseeing the implementation of the fundraising plan and tracking of results
o Writing grants based upon plans developed by Board or by its House, Education or other Board committees