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Posted: 06/27/2016

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is a private, non-profit, 1500 member organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic, architectural and cultural heritage of Palm Beach, Florida. As the community advocate for maintaining the outstanding quality of life in Palm Beach, the Foundation has created a community-wide perspective seeing the unique buildings of Palm Beach as integral to the Town’s character as well as its future. What once would have been only issues of growth have been reshaped as issues of quality of life. By combining history, inventiveness and ingenuity the Preservation Foundation has helped forge a contemporary Palm Beach informed by its achievements in architecture, culture and design, not dismissive of them. Over 30 years, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach has given millions of dollars for the preservation and restoration of historic properties; worked advocating for over 275 landmark properties; recognized numerous architects, owners, and properties with awards; educated hundreds of thousands of children about the architectural, cultural and environmental legacy of Palm Beach; and saved thousands of archival documents in its library, among many other accomplishments.

Director of Education
Professional Opportunity
Palm Beach, FL
Salary Dependent on Experience and Inclu

The Director of Education is responsible for maintaining dynamic education programs that foster the mission of preserving the architectural, historical and ecological heritage of Palm Beach.  Programs are created to suit the needs of elementary, secondary, postsecondary, postgraduate students and the institutions they attend as well as developing education programs for adults.



The Director of Education is responsible for developing and implementing multi-disciplinary learning opportunities for all ages, which can be informal or curriculum based, utilizing architecture, history, the environment and historic preservation. 


Primary Responsibilities

·         Evaluate current education programs and prepare new education programs in accordance with the Foundations mission while meeting the curriculum standards as required by the School District of Palm Beach County.

·         Coordinate scheduling of education programs.

·         Implement educational programs at designated locations both on- and off-site.

·         Ensure educational sites are prepared for classes.

·         Plan and implement professional development workshops for educators.

·         Recruit, train, and evaluate education associates, assistants, and volunteers.

·         Prepare materials for educational programs, educational events, and instructional programs.

·         Manage community outreach to promote the education programs and resources of the Foundation.

·         Maintain yearly budget for the Education Department.

·         Facilitate teacher and student access to the Foundation archives through regular communication with the Foundation archivist.

·         Implement and oversee Foundation internships and scholarships.

·         Direct and evaluate part-time educators, encourage their participation in development and implementation of outreach programs, teacher professional development and collaborations.

·         Develop and maintain collaborative projects and program that complement the Foundations mission.

·         Assist staff with Foundation business including daytime and evening events.


·         Other duties as assigned.

Major Qualifications: 

·         A Masters degree in education, historic preservation, architecture, cultural history, or U.S. history is desirable.

·         Excellent interpersonal, communication, administration and personnel management skills; ability to effectively utilize technology in support of these skills.

·         Experience in not-for profit organizations, education, historic preservation, or planning a

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How to apply
How to Apply Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, three professional references, and supporting documents addressing the qualifications and responsibilities specified to Amanda Skier, Executive Director at askier@palmbeachpreservation.org. Please indicate “Director of Education Recruitment” in the email-subject line. Please submit all applications by close of business on August 5, 2016.
Amanda Skier
Phone: 5618320731
Fax: 5618320731
311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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