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Posted: 08/26/2016

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 Archives and Programming
Professional Opportunity
Palm Beach, FL
TBD, Includes Full Benefits Package

Primary Responsibilities

·         Work with donors and staff to acquire new collections.

·         Reassess collection policy.

·         Organize and rehouse collections.

·         Describe collections and write finding aids.

·         Assist researchers using collections.

·         Develop digital library for internal use.

·         Reassess collections in storage and space needs.

·         Coordinate the digitization of collections.

·         Create a plan for ongoing maintenance of the library.

·         Schedule lectures that foster the Foundations mission.

·         Curate exhibitions featuring our collections and related subject matter.

·         Produce scholarly articles.

·         Update and manage Foundation website.

·         Develop and implement social media campaign.

·         Manage community outreach to promote the Foundations collections and resources.

·         Maintain yearly budget.

·         Direct archival volunteers.

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

·         Other duties as assigned.

Major Qualifications: 

·         A Master of Science in Library and Information Science is required.

·         Strong understanding of and experience with collections and cataloguing of digital resources.

·         Experience with project management.

·         Experience in not-for profit organizations, design, historic preservation, or planning a plus.

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

·         Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.

      Knowledge and understanding of the important and developing historic preservation and urban planning issues of the day.

OPen until
Until Filled

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 Archives and Programming Recruitment” in the email-subject line.
Amanda Skier
Phone: 5618320731
311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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