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Posted: 09/23/2018

Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches

Site Director
Professional Opportunity
Natchitoches/Melrose, LA
Open Until
Until Filled


Role and Responsibilities

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches is hiring a Site Director. The Site Director will be responsible for managing the day to day operations and staff of the Melrose Plantation, a National Historic Landmark operating as a house museum. Additionally, the director will be responsible for cyclical maintenance and preservation project planning/management of the nine historic structures located on the plantation. The director will work closely with the APHN Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to identify the needs of the plantation, plan yearly programs, create a budget, interpret the diverse history of Melrose and promote that history through public engagement and social media.  

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelors degree in Historic Building Preservation, Public History, or Museum Studies. Minimum three years experience working on a historic site or in a related field, management experience preferred.

Preferred Skills

Three Years Management Experience

Preservation Standards and Trades Knowledge Required

Grant Writing/ Fundraising Experience

Proficient use of Microsoft Programs and Social Media Platforms

Familiarity with Squarespace Webhosting/Builder a Plus

Comfortable with Public Speaking and Community Engagement

Event Coordination and Program Development

How to apply
EMAIL: (PREFERRED METHOD FOR RECEIVING SUBMISSIONS) mbaker@melroseplantation.org (Subject Line: Site Director)

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