We Are Hiring a Site Director

Job Description

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

Bachelor’s 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  

Additional Notes

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants must submit Cover Letter, Resume, and References by October 10, 2018 to mbaker@melroseplantation.org (Subject Line: Site Director)