Job Listing: Interim Executive Director

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Historic Smithfield - Smithfield, VA

Closes - Open until filled

Position Title – Interim Executive Director

Salary - The compensation is equivalent to $80,000/annually, and there are no benefits.

Job Type - To serve for six to twelve months. Potential for the position to become permanent. 

For more info and to apply - Send Cover Letter and Resume to meredith@bryanandjordan.com

Smithfield is the 1774 original preserved home of Col. William and Susanna Preston, plus several generations of descendants, located in Blacksburg, VA, on the property’s foundation-owned acreage, bounded on all sides by the Virginia Tech campus, in a palatial setting. The house, outbuildings, and grounds are open seasonally for ticketed interpreted tours, with opportunities for rental of grounds and a pavilion for private events.  Historic-themed and educational programming are integral to the mission of Smithfield and all stakeholders that the property serves and enriches.

 

Position Overview: The interim Executive Director for Historic Smithfield is a nearly full-time position that reports to the Board of Directors and oversees a staff of one full-time and four part-time employees. The ideal candidate will provide operations leadership and be well versed in today’s applications of public history.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage and guide all staff
  • Engage with the community and provide positive public relations
  • Direct the implementation of programming to convey the significance of our historic site
  • Provide sound financial management and administrative oversight
  • Oversee property and historic site maintenance
  • Other related duties as required

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication, effective listening, and positive interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated use of current technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Understand current fundraising trends, skilled with annual funds and grants.