Director of Louisiana Landmarks Society

Louisiana Landmarks Society is a non-profit 501(c) (3) historic preservation organization that for 69 years has served its mission of promoting historic preservation through education, advocacy and operation of the c. 1799 Pitot House, a historic house located on beautiful Bayou St. John in New Orleans.  Founded by a who’s who of New Orleans preservationists, Louisiana Landmarks led the charge to save Gallier Hall (the old City Hall) in 1950, saved the Carrollton Courthouse from demolition and helped to defeat the Riverfront Expressway. In the 1960s, Landmarks rescued, moved and restored the Pitot House and maintains it for current use as organization headquarters, a house museum and garden, and a site for preservation education. The mission continues today with programs such as the annual New Orleans' Nine Most Endangered Sites, the Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation, theLife on the Bayou Heritage Day, an active preservation advocacy program, lectures, museum and garden tours, and educational opportunities for the community.           

 JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS                           

The qualifications and characteristics of an applicant for this position include:

1. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. An academic concentration in business administration, preservation, architecture, history or museum studies is helpful, but not required.        

2. Experience working as a director or manager, with business management experience required, and with non-profit experience preferred.

3. Management skills required to provide for management and oversight of the daily office operations and of a historic house, and for sound financial and administrative practices of the organization; staff support for the board of trustees and committees; supervise a staff of one other full-time employee and part-time staff and volunteers; work with volunteers and consultants for event based fundraising, fund development and grants.

4. Technical skills including knowledge of and experience with spreadsheets, trackers, computer applications for bookkeeping and data entry and record keeping, such as Quick Books, Past Perfect, Dropbox, InDesign and Constant Contact; and social media.

5. Team building, networking and organizing skills; proficiency in public speaking; written and verbal communication and people skills; self-starter; focused and detail oriented but with a big picture vision; enthusiastic and positive personality; mission and policy driven; creative and enjoys new challenges.

OTHER DETAILS OF DIRECTOR POSITION               

The position of Director is a hands-on, full-time salaried position, and periodically requires evening work for events and for staffing meetings of the board and committees. The position also requires occasional weekend work for programs, events and organizational activities. No non-local travel required.                      

Salary to be determined, commensurate with experience and skills. The Director is subject to annual job performance review. Paid vacation and sick days are provided, but currently no additional employee benefits are offered.   

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR

Please mail a letter of interest, detailed resume and references to Louisiana Louisiana Landmarks Society, Inc., 1440 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA, 70119 or e-mail to info@louisianalandmarks.org, with the subject line “Director Application”.

No hand-delivery or telephone calls, please.