The Board of Directors of Oatlands Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks qualified candidates to be the property’s next Executive Director. Oatlands, Inc., operates and manages Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, which is a 400-acre estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is located in the Piedmont region of Virginia between Washington, D.C. and the Shenandoah Valley. Oatlands is in Loudoun County, one of the nation’s fastest growing areas over the past two decades.
Once part of the extensive Carter family holdings, Oatlands tells the stories of a 19th-century working plantation, an early 20th century country house, and the people who lived and worked there, including not only its wealthy owners but also the enslaved laborers and artisans. In addition to the Greek Revival mansion, Oatlands property includes magnificent formal terraced gardens, one of the earliest extant greenhouses in North America, barns and other outbuildings, and the recently established Inn at Oatlands Hamlet. Oatlands, Inc. was established by local residents to ensure that the Historic House and Gardens would continue to be an important local resource after the National Trust became its owner. For more information about Oatlands, please see www.oatlands.org.
The Executive Director reports to the Oatlands Board of Directors and works with the Board to fulfill Oatlands’ vision and mission, ensuring that the site remain open to the public for historic, cultural and recreational uses while being financially self-sustaining.
The Executive Director with support from the Chief Operating Officer is ultimately responsible for all aspects of operations, preservation, programming, development, finances, marketing and communications for Oatlands. The Board expects that primary responsibility for day-to-day operations of the site will be discharged by the COO, freeing the Executive Director to focus on devising and executing strategies enabling Oatlands to enhance and deepen its external relationships with existing and new financial supporters, community organizations, and Northern Virginia residents. Key responsibilities include evangelizing Oatlands and heightening its profile in the county and the region, seeking new sources of funding, and successfully communicating the mission, vision, and story of Oatlands in pursuit of development and revenue goals.
Details in each area follow:
With support from the Chief Operating Officer:
Operations, Preservation and Programming
Marketing and Communications
Salary and benefits competitive for comparable positions in non-profit organizations. Please let us know if you have particular salary requirements.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls. Applications will be considered as received and the position will remain open until filled. The Search Committee would prefer to receive applications by September 1, 2018. Oatlands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.