The Board of Directors of Oatlands Inc. seeks qualified candidates to be the property’s next Executive Director. Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is a 400-acre estate located in the Piedmont region of Virginia between Washington, D.C. and the Shenandoah Valley within 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 enslaved laborers and artisans. In addition to the 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 is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by local residents who founded Oatlands, Inc. to ensure that Oatlands remains a vibrant regional resource. For more information about Oatlands, please see www.oatlands.org.
The executive director reports to the Oatlands Board of Directors and manages a full-time paid staff of about 15 and part-time staff of 25. The Executive Director leads the staff and volunteers, and works with the Board of Directors to fulfill Oatlands’ vision and mission, ensuring that the site is both culturally and financially sustainable.
The executive director is responsible for all aspects of operations, preservation, programming, development, finances, marketing and communications for Oatlands. Details in each area follow:
Operations, Preservation and Programming
Marketing and Communications
Salary and benefits competitive.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to email@example.com. 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 March 1, 2018. Oatlands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Visitor Center & Museum Store Assistant
The Visitor Center in Oatlands Carriage House is the first point of contact for visitors to Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Museum Store is located within the Oatlands Carriage House.
This position is responsible for providing initial orientation and excellent client service for all visitors before and after tours, programs, and events.
The job requires the processing of retail sales and completing ticket transactions in person and on the phone in a courteous and professional manner.
Candidate must demonstrate a collaborative, positive, supportive spirit, and work with all staff members to provide a seamless, warm, welcoming experience for all visitors. We are seeking a motivated, talented, creative individual to ensure visitors a positive experience from the moment they enter Oatlands Carriage House.
Other duties include:
This is a part-time, 10 to 24-hour per week job that will require working on weekends. The position offers a competitive hourly rate.
This position will report to the Oatlands’ Visitor Services Manager.
Ideal candidate will have:
About Oatlands Historic House and Gardens: In 1798, a young bachelor named George Carter inherited 3,408 acres of prime Loudoun County, Virginia farmland. Oatlands based its plantation economy on wheat production. The success of Oatlands depended upon a slave economy.
In 1903, prominent Washingtonians, William Corcoran Eustis, and his wife Edith Morton Eustis purchased Oatlands as their country home. The family donated the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1965. Oatlands is a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation given by the National Park Service.
Oatlands is a self-supporting non-profit organization that receives no government funding.
Oatlands is a rich resource for our community, state, and nation. We provide historical, educational and recreational experiences to our many visitors. Today, we tell the story of the enslaved community that lived, worked and built Oatlands.
Oatlands welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year through our school programs, house and garden tours, afternoon teas, and large-scale events such as Oatlands’ Strawberry Festival, World War I and World War II Weekend, Harvest Festival and more.
Start date: Immediately
Employment type: Part-Time
Professional level: Support
Job functions: Visitor services, customer services, historic site, non-profit, museum, sales, education & administration.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.