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 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 September 1, 2018. Oatlands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Special Events & Site Use Coordinator
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is seeking a qualified, energetic, and competent individual to assist the Special Events Manager with all aspects of the events department, including weddings, private parties, afternoon teas, photography, customer service/ hospitality care at the Inn at Oatlands Hamlet, and other special events responsibilities. This position will report to the Manager of Special Events.
The candidate should possess a high-energy level and an outgoing personality with the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays possibly exceeding 40 hours per week. This is a Full-Time exempt salaried position, with flexibility from January to March when Oatlands is closed to the public. Extensive time management skills, ability to multi-task, and careful attention to detail required. Candidate must also demonstrate a collaborative, positive, supportive spirit, and understand the logistics involved in events, but also appreciate the priority of protecting a historic site. Candidate must also be able to lift, carry, load materials weighing 30 pounds and perform physical tasks for event set up and break down.
Ideal candidate will have:
About Oatlands Historic House and Gardens: Oatlands 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. Once part of the extensive Carter family plantation 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. 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. Oatlands is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by Oatlands, Inc., both non-profit, non-government organizations.
Oatlands is a rich resource for the community, state, and nation. We provide historical, educational and recreational experiences to our many visitors. Today, we tell the story of all those who lived and worked at Oatlands during the last 200 years.
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: Full Time
Professional level: Coordinator
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience, $30-35,000. Generous benefits and holiday/vacation package.
Job functions: Customer service, historic site, non-profit, museum, sales, education & administration.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred.
Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org