The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. is seeking applicants for a management position, that of Co-Director, within the organization. The Plano Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.
ORGANIZATION: The Plano Conservancy is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve heritage resources for future generations. The organization has been traditionally managed by a Board of Directors and two Co-Directors. For over a decade, The Plano Conservancy has been under contract to the city of Plano to manage the Interurban Museum, a city of Plano property.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The position of Co-Director requires a commitment of 20 hours per week (10-2:00, Mon-Fri) at the Interurban Museum plus 10+ hours for planning and availability for meetings with other organizations and special events scheduled throughout the year. The Co-Directors work together with the Board of Directors to provide a vision for the organization and to properly operate the Interurban Museum in accordance with city directives. The Co-Directors develop concepts for new projects and present them to the Board for approval. Given the educational goals of the Plano Conservancy, the successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for education of the public (both children and adults). Recruitment, training, and interaction with volunteers are part of an ongoing process. The Co-Director may interact with the public on a daily basis. The Co-Director will interact with city personnel on a regular basis for status updates and to schedule maintenance, etc. The Co-Director will be responsible for establishing and maintaining rapport with cultural, preservation, school, business, and community organizations. Assisting with the development and implementation of advertising, public relations, and marketing is expected.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree or equivalent in education, museum studies, or closely related field. Prior experience with public administration or public outreach is desirable. The successful candidate must have the following qualifications: entrepreneurial in nature, past managerial experience, strong communication skills (both verbal and written), experience with preservation, ability to organize and coordinate public events with multiple sponsors, understanding of financial statements and budgets, and strong computer skills.
COMPENSATION: Salary, vacation time, and medical costs reimbursement comprise the benefits package for this position.