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Posted: 10/27/2015

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Our Mission To preserve, restore, reconstruct and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County. Our Vision To bring alive the history of Santa Barbara for present and future generations. The Santa Barbara Presidio, established by the Spanish from Mexico in 1782, lies at the very center of the Santa Barbara we know today. Within the city blocks of the properties that the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) own and manage lived many generations of Santa Barbarans, a rich cultural mix of Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, Euro-American, Chinese and Japanese settlers. The Santa Inés Mission Mills are rare relics of the industrial operations carried on at some of the California missions by Chumash neophytes and Spanish padres. SBTHP aims to tell the stories of these Santa Barbara County residents to convey how cultures blend and borrow from each other as people adapt to changing situations. SBTHP engages in archaeological and historical research and publication to expand knowledge about Santa Barbara's history. It works closely with California State Parks, the City of Santa Barbara, the County of Santa Barbara and various cultural and educational constituencies, SBTHP works to attract and inform a broad audience through its restoration projects, exhibits, living history demonstrations, public events and lectures, and public school programs.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Santa Barbara, CA
$ commensurate with experience

Executive Director


The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in Santa Barbara, California, is seeking an Executive Director.  The Trust is a dynamic, nationally-honored, 501 (c) (3) membership organization with an operating budget of $2.5 million working to protect, preserve, restore, reconstruct and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County.


The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management   of the Trust according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is expected to provide leadership by supporting the Board of Directors and Trust staff in fulfilling the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the  Trust, and to oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Trust.


In carrying out these duties, the Executive Director will have leadership and oversight responsibilities for fundraising, community relations, program planning and management, human resources planning and management, financial planning and management, property management, and risk management.


View the full job description at http://media.wix.com/ugd/8f78a7_0014124426c94615b4c8f0e12963417d.pdf





Education:  BA or BS degree is required.  A graduate degree in history, public history, cultural resource management, archaeology or related fields is desirable.  A working knowledge of the Spanish language is also desirable.



Experience:  At least ten years of proven management experience in a public or private sector organization, museum, historical society, historic park, or related institution.



Strong interpersonal communication skills are required.



Annual salary (plus benefits) will be determined commensurate with experience and qualifications.



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How to apply
The application process: Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume via e-mail or regular mail to: SBTHP/Search Committee edsearchsbthp2016@gmail.com or P.O. Box 996, Santa Barbara, California 93102-0996 Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2015. All applications will be treated as confidential. After a thorough review the Trust will determine a final list of candidates. The Trust intends to fill the position by February 1, 2016. The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
P.O. Box 996
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0996

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