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Posted: 08/22/2019

Brucemore (National Trust Historic Site)
Buildings and Grounds

Brucemore is a historic site and community cultural center, owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and operated in co-stewardship with Brucemore, Inc. The organization is responsible for the stewardship of seven historic structures and 26 acres of gardens and grounds, in addition to thousands of artifacts, works of art, furnishing elements, and archival resources. Brucemore reaches approximately 45,000 visitors a year through an extensive menu of interpretive tours and exhibits, annual community events, public programs, and site rentals.

Director of Facilities
Professional Opportunity
Cedar Rapids, IA
Open Until

Brucemore, a museum property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is seeking a Director of Facilities to perform and oversee the preservation and maintenance of the estate in support of Brucemores role as a historic site and community cultural center. This position serves as part of the senior management team and works in close collaboration with the community engagement and administrative functions in fulfillment of Brucemores mission. This includes responsibilities related to personnel management, budgeting and planning, delegation of duties, and managing third party contractors. This position performs, plans and manages daily and cyclical maintenance of the seven historic structures and 26 acres of gardens and grounds. The position is responsible for overseeing site security, roadways, and site use logistics ensuring the safe, pleasant experience of over 45,000 visitors a year. The position requires frequent hands-on building and grounds maintenance work using power tools and equipment.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associates degree(s), certificate, course work and/or training in historic preservation or cultural landscapes management preferred.
  • Personnel management experience required.
  • Previous experience with historic building maintenance, cultural landscape, equipment maintenance, and/or HVAC systems preferred.
  • Previous experience working with the public and volunteers in the non-profit sector preferred. 







For more information on the position and application instructions, visit: https://www.brucemore.org/about/jobs-internships/            

How to apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by mail or email to: Brucemore ATTN: Director of Facilities Search 2160 Linden Dr. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 hr@brucemore.org Application deadline: October 1, 2019
Tara Richards
Phone: 3193627375
2160 Linden Drive SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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