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Executive Director, Historic Site Manager, Philip Foster Farm Historic Site (Eagle Creek, OR)
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Contributed By: Philip Foster Farm Historic Site
Email The Author: jzhhistsoc@rconnects.com
Website: http://www.philipfosterfarm.com

The Philip Foster Farm is a 5 acre historic site located on the Barlow Road of the Oregon Trail. Philip Foster, one of Oregon’s earliest pioneers, was a leader in the establishment of Oregon. His farm and home in Eagle Creek played an important part in the history of the Barlow Road, which followed the south side of Mt. Hood as an alternative to the treacherous Columbia River route. Foster helped fund, build and operate the Barlow Road at various times between 1848 and 1865, guiding thousands of covered wagons into the Willamette Valley.

The farm is one of the few sites along the Oregon Trail to actively interpret pioneer life. The site features the original 1860 barn and tack shop, the Philip Foster house circa 1883, a re-created working general store, blacksmith shop and log cabin. The site includes authentic covered wagons and carriages, landscaped grounds with heirloom flowers, orchard, vegetable garden and the oldest Lilac tree in the state. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9Plu-DVUALg

The Farm is owned and operated by the Jacknife Zion Horseheaven Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Eagle Creek, Oregon. www.philipfosterfarm.com.

Job Summary:
The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the historic site and the organization working in partnership with the Educational Director.  The Director reports to and supports the Board of Directors. This is a part time, salaried position with a base compensation of $1, 250 per month, averaging 20 hours per week. Our organization has a strong track record of growth with more than two decades of successful educational programs and events. It is expected the Executive Director will bring considerable experience and expertise to build on this foundation, generating increased visibility, revenue, and community participation. It is expected that the duties and compensation of the Director would increase over time and/or additional staff positions created as a direct result of their successful initiatives.

Responsibilities:
  • Staff, manage historic site  - facilities and groundsWrite & manage grants for projects & programs
  • Develop new exhibits, publications, public programs as needed
  • Maintain web site
  • Recruit, coordinate and train volunteers in coordination with the Educational Director
  • Research and write articles for local papers; make community presentations
  • Handle research requests from members, residents and researchers 
  • Oversee collections care
  • Organize and maintain office files in coordination with the Educational Director
  • Manage the inventory and operations of the store
  • Manage the development of brochures, signs and publications
  • Manage publicity for organization, events
  • Serve as a liaison with other organizations as identified
  • Support the Executive Committee of the Board – plan agendas, etc.
  • Membership and Annual Meeting coordination
  • Handle incoming mail, phone calls, e-mail
Required Qualifications:
  • 4 year degree in museum studies or similar program; historical preservation, library and/or archives coursework preferred; graduate degree desirable. 
  • A minimum of 2 Years of experience working with and coordinating volunteers
  • Experience with historic sites including visitor interaction
  • Interest in and knowledge of the history of the Oregon Trail
  • Computer skills: PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and basic web updates; experience with PastPerfect preferred.
  • English proficiency in speaking and writing
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Demonstrated grant writing ability
  • Experience with creating and making presentations Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships with a wide range of members, volunteers, donors and residents
  • Well organized with strong time management skills
  • Ability to work independently exercising good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Creative, personable and energetic team player
To apply, submit a cover letter, and resume including references by email to jzhhistsoc@rconnects.com by 5pm on February 17, 2014.


Posted: February 5, 2014
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