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Samara, West Lafayette
Samara is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Usonian home owned by the John E. Christian Family Memorial Trust and co-stewarded by Indiana Landmarks. Indiana Landmarks seeks a part-time curator to oversee daily and long-term administration of Samara including tour client relationships, guest experiences, volunteer management, and maintenance oversight. Public tours run April through November. The position is part-time, exempt. Annual salary is $28,200.
- Manage group tours and field trips, including responding to inquiries, booking clients, coordinating logistics with outside partners, and volunteer scheduling.
- Maintain and grow tour client list, including schools, conventions, corporations, and more.
- Coordinate with Marketing Department to advertise tours to appropriate audiences.
Guest & Volunteer Experience
- Provide excellent customer service on-site during public and private tours. Provide constructive feedback to improve guest experience.
- Manage volunteers, including recruiting, scheduling, supervising, and training.
- Give tours to public or private audiences for training purposes or as needed.
- Oversee protection and maintenance of the house, collection, and grounds.
- Work in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks to manage budget, process income and invoices.
- Manage online ticket sales via Eventbrite.
- Oversee John E. and Catherine E. Christian Archives located in the West Lafayette Public Library.
- Act as liaison with Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy
- Maintain Facebook page and blog posts.
- Bachelor’s degree in public history, hospitality and tourism, museum studies, historic preservation, nonprofit management, or related field.
- OR 3 years of related experience in a professional environment.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible Tuesday – Saturday schedule, with evening and occasional Sunday obligations.
- Knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture is a plus.
The ideal candidate will:
- Demonstrate a commitment to delivering quality guest and volunteer experiences.
- Be flexible and able to multi-task.
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
- Work both independently and collaboratively on projects.
- Work efficiently and maintain deadlines.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Suzanne Stanis, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 21, 2022.
Indiana Landmarks Southwest Field Office, Evansville
Indiana Landmarks seeks a professional to represent the organization’s preservation efforts within a six-county area of southwestern Indiana including Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The Director of the Southwest Field Office also manages a contractual arrangement with Historic New Harmony related to construction management and preservation of certain buildings in the New Harmony Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The full-time salaried position, which is based in Evansville, Indiana, reports to the Vice President of Preservation Services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Starting annual salary range is $45,000-$50,000. Indiana Landmarks also offers a generous and comprehensive employee benefits package.
- Identify endangered historic structures within the region, determine significance, and help formulate what strategies the organization should undertake to preserve them;
- Provide technical assistance to local preservation commissions, government officials, community organizations, and other groups and individuals interested in preserving historic structures
- Actively work with communities to save endangered structures by assisting with advocacy, fundraising, marketing and capacity-building of local historic preservation organizations;
- Promote the organization’s architectural façade easement program; secure easements on historic properties and monitor existing easement/covenant properties on an annual basis;
- Oversee stabilization/rehabilitation measures and marketing of Indiana Landmarks-owned properties acquired through the Efroymson Family Endangered Places Acquisition Fund;
- Contribute research, content, photographs, and other information for Indiana Preservation, Indiana Landmarks’ bi-monthly magazine and a monthly e-newsletter on preservation activities in the region; and
- Lead or assist with other projects and programs of Indiana Landmarks, as assigned.
- Knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs, as well as national, state, and local laws and procedures relating to historic preservation;
- Understanding and knowledge of rehabilitation practices and The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
- Knowledge of project and construction management and current best practices;
- Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills;
- Proven “people” skills, including ability to interact with and motivate individuals;
- General knowledge of computers, photography, and grant-writing; and
- Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, history, or related field (Master’s degree and/or 3-5 years prior work experience in the field preferred).
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Vice President of Preservation Services
1201 N. Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202