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🔗Director of Archives

  • Full Time
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • $65,000-$85,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    –M.A. or M.L.S in Library Science, Museum Studies, History or a related field with formal training in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience
    –Minimum of three years’ experience, background and/or interest in historic preservation or architecture highly recommended
    –Knowledge of archives management software such as ArchivesSpace and Omeka
    –Supervisory experience
    –Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills
    –Outstanding analytical, research and writing skills
    –Experience with public speaking and presenting to groups

  • How to Apply:

    Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to President & CEO Amanda Skier

  • Job benefits: Health, Dental + Vision, Life + Disability, 403(b) match, 20 PTO Days
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Comfortable working in an environment that may include dusty materials and occasional lifting of boxes

Website Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach protects and celebrates the architectural, botanical, and cultural heritage of Palm Beach. Through advocacy initiatives, educational programs, architectural resources, and cultural events, the Foundation’s goal is to inspire the community to learn about and protect the places that make Palm Beach special.

The Director of Archives is responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the Foundation’s archives including its organization, preservation, and storage. They also manage the Foundation’s publications which seek to further the scholarship of local architects and designers. The successful candidate is responsible for promoting the Foundation’s archives through programming and social media strategies that raise awareness of the Foundation and cultivate the next generation of stewards. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative environment in a newly renovated space devoted to the archive.

About the archives:

The architectural archives housed at the Preservation Foundation are an invaluable resource for researching the history of the Town of Palm Beach. The collections include the architectural drawings of prominent Palm Beach architects such as John L. Volk and Marion Sims Wyeth.  In addition to these collections, the archives include rare books, maps, periodicals, and property files that document the history of Palm Beach.