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🔗Director of Hay House

  • Full Time
  • Macon, GA
  • 65,000 - 70,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Hay House
  • Job Summary: The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation (“The Georgia Trust”) seeks a dynamic, motivated, responsible, organized individual to coordinate the daily operations of Hay House in Macon, Georgia.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field related to the mission of Hay House and its administration, plus 5 years of professional experience in management, including the supervision of staff, budget management responsibilities and fundraising abilities for candidates who hold a Master’s degree. Candidates who hold only a bachelor’s degree should have more than 6 years of professional experience in the same areas as stated above. Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal skills, computer literacy, and interpersonal relations with donors and members of the general public are essential.

  • How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for three references to Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 16, 2024. Please do not call about the position. The position is not remote and the Director must be able to reside in the Macon-Bibb County area. Macon is a vibrant city of 150,000 residents located in Middle Georgia.

  • Job benefits: The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation offers competitive benefits for its employees. Employees are given 11 paid holidays and 18 days of paid time off which increases with length of service. The Georgia Trust pays either 100% or 90% of the employee’s health insurance depending on the plan selected, group dental insurance is made available at the employee’s expense, flexible medical and dependent care spending accounts are available and a 403(b) with a 5% match after one year of employment. All benefits begin the month after the employee’s start date.
  • Contact Name: Wright Mitchell

Website The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation works for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia’s diverse historic resources and advocates their appreciation, protection and use. As one of the country’s leading statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations, the Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “Places in Peril.” The Trust recognizes preservation projects and individuals with its annual Preservation Awards. The Trust offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children, provides technical assistance to property owners and historic communities, advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts, and manages two house museums in Atlanta (Rhodes Hall) and Macon (Hay House).

Primary Responsibilities:

Operations and Management

Acts as liaison between The Georgia Trust Board of Trustees and the Hay House Board, a committee of The Georgia Trust Board of Trustees. In coordination with the Nominating Committee, recruits, trains and maintains relationships with board members through committee work and monthly board meetings.

Supervises and evaluates full-time and part-time staff members and hourly staff, thereby overseeing all education programs, rentals, museum shop, and databases.

Oversees strategic direction and implement tactics to grow and sustain the membership solicitation and renewal program
Responsible for accurate data management, timely deposits and acknowledgements, effective policies and procedures and excellent customer service.

Responsible for working with The Georgia Trust Director of Finance and Hay House Staff to develop the annual budget for Hay House and provides financial oversight of the operating budget. Monitors accounts payable and receivable to ensure that revenues and expenditures remain at expected levels coordinating with The Georgia Trust Director of Finance.

Oversees all aspects of maintaining the facilities, including monitoring of burglar and smoke alarms, landscaping and irrigation, all building repairs and cleaning services, basic security, technology and equipment maintenance.

Coordinates aspects of on-going restoration by working closely with the Hay House Restoration Committee to implement the Master Plan and providing access and operational needs for conservators and contractors.

Promotes and markets Hay House through local, regional, state and national media outlets. Oversees social media, graphic design, photography, and all published advertisements, brochures, program books and press releases in conjunction with The Director of Communications of The Georgia Trust.

Represents the interests of Hay House with other local non-profit entities (such as Visit Macon, Macon Arts Alliance, Cherry Blossom Festival, etc.) and works closely and collaboratively with organizations with related missions (such as Cannonball House and Historic Macon). Promotes Hay House periodically at civic and community organizations.


Works with the staff of The Georgia Trust, The Georgia Trust Board and the Hay House Board to develop strategic direction and tactical implementation of development goals.

With the Hay House Board, coordinates all development and fund-raising efforts as directed in the organizational budget including Patron Memberships, Corporate Sponsorships, multiple Special Events annually, Annual Fund, and Grants.

Leads the staff in assisting Board committees in implementing special events to ensure they are highly performing in terms of fundraising and a positive reflection of Hay House in the community.

Develop strategies to increase special event sponsorship, ticket sales and net revenue, and work collaboratively with board members and volunteers to leverage relationships for revenue generation.

Initiate, cultivate and maintain relations with corporate sponsors, patrons including oversight of sponsorship levels and benefits packages.

House Museum

Ensures that the historic character and identity of Hay House is preserved, protected and promoted for the benefit of the citizens of the State of Georgia and the nation.

Ensures that all museum policies delineated by the Master Plan such as the Collections Policy and Interpretive Plan are kept up to date and followed.

Works with the Hay House Restoration Committee to pursue grant funding and other fundraising efforts and closely supervises restoration work and review and process payment requests in cooperation with the Director of Finance.