🔗Director of Preservation
Website Historic Natchez Foundation
The Historic Natchez Foundation, chartered in 1974, is a multi-faceted non-profit organization with a focus on historic preservation and long-range plans for development of a museum.
Natchez, Mississippi, enjoys a picturesque location on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and has a national reputation as one of America’s most significant historic places. The city adopted its first historic preservation ordinance in 1951 and its current ordinance inspired the state’s model ordinance. Natchez is 100 miles from Jackson, the state capital; 87 miles from Baton Rouge; and 175 miles from New Orleans.
The Historic Natchez Foundation was chartered in 1974 and is a multi-faceted organization with a focus on historic preservation and long-range plans for the development of a museum. It shares an on-site collections and archival storage facility with the Natchez National Historical Park.
More information about the Foundation can be found on its website: www.natchez.org
The Director of Preservation reports to the Executive Director.
The ideal candidate would successfully carry out the responsibilities listed below:
- Complete National Register nominations
- Attend Natchez Preservation Commission and other public meetings as necessary
- Complete Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit applications and guide property owners through the rehabilitation process
- Manage the social media, website, and email listserv for the Foundation in conjunction with other employees
- Oversee the maintenance and repair of historic properties owned by the Foundation and work with the revolving fund to save endangered historic buildings and find new owners to restore them
- Identify and complete applications for grant funding opportunities for historic preservation projects for the Foundation and other community organizations
- Assist in planning and facilitating Foundation activities, including fundraisers, member events, and tours
- Provide governmental entities, community organizations, and citizens with preservation-related services and assistance with preservation-related issues.
- Assist scholars, students, genealogists, and others with research in the Foundation’s library and collections
- Other duties as required in a small non-profit
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