🔗Director of Hay House
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).
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.
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.