Job Description

     The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in Santa Barbara, California, is seeking an Executive Director.  The Trust is a dynamic, nationally-honored, 501 (c) (3) membership organization with an operating budget of $2.5 million working “to protect, preserve, restore, reconstruct and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County.”

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management   of the Trust according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is expected to provide leadership by supporting the Board of Directors and Trust staff in fulfilling the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the  Trust, and to oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Trust.

In carrying out these duties, the Executive Director will have leadership and oversight responsibilities for fundraising, community relations, program planning and management, human resources planning and management, financial planning and management, property management, and risk management.

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Annual salary (plus benefits) will be determined commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The application process:  Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume via e-mail or regular mail to:

SBTHP/Search Committee

P. O. Box 996, Santa Barbara, California 93102-0996

E-mail address is

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2015.  All applications will be treated as confidential.  After a thorough review the Trust will determine a final list of candidates.  The Trust intends to fill the position by February 1, 2016.

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

     Education:  BA or BS degree is required.  A graduate degree in history, public history, cultural resource management, archaeology or related fields is desirable.  A working knowledge of the Spanish language is also desirable.

Experience:  At least ten years of proven management experience in a public or private sector organization, museum, historical society, historic park, or related institution.

Strong interpersonal communication skills are required.


Contact Person: Karena Jew
Email Address:
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