The Germanna Foundation is steward to important historical and active archaeological sites distinct from other historic sites in America. Stories of Native Americans, German immigrants, the frontier in Colonial America, and the Civil War can all be told from the history of its holdings, which include:
- Fort Germanna/Enchanted Castle, once the site of the 1714 westernmost settlement of the British Empire and considered one of the most significant archaeological sites in the nation.
- Salubria, circa 1756 residence of The Reverend John Thompson and his wife, Butler Brayne Spotswood Thompson, widow of the late Governor Alexander Spotswood
- Siegen Forest, 179-acres and four trails along the Rapidan River that provide a unique opportunity to walk through historic sites including an 18th-century mill site, Civil War trenches and gun emplacements, and a 20th-century airway beacon.
- Hitt Farm, located on land that belonged to Revolutionary War soldier Peter Hitt and home to a cabin structure believed to date to the founding period of Fauquier County, thirty-three graves discovered near the cabin, and the known and marked gravesites of Peter Hitt and his wife Hannah.
- The Brawdus Martin Fort Germanna Visitor Center and Memorial Garden is the hub for all things Germanna and home to exhibits, artifacts, a research library, and the Memorial Garden.
The ideal candidate for Executive Director will be an innovative and forward-thinking leader who can excel in advancing the vision and mission of the organization.
Key Responsibilities and Qualifications:
- Visionary thinking with the strategic and managements skills to make the vision a reality
- An eye for talent and an ability to attract, develop, and retain a first-rate staff
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Awareness of how contemporary technologies can be used to preserve and share historical resources and attract new audiences
- Astute financial management skills
- Superior public and private fundraising skills
- The ability and confidence to work with a strong board and staff, donors, government officials and the general public
- Effective communication skills to serve as the public face of the Germanna Foundation
- Strong professional credentials and connections
- Integrity, trustworthiness and credibility
- Excellent communication skills with people at every level
- Tact and diplomacy
- Decision-making ability
- Proven success in leadership
- A passion for, and understanding of, history with a talent to tell its stories
Desired Professional Characteristics:
- Bachelor’s degree minimum, or higher degree desirable
- Five years minimum historic site experience
- Familiarity with best practices at outdoor history museums and archeology sites
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Bryan & Jordan Consulting by September 14, 2018 using firstname.lastname@example.org. The Germanna Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.