Website Smeja Homestead Foundation
Where Nature & History Meet
The Smeja Homestead Foundation is seeking a full-time Executive Director to plan and implement programs to preserve and showcase Indian Hill Manor and Farm, a historic site located on the bluff above the Kishwaukee River southwest of Rockford, Illinois. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an example of a Gentleman’s Farm from the early twentieth century, and includes grounds and gardens designed by noted landscape architect O. C. Simonds. The foundation also owns an important archeological site and 500 acres of natural land along the river. The foundation is a private, non-profit organization.
The Executive Director is responsible for administration of the Foundation’s business operations, policy and program development and land management, and for implementing the vision and mission of the organization. They answer to the President of the Board. This is a full-time permanent position, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in public history, historic preservation and/or education, museum management or a related field and several years of work experience is required. The successful candidate will come with enthusiasm for the job and be open to new possibilities and ways of working with the public in the post-COVID period.
Salary Range: $50,000 to $70,000
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