Memphis Heritage is no longer accepting applications for the Assistant Director position

Memphis Heritage is no longer accepting  applications for the Assistant Director position. Applications sent after the deadline (Friday May 6) will only be considered if the job posting is reopened. Thank you for your interest in Memphis Heritage.

memphis-heritageMemphis Heritage, Inc. is currently looking for an Assistant Director. Applications are due by May 2, 2016. Please continue reading for a job description and further application instructions:

Memphis Heritage, Inc. Assistant Director Position

Founded in 1975 as a non-profit educational and charitable organization, Memphis Heritage, Inc. (MHI) works to educate and coordinate individuals and groups to save, improve, reuse, and maintain architecturally and historically significant buildings, neighborhoods, parks, and cultural artifacts of Shelby County, Tennessee.  From our efforts in 1975 to save the Hill Mansion on Union Avenue to our current efforts across the entire city, Memphis Heritage continues working to preserve our area’s rich history. As Memphis Heritage celebrates its 41st anniversary, we remain the voice for the preservation of the Memphis area’s architectural heritage.

Job Summary:    MHI is seeking a manager with experience in historic preservation, marketing, computer proficiency, and networking skills to serve in a newly created full time position of Assistant Director (AD).

Major Duties:   Under supervision of the Director, the AD coordinates ongoing programs and activities for MHI membership and the community. The AD may serve on panels and public forums convened to address historic preservation activities in Shelby County. The AD will, at this time, be responsible for maintaining the MHI membership database, generating renewal notices, maintaining correspondence, and issuing reports. This position will also assist in the coordination of special projects and new initiatives undertaken by MHI to increase membership and community exposure.

The AD will assist the ED with the management of projects, fundraisers, community meetings, public involvement, and preparation of materials for these projects.

The AD will support management goals and objectives set forth by the agency’s annual work plan and budget so that objectives are met.

The AD will assist the Director in coordinating the Don Newman’s Memphis Collection of Historic Photographs and providing updates on sales and archival initiatives.

The AD will oversee the management and operations of MHI during the Director’s absence from the office.

Qualifications:   A qualified applicant will have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in historic preservation, history, community planning, or public administration) with at least two years of management experience. This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent Microsoft skills with programs including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and a working knowledge of all social networking sites.

A qualified applicant will also have a working knowledge of historic preservation, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, and experience working with a broad and diverse public to build and nurture community partnerships.  In addition, the applicant should be flexible regarding scheduling of special events and programs. He or she should be able to serve as an institutional spokesperson.

Work Environment:   This position will be based at Howard Hall, the headquarters of Memphis Heritage at 2282 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.  A valid driver’s license, a personal automobile, and an ability to drive are requirements for this position.  MHI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

A cover letter and resume should be submitted to jwest@memphisheritage.org by Friday, May 6, 2016.

No phone calls please.

DON NEWMAN