Site Manager, Otis House and Lyman Estate

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Regular/full-time

Location: Otis House, Boston, Mass., and/or Lyman Estate, Waltham, Mass.

Description: Historic New England seeks a Site Manager for three of our premier historic house museums in Massachusetts: Otis House in Boston, Lyman Estate in Waltham, and Winslow Crocker House in Yarmouth Port.

The Site Manager serves as Historic New England’s liaison to the local communities and operates the historic sites in conjunction with other Historic New England teams and within procedures established by Historic New England leadership. The primary goals of the Site Manager are to provide the greatest possible public access to the site through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and to meet revenue and attendance targets.

Responsibilities: Initiates and manages efforts to meet or exceed established museum attendance, revenue, and membership goals through innovative marketing, programs, general tours, group tours, and community relations. Responsible for the coordination and scheduling of public programs, events, and community meetings. Hires, trains, and supervises guides and volunteers. Serves as the first line in monitoring property care and collection concerns. Develops local marketing plans and executes all local promotion. Develops annual work plan and site budgets. Prepares visitation, financial, and operations reports. Serves as a Historic New England representative in the local and regional communities.

Manages the daily operation of Historic New England regional office at Otis House by coordinating with other teams and on-site colleagues to ensure smooth operation of the facility.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, business, art or cultural history, historic preservation, or museum studies. Four years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic site operations, including financial skills. Prior supervisory experience, problem-solving ability, and familiarity with team approach and multi-tasking. Strong communication skills. Fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet functions. Valid driver’s license and a means of transportation required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.