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Executive Director
Category: Manager

Lockerly Arboretum
Milledgeville, GA

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

Executive Director

Lockerly Arboretum

Milledgeville Georgia

Application Deadline:  until filled
Target Start Date:  to be determined
Benefits:  health insurance, 401k, vacation
Salary:  competitive compensation package

Lockerly Arboretum is a private, non-profit 501c (3) organization dedicated to all aspects of a public garden and the historic preservation of Rose Hill, an antebellum Greek Revival mansion located on the grounds.

The Arboretum was founded in 1965 and consists of a 50-acre Arboretum and the antebellum mansion, Rose Hill, in Milledgeville Georgia.  The facility is open to the public and provides educational programs for over 5,000 students per year.   In addition, there is a 200-acre environmental campus near Eatonton Georgia. 

The staff consists of a Director of Education, a Director of Horticulture, an Office Manager, two part-time groundskeepers and a part-time communications assistant. Community volunteers also play a critical role in providing services and support to the Arboretum. The annual operating budget is $350,000-$400,000. 

Position Description
The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the development and implementation of long term plans as well as planning and budgets for day to day operations.   Major responsibilities include staff management, facilities maintenance, budgeting and finance, grant writing, public relations and fundraising to include identification of possible grants.  The ED will support the efforts of the educational programs, be highly involved in the expansion of the volunteer program and will also serve as the “public face of Lockerly”.

We offer a competitive compensation package for the well-qualified individual.

Required Qualifications
The Board of Trustees seeks a self- motivated leader with both organizational and horticultural skills.  Minimum requirements are a BA/BS (advanced degree preferred) in horticulture or related field.  Strong management skills, with five years of progressively increasing management and supervisory experience are a must.  Experience in arboretums, public gardens or related not-for-profit organizations is preferred.   Historical preservation, fundraising/grant writing experience is highly desirable. 

To Apply
Submit a comprehensive resume, a letter of application including specific compensation requirements and three professional references.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Electronic applications must be in pdf format and sent as a single file to:

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