Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities at The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust excels in its day-to-day work to fulfill this mission, including preserving, developing, and managing properties; producing and hosting community events and ceremonies; providing educational and engaging programming; and creating fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The Trust welcomes new perspectives and commitment to community.

Available Positions at The Historic Trust

Director of Historic Preservation

The Historic Trust seeks a Director of Historic Preservation who can lead its property preservation initiatives, including future renovations and development of the Providence Academy. The person selected to fill this position will plan for and implement The Historic Trust’s long-term vision in property management, preservation, renovation and property development. A passion for The Historic Trust’s mission and experience in project management, property management and historic preservation a plus.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, architecture, business, construction, historic preservation, or related program
  • A minimum of five years working experience in real estate project management, development, or historic preservation
  • Demonstrated, excellent leadership, organizational, written and verbal communication skills, the ability to develop and foster strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities.  He/she must be energetic, self-motivated, imaginative, and well-organized.
  • Experience in effectively leading and managing a team.
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Business suite.


  • Understanding of non-profit operations is a plus
  • Knowledge in any of the following areas will strengthen a candidacy: real estate development, historic preservation design, planning, and law, business administration, customer service, finance, budgeting and accounting, marketing and communications.
  • Familiarity with historic building styles and materials, accepted preservation practices and resources, including the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Restoration and Rehabilitation, city planning procedures, and preservation is highly preferable.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, effectively problem solve and proceed with objectives with limited supervision.


  • Oversee daily property operations, including leasing, maintenance, and building management.
  • Plan, project manage and monitor major historic preservation projects.
  • Spearhead and manage improvements to the Providence Academy site and its transition into an urban mixed-use campus.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the City of Vancouver related to the Master Lease for Officers Row and West Vancouver Barracks.
  • Initiate long-term preservation initiatives adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Work creatively and collaboratively with staff to achieve fundraising goals for historic preservation projects, including grants, donor outreach and stewardship.
  • Work in collaboration with staff to develop new ways to enhance the public use and engagement in the properties under stewardship by the Trust.
  • Oversee and collaborate with facilities maintenance staff on preventative maintenance programs, tenant improvements, preservation projects and daily operations.
  • Oversee commercial, residential, parking and facility event programming.
  • Develops and administers the annual operating and capital budgets for the properties.
  • Develops reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Manage vendor and professional services contracts.
  • Enforce policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Serve as liaison to The Historic Trust Board of Director’s properties committees.


  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to inspire staff and volunteers
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Enthusiasm for history, heritage and preservation
  • Team player with attention to detail yet able to work independently
  • High degree of professional customer service
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organized; follows through to meet commitments and deadlines


  • Moderate physical activity
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Occasional night, weekend and holiday work
  • Attendance at Trust and community events required
  • Occasional travel and off-site work for meetings and other Trust-related activities

Reports to: President & CEO
Hours: Full-time, exempt
Pay: Commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Benefits: Generous benefit package that includes healthcare coverage, life and retirement contributions in accordance with the Trust’s policies.

How to Apply

If interested, please email the following to

  • A cover letter explaining how you meet position requirements and compensation expectations.
  • Your resume (including at least three professional references).
  • A one-page statement of your involvement with non-profit groups/organizations

Please visit our Volunteer page for other ways to join the Trust Team!

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