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.

Events Manager

Job Description

Title:  Events Manager

The Historic Trust is a dynamic nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation and celebration of our community’s history.  The Historic Trust has the honor of producing the region’s most iconic and valued community events and public programming.  This part-time position provides a wide variety of event production duties and logistics coordination for the Celebrate Freedom Programs, Pearson Field Education Center and Public Outreach & Engagement activities.  This part-time (average 20 hours per week) position works in collaboration with other Trust Staff and Volunteers and in partnership with various city and county agencies.  This position has the opportunity of being full-time if combined with other duties in the organization.



  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Skills in Microsoft Office
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility to manage a wide variety of tasks.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to problem-solve and trouble-shoot complex situations
  • Maintain confidentiality related to the area of work
  • Organize and manage multiple priorities with competing or conflicting deadlines and frequent interruptions
  • Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures



To perform a wide variety of responsibilities and event coordination and logistic support duties for signature events of The Historic Trust including but not limited to:

One-time annual events

  • Flag Day
  • Marshall Awards
  • Marshall Lecture
  • Veterans Parade & Ceremony
  • Pearson Field Education Center Fundraiser

Tours & Summer Activities

  • Walk + Talk Passport Tour Program
  • CommonGround Summer Study Program



  • Coordination of projects, events and activities as determined including work plans, scheduling, contracts, permits, work assignments and mailings.
  • Work and act as a team player in all interactions with other Trust employees.
  • Manage office support functions; prioritize and coordinate work assignments; review work for accuracy; direct the work activities of volunteers and interns as assigned.
  • Recommend improvements in work-flow, procedures and use of equipment and forms.
  • Serve as liaison to various committees with preparation and dispersal of agendas, minutes and correspondence.
  • Gather event information from each venue.  Integrate work effort into comprehensive work needs of the agency across departments.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics related to programs administered by the position or by the Director.
  • Prepare programs, tickets, invitations, thank you cards, pledge cards, press releases, mass mailings, forms and other documents in conjunction The Historic Trust events.
  • Create, maintain and update fax/mailing lists and contact databases.  Use of Word, Excel, and design software.
  • Work with marketing and communication staff to prepare and dispense public information on activities and events.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to assist in program and event planning and execution.
  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times; project and maintain a positive image on behalf of the Trust with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Provide assistance to internal and external customers; process requests and inquiries; and answer questions.



  • Independently compose correspondence related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Organize and oversee event filing system (hard copy and online).
  • Reserve venues for events, hire caterer, make other arrangements as necessary.
  • Assist with printing companies on orders of forms, invitations, programs, posters, etc.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a photocopier, FAX machine and computer. Use agency proprietary software to advance work needs.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.



Sustained posture in a seated position and prolonged periods of typing.  Ability to lift 25 pounds for moving of tables, chairs for meeting set-up; ability to work a flex schedule as needed. Position requires the flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Reports to: Director of Community Outreach & Programs

Hours: Part-time, averaging 20 hours per week.

Pay: Between $17/hour and $22/hour, 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. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position open until filled



If interested, please email the following to

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




The Historic Trust inspires civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history.



The Historic Trust envisions a vibrant community that preserves and celebrates its rich history while shaping its legacy for the future.



  • Expertise in experiential education relevant to all ages
  • Expertise in management and renovation of historically significant buildings and grounds
  • Leadership in and execution of community programs
  • Being agile and entrepreneurial
  • Leveraging opportunities and the community’s philanthropic capacity

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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