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Executive Director


Dummerston, VT, USA

The Landmark Trust USA (The Landmark Trust) was established in 1991 to carry on historic preservation work in America according to the model established by the Landmark Trust UK. The Landmark Trust identifies neglected properties of architectural and historical merit and restores them using traditional skills and methods. The restoration provides opportunities to teach these traditional skills to local craftspeople. Rescued buildings are then sustained as “living history” by making them available year-round as vacation rentals for those seeking inspiring places to stay. The hope is that giving customers a one-on-one experience with history will make them appreciate and support historic preservation. 


The Landmark Trust now owns five properties built between 1800 and the 1930’s, all of which have been authentically restored and fully furnished with period pieces, and with modern, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms. The properties selected for restoration are submitted to an evaluation process that investigates and ascertains historical importance, structural integrity, market appeal, cultural relevance and durability. Once cleared through that process, a financial analysis determines the viability of adding the property to the existing Landmark Trust mix, and then finally a business plan is developed that will drive the success of the investments.


Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate


  • A minimum of five years of senior leadership, or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of historic preservation and interest in sustainable agriculture desired


Skills and Experience


Experienced and Strategic Administrator

Networker and Relationship Builder

Skilled Communicator and Marketer

Experienced and Enthusiastic Fundraiser

Preservation Enthusiast

Empowering Teambuilder and Team Player


Candidate Guidelines

This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks with transition consultant John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential. Interested candidates should submit materials to:

Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements, information regarding how you learned of the position, and a description of how your qualifications and experience match The Landmark Trust’s needs and mission. All submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget

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