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Executive Director, Historic Rock Ford (Lancaster, PA)

02 Apr 2024 3:15 PM | Sarah Alberico

Historic Rock Ford, overseen by the nonprofit Rock Ford Foundation since 1958, boasts the circa 1794 General Edward Hand Mansion, the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts, and 33 acres of scenic gardens and grounds in the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Hand Mansion, once home to George Washington's Adjutant General, stands as a pristine example of Late-Georgian architecture in Pennsylvania and is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meanwhile, the Snyder Gallery showcases exquisite Lancaster County decorative arts spanning from circa 1750 to 1820. 

Further information appears on the Historic Rock Ford website:

Historic Rock Ford continues its transition from a local historic house to an increasingly professionalized museum destination with a growing regional and even national footprint and a broader focus that includes both history and the decorative arts.  As the Executive Director, you will be tasked with building upon and accelerating this progress.  You will spearhead our visionary direction in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, professional staff, and an enthusiastic corps of volunteers.

Responsibilities encompass strategic leadership, team management, collaborative engagement with the Board, nurturing volunteer relationships, financial oversight, fundraising initiatives, and innovative program development. 

Ideal candidates possess a graduate degree, a minimum of four years of professional experience, nonprofit board engagement, and an unwavering commitment to safeguarding organizational assets with integrity. 

Salary range: $65,000 – 70,000, inclusive of paid vacation and sick days. Other benefits are negotiable.  To apply, please forward your resume and a letter of introduction to Dana Lewis at

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