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Executive Director--Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, SD

15 Jan 2021 9:57 AM | Sharry Knock

The director will promote and market the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, manage the business, hire and supervise staff, oversee facilities, give guided tours, preserve artifacts, create programs and exhibits, and conduct non-profit fundraising.

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      Education: Minimum high school diploma/ GED equivalent

      Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to connect with people from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and inspire others about Laura’s legacy. Must be willing to give guided tours of Society’s historic buildings.

      Experience managing staff of all ages and work in a face-paced environment.

      Strong planning, strategy, financial, and budgeting skills.

       Knowledge of preserving historic buildings and artifacts is a plus


Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $40,000.

Full time employees are given one week of vacation during the first 5 years of employment and two weeks of vacation after 6 years of employment. Also, full time employees are given Christmas thru New Years as additional paid vacation time.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials to with the subject line “Executive Director Application”. Send application in one pdf file.

      Cover Letter


         Three (3) professional references

Application Deadline is February 15, 2021

No Phone Calls

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