POSITION Executive Director
TYPE Professional Opportunity
LOCATION Asheville, NC
OPEN UNTIL January 15, 2020 

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville and Buncombe County is home to a lively arts and cultural scene. Asheville is the largest city in western North Carolina and has long been a destination for travelers. The city (population 90,000) has experienced a downtown renaissance and the region lures tourists and residents alike as a hub for outdoor recreation and craft brewing and distilling. The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC) serves the urban, rural, and suburban areas of Buncombe County (population approx. 240,000). With over 40 years of service to the community, PSABC is known for creative solutions to difficult preservation problems, engaging programs and events, and local leadership in public and private stewardship of significant buildings and places.

Under general oversight from the Board of Directors, the Executive Director implements PSABC’s strategic plan and seeks new opportunities for community engagement, fundraising, and advocacy, including significant interaction with city and county officials. The ideal candidate will display excellent written and oral communication and time management skills, and a positive and collaborative attitude. Thorough knowledge of historic preservation practice is required, and experience in non-profit fiscal, board, and personnel management is preferred. A track record with fundraising, strategic planning, and organizational development, as well as experience with historic preservation easements and covenants, real estate transactions, preservation advocacy, and programs and events, will distinguish potential candidates. A graduate degree in historic preservation or commensurate experience is preferred.


To apply for this position, submit your resumé with a detailed cover letter describing your experience and qualifications relevant to this position description by January 15, 2020. Please send materials or inquiries electronically to:  For more information about PSABC, Asheville and Buncombe County, please visit:;; and