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Reston Historic Trust and Museum Seeks New Leader

by Fatimah Waseem November 20, 2017 at 10:15 am 6 Comments

The search for a new executive director at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum is on. 

Elizabeth Didiano is leaving her position, as she relocating. Didiano, who began her position in January, said is especially proud that she and the organization’s board of trustees were able to set RHT’s foundation to continue to grow as an organization and reach new audiences through programs and events.

“In 2017, we launched our inaugural Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, and I feel fortunate to have been a part of such a fun event. I am sure the new Executive Director with the help of the RHT’s Board of Directors and volunteers, will explore many wonderful opportunities to share Reston’s history with our community and beyond,” she said.

RHT is a non profit organization that was founded in 1997 to preserve the past, inform the present and influence the future of Reston. The executive director is responsible for managing daily operations of the museum, including donations to museum archives, oversight of the bookkeeper, fundraising, and recruitment and training of volunteers. The head also participates in community events, including the annual home tour in October. 

Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in urban planning, museum studies, history, architecture or another related field. Strong organizational skills are required and fluency in the use of social media and other emerging technologies is preferred. The complete job description is on RHT’s website.

To apply, candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Shelley Mastran. The salary is negotiable.

  • Why do you bother?

    is relocating?

    • Greg

      Guess the new editor doesn’t read comments…

      • Why do you bother?

        She’s doing a better job than the last one.

  • 40yearsinreston

    Fancy title and qualifications for running a small shop in a run down strip mall

    • OneReally

      Also, needing a Master’s degree for what a 35K job?

      • Greg

        I was thinking the same. Need almost half as many years of education as Reston is old…

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