Historic Site Assistant (Part Time)

Department: Historic Sites
Location: Monterey, CA

Job Summary 

Provides assistance with daily operations and visitor services of the site including programs and events, and volunteer and tour scheduling. Assists with special projects and some administrative and clerical support to Co- Directors.  


Assists in daily operations of the office and site, including:

Serves as assistant to Co-Directors as needed including:


About the Site 

Cooper-Molera Adobe is a National Trust Historic Site located in downtown Monterey, California representing the layered history of the families who lived in and built Monterey. This site features two adjacent adobe homes, an adjacent adobe corner store, an adobe warehouse and a barn complex on 2.5 acres surrounded by an adobe wall. The principle adobe residence dates to 1827 with development continuing through the 19th and 20th centuries for a variety of commercial and residential uses. 

Donated to the National Trust in 1972, Cooper-Molera was operated by the California State Parks under a long-term lease until December 2016. Diminishing state resources resulted in reduced operations at the site and significant restoration needs went unfunded. After comprehensive review with local stakeholders, the National Trust developed a concept designed to bring new life to Cooper-Molera: a “shared use” model for the property. This “shared use” concept identified an opportunity to develop a new, more financially and culturally sustainable operating model for this historic site, while reflecting the history of the site as an active commercial and residential property. 

This combination of commercial and nonprofit, “shared use” is an interpretation of the sites original custom. Commercial operators will create distinct businesses, for-profit and non-profit entities will manage the site collaboratively through the resources of the National Trust and the “shared use” partners.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to 833596-CJB-0@nthp.hrmdirect.com

Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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