Rippavilla Plantation


Rippavilla Plantation
Rippavilla Plantation


The operations manager shall be under the direct supervision of the Chairman of Rippavilla, Inc, also known as “the organization” for this document’s purposes. The operations manager is responsible for the daily operations of Rippavilla Plantation and the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  This position will be 32-35 hours per week, earning $35,000 per year.


In administrative duties, the operations manager will:

  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which, it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the BOD.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communication duties, the operations manager will:

  • See that the board is kept fully informed on the fiscal and physical condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Publicize and promote the organization's activities, programs, and goals via social media and other approved outlets.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community partners, groups, and organizations.
  • Represent the programs and mission of the organization to agencies, organizations and the general public.

In staff relations, the operations manager will:

  • Recruit, hire, employ, and terminate personnel, paid staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Schedule and manage personnel, paid staff, interns, and volunteers to serve the needs of the facility within the budget.
  • Develop job descriptions and implement an annual performance review system for all employees including the tool to be used by the BOD for evaluation of the site manager position.
  • Implement and maintain sound human resource practices.
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.


In budget and finance duties, the operations manager will:

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the BOD to ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

  • Jointly, with the City of Spring Hill, Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization.


In general operations duties, the operations manager will:

  • Maintain records of all artifacts.
  • Prepare and distribute publicity materials and displays.
  • Assist in fundraising and grant research.
  • Serve as Liaison with schools, voluntary or local history groups and community
  • Work with contractors, consultants, conservators, archivists, technicians and curators as needed.
  • Develop activities and programs to increase interest and access to the property.
  • Coordinate venue rentals and bookings
  • Implement or assist implementation of marketing efforts
  • Meet or exceed benchmarks as set forth by the BOD and/or City of Spring Hill Tourism Department.
  • Carry out any additional tasks deemed necessary to the overall management of the site by the BOD and/or the City of Spring Hill Tourism Department.


Applicant requirements and other information:

High school diploma or GED equivolent required

Degree in a related or applicable field a plus

All applicants must submit to a background check

Email resume with references to by September 8, 2017




























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