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Our mission of discovery, research, conservation and interpretation is made possible by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who educate and inspire our visitors.

The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Organization’s employment decisions and practices are not and will not be unlawfully influenced or affected by race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, or on any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We offer a comprehensive benefits packets which includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending and healthcare reimbursement accounts, retirement plan as well as paid time off (vacation, sick leave and holidays).

Drayton Hall is always looking to grow our dedicated team of volunteers in several areas—including our Visitor Center, our front reception desk and at special events throughout the year.

Volunteers get an occasional behind-the-scenes peek at the larger archaeological collections and come behind the ropes during archaeological excavations for a closer look.

Preservation Wednesday is one hands-on experience open to Friends of Drayton Hall. Volunteers work in tandem with the Preservation Department to wash, inspect and catalog thousands of artifacts.

To get more information on volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer@draytonhall.org.

Job Opportunities

Director of Philanthropy

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for strengthening Drayton Hall through an active, comprehensive, and integrated fundraising program. Reporting to Drayton Hall’s President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will strategize, implement and direct fundraising activities, which include major gifts, annual, giving, planned giving and grant programs. A priority will be managing and completing an active capital campaign for new facilities. All efforts are in support of the strategic plans of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.


    • Continue to the overall success of Drayton Hall in achieving its mission.
    • Be a team leader and tactfully lead, follow and/or support colleagues.
    • Lead the implementation of an integrated development strategy, inclusive of annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and grants, in consultation with President and CEO.
    • Meet or exceed Drayton Hall development goals while adhering to DHPT best practices and policies.
    • Play a lead role in the strategic implementation of a capital campaign for Drayton Hall’s new facilities and associated programs.
    • Work with Development Associate to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual, major, and planned gifts from individuals.
    • Coordinate and oversee the development and management of grants from private and public sources.
    • Serve as liaison with Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Board of Trustees, Development Committee, and major donors.
    • Directly oversee Annual Giving Coordinator, whose primary focus is the management and maintenance of the Friends of Drayton Hall program, encouraging the transition of modest supporters into major donors.
    • Oversee the planning and execution of major fundraising events.
    • Write donor-related briefing materials, proposals, stewardship reports and correspondence for the President and CEO, members of the Board of Trustees, and others as appropriate.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    • B.A. or B.S. required, advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 10 years of proven performance in fundraising success in professional capacity with non-profit organizations required.
    • Proven oral, written, and organizational skills are critical, as are supervisory skills and ability to lead and be a team player.
    • Experience with capital campaigns is desirable, as is a genuine interest in museums, historic preservation, and education.
    • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office software, with proficiency in the use of Fundraising/Donor Management software.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated willingness to learn.
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and work as a member of a team.
    • Genuine belief in the mission of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.

  • Please send a resume & cover letter to:


    No phone calls, please. Application deadline is October 18, 2019.