Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society – Manager

Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society - Manager

The Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society (SLAH/A&H) seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and outgoing self-starter with a passion for cultural heritage conversation to join hard-working, dedicated and good-humoured team in the position of Manager.
About the SLAHS
Founded in 1954, the SLAHS was the first organisation formed to protect our cultural heritage. To fulfil its mandate in a rapidly changing globalised environment, the SLAHS is transforming into a modern entity, positioning itself to become increasingly relevant by playing a more significant role in conversing St. Lucia’s cultural heritage. Attainment of this goal will be aided by the Society’s Strategic Plan, which is currently under development.

Position Description

The Manager is expected to provide leadership and management of the Society, serving as the lead staff member and overall administrator of the SLAHS. She/he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Society and its facilities and reports directly to the Executive Committee.


The ideal candidate should possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Heritage Management/Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration or Marketing and two (2) years of professional experience in cultural heritage conversation or related research, project/programme management, and grants administration/fun development. Knowledge of History, Archaeology or Cultural Studies is a distinct advantage.
The minimum academic qualification required for the position is a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and three (3) to five (5) years or professional experience in the areas stated above.

Essential Qualities

  • Genuine enthusiasm for and interest in the principles of cultural heritage conservation
  • Ability to identify grant opportunities and develop effective funding proposals
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in teams as well as individually
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to handle conflicting opinions or high profile issues with various citizen groups
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to versatile, diplomatic, flexible and negotiable agreements
  • Ability to undertake strategic, planning and monitor and evaluate projects/ programmes
  • Ability to plan, implement, evaluate research, interpret data and produce quality reports
  • Ability to operate PCs and peripherals, Past Perfect version 6.0 or higher and Microsoft Office suite of programmes
  • Possess a valid, clean driving licence

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversee all operations of the Society, including maintenance of sites
  • Coordinate and prepare official Society responses
  • Recommend changes to and implement the Society’s Strategic Plan and other policies
  • Maintain official records, record keeping systems and databases
  • Perform and/or facilities surveys and research on cultural heritage resources in St. Lucia
  • Create a Register of Cultural Heritage Sites and prepare nominations for the Register
  • Remain current on cultural heritage trends, professional standards and best practices
  • Prepare guidelines, standards and procedures for conserving our heritage resources
  • Negotiate agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to heritage resources
  • Ensure proper design, management, etc. of the Society’s projects/programmes
  • Review government policies on heritage conservation, advice the Society of their impacts on SLAHS’ work and recommend changes to help protect St. Lucia’s cultural heritage

Executive Committee and Governance Management

  • Fully support the Executive Committee in meeting its governance responsibilities

Human Resources Management

  • Lead and manage personnel to engender loyalty, integrity, commitment and creativity in them
  • Recommend recruitment, hiring, training, development, promotion and termination of staff
  • Develop scopes of work and supervise, review and monitor personnel performance
  • Ensure facilities are adequately staffed during regular SLAHS hours of operation and events

Financial Management

  • Ensure sound management of the financial and other assets of the Society
  • Ensure the Society’s accounts are kept according to the highest international standards
  • With the Treasurer, develop, implement and monitor approved budget and expenditures

Funding and Development Management

  • Develop and implement Society fundraising, sponsorship, donation and membership efforts
  • Identify grant opportunities and develop appropriate proposals for soliciting funding
  • Develop and implement business strategies for the Society

Community Relationships Management

  • Serve as a public face, along with other members of the Society, in a professional manner
  • Enhance SLAHS’ working relationships with public, civil society and private sector entities

Marketing Management

  • Develop a marketing plan that includes the development and promotion of the SLAHS brand
  • Create and deliver value to SLAHS members, sponsors, donors and supporers
  • Strategically promote the work, programmes, products and services of the Society

Perform related duties as required and assigned by the Executive Committee.

Typical Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in both office and field settings. The Manger usually works in a normal office environment with irregular exposure to heat during public speaking engagements and visit to natural, archaeological and historic properties
  • The work is very demanding, requiring ability performance under tight time constraints. Some sites may be difficult to access and require working outdoors in various conditions. The post also requires some travel and evening and weekend work.

Typical Physical Demands

The Executive Director must be physically able to move, push, carry or lift 50 pounds (23 kilos) using proper techniques. he/she is also required to stoop, bend, stand and/or sit for prolonged periods. Additionally, normal range of eyeshight, hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment are required.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Application Procedure
Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to:
The President Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society Coral Street P.O. Box 310 Castries LC04 101 St. Lucia West Indies
Application materials can also be submitted via email to with the subject line of “Manager Position”. Any questions bout the position can be referred to Mrs. Marlyn David via the email address above or by calling 1 (758) 452 3182
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

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