Passionate about preservation?

You just may be a perfect fit for Historic Wilmington Foundation!

HWF is hiring our next Operations Coordinator. This is an opportunity to work with talented professionals in the largest designated historic district in the region!

The Historic Wilmington Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1966 to preserve and protect the irreplaceable historic resources in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear.  HWF is the region’s leader in preservation, known for its historic plaque program, Tar Heels Go Walking field trips, and Legacy Architectural Salvage.


Please send a resume and letter of interest to no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. No phone calls, please. 

Job Description

To view the full job description, click here. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing all administrative support to the organization. They also manage all aspects of our educational programs like Tar Heels Go Walking field trips, and are responsible for maintaining our data and archives. 

Pay Range & Benefits

The pay range we are offering is $19 – $21 and previous experience will factor into compensation decisions. Medical insurance after 60 days and short-term disability insurance; retirement planning with a 3% employer match, SIMPLE IRA; work/life balance with 15 paid time off days per year (applicable after 90 days) and 11 paid holidays plus ability for hybrid/remote work after 90-days. We also offer employee discounts like a 30% discount at Legacy Architectural Salvage.


We are searching for a person who is passionate about historic preservation and has had at least 2 years of related experience. They must also have a collaborative mindset plus enjoy working with volunteers, students, and the community. We would prefer that candidates have previous experience working in the non-profit sector and an understanding of how to work with Boards and volunteers.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Historic Wilmington Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.