The Accokeek Foundation was founded over fifty years ago to “preserve the view” from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The Foundation was one of the first land trusts, blazing new trails in preservation through a public/private partnership that led to the creation of Piscataway Park, a nearly 5000-acre national park. Through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service, the Foundation cares for two hundred acres of the park, connecting people to agriculture, history, and nature through engaging educational programs and experiences. This working landscape includes the National Colonial Farm (demonstrates life of a tobacco planter on the eve of the American Revolution) the Ecosystem Farm (demonstrates sustainable agriculture on an 8-acre organic vegetable farm), heritage breed livestock, nature trails, gardens, a fishing pier, and boat dock (with kayak launch). In addition, this is the sacred homeland of the Piscataway people, and its significance as an indigenous cultural landscape makes it a key site on several national trails.
This is a new position designed to align all of the Foundation’s activities and programs in an educational framework that leverages the organization’s history and the site’s historical, agricultural, and natural resources for the greatest impact. Reporting to the CEO, the Director will work collaboratively with staff on development and implementation of a unified approach to education, interpretation, and visitor engagement, bringing together previously discreet functions into a coherent whole that promotes deep connections to this landscape on the Potomac River.
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