Founded in 1998, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) connects people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.

TCLF's staff of eight full-time employees and one part-time employee operates from a beautiful office in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. If you want immersion in issues, thrive when given a diverse set of tasks, and have a strong interest in landscape history, design, preservation, and advocacy, please get in touch!



The following employment opportunities are open at this time:

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Reporting to the President, the Chief Operating Officer will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for TCLF's programs. 


  • Ensures that the Strategic Plan, Strategic Communications Plan, and Strategic Development Plan are completed and implemented.
  • Directs the organization’s staff and consistently administers human resources policies and procedures. Creates measurable annual performance goals for the organization and individual employees.
  • Establishes operating processes to achieve sustainable business results. Manages contracted services. (e.g. legal, accounting, graphics, IT).
  • Directs production of the Annual Report.
  • Manages relationships and agreements with allied industry organizations and identifies opportunities for new partnerships to promote TCLF’s mission.
  • Oversees management of conferences and special events
  • Increases the visibility of TCLF’s programs in print, electronic, and social media.


  • Creates the annual budget and is responsible for budget oversight. Provides business justification for capital and resource needs.
  • Evaluates current expenses and processes for cost effectiveness and efficiencies. Serves as the liaison to the auditors.
  • Analyzes revenue sources for growth opportunities and identifies new sources of revenue for the organization. Develops and executes strategic growth initiatives and programs.
  • Manages donor relationships and recognition.  Cultivates new donors to increase revenue and expand TCLF’s base of support among landscape architecture professionals, product manufacturers, service providers, and the general public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017.


Position: Project Associate (Research and Writing)

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is now seeking applicants for a full-time Project Associate (Research and Writing).

The Project Associate (Research and Writing) will contribute to TCLF's various programs, including What's Out There ®, Landslide ®, and Pioneers of American Landscape Design.® The position requires a thorough researcher and an excellent writer who can compose descriptive, historical, and biographical essays that are succinct, accurate, and conform to an in-house style guide. A demonstrated interest in all aspects of the history, theory, and practice of landscape architecture is essential.


  • Researching, writing, and editing texts and essays. 
  • Maintaining and managing website content.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • The ability to cull information from a variety of texts and sources.  
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Basic skills in posting to social media and managing website content (specifics would be taught on the job).
  • Basic project-coordination skills.
  • Basic problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of the vocabulary and history of landscape architecture is fundamental to the position.
  • An educational background in landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or American studies is preferred. Other relevant degrees or experience will be considered. 
  • Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits 

Compensation is negotiable and based upon experience. TCLF offers an attractive benefits package with health, RX, vision, and dental plans; paid leave and holidays; and a Matching-Simple IRA retirement plan.

A cover letter, resume, and writing sample (e.g., a relatively brief paper or essay about a designed landscape or landscape architect) are required. A Portfolio is not required. Please e-mail application materials (as attachments), along with salary expectations to team@tclf.org

Application deadline: February, 28, 2017.


To Apply:

Please forward both a cover letter and a resume to team@tclf.org

No phone calls, please.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1711 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20009

Tel. 202.483.0553

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