Historic Rippavilla Plantation Looking for New Manager

Rippavilla Plantation is hiring.

The historic plantation, recently taken over by the city of Spring Hill, needs an operations manger to oversee day to day operations.

The operations manager, previously known as executive director, will serve under supervision of the Chairman of Rippavilla Inc. and will be responsible for ensuring the organization consistently achieves its overall mission and financial objectives, according to the listing.

A 24-member Board of Directors governs Rippavilla Inc., which employs 12 (full-time equivalent) employees overseen by the operations manager.

Rippavilla officially became a City of Spring Hill property in May when the Board of Mayor and Aldermen accepted the donation of the property and its related operational responsibilities, allowing for the permanent preservation of the historic home, 98.4 acres of passive park space, and all of its related buildings.

The nonprofit Friends of Rippavilla will continue to manage donations, grants and fundraising events for the historic site, while the City will manage the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the property.

Rippavilla, which sits on the Maury County side of Spring Hill, includes a two-story brick antebellum-style plantation home, carriage house, an original slave cabin, a freedmen bureau’s school house, historic Cheairs Cemetery, Brown’s Stand, the Ikard Center, Rayburn Amphitheater, several barns and other structures supporting the agricultural use of the site.