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Executive Director Historical Society of Carroll County, MD

14 Aug 2021 2:58 PM | Kristen McMasters

The Historical Society of Carroll County, MD (HSCC) is a small community history organization which seeks an energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.  A new Executive Director can have direct influence on encouraging evening and weekend programing to reach an expanded audience and new volunteers.  Given our new focus on weekends, we anticipate new members, increased rentals and new educational programs.  We also have new, younger volunteers that need training.   

 Job Description:

The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are the management of the HSCC, which includes daily operation of the museums, leased property, and collections. The Executive Director manages two full-time staff and one part-time assistant, one onsite contractor and approximately 60-70 volunteers.. The Executive Director represents the HSCC in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of local history and expands community outreach, and performs donor cultivation activities.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director:

                      Financial Records, Reports, and Proposals

                      Exhibits/ Collection

                      Website, Promotion and Publicity

                      Membership, Development and Grants

                      Museum Operations, Museum Shop and Visitor Services

 Skills and Expertise Required:

                     Enthusiasm for the skill to serve as a spokesperson for the HSCC at local events, community forums and be visible at HSCC outreach events and social media. 

  • ·                        Demonstrated supervisory skills within a nonprofit setting with a small cross-trained staff required.

                    Knowledge of Museum Professional policies, ethics, issues, and strategies


The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating ability required to support a non-profit organization and manage staff /service for a small historical society and museum staffed primarily with volunteers.  Preference will be given to candidates that who exceed the education and experience requirements, and those with experience in a historical society or museum.

 Salary: This is a full time, salaried position $55,000-$65,000. Onsite work supervising staff and volunteers is the vast majority of work days.  The standard work week is Wednesday through Sundays. Vacation, sick days and a healthcare plan will be available.

Closing date: This notice will remain open until we fill the position.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: with Executive Director Open Position in the subject line. A much more detailed job posting and position description available for candidates through email inquiry. No phone inquiries please.

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