Topic ID #37275 - posted 8/4/2016 8:40 AM

Executive Director-Kent County Historical Society



Chestertown, Maryland

July 2016


Announcement of Position Opening and Search for



The Historical Society of Kent County seeks an Executive Director to assume overall management of programs, facilities, staff and volunteer workers.  Principal among the executive director’s responsibilities will be interacting with the elected board of directors to develop strategies to effect the Society’s evolving vision for service to its community.  Key concerns include expansion of membership and acquiring resources to support programs and projects.


Candidates for the position should have academic training and work experience in fields related to the work of the Society: history, historic preservation, library science to name a few.  Candidates should present a record of success as volunteer leaders and/or staff members of not for profit organizations.  The work of the executive director requires effective communication skills: oral, written, and digital competencies.


The Society occupies the Bordley History Center in the heart of Chestertown, the county seat of Kent County.  A small part-time professional staff manages, with the help of volunteer docents and archivists, exhibits, education programs, archives/library, and a shop.  Regular programming includes an annual historic house tour, historic walks, member receptions in historic houses and other spaces, and monthly lecture series.  More information about the Society can be found at


The position of executive director is part-time, averaging 15 hours per week, and includes some evening and weekend involvement.  Compensation is set at the rate of $20,000/year.


Submission of a letter of interest describing pertinent experiences and a resume are required for review of candidacy.  Information may be submitted by surface mail or email.


Executive Director Search Committee

Historical Society of Kent County

PO Box 665

Chestertown MD 21620


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