The Historical Society of Baltimore County is a non-profit organization located in Cockeysville, Maryland. Our Mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich history of Baltimore County for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.”
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Society. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the public face of the HSBC and represents the Society at events and within the community.
The Executive Director is the only paid employee of HSBC and is assisted by a group of dedicated volunteers and the Board of Directors. Together, they are responsible for the growth and health of the HSBC. This is a part-time position (currently Tuesdays through Fridays with additional time for Board meetings and special events).
The Executive Director will perform routine administrative tasks to manage the day-to-day operations of the Society, including oversight of volunteers and will implement and manage special projects. The Executive Director will participate in the final planning and implementation of a six-week Smithsonian Institution museum exhibit (hosted at HSBC from late May to early July, 2019), including activities such as: organizing in-house exhibits, soliciting sponsorships, recruiting and training docents, coordinating with event partners, interfacing with schools, libraries, scouts, etc.
The Executive Director will design and manage educational programs, activities, publications, and public communications and will establish and maintain networks of local history professionals and community partners, and work with the Board to increase membership and community participation.
Grants and Fundraising
Generating and maintaining existing funding sources is vital to the success of HSBC. The Executive Director will identify and apply for appropriate funding opportunities. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work to expand the Society’s donor base, while maintaining strong relationships with existing donors.
BA in history preferred, with emphasis on Public or American history. Knowledge of Baltimore County history and experience in managing a non-profit organization would be helpful. The candidate should have excellent writing, editing and communication skills. Must be proficient in MS Office programs and social media platforms.