The Director is the chief administrator of the Milton Historical Society, a 501(c)(3)
organization and reports to the Board of Trustees. The Milton Historical Society is the
social hub of a historic community of 2000 residents at the head of the Broadkill River in
Milton, Delaware. The Director is responsible for a wide range of administrative and
programming activities to advance the society’s mission and will support the effort to
complete an ambitious strategic plan. During the next 5-10 years, the Milton Historical
Society plans to expand its physical space creating a vital, attractive town center while
preserving its high standard of dynamic programming, preservation, governance, and
1. Provide leadership in developing programs, projects and financial plans.
2. Supervise the Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Asst. for
Finance, oversee staff and volunteer training, and promote active participation by
MHS members and volunteers to support the organization.
3. Develop and maintain sound financial practices, work with the Finance Committee to
prepare a budget and develop fundraising strategies to ensure adequate operating
4. Identify, prepare and submit grant applications to fund programs and needs and insure
that all requirements of grants awarded to the Society are met in a timely and
5. Maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with all pertinent
6. Direct all activities involving research, documentation, collection and management of
archival and society holdings and provide for safe, secure and environmentally
appropriate storage of all items.
7. Develop exhibits on and off site including collateral programs and activities that will
enhance community participation.
8. Oversee the maintenance of the Lydia B. Cannon Museum building and grounds.
9. Inform the Board of Trustees of all conditions impacting the Society, prepare quarterly
Board meeting agendas and minutes, and implement authorized plans and policies.10. Publicize MHS activities and accomplishments through the website, newsletters, press
releases, online media and publications.
11. Network with local, state, and regional historical and preservation groups to foster
12. Interact in a positive manner with the community to foster trust, commitment and
support for the MHS.
1. Possess an interest and passion for learning, preserving, and sharing the history of
Milton and the Broadkill Hundred.
2. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or a related area.
Demonstration of training and experience in a museum setting.
3. Exhibit strong interpersonal skills.
4. Possess effective communication skills both verbal and written including public
5. Demonstrate initiative, creativity and dedication.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of conservation and preservation techniques.
7. Demonstrate computer operation skills and experience required to manage the
museum collection and analyze and share records and inventories.
(Knowledge of Past Perfect software preferred.)
8. Demonstrate ability to produce publications and utilize and implement web resources.
9. Availability to supervise evening and weekend programs and events. Scheduled events
sponsored or supported by the Society, including those held in the evening and on
weekends, can cause the time commitment required by this position to vary.
The work schedule requires a minimum 4-day work week of 30 – 35 hours per week. Hours
are flexible; however some weekend and evening hours are required. Interested individuals
should email a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements and a list of three references to
email@example.com by March 1, 2013.