Onsite School and Family Programs Manager

Hours:  35 hours/ week, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and evening programs

Salary: competitive salary with full benefit package


The Maryland Historical Society has an opening for a full-time Onsite School and Family Programs Manager to oversee and enhance established onsite school programs, adult tours, and family programming.  Having just completed a strategic plan that emphasizes reaching new audiences with more relevant and dynamic programming, the Society is eager to find a creative and resourceful museum professional to help us reinvigorate our traditional onsite school programs and build a series of inventive family programs.  This position reports to the Director of Education and is part of a department of 4.5 staff persons.


 Manage tour program

  • Develop, revise, implement and evaluate interactive museum-based programs for students, with an emphasis on grades 3 to 8, as well as adult tours
  • Manage, train, and evaluate volunteer docents
  • Make recommendations for the future of onsite school program

Build youth and family programming

  •  Develop dynamic series of youth and family programs
  •  Develop hands-on family activities for exhibits
  • Develop self-guided family tour


  • Program Development Skills and Experience
    • Experience developing interactive school programs aligned with curricular standards
    • Knowledge of historical thinking skills and the use of primary source evidence
    • Experience developing and delivering programs for preschoolers through teens
    • Experience developing formal lesson plans for classroom use desired
  • Thorough Knowledge of American History
    • B.A. in American History preferred
    • Knowledge of Maryland history a plus
  • Supervisory Skills
    • Ability to develop and deliver comprehensive docent training program
    • Experience with day-to-day management of volunteers
  • Other Desired Skills
    • Experience writing grant applications and reports
    • Working knowledge of digital learning tools, such as distance learning, museum apps, etc.
    • Marketing skills
    • Experience and comfort working with diverse audiences


To apply:Please email your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Frieman, Director of Education, at

Administrative Assistant & Board Liaison

The Administrative Assistant & Board Liaison oversees the day-to-day operations and administration of the President’s Office and provides proactive support to the President and members of Senior Staff to ensure the smooth functioning of daily activities.  This critical position serves as a key liaison between the office and external constituents, including the Board of Trustees. The Administrative Assistant & Board Liaison is also responsible for a wide range of administrative activities including: writing and processing correspondence; processing invoices, expense reports, and reimbursements; maintaining the President’s calendar; maintaining active paper and electronic files; handling or delegating time-sensitive correspondence with the general public, members, and other stakeholders; screening and directing phone calls. This position reports to the President & CEO of the Maryland Historical Society.


  • Act as liaison between the President’s Office and internal and external constituents, including MdHS staff, Trustees, consultants, volunteers, members, and donors
  • Create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere through a positive attitude, willing cooperation, and an awareness of the needs and concerns of others
  • Anticipate the President’s needs and proactively bring together appropriate people and resources to support the President in addressing issues
  • Work closely with the Senior Staff
  • Handle confidential information in a professional and discreet manner
  • Provide excellent visitor service, problem-solve, and satisfy internal and external customers 
  • Assist with significant institutional projects, such as exhibition and program planning, fundraising planning and follow-up
  • Assist in preparing presentations and remarks
  • Initiate correspondence including phone calls, email, mail and other written communication
  • Ensure that all administrative tasks are done in an effective and efficient manner, including copying, reviewing outside mail, drafting correspondence, screening phone calls when requested, and maintaining President’s Office files as needed
  • Create and maintain Trustee meeting calendar and coordinate dates with key trustees and staff, including all committee meetings and groups as assigned
  • Coordinate all logistics for Trustee meetings and events, including sending notices and tracking reservations and attendance, ordering lunches, taking meeting minutes and transcribing minutes for review, and preparing meeting materials for advance distribution
  • Assist with planning and execution of cultivation events and public programs
  • Responsible for all other duties as assigned


  • 4-year undergraduate degree, History or Arts Administration preferred
  • 2 years Development or Board Management experience
  • Deep understanding of technology and its use in the museum as well as the office environment
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor database preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs and challenges and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend events
  • Passion for the arts and history

About the position

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package. The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to 


Director of Development  

Reporting to the President, the Director of Development will build and oversee relationships with current and prospective donors, corporate representatives, and trustees to engage and involve those with capacity and interest. The Director will also play a lead role in pursuing, securing, and servicing corporate contributions for the Society, including philanthropic funds, marketing/promotional sponsorships, and in-kind support. 

Major job duties include but are not limited to: developing, overseeing, and executing a comprehensive development plan which would include annual giving, major gifts, corporate gifts, planned giving and foundation and government funding.  The Director will oversee and coordinate the activities of the development department staff. 


  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of a major gifts and corporate contributions program, including:
    • Set goals and strategies for major giving
    • Identify and cultivate corporate funding prospects
    • Conduct prospect identification and expand the current donor database
  • Collaborate with the President, Board Chair, other board members, and other key stakeholders to develop and maintain relationships with new donors, current donors, prospects, and high-net-worth individuals
  • Develop and execute strategies to reach various donor segments by creating case and supporting materials, funding proposals, letters of inquiry, marketing and promotional plans, in-kind support and innovative corporate partnership models
  • Work in collaboration with the Development Committee and its chair on stewardship and acquisition activities
  • Create and administer select cultivation events and stewardship opportunities
  • Effectively link donor interests with programmatic priorities
  • Embrace a mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization
  • Maintain professionalism in all departmental activities and outreach, promoting confidentiality and a commitment to the donor bill of rights
  • Track prospect and donor activities, status, and next steps in Raisers Edge database
  • Develop a “moves” management and tracking process 
  • Assess the effectiveness of giving strategies through monthly analytical and statistical contribution reports and adjust accordingly 


  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years progressively responsible experience in fundraising
  • Ability to foster, facilitate and develop donor relationships and make high-level solicitations
  • Excellent verbal, written, general communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate organization’s mission and goals with energy and passion
  • Computer literacy required, including database management experience
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge and prospect research tools a plus
  • Financial management skills
  • Must be able to work irregular hours, including some evenings
  • Enthusiasm for Maryland Historical Society programs


  • Professionalism and enthusiasm
  • A natural people-person
  • Must be a team player with leadership qualities
  • Calm and effective problem-solver
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and pro-actively pursue them
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to


Grants Manager

Position Overview 

The Grants Manager carries out an aggressive plan to identify, solicit, manage and maintain support from public and private funders. Sources include state and local government agencies and private and corporate foundations. The position works closely with program and finance departments. 

Position Responsibilities 

Proposal Writing:

• Conduct research to identify project-appropriate funding sources

• Write project-specific and general support grant proposals and applications; letters of inquiry, progress reports and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations, and government agencies

• Gather and prepare all materials to accompany grant requests (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.)

• Prepare weekly tracking reports of submitted funding requests

Proposal Stewardship:

• Produce acknowledgment and thank you letters

• Track submitted proposals (i.e. confirms receipt of mailings and online applications, etc.)

• Ensure grant compliance through the timely submission of interim and final reports

Candidate Requirements:

• Must possess excellent writing skills

• Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, internet and fundraising software. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines

• Knowledge of Baltimore’s philanthropic community a plus

• A track record of producing successful grant applications

• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

• Two or more years of grant writing experience, preferably in a museum, educational or cultural institution.

• Experience with foundation, government and corporate grants.

About the position:

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to



Volunteer Docent

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.

For more information about this position click here!

To apply to this position please download and complete the application