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Director of Marketing & Communications

Fashion Archives Internship



Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Summary

The Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for the strategy, planning and implementation of the Maryland Historical Society’s public relations and marketing campaigns, internal and external communications programs, and initiatives to increase public understanding of and support for the Society’s mission and goals. Primary to this is the development, implementation, and enforcement of a consistent and effective institutional message and image.

The ideal winning candidate will be energetic and innovative. He/she will be a highly productive copywriter and well-versed in communications tactics such as advertising, direct mail, social media, and print production. He/she will be expected to improve external and internal communications, and help MdHS become an audience/donor-centered organization.


Key Responsibilities

  • Create, manage and implement marketing, public relations and advertising strategies.
  • Direct efforts to increase media coverage of MdHS exhibitions, programming and initiatives, cultivating relationships with local and regional media.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain website content.
  • Oversee web-redesign and development.
  • Manage the institution’s aesthetic vision and graphic identity and oversee the production of all collateral materials, digital properties, advertising, promotional programs, and institutional signage.
  • Manage, monitor and assess internal institutional messaging.
  • Articulate key institutional issues and positions in a range of communication channels.
  • Employ current marketing techniques, including print and electronic media advertising campaigns and web-based promotional and sales techniques to specifically target and attract a variety of diverse audiences including families and young adults.
  • Manage on-the-ground logistics and provide advance staffing at PR events and executive presentations.
  • Provide crisis communications counsel as needed.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of writing standards including tone, voice, and style.
  • Develop and maintain departmental budget.
  • Create and assess metrics to gauge and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of media activities.
  • Engage multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and assess the usefulness of additional platforms.


Required Education, Skills and Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 or more years of experience in marketing and public relations.
  • Superb writing and editing skills and a strong sense of narrative and story-telling.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a clear and persuasive manner.
  • A high level of professional integrity and the ability to handle sensitive issues and situations with discretion.
  • Knowledge of museums and nonprofits is a plus.
  • Proficiency with HTML and Content Management Systems.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop.


This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package .To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to


Fashion Archives Internship

The Maryland Historical Society is pleased to offer a few summer positions to successful pre-program applicants for its Fashion Archives Internship Program. This program focuses on the documentation, conservation, re-housing, and promotion of the extensive fashion collection at the Maryland Historical Society. Interns will have the opportunity to enhance their condition reporting, costume mounting, and conservation skills while gaining hands-on experience with the collection.

The Maryland Historical Society was founded in 1844 by an extraordinary constellation of civic leaders. Among them are familiar names: Hopkins, Key, Garrett, and Pratt. Nearly 170 years later, MdHS is the oldest continuously operated cultural institution in Maryland. In many ways, our current activities reflect those of our founders. MdHS remains the preeminent steward of Maryland artifacts and continues to function as a publisher, a research library, a museum of history and the arts, a lecture and conference venue, and a memorial to the definitive conflicts that helped forge Maryland’s unique identity.

The fashion collection at the Maryland Historical Society includes an impressive range of clothing and fashion accessories spanning four centuries and numbering over 10,000 pieces. Rare examples survive in the collection including the uniform of Revolutionary War hero, Tench Tilghman, gowns worn by Elizabeth Bonaparte and the Duchess of Windsor, and a nationally-significant collection of Civil War uniforms.

Interns will assist collection staff in identifying, documenting, treating, and rehousing the costume collection as it moves into its new storage space. Treatments will include vacuuming, tear-repairs, stabilization, and humidification, with an emphasis on proper re-housing and preventive conservation techniques. In addition, each intern will learn costume-mounting techniques and will be responsible for fitting and dressing one form for display. Interns will use blogging and social media platforms to document and promote the program throughout the process. Finally, interns will do a short presentation on their summer project for the public at the end of the internship

Successful candidates will have an interest in costume and costume history, good hand and eye skills, a working knowledge of housing textiles, and be trained in the proper handling and care of collections. An ideal applicant is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently as well as with a small group. Competency is basic sewing techniques is preferred, but not required. A Bachelor’s Degree in conservation, costume history, collection management or the equivalent is required.

The Maryland Historical Society will accept two interns for a period of 10 weeks with flexible start dates. Each intern will receive a stipend of $1,500 and is expected to work 28-35 hours a week.


To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references to:


Alexandra Deutsch

Director of Collections and Interpretation


The deadline for application is March 31, 2018.



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