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Historical Society of Kent County

Executive Director Job Opening

As the Historical Society of Kent County marks its 86th year, it is searching for a new full-time Executive Director to expand and embrace the preservation of the wide and ever-evolving history of Kent County. The Society collects and shares the stories of all of Kent County, from Chestertown’s founding as a royal port of entry in 1706 through colonial times through the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to the Underground Railroad to the Freedom Riders of the 1960s…right up to today with the painting of the Black Lives Matter Street mural at the center of Chestertown’s Historic District just steps away from the Society’s headquarters at 301 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland. The Society is uniquely positioned to be the core voice and stakeholder for Kent County’s history and the catalyst for opportunities that improve the community through history-based projects.

The Executive Director will provide the vision, inspiration, dynamism, and overall leadership for the Society, while serving as a key communicator and the public face of the Society to the public, its donors, the community, government entities, and other institutions. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the Society’s operations, staff, and volunteers, as well as working closely with the Board and the several Society committees.

Executive Management Responsibilities


Preference will be given to Kent County residents or those willing to relocate to the County.

To apply, please send a single PDF containing your cover letter, resume, and references to no later than Friday, August 19, 2022.

Historical Society of Kent County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.