Announcement:  Employment – Cumberland County Historical Society Executive Director

21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013


The Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS) located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, well organized, energetic Executive Director (ED).  The ED is the chief operating and administrative officer of CCHS.  This senior leadership position demands vision and implementation capabilities to energetically direct the growth, goals and operations of the Society which includes a museum, library and archives, education program, rental facilities, museum shop, three buildings including an historic property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and extensive community outreach activities.  The ED reports to the Board of Trustees and has general supervision of the management and executive powers over CCHS properties, operations, financial affairs and full and part-time employees and contractual staff. 



Master’s Degree in public history, museum studies or a non-profit related field

Five years administration experience in the museum field or related field

Strong leadership and management skills including financial management

Demonstrated background in strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and growing membership

Demonstrated ability of fundraising techniques, soliciting donors and grant writing

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Knowledge of non-profit structure and function with strong organizational and problem-solving skills

Knowledge of professional standards for public history, archival management, and museum practices

Computer skills, technology proficiency, and experience with common web and social media resources


Full Job Description



Early 2022


SALARY: Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references not later than March 1,2022 to David L. Smith, Interim Executive Director,  Prospective candidates should be prepared to be interviewed
in early 2022.  A detailed job description and salary information will be available on the website.  Attached documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats.  No phone calls will be accepted. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, g
ender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

If you are interested in volunteering at CCHS, please fill out our form here.