How to Become a Historical Society Director

Historical Society Director Job Description

A Historical Society Director is responsible for managing staff, volunteers, programs, and finances as required by the Board of Directors.



Historical Society Director Job Duties

  • Balance and maintain the Society's budget, and operate within its restrictions
  • Responsible for overseeing the work of the Development Director with regards to fundraising and donation development
  • Assist in grant research and writing in order to increase public and private support
  • Be the “face” of the Historical Society and represent the Society at various functions and government hearings
  • Maintain the security of the Society’s collections as well as supervise the curator and librarian
  • Evaluate and oversee the Society's programs which may include educational programs for children and adults, tours of historic sites, special events, exhibitions, summer history camp, publications and a museum shop
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