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Following job announcement is posted by request.  --Moderator, NYHIST-L



The Cobblestone Society Museum is seeking an Executive
Director/Curator. Founded in 1960 to preserve three National Historic
Landmark Designated cobblestone buildings in the hamlet of Childs, NY,
the Cobblestone Society is a small historical society which has grown to
encompass a Museum consisting of 8 historic buildings, including
furnished buildings and a Resource Center which houses the Museum’s
library. Located in a rural Western New York community in Orleans
County, approximately 30 miles west of Rochester, NY, the Museum is just
north of the Village of Albion, NY and the historic Erie Canal.

The position of Executive Director/Curator requires a passion for
history along with previous non-profit leadership and management,
fundraising and grantwriting experience, strong communication skills,
excellent writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to form
productive relationships with the Board of Trustees, volunteers and the
community. A minimum of an undergraduate degree in museum studies,
American history or related field and three years experience will be

The position administers the organization’s day-to-day operation,
including membership development, volunteers, database and website
management, the historic buildings, and management of the collections.
Responsibilities also include educational and fundraising programs,
grantwriting, supervising volunteers and coordinating programs, events
and publications in cooperation with an active Board of Trustees. 

Anticipated start date is November 1, 2010. See the Cobblestone Society
Museum’s website (www.cobblestonesocietymuseum.org) for a complete job
description and required qualifications.  EOE

Applications, which must include five [5] copies of a cover letter and
resume, must be postmarked by June 15, 2010, and should be mailed to: 
Search Committee, Cobblestone Society Museum, P.O. Box 363, Albion, NY,

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, or American history, art
history, architectural history or related field and three (3) years of
experience in the museum field, including at least one year of
administrative experience (budgeting, planning, directing and
supervising) at a museum or historic site; a Master’s Degree in museum
studies or museum education may be substituted for one year of general

Salary:  $21,000-$25,000 (depending on qualifications) plus housing in
a single-family 3-bedroom house.

Cobblestone Society and Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.