Employment Opportunities



Below are the current employment opportunities for Historic St. Mary’s City.


HSMC is an equal opportunity employer.




Open until August 11, 2017


Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) is currently looking for an organized, enthusiastic, and energetic Public Programs Coordinator to assist the Public Programs Manager with booking and staffing of school tours, adult tours, and all public educational programs, the museums single largest revenue stream.  The coordinator works in conjunction with the manager in hiring, scheduling, training, and oversight of all museum guides, docents, and volunteers.  Additionally, the employee researches new educational programs that are both useful and suitable for HSMC.  The employee will also be responsible for assisting with additional events such as lectures, special events, and programs all in keeping with the mission of the museum.


HSMC is a museum of living history and archaeology located on the site of Maryland’s first capital (1634-1695).  Decades of research are the foundation of outdoor exhibits constructed on forty acres in a beautiful tidewater landscape.  Recreated structures in the historic town center, a Woodland Indian hamlet, a tall ship, and a tobacco plantation staffed by costumed or uniformed interpreters help visitors understand the stories of Maryland’s founding.  The reconstruction Brick Chapel of 1667 stands a symbol of the religious freedom established by the Lords Baltimore in the seventeenth century.


HSMC is one of Southern Maryland’s leading tourism attractions and hosts an active school tour program.  The museum’s collections are a resource for professional archaeologists, scholars, and college students.  The HSMC colonial archaeology field school, the longest running field school in the nation, attracts students from all over the United States, as well as from other countries. The museum is an independent agency of the State of Maryland, within the Office of the Governor.


Essential Function:


Group Tours:

o          Assist in the day-to-day management of group tours.

o          Assist in developing Maryland state curriculum-friendly materials.


Education Programs:

o          Assist in coordinating the onsite educational programs.

o          Assist in developing a wide range of adult programming.

o          Assist in creating creative off-site educational outreach programs

o          Assist in the development of new family-friendly programming.


Additional duties are required and can be reviewed on the full position description.


The incumbent should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to train, supervises, and evaluates museum guide staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to assist in the research, development, and presentation of programs for a variety of audiences
  • Some knowledge of school systems and other educational institutions
  • Ability to communicate in written and oral form.
  • Some knowledge of 17th-century Colonial History, Woodland Indian culture, and archaeology.
  • Ability to use office equipment including computer, fax, copier, e-mail systems, and work with word processing and data base software programs.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Must be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, lift up to 50 pounds, bend, and/or stand or walk for extensive periods of time.

Education and Experience:

  • College degree in education, history, museum studies, or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience working in an office setting.


Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.


To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:


Porzia Purves, Personnel Ombudsman

Historic St. Mary’s City

P.O. Box 39

St. Mary’s City, MD  20686




To review the full job description, please contact me via email.


Resumes must be received by August 11, 2017 when the position closes.


Historic St. Mary’s City is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including minority candidates.




Historic St. Mary’s City seeks to hire an Information Technology Coordinator who will be responsible for overseeing IT operations and initiatives. This person will work cooperatively with vendors providing internet or digital services to HSMC in order to ensure smooth operations for a linked network. The incumbent will provide guidance to museum administration to insure end-users are able to perform a wide range of critical tasks that support the museums mission and goals. This is a permanent part time contractual position there are no benefits.

Essential functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Administration and management of all HSMC websites and digital sign software.
  • Creating new content and updating existing information on websites, social media and digital signs, ensuring accurate information is continuously available to the public.
  • Administration and management of HSMC Google Apps, including email.
  • Administration and management of online sales software.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Secondary functions include but not limited to:

  • Act as primary liaison with the IT vendors providing HSMC’s internet, technical or digital services required to set-up, maintain or improve HSMC’s function.
  • Provide guidance to HSMC administration concerning IT equipment maintenance, replacement or improvement based upon technical requirements and cost-benefit analysis.


  • Basic PC hardware/software troubleshooting skills,
  • Proficient in Windows 7/10 desktop client environment and Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with Google Apps for Business environment including mobile devices.
  • Ability to maintain and troubleshoot QuickBooks Point of Sale in a multi register client/server environment.


Full Job Description is available upon request.


Applicant must submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to:


Historic St. Mary’s City
Attn: Porzia Purves
P.O. Box 39
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686




Part-time, seasonal positions mid-March through June and September through November. Museum guides lead school tour programs in an outdoor setting. Work schedule is approximately up to 16 hours per week. Experience working with children, excellent communication skills, and ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds preferred. All positions are paid $9/hr and include paid training and are open until filled.


Submit cover letter, resume or state application to the Public Programs Manager:
Historic St. Mary’s City
Attn: Sharol Yeatman
P.O. Box 39
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686





Historic St. Mary’s City, a museum of living history and archaeology, located on the site of Maryland’s first capital (1634-1695), seeks qualified individuals for museum interpreter positions in the Education Department. These are full-time (30 hour/week), seasonal positions (at $9.00/hour) from the beginning of March through November 2017, including weekends.


Interpreters work in uniform or 17th-century costume (provided). Interpreters use first-person techniques (portraying an historical person at the plantation) or third-person techniques (non-character, in either uniform or costume). These unique positions provide the opportunity to teach history to visitors of all ages and backgrounds in an outdoor classroom format at the museum’s living history sites: the Godiah Spray Plantation, the Woodland Indian Hamlet, the Maryland Dove (a square-rigged ship), or the reconstructed Town Center. Enthusiasm, team-mentality, and desire to learn and develop 17th-century skills are must. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills and be able to work with small and large groups.

Positions open until filled.


Submit a state application or resume and three references to the Interpretive Programs Manager:
Historic St. Mary’s City
Attn:Aaron Meisinger
P.O. 39
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686


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