Thursday, February 7, 2013

Employment Opportunity: Lock House Museum

 The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House is searching for an Executive Director (20 hours per week) and a Curator (10 hours per week). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for both positions, if interested in filling both.

The Lock House was completed in 1840 at the southern terminus of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal and served as the Toll Collector’s office and the Lock Tender’s residence until the canal ceased operations in 1900. Currently, the Lock House serves as a Museum that tells the story of the      S & T Canal and depicts the prominent role the city of Havre de Grace played in the history of our country.

The Executive Director position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Master’s preferred) with 3 years of demonstrated success in leadership, fundraising, partnership development and financial management. The successful candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills; solid project management, marketing and fundraising experience; as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills.

The Curator must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years successful experience in handling artifacts and creating and maintaining exhibits. The successful candidate will be able to create innovative and stimulating exhibits, develop a plan to add to the Museum’s artifacts, help develop educational programs, and continue an ongoing effort to organize, catalogue and document the existing artifact collection.

Both positions include a broad set of responsibilities and community exposure that offer an extraordinary opportunity for professional and personal growth.

Additional information on the Susquehanna Museum and a complete description of both position available positions may be found on the Museum website at

Applications and resumes should be sent to Susquehanna Museum, PO 253, Havre de Grace, Md. 20178

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