Now Hiring! Special Events and Program Manager


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Seashore Trolley Museum seeks a self-motivated, creative and dedicated Special Events & Program Manager.

New England Electric Railway Historical Society’s Seashore Trolley Museum, located in Kennebunkport, Maine, pioneered the field of volunteer-sponsored rail preservation worldwide when it was founded in 1939. We are at an exciting point in our 82-year history where recent growth and success in fund development efforts has allowed the Museum to grow its professional staff, allowing the museum to continue to realize its full potential.

Salary & Benefits:

The salary range for this full-time, year round, exempt position is $40,000-$45,000 to start, dependent upon the experience of the successful candidate. A weekly health insurance stipend is part of this position’s benefits package, as well as the opportunity to join the museum’s health and dental plans. Additional benefits include paid time off and holidays, a flexible work schedule, the option to work from home one or more days a week during the off-season depending on the employee’s performance, and a pretty fun job at a pretty great place! The position’s start date can be flexible but ideally by May 31, 2021 as our season gets underway.

Position Responsibilities:

The Special Events & Program Manager is a brand new position with three major responsibilities. The first responsibility is planning and overseeing all events on campus. This includes events of all sizes hosted by the museum, as well as events hosted by third parties who rent our facilities for weddings, conferences, parties, etc.

The second responsibility of this position is to promote and coordinate all programming efforts. This is a relatively new area for the museum, and currently includes a focus on educational activities for youth, grades K-12. The successful candidate will help grow this program area, as well as create new programming for other demographics, on-site, off-site and virtually.

The third responsibility is to act as a support for our Executive Director. As our Executive Director continues to drive the pace for overall museum growth and sustainability, special initiatives or other duties that do not currently fall under any other staff or volunteers will fall to this position to lead or complete.

This position works closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement goals, timelines and action plans. This is a brand new position for Seashore and the opportunities for growth in this role are endless.

The Ideal Candidate Possesses the Following:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. This is not a 9AM-5PM position during the majority of the year. Working weekday evenings and weekends frequently during Seashore’s season (May 1 – December 31) will be necessary to accommodate the event schedule.
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers.
  • Decisiveness, good judgement, and strong self-motivation and initiative.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to problem solve through challenges and situations.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of professional experience in a similar environment preferred.

This position’s hours are flexible—applicants are encouraged to share availability/ideal work hours in their application.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Katie Orlando, Executive Director, at [email protected].  Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or drop ins please.

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