Because the Ohio Local History Alliance aims to inspire, educate, and connect history organizations across the state of Ohio, we know that a cornerstone of our community is having dedicated staff members that propel our member organizations forward. We offer our job board in the hopes of connecting qualified individuals to organizations seeking skilled, enthusiastic employees.

Since January 1, 2019, OLHA has required that all organizations posting a position on our job board include a salary range for the listing, as well as the employment classification (part-time, full-time, seasonal, hourly, salary, etc.) Non-members will also be asked to pay a $35 fee per listing. The organization will then have the option to apply that $35 toward an appropriate level of membership so that future job postings may be free.  Posting on the Ohio Local History Alliance job board is always free to OLHA members.

To post a job, email the job description, including the salary information and employment classification, to with “Job Listing” in the subject line.

Job postings are cleared from this page every two months.

Current Listings

Executive Director, Shaker Historical Society
Executive Director (Part-Time), North Canton Heritage Society

Executive Director, Shaker Historical Society

The Shaker Historical Society is currently seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, as appointed by the Board of Directors.The Executive Director carries out the mission of the Shaker Historical Society either directly or through appropriate delegation.  Key responsibilities and duties include:


  • The Executive Director, in conjunction with the Board Treasurer and Budget Committee shall prepare and present to the Board an Annual Budget.
  • The Executive Director shall manage the approved expenses of the SHS and shall recommend needed expenditures to maintain operations and the physical grounds of the Museum in good order.
  • The Executive Director shall be responsible for spearheading the Annual Fund campaign to raise funds from the membership and friends.
  • The Executive Director will be responsible for maintaining the membership rolls and soliciting new and renewing members to join the SHS in conjunction with SHS standard membership policies.
  • The Executive Director will be responsible for supporting major fund raising initiatives such as Gracious Gardens and Movers & Shakers and the Corporate Membership Program.
  • The Executive Director shall research and identify appropriate grants which will reduce operating expenditures and/or which enable the SHS to better fulfill its mission.  The Executive Director will be responsible for writing and/or overseeing the writing of said grants and ensure timely submission.
  • The Executive Director will oversee and manage revenue producing services such as grounds rentals, Admissions, the Spirit Tree and special programs.
  • The Executive Director shall conceive, develop and implement new strategies to generate additional revenue for the SHS.


  • The Executive Director shall conceive, develop and implement educational programming to engage area schools.
  • The Executive Director shall develop and deliver, as appropriate, programming as per the SHS mission to engage the community.


  • The Executive Director will recruit, supervise and train, as appropriate, staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Manages physical facility resources
  • Plan, direct and organize the activities of the Museum.
  • Engages and utilizes outside contractors as appropriate to maintain upkeep of the Museum.


  • The Executive Director shall develop and implement innovative exhibits at the Museum, which reflect the history of Shaker Heights and surrounding communities and exhibits which engage the community.
  • The Executive Director will be responsible for curating and maintaining historic Collections.
  • Researches, solicits and acquires new additions to collections.
  • Directs the proper care, movement, environment, documentation, identification, conservation and research about the SHS collections.
  • The Executive Director will   gain and maintain a current knowledge of Shaker Heights’ stories, including but not limited to the Western Reserve, Warrensville Township, The North Union Shakers, the Development of Shaker Heights as a Garden City Suburb, current trends in Shaker Heights and constantly keeping abreast of news in any of the above fields from other museums, organizations, publications and printed and on-line information.
  • The Executive Director will engage the artistic community in order to display and feature artists work in the Museum’s galleries.

Marketing/Public Relations

  • The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring maintenance of the SHS website, newsletter and Facebook Page.
  • The Executive Director will create or obtain outside resources to generate appropriate marketing literature to promote the SHS, its mission, activities and special events.
  • The Executive Director will engage with local communication outlets in order to publicize the SHS story, programs, fundraisers and special events.

Community Relations

  • The Executive Director will be the primary spokesperson to the community on behalf of the SHS.
  • The Executive Director will establish and maintain relationships as appropriate with local politicians (e.g., The Mayor of Shaker Heights); community leaders, the Ohio History Connection, other local organizations, schools, educators and other community figures as required to further the SHS mission.

SEND LETTER OF INTEREST, RESUME and THREE REFERENCES to ATTN: Search Committee. Salaried position with paid vacation and medical benefits.  BA required;  MA preferred.  Three or more years’ experience in nonprofit and/or small museum management.  Starting salary between $35,000 and $40,000 depending on experience and expertise.  Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Position will remain open until filled. No calls please.

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Executive Director (Part-Time), North Canton Heritage Society

Applications are currently being accepted for the Part-Time Position of Executive Director of the North Canton Heritage Society, Inc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the daily activities of the Society during regular office hours (Tues, Wed, Thurs. 12 PM – 4 PM)
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Society’s Board of Trustees
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter
  • Oversee publicity of Society activities
  • Coordinate educational programs for the schools and general public
  • Prepare grants
  • Oversee Society finances
  • Solicit and supervise volunteers
  • Promote the organization in the community

The Director serves under the supervision of the Society’s 12-member volunteer Board of Trustees. Director will work approximately 15 hours per week. Salary will be $800-$1000 per month, depending on qualifications.

The Director should have a strong interest in local history; excellent speaking, writing and research skills; and a desire to work with individuals and community organizations, especially other historical groups. Microsoft Office experience including Publisher is helpful. Grant writing experience is a plus.

Resumes for the part-time position will be accepted at the North Canton Heritage Society until Friday, August 30, 2019. Resumes can be emailed to NCHS: Questions: Email or call us at 330-494-4791 during our temporary business hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12 PM – 4 PM.

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