Career Opportunity

The Sandusky Maritime Museum is seeking a history or historical museum professional who is looking to take on new challenges.

  • Oversee a museum and help the community connect its maritime past to today.

  • Bring history to life for visitors and patrons of all ages.

  • Serve as a visible, knowledgeable, and passionate spokesperson for the museum and its programs and events.

  • Develop ways in which objects and archives can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events, and audio-visual presentations.

  • Oversee staff, multiple buildings, collections, archives, programs, events, fundraising, and grant writing.  


Ideally, applicants should have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of museum practices such as collection management, research, exhibit design, building maintenance, conducting museum educational programs or tours.

  • Knowledge of public relations, media relations or communications such as establishing and promoting a positive image with the public, informing or influencing specific audiences through the use of internal and external communications such as public forums, writing, marketing, social media promotions, or special events.

The Maritime Museum of Sandusky may close briefly for exhibit installation, but is generally open year-round, with limited hours November-April. Weekend and evening hours are required.  This is a year-round, full-time position.

Send resume and cover letter by March 31, 2021 to Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125  Meigs St., Sandusky, OH 44870 or   Subject: Museum Director