Employment Opportunities

Title: Assistant Director, Carpenter Museum
Reports to: Director
Part-time: 15-20 hrs./week

The Carpenter Museum of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society (founded in 1884), seeks an assistant director to join our small but passionate team of staff, Board members, and volunteers, as we embark on a new period of growth.

The Assistant Director serves as the primary contact and information coordinator for advancement activities at the Carpenter Museum.  He/she will coordinate memberships, corporate partnerships, fundraising and member events, grant development, and individual donations. A creative thinker and team player, the Assistant Director will play a key role in coordinating the Museum’s advancement and development efforts, working to organize and expand the Museum’s fundraising efforts to secure resources for our mission and vision for the future.

The Carpenter Museum, a replica 18th-century farmhouse and barn, stewards a collection of 5,000+ artifacts and archival materials from the 17th to the 21st centuries. In 2018, we opened a new research center, which centralizes access to our genealogical reference materials and our archival and museum object collections. We have begun the Museum’s first-ever strategic planning process and look forward to strengthening our ties to the community and increasing access to our collections for researchers, students, and educators.

Essential Functions include:

  • Coordinate the Museum‘s advancement activities (in collaboration with the Development Committee) with respect to RAS memberships, corporate partnerships, an annual appeal, and individual giving
  • Coordinate the Museum’s signature events, in collaboration with the Director and Research Center Manager, including the Folk Art & Artisans Show and the Strawberry Festival
  • Cultivate existing and prospective donors and identify opportunities for donor engagement
  • Steward an annual appeal
  • Secure sponsorships for Museum fundraising events
  • Work in concert with the Director to produce development materials, including the biannual member magazine, monthly e-blast, and other publications
  • Coordinate regular member and donor correspondence
  • Organize and maintain record keeping for memberships and dues, cash and in-kind donations received, and manage acknowledgements
  • Work collaboratively with the Director and Research Center Manager to ensure positive visitor and member engagement with the Museum, including giving tours as needed and assisting with Museum programs and events


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior nonprofit development experience preferred
  • Grant writing experience preferred

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume/CV, with a list of three references, to director@rehobothantiquarian.org.

Posted May 10, 2018