Sandy Spring Museum—the Regional Folklife Center for Montgomery County, Maryland—is seeking a motivated individual with a background in public folklore, applied ethnomusicology, and/or related disciplines to serve as Community Programs Coordinator. This full-time staff member will lead the administration and planning for public programs at Sandy Spring Museum, while building relationships across Montgomery County—a diverse area of metropolitan Washington, DC.
Sandy Spring Museum (SSM) is a private, independently-operated museum located between Washington, DC and Baltimore. The museum advances social equity by connecting people to Montgomery County’s diverse cultural heritage. Originally established as a history museum, they now focus on creating collaborative programs with community members that educate and celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage. The Museum is also the state-designated Regional Folklife Center. Their goal is to become a key place for the community to have shared and inspiring experience of the region’s cultural heritage and build social cohesion and equity in the process. During the past 9 years, the museum’s budget and staff have tripled in size. The Museum seeks to continue this trajectory by hiring a Community Programs Coordinator with a passion for working with communities, producing folklife related programs, and who brings energy, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial approach to their work.
The salary for the position is $50-55K and is based on experience.
Questions about the position can be sent to Doug Peach at [email protected]. To apply, send a single PDF with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, a resume, and three references to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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