The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

About Us


(posted 9/11/17): OUTREACH MANAGER

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society has an immediate opening for an Outreach Manager (full-year, part-time position, 20 hrs/week). The Outreach Manager is a vital part of the small DRHS staff, providing inspiration and coordination for a range of activities including volunteer coordination, program/event management, and membership development. The Outreach Manager is a public-facing figure for the DRHS, and the position is focused on opportunities to increase outreach, audience, and community involvement.

Job duties may include but are not limited to: development of program ideas in consultation with other staff; cultivation of contacts, networking, and relationship-building with many different constituencies; creating opportunities to increase membership, involvement and revenue; coordination, recruitment and retention of volunteers; coordination with outside vendors, suppliers, and contacts; being an on-site coordinator during events; handling bookings and financial considerations with the assistance of other staff; provide support to fundraising, cultivation, and other DRHS activities; maintenance of institutional calendars; coordination of PR and marketing for programs.

Requirements: superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with people; high level of organization and ability to balance multiple priorities; the ability to work independently as well as with a small staff, with a willingness to “pitch in” where help is needed. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in a museum or non-profit organization. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This job requires travel between multiple properties (< 3 mile radius) and requires the use of your personal vehicle. Work takes place in historical house museum environment. To apply, email cover letter and resume to



You Never Know What Duxbury’s History is Going to Do Next…

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society is a non-profit organization seeking to foster a better understanding of the heritage and rural environment of Duxbury, Massachusetts. The Society’s goals are to provide access to its buildings and lands, to provide educational programs for the community, to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts relating to Duxbury’s history, to provide a library and archives for the encouragement of scholarly research and to publish documents of historical interest. 

The DRHS does this by maintaining 4 historic house properties, an archival library, museum collections, and more than 150 acres of land held in conservation. Two of the properties – the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House and the Drew Archival Library – are open to the public year-round; the rest are easily accessible during their seasonal hours, or by appointment. The DRHS also runs approximately 70 programs, events and rentals each year, in an effort to make Duxbury’s history available to the widest possible audience.


Contact Information:

Executive Director: Erin McGough,

Office Manager: Carly Olson,

Outreach Manager: Lori Rohleder,

Archivist & Historian: Carolyn Ravenscroft,

Museum Collections Manager: Melanie Correia,

Functions & Rentals Information: Carly Olson,

Volunteer Chair: Deb Casagrande,

Visitor Services Coordinator (seasonal): Peter Donohoe


Board of Trustees 2017:

Christopher Sherman, President (

John P. Bear, Treasurer

Sally Redmond, Clerk

Amy Annis

Scott Casagrande

Sarah Evans

William McArdle

Joseph Messina

Ashley Mohrman

Jayne Talmage O’Farrell (interim board position, through February 2018)

Chelsie Olney

Ed Quinones



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