Keep Martinez’s Rich History Alive!

Seeking an Energetic, Creative, and Passionate Volunteer Director

The Martinez Historical Society seeks an energetic, creative, and passionate volunteer museum director to lead the Martinez Museum. The Director of the Martinez Museum is a volunteer position that serves as chief administrator of the Martinez Museum and chief curator responsible for maintaining the physical assets, artifacts, and archives belonging to Martinez Historical Society. The incumbent in this position is appointed by formal action of, and serves at the pleasure of, the Martinez Historical Society Board of Directors. The position is part-time, with an average of 24 hours worked per week.


Summarized Duties

Uphold the Martinez Historical Society Bylaws and Mission Statement by implementing policies and procedures established by the Martinez Historical Society Board of Directors as they relate to the management of the Martinez Museum and the archives of the Martinez Historical Society.

Manage the Borland Home as the principal facility and research center of the Martinez Museum and the historical archives of the Martinez Historical Society. Provide for the maintenance, physical security, and cleanliness of the historic structure.

Manage and recruit the volunteer staff of the Martinez Museum in the day-to-day activities of the Museum and archives.

Serve as the primary collections manager by maintaining updated digital and physical collections records, assisting donors, and monitoring storage environments.

Provide public access to the collections of the Martinez Historical Society through exhibitions, education programs, online content, and researcher appointments.

Fiscal responsibilities: Support fund-raising efforts and events of the Historical Society. Participate in the development of the annual budget of the Martinez Historical Society as it relates to the operations of the Martinez Museum and the maintenance and security of the historical archives of the society.

Required Qualities

  • Background in collections management, heritage conservation, or library sciences
  • Supervisory experience and ability to manage a team of volunteers
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (or similar software) and email services

Preferred Qualities

  • Experience leading successful fundraising campaigns or applying for grants
  • Proficiency in Past Perfect or other collections management software
  • Experience in digitization and/or a willingness to learn how to manage digital assets

The Mission of the Martinez Historical Society

  • To collect items relating to the history of Martinez and the surrounding area and to deposit them in locations such as the Martinez Museum that are convenient for both researchers and the general public.
  • To preserve the history of Martinez & to preserve physical objects related to that history.
  • To study and recover new information about the history of Martinez.
  • To educate the community about history. To arouse interest in the study of history.
  • To display owned, borrowed or leased collections for the benefit of the public.

Are you the person for the job?

Please fill out the form on this page… Our placement committee will be notified immediately of your interest in the position.

Thank you!

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Time For a Change...

Please be advised: The Martinez Museum will be temporarily closed for one week to allow for staff to update a new display.

May 28th - June 3rd : Museum Will Be Closed

Please plan to come visit the new display “Parades, Picnics and Parks” once the museum reopens. Thank you!